Guidance for Blended and Remote Learning

How Blended Learning Works

Blended learning combines in-class instruction and at-home learning. This allows us to limit the number of students in the building each day for safe social distancing, while still ensuring that students can benefit from direct interaction with teachers and peers. 

  • During days in class, teachers will provide direct whole-class instruction and small-group instruction. These days will be used primarily to introduce new topics, provide small group and one-on-one instructional support, and conduct assessments to monitor student progress towards standards. 

  • Students will be assigned additional activities to work on independently for there at-home learning days. These activities will allow students to apply and practice what they learned in class. There may be a combination of technology-based learning activities and offline worksheets, projects, and writing assignments. At-home learning activities are an important part of the learning process and will be graded. 

  • Teachers and intervention specialists will have limited virtual "office hours" (on Google Classroom). Students who have questions or need extra support can check in with their teachers during their office hours for help with at-home learning assignments. 

  • Students with IEPs or 504 plans, or who have been identified as at-risk for not meeting academic standards, may have additional one-on-one intervention provided either virtually or in school. 

Remote Learning Expectations

During blended or 100% remote learning, your child is expected to complete all assignments provided by the teacher. At the same time, we recognize that working independently at home is different and difficult for many students, so we want to provide flexibility. 

  • Students and families should check Google Classroom daily for important updates from their teachers.  

  • At-home assignments for the week will be posted in Google Class by Sunday night each week

  • Daily at-home assignments should be turned in by 4:00 each day. Assignments will be graded. 

  • On remote learning days, all students are expected to sign in to Google Classroom at 9:00 am on Google Meet. Look for the link in your teacher's Google Classroom. 

  • During 100% distance learning, your teacher may conduct live classes via Google Meet. Check Google Classroom for your live class schedule.

  • When signing in for virtual classes or meetings, students are expected to be on time, appropriately dressed, and ready to learn. We suggest signing in 5 minutes before class starts. Please try to reduce background noise and distractions as much as possible. 

Home Learning Resources

Most Frequently Used Remote Learning Links

  • TeachHub

  • BrainPop

  • Google Classroom

  • Thinking Map Learning Community

  • Wonders

  • Go Math

  • DOE-return to school page