What should a typical School Week look like in this blended, in-person model?
A typical school week is five full days of learning (approximately 8 hours a day). Depending on your cohort, the days will be a little different. Two of these days will be in-person learning, and three of them will be remote.
For All Students:
The start of the school week occurs on Monday with a full day of learning and a portion of the learning including the possibility of Synchronous Remote sessions from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Click here for the Remote Monday schedule.
For the Red Cohort:
Learning continues on Tuesday and Wednesday with their in-person learning. All students should be completing a full day of learning for both Thursday and Friday for their Remote Learning. Beyond the five full days of school, students might have homework as an extension of their in-person learning that they will need to complete in addition to the required remote learning for that week.
For the Silver Cohort:
Learning continues on Tuesday and Wednesday with their Remote Learning. All students should be completing a full day of learning for these two days. They then have their in-person learning days on Thursday and Friday. Beyond the five full days of school, students might have homework as an extension of their in-person learning that they will need to complete in addition to the required remote learning for that week.
How do teachers mark attendance for an RLNP? What do they use to determine that?
Every Monday by 10 a.m., teachers input attendance for the previous week’s Remote Learning. This attendance will be coded as either RLP (Remote Learning Present) or RLNP (Remote Learning Not Present). RLP is determined when a student demonstrates engagement in remote learning through submission or evidence of learning. Examples could include a discussion board post or reply, a comment in a chat room, a poll on Schoology, a survey, a reflection, or a graded assignment, but each teacher determines what that is for their class. This does not mean that a student has completed all of the required work for remote learning but the student did engage in at least one aspect of learning for that class. Your student might still have missing work even if they were marked RLP for a class.
If my child makes up the work that they didn’t complete, does the RLNP go away?
RLNP attendance codes are not meant to be punitive but serve as a communication component for the school to use to better support students. Because of this, RLNP codes will ONLY be changed if it was marked inaccurately initially. Teachers should be working with students to address credit made up for submitting a missing assignment.
What amount of time should be devoted to Remote Learning each week?
Students are still attending school for five days a week—with only two of those days being in person. Students should be completing three full days of school from home with the potential for homework from the in-person days as an extension of that learning or if they don’t finish in class.
This is a big adjustment for a lot of students to navigate. One of the best recommendations for students to adjust to the Remote Learning expectation is to follow their A-day/B-Day schedules on the days they are working from home. This helps them know where to start and about how long to work on a class. This allows them to then use Mondays to check in with their teachers or to finish up work for classes in which they needed more time to complete their learning and to complete any homework.
Why aren’t grades updated when my student completes missing work? How long does it normally take for a grade to be updated?
When students complete late or missing assignments, teachers will still need to take time to grade the assignments and then sync their grading in Schoology with their gradebook. Depending on when the work is completed, it could take a few days for that assignment to be graded. We encourage students to follow up with their teachers via email or in person if more time has passed.
What is the best way to support my student during Remote Learning...
when I work from home?
Students are all going to work well under different circumstances, so some of this is going to be dependent on your child. That said, we know that students work best when there is some structure. We would encourage students to have a specific area at home to work. Before they start, it is beneficial to sit down with them to either help them build their Remote Learning schedule for the day or to go over what they are planning to work on and when. Some students might need more check-ins than others. You can set up an agreement with them to determine when you will check in to go over work to still give them some autonomy. We also recommend setting up expectations for when students need help (like emailing the teacher, working with classmates to problem solve, signing in during the Monday remote class schedule).
when I go into work and I’m not there?
Before you leave for work, make sure that your child has a schedule set for themselves for the day and a checklist of what they want to complete. Leaving them with some structure helps them know what to do while they are on their own. Depending on your child, it might be a good idea to check in with them via text or a phone call during the day to see how they are doing and if they need some guidance or support. We also recommend setting up expectations for when students need help (like emailing the teacher, working with classmates to problem solve, signing in during the Monday remote class schedule).
I see my student working on Remote Learning, but they are getting marked with multiple RLNPs. How do I know what they have actually done?
It is entirely possible for a student to be on their computer and working but not participate in every class, which is why they might still receive an RLNP even if you see them working while they are home. To help them figure out time management and to make sure they are doing their work for all classes, there are a couple of options here for you and some of it will depend on how much you want to track your child’s work. Our best recommendation is to make a checklist/schedule of assignments that are due for each class at the start of each week of Remote Learning. You will either need to have your child show you their submissions for each of those assignments or wait a couple of days for the grading to be complete and the grade to show in PowerSchool. Again, accountability will look different for every kid, and part of this will be about the systems that work best for you and your child.
What do I do if a teacher puts in RLNP but my child actually completed the remote learning work on time for a class?
Have your student check in with the teacher where they inaccurately received an RLNP. The teacher has the ability to change the attendance for the previous week. You are also welcome to reach out to your child’s Attendance Dean (Last names A - H can contact Sam Turner; last names I - S can contact Karen Slusher; last names T - Z can contact Maggie Pelz).
How do I access my parent Schoology account to view my student’s courses?
Every parent can have access to their student's Schoology courses using their parent login. For more information on how to set this up, or common Schoology questions visit this Parent Resources site.