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Middle Schools and Mount Si High School - Online Learning Resources

 

Hello Snoqualmie Valley families,

 

As mentioned in our latest update (Continuous Learning Update for the Week of April 20-24), our district will begin offering optional scheduled class periods on Monday, April 20, for middle school and high school students -- to provide as much support as possible for learning from home. While we recognize families and students are juggling many different responsibilities, we highly encourage student participation in these virtual class periods during the remaining weeks of school whenever possible. These class periods will allow students to engage with course content at a deeper level, and support student completion of the weekly assignments, which are graded.

 

Below, we’ve provided you and your student with some resources to support success in an online learning environment. Here are some recommendations for students and parents to make the weeks ahead enjoyable, meaningful, and productive:

  1. Read the article “Distance Learning Tips for Students and Teachers,” which includes quick suggestions for organizing time and student self-advocacy. 
  2. Set goals for the day, and review progress toward goals with your student at the end of each day. Here is a goal setting form (pdf) to support this activity. (NEW added 4-20-20:  Here is the same goal setting form in a Word document.)
  3. Work with your student to develop a schedule each week, such as the two sample schedules below for middle school and high school students. Revise the schedule nightly based on your student’s progress. Here are some additional tips for your student’s weekly schedule:  
  • Personalize your student’s schedule based on individual preferences and needs. If your student has an individualized education plan (IEP), 504 plan, or other specific needs, move the designated work time around on this template based on learning preferences. 
  • Make sure you build in movement and breaks.
  • Consider other screen time in your student’s day--limit overall daily screen time when building your schedule. 
  • Divide assignments into manageable “chunks” based on your student’s personal preferences and needs.
  • When possible, complete the most difficult assignments early in the week. This will reduce anxiety and make the rest of the week more relaxing.

 

Middle School Student Weekly Schedule example

High School Student Weekly Schedule example - (without zero hour)

NOTE: The areas shaded in brighter blue above are scheduled class periods. The lighter blue shaded areas shows when teacher help is available by appointment.

 

We hope you and your family are enjoying your sunny Spring Break. Starting next week, we look forward to engaging more with students in grades 6-12, through scheduled class periods. 

 

SVSD Teaching and Learning Team