Full Remote Learning FAQ

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Full Remote Learning FAQ

Will there be daily synchronous face-to-face (F2F) virtual sessions for the Remote Learning cohort?

Yes, there will be synchronous lessons. The exact number will depend on final staffing which is still to be determined. However, 2-F2F sessions with core teachers each week is the minimum expectation. At MHS, it will likely be daily.

What is the intended actual time per day students will be engaged in F2F virtual sessions?

Please see building schedules in the right column of the Full Remote Learning webpage. Principals will be providing that information as it is finalized. However, core classes can expect times equivalent to a traditional teaching period (around 40 minutes).

Is there a teacher dedicated to working as the Virtual Option teacher, or are the in-person teachers

Is there a teacher dedicated to working as the Virtual Option teacher, or are the in-person teachers being asked to work on virtual lesson plans in addition to their blended teaching responsibilities?
 
As of now, in full-remote learning, all teachers are dedicated to remote teaching. When we implement blended learning it will depend on the number of students selecting each option, but overall, especially in grades 6-12, teachers will be implementing BOTH models, keeping our kids with our teachers instead of some third party online vendors.

Will there be a consistent teacher assigned for each child or will it vary by day or subject?

 Will there be a consistent teacher assigned for each child (a "homeroom" teacher) or will it vary by day or subject?
 
Building principals will share this information as the details of the schedules are fleshed out. 

What will the Full Remote Learning Program (100% online learning) look like?

Remote learning will consist of a combination of virtual face-to-face, recorded and other remote and online lessons and assignments. However, as stated in my letter, we learned a great deal from our experience in the spring. Students need consistency and more contact with teachers, and the remote plan we are working on will have both. Students will access grade-level appropriate content through online platforms at home.  Orange Schools teachers will be assigned to work with students. Students must commit to the online option for at least the first semester.

Will students be able to complete the same courses in Remote Learning as they would in-person?

Will students be able to complete the same courses in the Remote Learning Program as they would in-person?
 
The goal is to offer all courses, but building principals will communicate more details about building-specific offerings in the days ahead. 

Who will be my student’s teachers in the Remote Learning Program?

Remote learning will be taught by our teachers. When in-person blended leaning is implemented, they will also be teaching blended courses. We have to leave all options open; however, staffing needs may dictate the need for flexibility. Remote students will likely not often be taught in live settings with blended students, but we need to keep options open to meet needs as staffing dictates.

Will I have the possibility of changing from the Remote Learning to in-person or vice versa?

Will I have the possibility of changing from the Remote Learning Program to in-person program or vice versa once the school year begins?
 
Students are asked to commit to an option for at least the first semester. Case-by-case consideration will be given to requests, however. 

Will kids who are doing Remote Learning Only follow the same curriculum as the "blended" kids?

Will students who are doing Remote Learning only follow the same curriculum each day as the kids who are doing the 'blended' program?
 
Yes, we will be seeking continuity in keeping students who are in the remote learning option aligned with their in-person option classmates. This may not happen lock-step daily, but the curriculum maps and content will be parallel.

Will special services such as ESL, special education & gifted be provided in the Virtual Learning?

Will special services such as ESL, special education and gifted programming be provided in the Virtual Learning Program?
 
For these details and/or any questions specific to your child’s plan, please contact the building principal or Dr Naidu, Director of Student Services at [email protected] 

How will standardized assessments such as state tests & gifted/accelerated placement be administered

How will standardized assessments such as state tests, and gifted /accelerated placement assessments be administered to students in the Virtual Learning Program?
 
This is to be determined and will be communicated by the principals. For these details and/or any questions specific to your child’s plan, please contact the building principal or Dr Naidu, Director of Student Services at [email protected] or for questions concerning gifted programming, write Sheli Amato, Director of Gifted Services at [email protected] 

Will the Remote Learning be rigorous yet flexible enough to accommodate student schedules at home?

Will the Remote Learning Program be rigorous yet flexible enough to accommodate student schedules at home?
 
We learned in the spring that students and parents need a schedule, but we also learned that the schedule needs to be flexible. Students need to attend the virtual F2F classes, and when this is a problem, it is very important for the parent and student to communicate with the teachers. 

How will seniors be supported for college readiness(applications, register deadlines, scholarships)?

 How will seniors be supported for college readiness such as applications, registration deadlines, scholarships?
 
The OHS guidance team will continue supporting students virtually, making sure deadlines are met and that students are supported. Megan Petronsky will keep in continuous contact with seniors. 

Will the District provide Technology support during Remote Learning?

Yes. Please visit our remote learning Technology webpage.

This webpage will provide you with information on Chromebook content filtering, cleaning and repair along with Google Meets, online resources for students and parents, and what to do about suspicious emails?
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