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Due to the impact of the various COVID-19 variants and potential inclement weather, we want to be prepared should a classroom, a school or the whole district have to shift to remote teaching and learning. This would only be temporary and we will need to be ready to shift with only a short notice.
**If your child's class or school must shift to remote learning, details about how to access class materials and class login information will come directly from your child's school/teacher.
Please see the information below and use it as a general guide.
* * * IMPORTANT * * *
Per Senate Bill 654, school districts no longer have the authority to shift the entire district to remote learning in response to COVID-19. However, school districts can shift individual classrooms and schools to remote learning on a temporary basis due to COVID-19 exposures resulting in insufficient school personnel or required student quarantines. Additionally, school districts can use remote learning districtwide for up to five days (or 30 remote instruction hours) when schools are unable to open due to severe weather conditions, energy shortages, power failures, or other emergency situations.
If needed, Orange County Schools is prepared to close individual classrooms and schools in response to COVID-19 per the parameters outlined in Senate Bill 654.
GENERAL EXPECTATIONS OF STUDENTS, FAMILIES & STAFF
Expectations of students
- Attend school remotely Monday through Friday
- Participate in live (synchronous) and pre-recorded (asynchronous) classroom sessions. (Parents, please review your child’s/childrens’ school-specific schedule/s).
- Turn on the camera during live instruction (turn on background).
- Participate in scheduled intervention and enrichment times
- Receive feedback from teachers
- Complete assignments
- Contact teacher with questions about assignments or if an individual check-in is needed
Expectations of parents/guardians
- Review school-specific schedules and guidance from teachers
- Identify a space for learning
- Review all messages from schools and the district
- Support your child(ren) with checking and submitting assignments as needed
- Contact your child’s/childrens’ school(s) if your student will be absent
- Contact your child’s teacher if you have questions or concern about the schedule or assignments to be completed
Expectations of staff
- Deliver core instruction through live (synchronous) and prerecorded (asynchronous) classroom sessions
- Attend to students’ social-emotional learning needs
- Provide individual and/or group feedback on assignments in a timely fashion
- Participate in all required professional development
- Communicate learning outcomes to parents
- Communicate concerns to parents and administration immediately
- Respond to communications from parents and students within 24-72 hours
- Continue to provide EC, AIG, ESL services
- Continue with interventions–academic and social/emotional
- Carry device to and from school daily
GUIDANCE FOR REMOTE TEACHING AND LEARNING & SAMPLE SCHEDULES
Due to the impact of the various COVID-19 variants and potential inclement weather, we want to be prepared should a few classrooms, a school or the whole district have to shift to remote teaching and learning. Click on "WHAT TO EXPECT" for important details...