Remote Learning

Updated on Mon, 06/01/2020 - 9:54am

remote learning

Remote learning in Five Star Schools will be asynchronous, meaning students will learn the same material at different times and locations. This approach does not require that the teacher and students be online at the same time.  

The first few days of remote learning (April 1 - April 3) will largely focus on connecting with and supporting students and families. We know that the connection that students and families have to the school setting and their teacher is of the utmost importance and want to focus on reconnection in this first week to best support a nurturing remote learning environment. Teachers will also use this time to set expectations for students in this new learning environment.

While remote learning cannot replace in-person learning, our overarching goal is to keep students progressing so they’re as ready as possible when we do return to in-person learning.

Connection and Learning
Teachers are committed to connecting with students frequently, recognizing the importance of maintaining social and emotional support during this time. 

While remote learning cannot replace in-person learning, our overarching goal is to keep students progressing so they’re as ready as possible when we do return to in-person learning. Teachers will continue with new learning, but will remain focused on the most essential concepts and skills of grade level and course standards.

We encourage families to stay connected to their student’s teachers and school during this new journey. A strong partnership between families and teachers is crucial to remote learning success. 

Attendance and Participation
Teachers will look at work completion on a weekly basis, allowing families and students to complete assignments throughout the day and week at times that work best for them. Instead of on a daily basis, teachers will track attendance based on weekly student participation and work completion.  Teachers will communicate when each week's assignments are due in order for a student to be counted as present..

Grading
Assignment grades can be numeric, letter grades and/or Pass/Fail, but final grade reporting must be completed using the same metric that is always used, e.g. SBG numeric or letter grades. Each school will determine and communicate the grading approach/system they will utilize during remote learning.

Office Hours
Individual school teachers will maintain office hours. Remote learning office hours are specific times during which students and/or parents can connect with educators to ask questions and access support using interactive tools such as Google Chat, Google Meets, Gmail and Zoom. Teachers will communicate their office hours to families.

Example Remote Learning Plans
The following remote learning examples will provide you with a sense of what to expect during the first week or two of remote learning. These examples were provided to teachers as a starting point from which to build their own learning plans. Your child’s remote learning experiences may look similar or different based on a variety of factors. Weekly learning plans will evolve over time as teachers, students, and families adjust to the rhythms and mechanics of remote learning.

Frequently Asked Questions
Please consult this list of Remote Learning Frequently Asked Questions for answers to technical questions, information on devices and home internet resources and what to expect during remote learning.

Family Technical Support
For technical assistance in support of remote learning, please submit a service request at our Family Support Website: https://familytechsupport.adams12.org