Distance Learning for Elementary Students
BSD#1 is offering distance learning as a choice during phase 2 of the BSD#1 reopening plan. Families who choose this option will learn at home for the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year. Distance learning may be reevaluated for the second semester.
Attendance will be taken for all students participating in distance learning instruction. Daily check ins will be scheduled by each teacher, and may include an email or phone call. It will be the responsibility of the student to check in at the scheduled time. Parents will need to report students off by calling the school secretary for any day that the student will not be participating in distance learning.
Distance Learning Calendar:
The distance learning calendar will follow the 2020-2021 Butte School District School Calendar. Students/families will be contacted for an appointment at the school on September 1st to pick up textbooks and to provide more detailed information regarding the distance learning daily schedules. Please note the first day of instruction for distance learning will be September 8, 2020.
Butte School District will be utilizing a hybrid model of on-line programs/communications as well as traditional paper/pencil activities to provide off-site learning for its students. The hybrid model will ensure that content and services are equitable for all students regardless of limited resources at home.
K-12 on-line Learning Platform – Microsoft Office 365 - TEAMS
Teachers will be providing distance learning using the Microsoft TEAMS platform. Teachers will use the TEAMS platform to upload prerecorded lessons, post assignments, and administer tests. Students will need to access these recorded lessons for instruction and then complete classwork in workbooks or online. Additionally, teachers will use TEAMS to conduct meetings with students a few times per week, offering assistance and support.
In addition to using the Microsoft TEAMS platform, students will have access to software applications and resources via their Classlink account, including Freckle and Accelerated Reader.
Students will receive instruction focused on English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics, social studies/science (depending upon the semester), and other content areas including music, art, and technology.
Teachers will inform students/parents of their preference for how work is to be returned. Grading procedures for remote learning will be the same as outlined in the district grading policy.
Students who are distance learning will need to have access to a parent or other adult to act as a learning coach from home each day. Parent involvement will be imperative in order to ensure that instruction is meeting the needs of the student. Teachers will communicate with parents/students on a regular basis in order to monitor progress.