The Wynantskill UFSD has developed a fully remote learning model for those students unable to return to school and for the entire school Pre-K-8 should we have to close due to spikes in COVID-19 cases in our community.
If your child will be missing school due to COVID-19 exposure, symptoms of being ill, or because they are awaiting testing, they can join the District’s Short-Term Remote Learning community. Please refer to this Remote Learning Plan & Information document for complete and updated details. You can also watch this video from Mr. Mesh to help get you started.
In order to access instruction from home, all students will be provided a Chromebook computer.
Students who are in our remote learning plan will be assigned to a classroom and supporting teacher. Faculty will be available both in person (Google Meets) and via email for questions and support.
To ensure high-quality remote learning experiences, we will standardize the use of a single online learning platform, to the extent possible, and develop a common, coordinated set of guidelines for teachers to follow when using the platform with students. Google Classroom will be a standard requirement for all PreK-8 Classrooms both during in-school and remote instruction. Teachers will use Google Classroom to compile lesson materials and assignments for all subject areas. This will ensure that the students who are learning remotely have continuous availability to all grade level curriculum and instructional materials. This also provides a seamless transition from in-school to fully remote teaching practices.
Remote learning opportunities will include a greater emphasis on synchronous instruction, with teachers finding ways to provide live instruction and lessons to students. Teachers will provide students with live lessons using Google Meets in all core subject areas (Math, ELA, Science, Social Studies and Spanish in 7th & 8th Grades). Google Meets will be provided daily to students learning remotely following the scheduled times for in-school core subject areas/classes (Schedules to be posted soon).
Art, music, library and PE are responsible for offering a weekly live Google Meet to each grade level K to 8.
Grading practices will follow a standards-based framework designed to provide direct feedback regarding students’ mastery of course content. Student work will be graded and are expected to be present for all classes delivered remotely. We will use a four-scale grading rubric based on levels of competency/mastery, which can then be aligned to numeric bands (for GPA purposes).
Please review schedules for your child’s classroom should we ever need to go remote.