What Families Can Expect

    • Students will have daily remote learning activities that reinforce grade-level standards and prioritize social and emotional needs.  
    • Students will be engaged in assignments, videos, activities, and periodic interactions with teachers for a full school day. The expectations and rigor will mirror in-person instruction, and digital students will have a full seven (7) hour school day Monday-Friday following the school system calendar.
    • Core academic courses (social studies, science, math, and English Language Arts) will be available for all grade levels as well as activities for special areas and elective courses.
    • For students in grades 3-12, reliable internet access is required in order to participate in remote learning, and a district-issued device will be available for each student.  There will be external WiFi access points in designated school parking lots for those with limited Internet access.
    • Students will be able to participate online (grades 3-12) or with printed packets (grades Pre-K-2). 
    • Students in grades Pre-K-2 will engage in remote learning through paper-based learning packets and other supplies. Due to the age of these students, families in this circumstance will need to designate a parent or family member to help younger children organize, complete, and submit work as well as connect with teachers on a daily basis.
    • Families who opt to participate in remote learning are committed to remaining in that program until the end of each semester, at which time transitioning back to a traditional program may be considered. 
    • We expect students to stay engaged in learning, either with digital or non-digital learning options, and teachers and staff will be available to instruct, encourage, and support students.  
    • Students are expected to complete classwork and assessments with integrity. Just like they do during the school year, teachers will routinely track student engagement and provide feedback on student work.  
    • Students will be expected to log a minimum amount of daily learning (7 hours) and are expected to engage in their learning as required.    
    • Families can contact school staff, including their child’s teacher(s), by email or phone. 
    • Teachers will remain responsible for the education of students eligible for special education services with an individualized education program (IEP) that opt for remote learning. Because remote learning may affect how special education and related services are provided, the student’s IEP team will work to ensure that the student receives services to the most appropriate extent possible.
    • This will work best when students and families join us in this effort and communicate their needs and ask for help when it is required.

Students

    • Participate in remote learning lessons with teachers each school day
    • Check Google Classroom daily (grades 3-12) for communications from the school or teacher 
    • Receive and act on feedback from teacher(s)
    • Contact teacher(s) with questions about assignments
    • Complete required logs to record daily activity for attendance purposes
    • Connect with teachers daily via telephone, email and/or video  (FaceTime, Google Meets or Duo, etc.) 
    • Attend required in-person assessment days at your school
    • Report any technical issues through the eLearning Support app through ClassLink as soon as the issue arises. To minimize lost learning time, every effort will be made to resolve issues within a two day timeframe.
    • Follow and maintain all online and technology expectations outlined in the Guidelines and Expectations for Google Accounts and Chromebooks and the Network and Internet Use Policy (BP519)
    • Adhere to the procedures and guidelines located in the Sevier County School System Student Handbook as applicable.

Parents/Guardians

    • Set realistic goals and daily routines for yourself and your child(ren).
    • Establish a place for learning at home that minimizes distractions and establish a routine for learning at home while also being flexible when needed
    • Review school-specific schedules and guidance from teachers
    • Review and adhere to attendance policies
    • Review Sevier County School System’s community messages
    • Support your child(ren) by checking and ensuring submission of assignments
    • Communicate with your child’s teacher and/or principals if you have questions
    • Remind your child to check in with their teacher if they have concerns or need support and encourage them to take breaks for snacks, exercise, and play
    • Ensure completion of the Learning Activity Log on a daily basis and ensure that it is shared with the classroom teacher to record required participation and avoid absences
    • Plan for transportation to attend mandatory testing sessions at the school

Remote Learning Teachers

    • Communicate, daily, with students
    • Design and implement instruction
    • Communicate lesson and learning outcomes via the weekly assignment template (K-6) or the course syllabus (7-12).
    • Provide feedback to assigned student work in a timely manner
    • Assess skills and standards through formative assessments
    • Communicate, regularly, with students and parents through Google Classroom, email, and other platforms
    • Take daily attendance