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E-Learning Days

Cove E-Learning days are meant to assure that students can continue to move forward with their education if school is shut down for a period of time. Instructional methods will vary from course to course, but all remote instruction will be meaningful and will keep students on pace to continue their coursework and meet IEP goals until school can reopen.

EXPECTATIONS FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING ON COVE E-LEARNING DAYS

These expectations are aimed at providing structure to a process that is new for our school.  The goal of these expectations is to keep learning moving forward for students over an extended period of E-Learning, while trying to ensure that the daily demands for students, teachers, and families are manageable. 

Above all else, we are asking that everyone be flexible - please be patient as we work through any kinks and technical difficulties and figure out how to best move learning forward. We appreciate everybody working together and doing the best they can in a unique situation for the good of the students and their learning.

STUDENT/PARENT EXPECTATIONS

  • Students should log into Google Classroom as soon as 8:30 am, but no later than 1:00 pm.
  • Please use the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDDT8LUnpCw&feature=youtu.be for a tutorial.
  • Students should first go into their Homeroom Google Classroom and check-in via the attendance link provided by their case manager.
  • If your child does not log in to check-in by 1:00 pm., they will be considered absent.
  • If your child is ill and/or cannot work on a given day, you must call your student in absent via the usual manner you would if we were in attendance.
  • Please check your email regularly for any necessary updates. 
  • If you receive individualized services for speech and language, social work, occupational therapy, assistive technology, or reading, those services will still be provided via Google Classroom.
  • Students must complete assignments via Google Classroom by the end of the day.  If a student has questions or needs an extension, this should be communicated to the teacher right away.

TEACHER/CLINICIAN EXPECTATIONS

  • Teachers and clinicians will be available by email and/or on Google Classroom from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.
  • Teachers will have assignments posted each day by 8:30 am. 
  • Teachers will provide assignments of the following length for each subject area to meet the 5 instructional hour requirement:
Class Daily Minutes Weekly Minutes
Morning Meeting / Homeroom 20 minutes 100 minutes
Reading 60 minutes 300 minutes
Writing 50 minutes 250 minutes
Math 50 minutes 250 minutes
Science/Health 30 minutes 150 minutes
Social Studies 30 minutes 150 minutes
PE / Dance / Fitness 30 minutes 150 minutes
Elective/ Special / Advisory 30 minutes 150 minutes
Clinical As specified in IEP  
TOTAL 300 minutes 1500 minutes
  • Assignments will be meaningful yet manageable for a student's total workload.
  • Teachers will leave clear directions for the method of which the assignments should be completed, including due dates.
  • Teachers will respond to all emails and Google Classroom messages in a timely manner.
  • Teachers will communicate any concerns regarding attendance or completion of assignments with parents.
  • Attendance will be taken daily by 1:00 pm. Parents will be contacted if a student has not checked-in by this time and not been called out sick by a parent.\
  • Teachers will check progress on assignments by 3:30 pm and notify parents of any missing or incomplete work. Students will have the opportunity to continue to work on assignments beyond 3:30 pm; however, progress on those assignments will not be reviewed again until the next day.

FAQS FOR PARENTS/STUDENTS

Q: Should a student expect an assignment in each of their classes each day?

A: Yes, each teacher will be appropriately moving learning forward in their course. Some teachers may assign daily assignments, while others may assign long-term assignments that cover multiple days.  Teachers will assign work based on the requirement for a 5-hour school day. Some assignments will require a product to be turned in while others may not.

Q: Will students have "homework"? Will school work need to be done after 3:30 p.m.?

A: Our teachers know that the overall workload must be manageable for each student while moving student learning forward. The work that is assigned is considered to be both homework and classwork.  We do recognize that, due to a variety of situations, some students may need to do some or most of their work after 3:30 pm. Teachers will check on progress before 3:30 pm, even if assignments have not been completed, and notify students and parents of any missing or incomplete work  Students will have the opportunity to continue to work on assignments beyond 3:30 pm; however, progress on those assignments will not be reviewed again until the next day.

Q: What about a student who does not have home internet access?

A: Please contact Patrick Black at pblack@coveschool.org.  Cove is providing hotspots for those that need the support.

Q: Should teachers and students be available throughout the day?

A: Unless a student or a teacher is ill, teachers and students should check their email and Google Classroom periodically and respond as needed. Questions about daily work should be submitted to teachers by 3:30 pm to give them time to respond so the student can meet the assignment deadline.

Q: What should I do if I am having trouble accessing material?

A: Many of our teachers and students are engaging in remote learning for the first time, so please contact the teacher and have patience.

Q: What do I do if I need technical support?

A: Please contact Patrick Black at pblack@coveschool.org

 

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Additional resources

Provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions:

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