Fully Remote Learning Model
Students who attend the Little Spartans Early Learning Program will be provided services through in-person learning. Students will attend the program Monday-Thursday (AM or PM session). If a student has a documented medical condition, the parent should contact the Early Childhood Coordinator. Then, the team will review and consider the student’s individual needs. In those cases, the implementation of educational services will be determined by the student’s team.
The foundation of our fully remote learning model at the elementary level is composed of social emotional learning, relationship building, and engaged learning. Each day, teachers will post new content by 9:00 AM through a student’s Google Classroom. Families will have the opportunity to access this content during the day at a time that best fits their needs. Students will have four synchronous sessions daily, including a morning meeting, reading, writing, and math. In addition, all remote learners should attend a daily learning pod at the end of the day with their classroom teacher. Interventionists and special education teachers will support students through feedback, conferencing, and individual or small group support.
Our middle school students will follow their typical nine period day and receive instruction through both synchronous and asynchronous lessons. Each Monday, students will attend every class synchronously for a shortened session where their teacher will provide an overview of the week. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, students will attend their first four classes in a synchronous session and work independently on their fifth through ninth period classes. On Wednesdays and Fridays, students will work independently on their first four classes and attend synchronous sessions for their fifth through ninth period classes. Teachers will be available to assist their students during independent class times through email and Google Meet. In addition, every teacher will hold office hours from 1:45 - 2:15 PM daily to assist students.
Synchronous instruction will include, but not be limited to: live discussions, guided practices, and collaborative group work. Asynchronous lessons may include, but not be limited to: video notes, pre-recorded instructions for guided practice, independent practice, assigned reading, and content review. If a student misses the synchronous instruction of a class, the lesson’s content will be made available to them through an asynchronous method.
Students are encouraged to use the 1:45 - 3:00 PM time period to finish any work they did not complete during class time.
Our high school students will attend classes following their traditional schedule and will receive their instruction through Canvas, the high school’s learning management system. At the beginning of each week, teachers will post an overview and video explanation of the week. Further, teachers will post expectations each day about what students should do for that day.
Instruction will include both synchronous and asynchronous lessons. At least two periods of a class per week will be taught in a synchronous format. The student's day will begin at 7:45 AM (7:00 AM if enrolled in Zero Hour) and each class period will run for 38 minutes. Students will have eight minute breaks between each of their classes. Students can expect to have an additional two to three hours of learning activities to complete after the currently-shortened school day and are encouraged to spend the 1:00 - 3:00 PM time period working on these activities.