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K-5 Remote Learning Family Choice Option

Filed in Archive by on August 19, 2020

K-5 Remote Learning Family Choice Option (updated August 12, 2020)

The K-5 Remote Learning Option provides a balance between synchronous and asynchronous learning for these students.

Synchronous learning is an approach where teachers and students are online at the same time with a set schedule. Learning resources and tasks are provided for students to work on during a set class time.

Asynchronous learning is an approach where teachers and students are not online at the same time. Learning resources and tasks are provided for students to work on at a time that works for them and their families.

Grades K-2 (Approx. 2-2 ½ hours of synchronous instruction)

  • Students will log on to their learning device daily (iPads for kindergarten/Chromebooks for grades 1-2).
  • The day will begin with the morning meeting/community building activities, attendance will be taken.
  • Students will receive live instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies. In most cases, this synchronous instruction would not be delivered consecutively, but in periods throughout the school day.
  • Instruction in all other curricular areas will be asynchronous.
  • Students will be connected with a teacher/class for approximately 2 to 2 ½ hours each day.

Grades 3-5 (Approx. 2 ½ – 3 hours of synchronous instruction)

  • Students will log on to their Chromebooks.
  • The day will begin with the morning meeting/community building activities, attendance will be taken.
  • Students will receive live instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies. In most cases, this synchronous instruction would not be delivered consecutively, but in periods throughout the school day.
  • Instruction in all other curricular areas will be asynchronous.
  • Students will be connected with a teacher/class for approximately 2 ½ to 3 hours each day.

For those families who choose K-5 Remote Learning, please be aware that students who return to in-person instruction mid-year are not guaranteed a spot at their home school. Teacher and building placements will be determined by available teaching staff and sections, student demand and most importantly, by the health and safety measures that are governed by CDC guidelines.

This option is only available to families who sign up on or before 4 p.m. on Friday, August 21. If you wish to enroll your K-5 student in remote learning, please email District Registrar Melissa Haas at mhaas@bethlehemschools.org.