Expectations for Remote Learning-school closure

Franklin County Community School Corporation

Remote Learning for a School Closure 

 

FCCSC will utilize remote learning when school is closed for an extended period of time.  This online learning model is much more comprehensive, rigorous, and time-intensive. It is a long-term approach, designed in courses, units, or modules, and intended to be completed from start to finish over an extended period of time..   

 

Remote Learning Procedures

 

  1. Teachers will provide instruction, assignments, activities, course work, etc. Monday-Thursday.  On Friday, no new material will be introduced.  Every Friday may be used for question and answer sessions, homework completion, one on one meetings, whole class meetings, communication with parents, case conferences, special education services, etc.  Google meets are not mandatory every Friday.  
  2. Students work/assignments are due by Monday morning at 8:00 a.m. from the previous week.
  3. Teachers are expected to update student progress in Powerteacher weekly.  Grade K will email progress reports.
  4. Teachers are expected to interact with all students.
    1. In grades 7-12, teachers must attempt to interact with each student once a week. 
    2. In grades 3-6, teachers must attempt to interact with each student twice a week.  
    3. In grades K-2, teachers must attempt to interact with a student or parent twice a week.

(interaction examples:  Google meet, Seesaw, (Zoom is not available), CANVAS, email, phone call, text, etc.) 

  1. Minimum Expectations for INSTRUCTION:
  1. In grades 6-12, parents and students can expect an average of 20 minutes of 

instruction and an average of 30 minutes of activities, assignments, projects per 

subject, per day, Monday-Thursday.  If students are enrolled in 7 courses, this equates to a minimum of 5-6 hours a day.  Students taking Advanced Placement, honors and dual credit courses may have instructional time and assignments that last longer due to the demands of the course.

  1. In grades 3-5, parents and students can expect an average of 30 minutes of 

instruction time in math and Language Arts/Reading and an average of 30 minutes of activities, assignments, or projects per subject, per day Monday-Thursday.  Parents and students can expect an average of 20 minutes of instruction in science two days a week and in social studies two days a week and an average of 30 minutes of activities, assignments, projects.  Students in the Challenge program may have instructional time and assignments that are longer due to demands of the program.  When appropriate, teachers may include science and social studies lessons in Language Arts or math instruction.

  1. In grades K-2, parents and students can expect an average 45 minutes of instruction time in math and Language Arts/Reading and an average of 30 minutes of activities, assignments, projects per subject, per day, Monday-Thursday.  Science and social studies will be incorporated in math and Language Arts lessons when appropriate.  
  2. All special teachers (art, physical education, music, and library) must prepare at least one lesson per week for all students. Parents and students can expect an avergae of 20 minutes of instruction time per special and 20 minutes of activities, assignments, and projects.    

(Examples of instruction:  whiteboard activities, discussions, Q & A, practice, instructional videos, demonstrations, etc.)  

  1. Teachers are encouraged to post one week of lessons, assignments, recordings, etc. at a time in CANVAS in grades 3-12 or Google Classroom/Seesaw grades K-2.
  2. Any live instruction should occur during a teacher’s normally scheduled class time and  should be recorded so students and parents have the ability to view during the evening and throughout the week for review and to assist with questions.
  3. Collaboration is highly recommended between grade levels and content areas. 
  4. Teachers in grades K-2 must use Seesaw or Google Classroom and grades 3-12 must use CANVAS.
  5. Attendance is based on assignment/activity completion or participation in Google meets or some type of student interaction (email, text).  All students are marked present if the work is completed and turned in by 8:00 a.m. on Monday from the previous week.  If there was no assignment, participation may be used to take attendance.  If a student does not complete the assigned assignments/activities, he/she will be marked absent.
  6. Teachers are expected to have a system in place to answer parent/guardian/student questions.  
  7.  Teachers are expected to respond within one hour of receiving parent/guardian/student questions between the hours of 8:30-3:30.  If after 3:30 p.m. teachers will respond the following school day.  This only applies to High School teachers during the hybrid schedule on Friday only.  
  8.  If school is closed for an extended period of time, teachers may have the option to work  in their classroom.