Guidance For Blended Learning
How Hybrid Learning Works
Hybrid learning combines in-class instruction and at-home learning. This allows us to limit the number of students in the building each day for safe social distancing, while still ensuring that students can benefit from direct interaction with teachers and peers. Whether in school or at-home, P.S.90 will ensure that students will have continuous, rigorous instruction. Parents choose the type of learning for their child. The school day for all students will be from 8:30-2:00.
During student’s in school days, teachers will provide direct whole-class instruction and small-group instruction. During student’s at-home learning days, students will be provided with scheduled whole group and/or small group live instruction. Students learning at-home will also have instructional activities that are important to the learning process, that will be completed independently and will be graded.
Teachers and intervention specialists will have limited virtual after school "office hours" (on Google Classroom/ Zoom) Monday – Friday from 2:00-2:20. Students and parents who have questions or need extra support can check in with their teachers during their office hours for help with at-home learning assignments. Your child’s teacher will send the specific code. Student expectations for in-person and remote learning.
How Remote Learning Works
Remote instruction will blend synchronous and asynchronous student engagement. Remote instruction will include live interaction with large groups, small groups and individual students. The school day for all students will be from 8:30-2:00. Children must log on every day AND engage in work. Students must meet all deadlines for work however some children may need to do some work at different times based upon family schedules. We will work with families to have all children log on at least once a day with the class/teacher during school hours. The DOE has set minimum expectations for time on device/day.
During hybrid or 100% remote learning, the school day will look similar to a typical school day. your child is expected to sign on to and complete all assignments provided by the teacher. At the same time, we recognize that working independently at home is different and difficult for many students, so we want to provide flexibility. Live instruction will be provided at scheduled times and we encourage all students to log on during those times to receive that instruction. Please check your teacher’s Google Class for your live instruction schedule. All work for all children will be available on the Google Drive.
Remote Learning Expectations
(Whether 100% remote schedule or Hybrid)
When signing in for virtual classes or meetings, students are expected to be on time, appropriately dressed, and ready to learn. We suggest signing in 5 minutes before class starts (like you would do for in person learning). Make sure your child has a quiet place to work (ideally a desk or table) and the school supplies they need. Try to remove distractions, like the television or other technology, not needed for learning. Please try to reduce background noise and distractions as much as possible.
At-home assignments will be posted in Google Class daily and will have a due date. All assignments will be accounted for and count towards your child’s mastery of the subject material. You should expect to receive feedback from a teacher.
The amount of time your child should be expected to engage in learning activities will vary by age and grade level. See the charts below showing the minimum daily synchronous time for each grade:
***Instruction will be delivered in short intervals throughout the day. Children will need to log on to live instruction a few times a day.
Your child may benefit from focusing on the recommended subjects each day. Teachers will provide a recommended schedule for students to follow for the week. This will help students stick to a schedule and help students to complete assignments in a timely manner. Children should review the videos and teacher talk overs to help them understand the material better.
Students and families should check Google Class daily for important updates from their teachers and a daily message and mood meter check in.