Elementary School Learning Guidelines

  • The primary tools for communication between teachers and families will be Seesaw, newsletters via email, and/or Google Classroom (grades 4 & 5).
  • Students will have both off- and on-screen learning activities designed to engage learners in experiences that connect to the current curriculum.
  • Learning tasks and activities will provide direction to families on how best to support student learning and the expected level of adult involvement. It is expected that students in grades K-2 will need higher levels of support than students in grades 3-5.

Kindergarten to Second Grade

The Continuous Learning plan in Kindergarten to Second Grade will include home learning
engagements and/or activities that parents can assist their child in completing.

Learning Experience: At the beginning of each week, Homeroom Teachers will post a video
on Seesaw to welcome and to explain the choice board for the week. Kindergarten to Second
Grade students will participate in literacy (reading/writing), math and optional activities from
Art, Music, PE and/or Library each day. A variety of tasks will be included, and some learning
tasks may include other online platforms (e.g.Reflex, iXL, Freckle, BrainPop, Khan Academy).
If another online platform is required, teachers will share specific instructions for parents to
access the platform.

Learning Timeframe: The described learning is designed to take approximately one hour per
day. It is important to observe your child as he/she engages in the task and to use this
observation to help guide your support. We also and always encourage you to explore familiar
experiences and activities like that of reading for pleasure, journal writing and play to extend
and enhance your child’s learning.

Learning Specifics: This purpose of this document is to provide an overview of the student
learning experience. More specific details will be shared by Principals and District Leadership
weekly.

Suggested Learning Timeframes
Encourage learning to happen in 10-15 min increments

20-25 minutes: Reading/Writing (Science/Social Studies connections as appropriate)
20-25 minutes: Mathematics
20-25 minutes: Science/Social Studies related experiences and/or integrated projects

Third to Fifth Grade

The Continuous Learning Plan for Third to Fifth Grade will include home learning engagements and/or activities that parents can assist their child in understanding for independent completion.

Learning Experience: At the beginning of each week, Homeroom Teachers will post a video
on Seesaw to welcome their students and parents and to briefly explain the learning approach
and focus for the week. Third to Fifth Grade students will participate in reading, writing, math,
and optional activities from Art, Music, PE and/or Library each day. Students will have the
opportunity to integrate content areas in meaningful ways. A variety of tasks will be included,
and some may include other online platforms (e.g. Freckle, BrainPop, Khan Academy). If another platform is used as part of an activity, teachers will share specific instructions for parents to access the platform.

Learning Timeframe: Students are encouraged to engage in Continuous Learning in the
designed and described ways for approximately 1 – 1 1/2 hours per day. The quality of this
experience is most closely associated with how deeply the child is connecting to the experience. Over the course of this timeframe, students will engage with varying degrees ofindependence. The more challenging the task, the more support that might be required. Encourage your child to seek support while allowing your child to accept responsibility and take on challenges with increasing independence.

Learning Specifics: The purpose of this document is to provide an overview of the student
learning experience. More specific details will be shared by Principals and District Leadership
weekly

Suggested Learning Timeframes
Encourage learning to happen in 10-15 min increments.

20-30 minutes: Reading & Writing (Science/Social Studies connections as appropriate)
20-30 minutes: Mathematics
20-30 minutes: Science/Social Studies related experiences and/or integrated projects

All Elementary Students

Limitless Being immersed into a good book is something we always value and is something we encourage you and your child engage in frequently over the next few weeks.

  • Reading aloud and independent reading: reading times are K:
    10 mins, 1st: 10 mins, 2nd: 15 mins 3rd: 20 mins 4th: 20 mins
    5th: 20 mins

Below are a list of resources to help keep your child’s mind engaged
these next few weeks, yet feel free to go beyond this list. (COMING
SOON)

  • Playing a game that requires strategy and taking on something as simple as a Tic-Tac-Toe and turning it into a graph of frequency/probability is one idea that could spawn other ideas.
  • Independent learning time: Design Thinking, Passion Projects

Art, Music, PE – let your child do as much of these as they would like!

More ideas from our specialist teachers will be shared and updated.

Links to Resources & Ideas Grades K – 2 Continuous Learning Resources
Grades 3 – 5 Continuous Learning Resources

Grading and Participation Feedback

Work completed during this mandated statewide school closure shall not negatively impact a student’s grades or otherwise impact a student’s academic standing.

Early Childhood-8th Grade: Grades will not be taken for the remainder of the year. 3rd quarter grades will be the final grades students receive. Elementary students participating in online learning will receive online feedback about their progress on submitted work. Middle school students who have earned an F for the 3rd quarter will be able to pass the class by sufficiently completing either make-up assignments or showing growth to the level of achievement in the 4th quarter. EC-8th grade learning packets will not be turned in for grading. Teachers should check-in regularly with students who are completing packets to ensure they receive necessary support when they struggle.