Daily schedule for high school students
Maintaining structure and routine is important for students in distance learning, but we also recognize the need for flexibility when learning from home. Students will be expected to log in to the start of each class but may have the opportunity to complete assigned work independently after receiving instruction from the teacher.
Student School Day = 8:45 a.m. - 1:40 p.m.
Monday - Thursday Schedule
- 8:10 - 8:40 a.m.: Staff Office Hours (online student support available)
- 8:45 - 10:25 a.m.: Period 1/2 (20 minute check and connect followed by 80 minute class/work time)
- 10:30 a.m. - 11:50 p.m.: Period 3/4 (80 minute class/work time)
- 11:50 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.: Lunch/Break
- 12:20 - 1:40 p.m.: Period 5/6 (80 minute class/work time)
- 1:40 - 3:10 p.m.: Staff Office Hours (online student support available)
Monday - Thursday Highlights
- Structure: Distinct time periods will still be assigned to specific class periods although the time for these class periods will be adjusted
- Continuity: Maintains similar structure for students & staff; allows for transitions between distance learning and hybrid learning as needed
- Synchronous Instruction: Will take place Monday - Thursday during designated class time (not necessarily all 80 minutes of class)
- Attendance: All students will be expected to attend during the designated class time similar to regular school attendance (see explanation of attendance).
- Flexibility for Students: Online instruction will still be posted in Schoology for students who are unable to attend synchronous instruction sessions (ill, family, etc…)
- Later Start: Accommodates teacher prep and student sleep patterns
- Fridays = "C" Days
Friday "C" Day Schedule
- No live sessions
- Independent lessons posted for each class.
- 12:10 - 2:10 p.m.: Office Hours
For Distance/Remote Learning:
- Synchronous experiences should be scheduled during the assigned class period Monday - Thursday
- Synchronous instruction may not be the entire block (i.e. 20 min Direct Instruction,
- 30 min class discussion, etc…)
- Synchronous experiences may not occur during the 8:10 - 9:00 office hours
- Synchronous experiences will include other students along with the teacher
What Synchronous Learning Might Look Like:
- Full class session via Zoom with discussion, demonstration, Q&A, etc.
- Small group discussion with teacher
- Small group reteaching with teacher
- Real-time small group collaboration (using google hangout, chat, google docs, other)
Current On the Dial Learning Model
Daily attendance is expected for all students. In person attendance will be taken by the teacher and at home attendance will be based on online activity,
District-issued Chromebooks are to be used for school activities. Only Stillwater Area School students can log into district-issued Chromebooks.
Maintaining structure and routine is important for students in distance learning, but we also recognize the need for flexibility when learning from home.
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Whether your kids are still in school or moving into distance learning, they can still get free breakfast and lunch every day thanks to special federal funding.
Grading practices from the spring are no longer applicable. Traditional grading practices are back in place.
If your family is anything like most families, everyone is feeling the stress of this very unusual school year. We are here to help.
Distance learning will look much different than it did this spring. We've used your feedback to change the way we'll teach and students will learn.
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