Distance Learning 2.0 Schedules
All SVSD students will begin in the 100% Distance Learning model for the first term of the 2020-21 school year. Below are schedules related to various grade levels. Individual student schedules will be posted online through Family Access on Friday, August 28.
Middle School Schedules
Students in middle school will learn through a combination of synchronous (live, scheduled) lessons and asynchronous (independent tasks) learning opportunities until students can physically return to our buildings. Once we are able to implement a hybrid model and bring some students back to school, both the 100% Full-time Remote and Hybrid A/B Rotation learning models will include coverage of the same learning standards, pacing of content, and common benchmark assessments. Both the hybrid and full-time remote learning models will allow access to the following courses: all middle school core subjects, all middle school math pathways, PE, Spanish, music, ELL, special education courses, and other electives. Teachers in both the hybrid and remote learning models will use the district-adopted curriculum when working with students. Supplementary curriculum will also be used as needed to meet additional needs of learners who are not physically attending school on a daily basis.
Students who opted to participate in Full-time Remote Learning for the entire first semester are scheduled in classes with students from all three SVSD middle schools, taught by SVSD teachers from all three middle schools. Although students in the Full-Time Remote Learning model attend class with students from all three middle schools, they are still connected to their schools and will be included in all school communications and activities.
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
Students in middle school will attend three of their classes per day on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, with periods 1-3 occurring on Mondays and Thursdays, and periods 4-6 occurring on Tuesdays and Fridays until we return students to school full time. The intention of limiting participation to three periods per day is to allow middle school students to focus on a few classes at one time, rather than several classes simultaneously, which is more manageable for young adolescents attending school in a hybrid or remote learning model. Class participation consists of 60-minute class periods facilitated by teachers in the mornings, followed by 35-minute class meetings facilitated by teachers in the afternoons as an extension of the morning sessions. Attendance is taken in both morning and afternoon classes.
Students participate in a required Advisory period each Wednesday. Attendance is taken. Additionally, students engage in independent work on learning tasks assigned by their teachers. Students receiving support services (special education, counseling) may be scheduled to access support on Wednesdays.