Remote Learning Plan

Venice Community Unit School District #3

BOARD OF EDUCATION

300 South Fourth Street

Venice, IL 62090

Phone 618-274-7953

 

            

 Cullen L. Cullen, Ed.D.                                                                                                               Rechelle Wilkinson

                               Interim Superintendent                                                                                                                   Principal                                           

                              Fax (618) 274-7955                                                                                                                         Fax (618) 274-7138

 

 

Venice CUSD #3

Remote Learning Days Program Plan

 

General Information:

 

The goals of remote learning are:

 

·         All students and families should have access to quality educational materials and supports needed to successfully access those materials, with either digital or non-digital access to the content.

·         It is still possible and imperative that students access meaningful/high-quality educational materials that align to state standards

·         It is imperative that students and schools/teachers maintain a personal connection that supports necessary, rigorous academic work in a manner that is respectful of students’ contexts (their mindset, feelings, responsibilities, etc.)

·          Support the whole child -- their mental health, nutritional needs, and safety needs

Remote learning emphasizes interaction and authentic and differentiated learning opportunities that will help students stay connected to teachers and classmates.

Parents should contact their child’s teacher if the student has problems logging in to a digital platform, accessing assignments, or with any other concerns they are experiencing with the remote learning program. Teachers will contact parents when new assignment packets are available. Students without digital access can pick up paper copies of learning opportunities at our meal distribution sites and times. Work will not be returned to the school or meal sites; the teacher will follow up with you regarding assessment of the work. Please notify your child’s classroom teacher or the school administrator if you do not have access to electronic learning.

Guidelines for Student Engagement During Remote Learning Activities

Grade Level                        Time Per Day                            Recommended Length
                                                                                                                    Sustained Attention                

PreK                                    60 Minutes Per Day                            3-5 Minutes
               
               Kindergarten                     90
 Minutes Per Day                            3-5 Minutes 

1-2                                        90 Minutes Per Day                           5-10 Minutes

3-5                                      120 Minutes Per Day                         10-15 Minutes

6-8                                       Each Course: 30 Minutes             1 Subject area or class
                                                            Total 180 Minutes Per Day

Teachers will provide a digital platform for instruction. This may be Google Classroom or another digital platform for instruction, including communication through district email.

There will be multiple digital and non-digital options for your child/family to take advantage of for further enrichment. Remember it is also important to talk, play games, practice good hygiene, eat healthy, get plenty of sleep, limit screen time, and get physical exercise on a daily basis while we are out of school. Due dates for all assignments are communicated to the students along with the lesson. While it may not be possible for the lessons to be an exact replication of what learning would be in the classroom, all assignments should be manageable and aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards. Long-term projects will be presented in a manner ensuring students are aware of what should be completed each day to be on pace to complete the final project by the project’s due date. In the event a student experiences technical difficulties, or an illness, that should be communicated to the teacher at the earliest convenience and due dates will be adjusted accordingly.

 

Students who receive accommodations through special education or 504 plans will be provided with accommodations equivalent to those outlined in their IEP or 504 plan. Special education teachers and case managers will work with general education staff to determine the appropriate accommodations as the need arises.

 

Teachers will be available to students via email, Google Hangouts, or other digital platforms from each school day that students do not meet and the remote learning plan is utilized. Within that time, teachers should respond to all communication from students and parents within 45 minutes.

 

Venice Elementary Teachers will be available the following hours: 

Pre-K                      9:00AM – 12:00PM
Kindergarten       12:00PM – 3:00PM    
First                       10:00AM – 2:00PM
Second                  12:00PM – 3:00PM
Third                       9:00AM - 3:00PM
Fourth                   11:00AM – 3:00PM
Fifth                       11:00AM - 3:00PM
Sixth-Eighth
Math & Science                  10:00AM – 3:00PM                
English & Social Studies  10:00AM – 3:00PM            
Special Education
Kindergarten–Fourth       11:00AM – 2:30PM
Fifth-Eighth                        11:00AM – 3:00PM

 Remote student learning during this pandemic may be formatively assessed (where possible and practical). We acknowledge that it may need to be assessed during the transition back to in-person instruction. Remote learning is designed to support student learning, minimize instructional loss and provide continuity of education. Grading is feedback and communication in a snapshot of time to students and parents. Schoolwork assigned, reviewed, and completed during remote learning is on learning, not on compliance. This is not a time for failing students or adversely impacting student learning progress. Students are expected to continue with the learning activities assigned during remote learning.

 Students will need to review their assigned work, complete assignments by due dates, and ask clarifying questions when they don’t understand something or they need help.

 Parents are asked to review work, reserve a space for students to complete work, encourage students to get enough sleep, set sensible time limits for technology, talk to students about their work, and help students establish daily routines.

 Upon return to school, teachers will work to re-establish relationships, review school expectations, focus on social emotional health, review and provide feedback from work that was done while Remote Learning took place, and then move forward with new learning and assessments.                

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