Kindergarten-Second Grade Learning Plan

Beginning on Thursday, April 2, we will all engage in virtual school.

UPDATED ON TUESDAY, APRIL 28:

Students in kindergarten will use online or hard copy workbooks. The teachers have been working diligently preparing for these virtual days. They are growing as educators through this experience as well. I cannot be more proud of our SPEC staff. They are spectacular at being flexible, being able to change, and learning from that change to better themselves and our students.   

Starting on Wednesday, April 29, grades 1-2 will utilize Google Classroom as their primary platform. 
For those students and families that are unfamiliar with this Google classroom, simply log in to your Chromebook, click Google Chrome icon for the Google Homepage, click on the “waffle” (pattern of 9 dots in the upper right-hand corner) and click on the icon labeled “Classroom.” It should then display all of the classes that students have been invited to. Finally, just click on the highlighted “Accept” button.

The instructional framework is attached below.  

Teacher availability: 

Teachers will be available by email during the typical instructional day. Please be patient while waiting for a response. In addition to traditional methods of communication, teachers may opt for virtual class time where students can join up on a video chat to discuss classwork, enrichment, remediation and other issues that may arise that would need a video system to discuss. These virtual sessions will occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please check with your teacher for more information on these “virtual office hours.”

Information for K

Students who do not have access to a device or internet will be given a hard copy of the workbook from which lessons will be shared. There will need to be arrangements made for the pick and/or delivery of the hard copy book. The school will reach out to those who we find do not have any internet service or devices based on the teacher phone calls and our knowledge of individual situations. 

For those who have email, the workbook will be shared through an attachment. The workbook can be either printed or simply viewed on a device. The student can work through the book as per the teachers’ lessons and simply use another sheet of blank paper to work through the problems from the online attachment. There is no need to print the workbook if that is not possible.

Grades 1-2

Student Role:

  • Access Google Classroom
  • Assignment dates due will be determined by the teacher.
  • Record your attendance for the day on the provided Google Form by 10 a.m.
  • Pick your teacher’s class according to the schedule for the day to see what they have waiting for you. This will include primary teachers, specials, and any additional teachers you may have throughout a typical day.

Parent Role:

  • Assist your child in accessing their Google Classroom or gathering their hard copy or virtual workbook.
  • (Grades 1-2) Be sure your child records their daily attendance and help as needed 
  • Promise to support your child in the completion of online coursework.
  • Contact your child’s teacher(s) if you need assistance with anything.  Office hours are designed to support you with home learning. Our faculty and staff are here for you!  

Teacher Role:

  • Create lessons and add them to the corresponding Google Classroom or hard copy/virtual workbook according to the Instructional Schedule.
  • The lesson itself and any extension work related to the lesson should not exceed 20 minutes per subject. 
  • Be available to support families and students by phone or email during “Office Hours" as well as daily during the typical instructional day.
  • Contact the family of any students not engaged in learning activities.

Kindergarten

Student Role (K)

  • Gather your hard copy or online workbook
  • Attendance will not be digitally mandatory for K. Attendance information may be garnered from certain requested assignments.
  • Ask your parents to read the day's work from either their email, Class Dojo or Class Tag
  • Work through the day’s activities

Parent Role:

  • Assist your child in accessing their Google Classroom or gathering their hard copy or virtual workbook.
  • Promise to support your child in the completion of online coursework.
  • Contact your child’s teacher(s) if you need assistance with anything.  Office hours are designed to support you with home learning. Our faculty and staff are here for you!  

Teacher Role:

  • Create lessons and add them to the corresponding Google Classroom or hard copy/virtual workbook according to the Instructional Schedule.
  • The lesson itself and any extension work related to the lesson should not exceed 20 minutes per subject. 
  • Be available to support families and students by phone or email during “Office Hours" as well as daily during the typical instructional day.
  • Contact the family of any students not engaged in learning activities.

Grading/Assessment

K

Workbook pages/answer sheets will not be collected. If the parent/teacher wishes for the information to be sent, then a picture of the worksheet page/ answer sheet may be sent via email. Grading will not be possible but feedback on work completed would be available at the parent’s/teacher’s request. 

We all understand the odd situation we find ourselves in. From the superintendent to the principal to the teachers, we are all here to help and support you with this experience. We are always just a fingertip away if you need any one of us.

To view the April specials calendar, click here.

  

Teacher Office Hours:   

Office Hours will be determined by each teacher. There will be both AM and PM times available on Tuesday and Thursdays. If you need immediate assistance on a day where office hours are not available you may still email the teacher/principal at any time. 

Virtual Instructional Schedule

Students are expected to work through all the materials given by the teacher on a daily basis. Primary subject focus is Reading and Math. Specials Schedule is as follows:

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