Distance Learning Schedules for all 6-12 Grade Students Begin Nov. 16

Distance Learning Schedules for all 6-12 Grade Students Begin Nov. 16
Posted on 11/03/2020

Beginning Monday, Nov. 16, all secondary students in grades 6-12 in the current hybrid learning model and in the Virtual Learning Academy will shift to distance learning under one schedule.

Secondary teachers who currently divide their time between both learning models will now teach one group of students in distance learning with real-time instruction and support opportunities.

The distance learning model is one of three models that South Washington County Schools created over the summer following state guidance and feedback from families.

What is Real-time Instruction?

  • Real-time instruction means students and teachers are online, at the same time, with a set class schedule that is often taught through live video conferencing

  • All students are expected to participate on a daily basis at the time scheduled

    • Students who are unable to participate at the assigned time should contact their school to report the absence

  • Real-time instruction will be a part of each class for 30 minutes or more

    • An additional 30 minutes may be dedicated to small group instruction or for students who are struggling with the lessons

What’s New?

  • Students and teachers will shift to a more traditional Monday through Friday schedule

    • Flexible instruction days are being replaced with a regular instruction day 

Schedules

  • Students in both the hybrid learning model and the Virtual Learning Academy will shift to a different schedule that includes a structured schedule


Middle School - Distance Learning

  • Periods 1, 2, and 3 run for the first half of the trimester.
  • Periods 4, 5 and 6 run for the second half of the trimester. 

 

Schedule

Hours

Timing

Advisory/Homebase

8:30-9 a.m.

(Fridays Only)

30 minutes

Period 1

9:05-10:05 a.m.

60 minutes

Period 2

10:20-11:20 a.m.

60 minutes

Period 3

11:35 a.m.-12:35 p.m.

60 minutes

 

Students will continue to answer an attendance question in Schoology to record their participation in class that day.

 


High School - Distance Learning 

  • Periods 1, 2, and 3 run for the first half of the trimester
  • Periods 4, 5 and 6 run for the second half of the trimester 

Schedule

Hours

Timing

Advisory, Embedded Health, Check and Connect

Students can work on assignments from embedded health or connect with their advisory teacher. Students will receive instruction on how to use this time.

8:35-8:55 a.m.

20 minutes

Period 1

9-10 a.m.

60 minutes

Period 2

10:15-11:15 a.m.

60 minutes

Period 3

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

60 minutes

Distance Learning Teacher Office Hours

1:10-2:30 p.m.

75 minutes

All teachers will be available online with office hours for student support.

 

As a reminder, students will not have school on Friday, Nov. 13 so secondary teachers and staff can prepare for distance learning to begin on Monday, Nov. 16.