Hybrid instruction will be limited to those students whose parents opt to have their child participate in remote learning. The hybrid instruction will be comprised of live and recorded lessons.
Given the possibility that communities may experience spikes in COVID-19 cases at any point during the school year, prompting short or long-term school closures, the district has developed a distance learning model complete with schedules.
During distance learning, instruction will continue to be aligned to the New York State Learning Standards and master schedules will prevent conflicts. (See the appendix for a copy of the schedules.)
To ensure high-quality, distance learning experiences, the district will use Google Classroom as the primary platform, to the extent possible, and develop a common, coordinated set of guidelines for teachers to follow.
Grading practices will be standards-based in order to provide direct feedback regarding mastery of content and skills.
Attendance will be entered into School Tool on a daily basis. Teachers will alert administration to any student who is in jeopardy of being considered chronically absent and the counselors will be dispatched to conduct home visits and provide supports as needed.
The district is aware of student and staff access to high-speed internet, as gleaned through responses to multiple surveys and personal contacts. The district will make needed accommodations accordingly.