DISTANCE LEARNING AT DIAMOND VIEW
2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR
Susanville School District, Distance Learning Guidelines
The Distance Learning Option will allow students to engage with a classroom teacher and their peers through a digital platform as well as through the use of paper instruction as required by the individual teacher.
New Mandates require a much more robust and involved process for engaging in distance learning; it will not resemble the distance learning that took place last spring during the emergency closure.
- Families must have the Internet (WIFI) at home to participate.
- Daily “live interaction” is required- teachers will have to connect with students each school day through online instruction and/or phone calls.
- Student attendance is required- attendance and participation will be required daily.
- Students must receive a minimum amount of daily instruction that can be met through a combination of teacher instruction and “time value” of work assigned (180 minutes per day for Kindergarten, 230 minutes per day for grades 1-3, and 240 minutes per day for grades 4-12).
- Distance learning is available for those students that are medically fragile, “at-risk” to exposure, which may be required to quarantine or whose presence increases the risk for an “at-risk” family member.
- Students that fail to participate or engage for 60% of the school week will be redirected through the District’s procedures in the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan. Consequences could result in removal from distance learning and a return to “in-person” instruction.
6th Grade Distance Learning
7th and 8th Grade Distance Learning Schedule
Chromebook Pick Up for Distance Learning
Friday, Aug. 21st, 7:30am-3:30pm
850 Richmond Road
Educational Resources on the Chromebook
Accessing the Internet at Home
Care and Maintenance
The Chromebooks are designed for school use and should be treated with care. Here are a few recommended precautions:
● Treat your Chromebook as you would any valuable electronic device.
● When not being used, store the Chromebooks in a secure place, out of sight.
● Don’t touch the screen, and be gentle with the keyboard, trackpad, and ports.
● Don’t add stickers or markings to the Chromebook.
● Don’t eat or drink near the Chromebook.
● Avoid extreme heat or cold.
● Do not lend your Chromebook to anyone.
● Report any damage to your teacher or school media center immediately.
Here are a few tips:
- Use Internet devices in a central location at home, rather than behind closed doors. Help your student to focus on completing tasks and assignments before any recreational activities.
- Help your student solve technical glitches by recording exactly what went wrong and when.
- Ensure that your child understands that he or she should not give personal information to any person or any website without checking with an adult first.
- Talk with your student about cyberbullyingencouraging him/her to be kind and to communicate clearly online.
- Advise your student that anything they post, text, or upload may be forwarded, copied, and published to anyone, including future education admissions offices and employers.
- Only registered users in Susanville School District will be able to login to the Chromebook, and all usage can be monitored.