Elementary School Schedule
Live instruction will be the hallmark of the elementary school schedule in Virtual Plus+. Teachers will utilize Zoom technology to teach new content, provide instructional & social/emotional support, build relationships and help students stay connected to the school community.
The school day is from 8:00-2:30 with a classroom schedule Tuesday through Friday similar to a brick & mortar school day providing core instruction in ELA (English Language Arts), Math, Science & Social Studies, Encore and a dedicated block for SEAL (Social, Emotional & Academic Learning). The needs of students with disabilities will be met in accordance with their IEP requirements in a virtual setting. Elementary schools will meet the needs of English learner students in a virtual setting through direct services from EL teachers through the general education classroom and/or time set aside for intervention services.
Mondays will be asynchronous learning days for students allowing teachers and staff to engage in professional learning, plan with colleagues and attend meetings. In the absence of live (synchronous) instruction on Mondays, students have access through Canvas to a variety of activities and instructional resources that they can engage in independently such as recorded instructional videos, projects, and online assignments.
Tuesday through Friday will look and feel more like a traditional school day. Similar to in person teaching, content lessons will include whole group instruction followed by independent practice with options for small group work with a teacher or specialist culminating with whole group closure and directions for assignments. This flow between direct instruction and seatwork will be familiar to students and ensure that virtual learning is not a continuous screen time experience. As such, our framework for the four days of week of live instruction could also be described as a blend of synchronous and asynchronous instruction.