What does teaching and learning look like in this scenario?
- Remote learning includes both direct teacher instruction and independent student work, with a combination of virtual meetings, interactive class sessions, and pre-recorded videos. These students will not be on campus during the school day for special events.
- All students have a device to access online resources and Google Classroom. K-2 students will have a Chrome Tablet and students in grades 3-8 will have a Chromebook. The District will assist families who need internet access.
- All students will need to complete daily assignments in each subject/course. Elementary students may need help from a family member or caregiver to complete their work. Each student will need a different amount of time to do their daily coursework.
- Families of students with Individual Education Plans (IEPs) will work with your child’s case manager and the rest of the IEP team to determine the best Contingency Plan for full remote learning to occur in order to meet your child’s needs. The Contingency Plan will identify how FSSD intends to implement the services and supports outlined in your child’s IEP or Section 504 Plan during Full Remote Learning and Virtual Learning. FSSD may utilize a combination of remote learning systems and student instructional packets. We will also work to provide virtual related services, computer-based academic interventions, and learning supports to the extent possible, given the circumstances.
- Students receiving English Learner (EL) services will discuss learning options with their EL teacher to determine the best plan for full remote learning in order to meet your child’s needs.
- Remote and Virtual Learners may be able to participate in extracurricular activities, such as clubs or athletics, in accordance with the rules from the athletic conference, unless these activities must be suspended for health and safety reasons. Some activities may continue on a virtual basis.
- In addition to class/course specific assessments, students participating in full Remote Learning and Virtual Learning will take state assessments.
- Parents will receive regular communication from teachers via email, and parents may schedule virtual meetings with teachers and service providers as needed.
Within this scenario, the District will:
- Continue to provide strategies to accommodate the needs of staff, students, and families at high risk, such as the need for basic support (food, shelter, access to resources), mental health support, equitable access to technology, and learning resources.
- Recognize family choice. FSSD families who desire the Virtual Learning scenario will be provided an open enrollment period prior to the beginning of each semester. Choosing this option means the following: Student(s) will remain engaged in Virtual Learning for the entire semester, and any decision to continue Virtual Learning will be granted for a semester at a time.
- Assist with student meals. The District is exploring options to provide meal service for Remote Learning and Virtual Learning students, which may include drive-through pick up for free, reduced or full pay students. We will also communicate any community based food assistance programs as they become available.