• Below is what students, staff and families can expect regarding classrooom instruction following the move to in-person learning on a full-time basis. 

    • The use of Zoom by students who are on campus for in-person instruction will be limited. These students will not need to log in to Zoom unless it is being utilized to facilitate collaboration between learners who are in class and at home.

    • Students who are learning from home on a full-time basis will continue to use Zoom to access and engage in synchronous instruction. Unless they receive permission from their teacher, these students will be expected to have their camera turned on and their face visible at all times during class.

    • Social distancing for instructional spaces has been changed from 6 feet to a range of 3 to 6 feet. While this will enable us to bring more students on campus for in-person instruction, it will still limit the opportunities that exist for those students to engage in small group work.

    • Students will be grouped by learning location (i.e., in person or remote) whenever possible. With that said, there may be times when students who are in person are paired with classmates who are learning from home. In these cases, software, video conferencing, Chromebooks and headphones will be used to support collaboration between the groups.

    • Teachers will communicate the ways in which they will work with students who are in person and remote. For example, they may say that they plan to work directly with the students at home for 15 minutes, but will let the students who are in person know the process for asking questions, getting help, etc. during that time period.

    • Teachers will continue to vary the way they deliver instruction. Live instruction conducted in person for the students who are on campus and via Zoom for the students who are at home. “Flipped” or recorded instructional content, which will enable teachers to provide more direct assistance to students while they work. It will also give students the ability to pause, rewind and rewatch instruction to suit their learning needs.

    • Teachers will continue to establish and implement routines that will help streamline and maximize class time. These will include strategies for managing attendance, protocols for video conferencing and the process for requesting assistance (this was based on feedback from students who told us that they were not comfortable sharing these types of requests via the public chat feature on Zoom).

    • Since teachers will still be working with students in two distinct learning environments following spring break, we ask that people continue to be patient and understanding. We also ask that students use the agreed-upon communication strategies (both for video conferencing and chat) for their classes.