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SRVUSD Community | Remote Learning Plan
Posted 3/19/20

 

The SRVUSD Remote Learning Plan for students will begin on Tuesday, March 24th. As we’ve shared, our teams have been working diligently to create a plan for teachers to share curriculum and interact with students remotely for the past month. Information is changing daily and we will continue to adapt accordingly in the weeks ahead. We are asking for your partnership and your patience in this endeavor, as it is new territory for our students and educators.

 

SRVUSD’s Remote Learning Plan is voluntary for students and is intended to support students by engaging in independent and flexible learning in an online setting.  All coursework through April 3 will focus on review and/or reinforcement of previous material in order to acclimate students to a remote learning environment.  

 

In order to participate, students will need an internet connection and a device which is capable of logging onto the student’s Google account. If you, or someone you know, needs a device or internet connectivity, please fill out this Google Form or call (925) 824-1840 and we will provide students with internet connectivity or a device, depending on your student’s needs.  

  • Students and families will receive an email from their teacher on Monday, March 23rd with details and the online location (School Loop, Google Classroom, etc.) for their course work.  

  • Teachers will be asking for an acknowledgement of receipt of their learning expectations by Tuesday, March 24th.  Please respond to your teacher’s request so that we can include all students in the Remote Learning Plan.

  • Teachers have been participating in training and planning this week and will continue through Monday, March 23rd.  Remote learning will begin on Tuesday, March 24th at 9 a.m. At that time, curriculum, lessons and online work reviewing and reinforcing previous material will be available. 

  • Students will receive feedback on their learning periodically throughout the duration of remote learning and teachers will provide weekly updates.  However, per state guidelines, formal grades will not be reported.  

  • We have asked teachers not to provide lesson plans and curriculum prior to the launch of the remote learning plan. Teachers are always happy to hear from students and families with a hello, but they will not be releasing any lessons prior to Tuesday.

  • Questions on curriculum and individual student progress should be directed to teachers via email or the online platform the teacher is using.  We anticipate a higher volume of electronic communication during this time, so please be patient with our teachers. 

  • State standardized testing has been cancelled for Spring, 2020 by the State of California.  We will update high school students on AP and college entrance assessments as we receive information.  These decisions will be made at a national level.   

  • Summer School and Extended School Year registration and the middle school math bridge program are all paused as we move forward.  We will update you regarding summer offerings as information becomes available from the State of California. 

  • No remote learning will be held during our already scheduled Spring Break from April 6th - April 10th. Teachers and staff will not be accessible during the Spring Break.

 

We thank you for your flexibility and patience while we created this Remote Learning Plan.  This plan was developed in conjunction with guidelines received Tuesday night from the California Department of Education.  This plan also incorporates the many federal and state guidelines necessary to ensure equity for all of our students.  

 

While we are aware that this closure has the potential of extending beyond April 13th, no official decisions have been made at any level regarding school closure past that date.  Any decision will be made with guidance from the State of California. Nevertheless, the SRVUSD is planning for every contingency. Should school be postponed beyond Spring Break, the focus of remote learning will shift to new curricular material and progressing on the course standards for the year. 

 

As we go forward, please be sure to read your district emails and to check our website regularly for updates.  We have also assembled this page of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for you to use, which will be updated regularly.