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A Distance Learning Plan allows students and staff, while not physically in our schools, an opportunity to explore and engage in meaningful learning experiences that are:
- aligned to the curriculum
- connected to standards
- relevant to the current instructional sequence
The intent is to continue to afford students with meaningful learning experiences while connecting with teachers in the event of an emergency. We know nothing replaces the genuine human interactions that happen authentically in the classroom between students and teachers, but this will allow our students to continue learning in an organized manner.
While the structure will not be direct teaching, all teaching staff will be using the Google Classroom platform so that students can:
- access information, assignments, and resources
- prioritize their day
- reach out to the teacher(s) with questions (email, comment in the Google Classroom stream, or talk with teachers via Zoom or Google Meet)
- submit work/receive feedback
Learning experiences may include “classwork” and homework, but all work that is required for submission will be communicated by the teacher, and it will receive feedback. Teachers will also indicate any due dates on “classwork” and homework that requires submission.
Instructional videos may be posted on teacher Google Classroom. These videos will further the instructional sequence by serving as initial exposure to content or supporting student understanding by focusing on reteaching or clarifying previously instructed materials. The school district will coordinate with families needing additional support.
Thank you for your continued support!
- Log into their teacher’s Google Classroom to identify the expected work for the day.
- Limit distractions and be focused while learning.
- Behave according to school guidelines and follow all school rules.
- Collaborate (not copy) with classmates, as appropriate.
- Communicate with teachers when they have questions or need clarification. Teachers will be available in the Google Classroom and via district email.
- Meet deadlines as assigned by teachers. This will allow teachers to provide feedback in a timely manner.
Support your child in their learning process by:
- Monitoring PSUSD and PSHS updates and checking in with your child daily about the distance learning tasks, activities, and assessments that they are working on.
- Maintaining the school schedule for a three-hour day for your child’s school.
- Encouraging engagement in the appropriate Google Classrooms for check-in times offered by each of your children’s teachers.
- Designating a place where your child will work independently on their assigned tasks.
- Asking your child to provide a brief summary of the learning they are engaging in for each class and of the process they are being asked to engage in to demonstrate their learning.
- Asking your child about their work and supporting them, as needed, in submitting assignments in accordance with the established deadlines.
- Reminding your child to email teachers if they have any questions.
- Faculty are expected to be available electronically during the typical hours for a three-hour day schedule.
- Teachers will log into Google Classroom daily.
- Instructional lessons and activities will be posted on teachers’ Google Classrooms.
- Teachers will assign due dates and provide feedback on work that is submitted.
- Zoom or Google Meet will be used to provide “office hours” to compliment email communication for questions and answers from students and/or families. It may also be used for supplemental instruction.
- Teachers will be available per the schedule below.
Teacher Availablity Schedule