Distance Learning Plan
Current Distance Learning Plan
Families choosing “Distance Learning” will commit to this option through October 13, 2020
Updated on August 11, 2020
Message from Mr. Fox
This page describes aspects of St. Bart’s “distance learning” option for families choosing that option for their child or children.
For planning purposes, families choosing “distance learning” will commit to that option through October 13, 2020. This a five-week commitment will allow teachers to establish effective and consistent instruction under in-person and eLearning classroom environments.
We appreciate that this five-week period may require a change from “in-person” to eLearning for some students based on personal circumstances. We will also plan for interruptions to ‘in-person learning caused by the need for one or more individual classrooms, or an entire school, closure as a result of COVID-19 circumstances.
Distance learning information on this page is based on current information. Adjustments may be necessary based on the number of students utilizing either option. Adjustments may also result as we continue to improve our use of technology resources to create effective distance learning experiences.
As always, we appreciate your flexibility and understanding as we move into this new school year.
Distance Learning Outline
School Schedule ~ Attendance ~ Uniforms ~ Mass
Social Emotional Learning
Before the start of the school year:
Classroom Zoom meetings for teachers and students to get to know each other.
“Morning Meeting” time to start the day - as we have for 3 years - to engage students in greetings, sharing, and group discussions.
Small-group breakout sessions combining distance learners with classmates at school.
Daily 1:1 teacher time for distance learners.
Weather and family permitting; bag lunch outdoors including distance learners.
Additional resource staff to provide support to distance learning students (individual and small group).
Record classroom lessons for students not feeling well or unable to participate during class time.
Scheduled school materials exchanges
Distance Learning Flexibility
“In-person” students who may need to be home for periods of time
Single classroom or grade level closures
If an all school closure occurs, daily schedules remain in place. Video conference model would continue for live instruction.