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Grades K-2 – Virtual Education Opportunities

Filed in Archive by on March 28, 2020

Our shift to online learning during the COVID-19 outbreak is designed to support students in their journey through K-12 education. While instruction will not be the same as in a traditional classroom, students K-2 will have opportunities to be engaged and continue practicing skills in preparation for a return to their regular classrooms.

The district recognizes the difficult circumstances families and students and facing and the challenges of learning at home. In Bethlehem, patience, understanding and empathy will lead the way, every day.

BC Learning at Home website

The BC Learning at Home website is where all content, schedules and assignments will be posted weekly for students in grades K-5.

Using Clever K-5

Elementary schools in the Bethlehem Central School District use Clever so students can access all online applications through one secure portal.

K-2 Student Participation

  • All students are expected to participate
  • Activities will be short, engaging and focused on academics
  • Materials will reflect grade level
  • Parents and guardians are important partners & digital role models
  • Approximately 1 to 1-1/2 hours of work will be assigned each day

Schedules are flexible

A daily condensed schedule will provide structure and routine for students and parents. Students will have flexibility to work outside of the scheduled times. The schedule for students in grades K-2 will include a morning meeting/message, approximately 1 to 1-1/2 hours of work on foundational skills in addition to online activities in science, social studies, physical education and a focus on one of the special areas of art, library and music every day.

Content and resources

  • Chromebooks for home use are available BC Learning from Home K-5 website
  • Content is focused on key foundational concepts
  • RtI support for students in reading and math
  • Special education, related services and ENL instruction to help meet student needs

Communication with teachers

  • Teachers host morning meeting or message for students Monday-Friday (this will be recorded daily)
  • ASPEN email will be primary communication tool between teachers and parents
  • Teachers will reach out to families whose students are not participating regularly to see if they need assistance

No formal grades

Recognizing the unprecedented situation facing students and families, there will be no formal grading. Instead, any assignments will receive either a C or an I. There will be opportunities for students to resubmit work.

  • C – Complete (Evidence of Learning): A student has demonstrated learning of curriculum based on what was taught or assigned.
  • I – Incomplete (Not Yet Learning): Student has not completed assignment or work completed does not yet demonstrate learning of the curriculum. Students will have the opportunity to resubmit work.

The information above can be viewed or downloaded here.