Academics During COVID

All students PK-8 will begin in Option “C” - Connected- 100% Distance Learning for the 2020-21 school year.

Schools and school districts can reopen for in-person instruction only when their county has been off of the monitoring list for 14 days and MVWSD has time to transition to the new stage.

  • Instructional program follows grade level standards
  • Assigned teacher providing daily/weekly synchronous (live through Zoom) instruction as well as small group instruction and ELD and independent activities.
  • Some instruction will be asynchronous (recorded) although the majority will be done live through Zoom
  • Daily attendance and assignment completion required
  • Feedback and grading by assigned teacher - Elementary: standards based grading on scale of 1 - 4 and Middle School: letter grades Students and teachers will follow a daily schedule
  • All students will be provided a chromebook, hotspot (if needed) and consumable materials
  • All teachers/schools will have a Dashboard that is updated weekly and a Google Classroom
  • Use of Zoom for daily check-ins, check-outs, live instruction, and small group instruction
  • Wednesdays will consist of a Zoom Check in and Check out with students then working on asynchronous lessons in order to provide for teacher preparation, professional development, and staff meetings
  • Students with an Individualized Education Program or 504 Plan will have option to receive in-person services as outlined in their plan.
link to Option C

 

Supports for Families

  • Provide necessary school equipment students, such as internet hotspots and Chromebooks
  • New Parent University website with technology how-to videos and manuals, tips for structuring learning at home, and lists of community resources for meals, mental health, housing, etc.
  • Staff support of required attendance and engagement
  • Parent University webinar topics based on family feedback
  • In development: new channels for parent support such as Whatsapp chat groups, Facebook groups
  • Childcare on school campuses provided by YMCA, Newton and Right at School, prioritized for essential workers

    (Below is a sample schedule. The elementary start time specific to each school remains in effect)
  link to Eleme Stage 4 schedule
link to elem Stage 4 schedule 2

The STEAM/RTI model

will continue during distance learning. Students will be divided into groups four days per week. Students in group A will engage in STEAM lessons through Zoom. Students in group B will engage in small group intervention or enrichment through Zoom with the classroom  teacher during the same block of time. Groups will rotate daily, providing 2 sessions of STEAM and 2 sessions of teacher-led RTI each week

Middle School: Option “C” - Connected - 100% Distance Learning

All classes virtual and following the staggered start and end times with an extra period at the end of the day to support ELLs, Students with Disabilities and possibly additional electives.

Synchronous lessons and assignments will be provided to students by classroom teachers. Zoom small group lessons will incorporate RTI. All students will take ELA, Math, Social Studies, Science, Elective Wheel, P.E.)

On Wednesday students will check-in (First period) and check-out (Fifth period) with a teacher and lessons and assignments for students to complete independently will be posted. Wednesday staff meetings, professional development, collaboration, and teacher planning.

All students will be a part of an elective wheel. Sites are working on developing advanced electives that can be offered during 6th period  as optional for students.

Students will be required to turn in work and grades and feedback will be provided.

Students will have one period of math each day due to scheduling constraints.

link to Stage 4 MS schedule


Stage 3: Option B, Blended - Hybrid In-Person/Distance Learning

  • Families opt in when conditions warrant based on when our county has been off of the monitoring list for 14 days and MVWSD has time to transition to a new stage.
  • Families can opt into full distance learning after a time. Students who change learning options  during the year may be assigned to a new teacher or school depending on class size .
  • Parents may indicate their choice to move their child from Connected to Blended learning options at the end of the trimester. Students won’t be able to move until an extended break such as Thanksgiving or the December break. This is in order to maintain stable cohorts for health reasons and reduce class disruption.
  • Students on campus 2 days/week (Cohort A or Cohort B) and in distance learning the other 3 days.
  • Assigned teacher providing both in person instruction and small group instruction. Distance learning lessons provided by the virtual team (asynchronous) on the other three days with one morning check in and one afternoon check out
  • Daily attendance and assignment completion required
  • Feedback and grading by assigned teacher
    • Elementary: standards based grading on scale of 1 - 4
    • Middle School: letter grades
  • Students and teachers will follow a daily schedule
link to Option B
(Below is a sample schedule. The elementary start time specific to each school remains in effect)
link to elem schedule stage 3

Stage 3: Option B, Blended - Hybrid In-Person/Distance Learning for Middle School

  • Students on campus 2 days/week (Cohort A or Cohort B) with staggered start and end times by grade level
  • Siblings on same schedule (elementary and middle) coordinated TK-8
  • Students will be in groups of approximately 15 students (Cohort A1, A2, A3, etc.) and will stay in one classroom; teachers will rotate to provide instruction.
  • Daily Instruction will include whole lessons and small group support (RTI) for students who are in person
  • Asynchronous lessons and assignments will be provided to students in Cohort B; other three days by the virtual teaching team and classroom teachers
  • On Wednesday teachers will post lessons and assignments for students to complete independently
  • Students will be required to turn in work and grades and feedback will be provided
  • Wednesday staff meetings, professional development, collaboration, and teacher planning
  • All students will be a part of an elective wheel. Sites are working on developing advanced electives that can be offered during 6th period for students.   
  • Students are scheduled according to their math class and will have 1 period of math due to schedule constraints
  • English Language Learners and Students with Disabilities will stay on campus for a 6th period to receive targeted support
  • Students learning virtually will have Zoom check-ins with teachers during 6th period
  • All students will be a part of an elective wheel
  • Physical Education will be delivered virtually either at end of day (6th and 7th grade) or before school (8th grade)
link to MS schedule 3 

Supports for Students with 504 Plans

We plan to continue to provide interventions to students requiring intensive educational supports, maintaining continuity of accommodations and services, while adhering to health and safety policies during the school closure.

Stages 3 and 4

* Zoom Meeting with Principal, Teacher(s) within first month of school to determine accommodations for all stages of learning.
* Accommodations relayed to 20-21 teacher
* 1:1 appointment with classroom teacher or counselor on an as needed basis 

Stages 1 and 2

* Meeting with Principal, Counselor, Teacher(s) within first month of school re-opening to determine appropriate accommodations for all stages of learning.
* Accommodations relayed to 20-21 teachers
* 1:1 appointment with any classroom teacher or counselor on a monthly basis as needed

Special Education Assessments

We will begin to conduct in-person assessments if state guidelines allow.

Schedule at least 20 minutes between assessment spots

Temperature Screening
Approved face shields or masks will be worn
Social distancing rules will be observed as applicable
No sharing of materials between students
Each student will take their pencil with them
Cleaning Protocol In Between Students Being Assessed

Once student has left the room:
Wipe down the following surfaces with approved cleaning solution
Student Chair, Table top, Door handles, Anything the student touches. If available, spray with ionized machine

link to SPED schedule

 


 


 


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