Requirements and Guidelines
Our teachers will provide a rigorous, inquiry-based educational experience that meets essential standards, inspires creativity, promotes independence, and prepares students for the next level. Hybrid learning (in-person, distance, independent learning) will have required attendance, grades, consistent communication, and support will be provided for the whole child. We will also seek to build community as a school while we continue to navigate this year together. The state requires 240 minutes of daily instruction and this may include a combination of live instruction, independent work, homework, and/or assessments. Live interaction is required daily, and all students will receive daily instruction with their teachers in the hybrid model. There will also be time set aside for teacher professional development and planning, outreach to students and families, social and emotional support, and community building.
Hybrid learning will include both live instruction and independent work. Live instruction is learning in real-time, with live interaction and instruction (in-person and Zoom). Independent work time will allow students to practice and/or develop concepts taught during live instruction. During hybrid instruction, all assignments, activities, directions, resources will be posted in Google Classroom. Teachers will create instructional (essential) standards-based assignments that encompass a progression of learning. This includes enrichment, engagement, intervention, remediation and exposure to new material. Teachers will be responsible for creating instructional activities that meet the needs of their students in order to prepare them for the next level.
Class Periods (In-Person & Zoom)
- Students are required to attend all class sessions via Zoom (attendance will be taken)
- When on campus, students must attend all classes and adhere to all safety measures and precaution in place and outlines in this guide
- All students will meet with each of their classes four times per week for synchronous learning (this will be supplemented by independent learning activities). All periods for distance learning(Zoom) will be 70 minutes long on Monday and Tuesday, and 65 minutes long Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
- Teachers will provide students with the opportunity to connect, build relationships, engage in live instruction, support with assignments, extension activities, etc.
- Post all assignments, directions, resources, or instructional videos in Google Classroom
- Monitor all assignments, provide feedback for students (varies depending on class)
- Respond to student emails and inquiries in a timely manner
- Provide synchronous instruction 4 times a week (70 minutes on Monday and Tuesday and 65 minutes on Wednesday through Friday) for each period
- Post any other information pertinent to the course on their webpage
During hybrid learning, attendance is mandated by the state of California and all students are required to “attend school.” Students are responsible for completing the instructional activities assigned by each of their teachers throughout the week. Additionally, students are required to attend all Zoom and in-person class periods. During these class periods, teachers will be able to connect with their students, answer questions, deliver instruction, or clarify and guide students through an activity. Any student who is unable to attend a class period (due to technology issues?) must contact the teacher and the front office. Absences will be recorded in Aeries. Students will also receive feedback for completing work (as determined by the teacher).
- Complete and submit instructional activities and assignments as assigned by teachers
- Attend all Zoom class periods and adhere to Zoom policy
- Attend all in-person class periods and adhere to all the safety measures in this guide
- Use scheduled independent learning time to complete all assignments and submit them
- Contact teachers with questions on instructional activities at any time during the week
- Read for 30 minutes a day
Independent Work Guidelines
Our standard Board Policy is 60 minutes of independent work in the 6th grade, 70 minutes in the 7th grade, and 80 minutes in the 8th grade (outside of class instruction) per day, with additional time for independent reading and advanced courses. In the 3x3 model, students are taking half as many classes, but should have the same amount of overall independent work. Students are to utilize the “independent work” time opposite their in-person sessions.