Student Distance Learning Schedules

A team of nearly 40 teachers, administrators, and staff have developed these distance learning schedules for our students based on feedback this spring by our students, parents, and teaching staff, and informed by the Wiseburn Reopening Advisory Partnership.

In particular, the team worked very hard to balance the right amount of Zoom or virtual “in person” time with independent and small group practices, as the amount of screen time has been a concern from many of our teachers and families. We will be monitoring this consistently.

Further, there are many families that find themselves in unique situations during these fluid times. These families may need some flexibility in accessing the curriculum. Our intent is to provide most of the live instruction and interaction with teachers and peers in the morning between 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for both our TK-5 students and our middle schoolers (with the exception of Mondays, when middle schoolers will have some instruction that extends past noon).

In our elementary schools, we will offer opportunities for physical education, visual arts, music, and science enrichment activities in the afternoon. We intend to record these sessions in an effort to maximize flexibility. For example, a family may want to spend the late afternoons and evenings after regular work hours to enjoy some of these opportunities.

These schedules represent our best collective thinking right now. The key to distance learning, including the schedule, will be flexibility. While we will adhere as closely to these schedules as possible, we also know we will need to remain adaptable and flexible and continue to seek feedback from our teachers and families as the school year evolves. We will be revisiting this schedule continuously to ensure it best serves our students’ needs, and will adjust the logistics of the schedule accordingly.

Schedules by grade level

TK-5th Grade

The below is a general outline of the TK-5 schedule. More specific schedules will be outlined by individual school sites and teachers. The schedule is flexible and adaptable, and the district will continue to monitor and adjust course as necessary.

Time MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
8:30 - 9:00 Live Instruction with whole group Live Instruction with whole group Live Instruction with whole group Live Instruction with whole group Live Instruction with whole group
9:00 - 9:15 Break Break Break Break Break
9:15 - 12:15 During this time students will participate in both live online instruction and assigned independent practice.

Focus: Mathematics & English Language Arts
During this time students will participate in both live online instruction and assigned independent practice.

Focus: Mathematics & English Language Arts
During this time students will participate in both live online instruction and assigned independent practice.

Focus: Mathematics & English Language Arts
During this time students will participate in both live online instruction and assigned independent practice.

Focus: Mathematics & English Language Arts
During this time students will participate in both live online instruction and assigned independent practice.

Focus: Mathematics & English Language Arts
12:15 - 1:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:00 - 3:00 Independent Work
Student Support Time
Additional Learning Opportunities
Independent Work
Student Support Time
Additional Learning Opportunities
Independent Work
Student Support Time
Additional Learning Opportunities
Independent Work
Student Support Time
Additional Learning Opportunities
Independent Work
Student Support Time
Additional Learning Opportunities

 

Dana Middle School

Time MONDAY
Stack Schedule
Periods 1-6
TUESDAY
Block Schedule
Periods 2, 4, 6
WEDNESDAY
Block Schedule
Periods 1, 3, 5
THURSDAY
Block Schedule
Periods 2, 4, 6
FRIDAY
Block Schedule
Periods 1, 3, 5
8:30 - 9:00 HR + Pod Live Instruction HR + Pod Live Instruction HR + Pod Live Instruction HR + Pod Live Instruction HR + Pod Live Instruction
9:15 - 10:05 Live Instruction Schedule:
9:05-9:35 Period 1
9:40-10:10 Period 2
10:15-10:45 Period 3
10:50-11:20 Period 4
11:20-11:50 Student Support Time
11:50-12:35 Lunch
12:35-1:05 Period 5
1:10-1:40 Period 6
1:40-2:10 Student Support Time
2:10-2:45 Independent Practice
 
Period 2 Live Instruction Period 1 Live Instruction Period 2 Live Instruction Period 1 Live Instruction
10:20 - 11:10 Period 4 Live Instruction Period 3 Live Instruction Period 4 Live Instruction Period 3 Live Instruction
11:25 - 12:15 Period 6 Live Instruction Period 5 Live Instruction Period 6 Live Instruction Period 5 Live Instruction
12:15 - 12:45 Student Support Time Student Support Time Student Support Time Student Support Time
12:45 - 1:30 Lunch Student and Teacher Lunch Student and Teacher Lunch Student and Teacher Lunch Student and Teacher
1:30 - 2:00 Student Support Time Student Support Time Student Support Time Student Support Time
2:00 - 2:45 Independent Practice Independent Practice Independent Practice Independent Practice