Cougar Communication

August 13, 2020

Remote Learning ~ What to expect.

Monday through Thursday


  • Morning Check-In/Class Meeting: 15 minutes live. (Monday through Friday)

  • Literacy: 60 minute lesson with minimum 30 minutes synchronous, including lesson delivery and small group and individual support.

  • Mathematics: 60 minute lesson with minimum 30 minutes synchronous, including lesson delivery and small group and individual support.

  • Science/Social Studies: 30 minute lesson with minimum 15 minutes minutes synchronous, including lesson delivery and small group and individual support.

  • Specials: 30 minute lesson with live interaction

  • Lunch: 45 minutes

  • Independent practice, small group, and assignment completion: 120 minutes


Fridays


  • Morning Check-In/Class Meeting: 15 minutes live.

  • The rest of the day on Friday, students complete independent and asynchronous work.

  • Teachers will hold office hours and collaboratively plan and prepare for the next week.

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Teacher Learning Page

  • Each teacher will have a learning page with a standard format and required links depending on course content.

  • The site will link to teacher's Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams, and SeeSaw.

  • We will use the Teacher Learning Page as the entry point for students to access content.

  • Teachers will communicate their routines to students and families so they know when to expect updates.

Technology Needs

As PSD awaits the arrival of several thousand devices, the IT department is continuing to survey families to determine which students need a laptop device and reliable internet services to access remote learning this fall. PSD is temporarily in need of families utilizing their own device if they have one the student can use for remote learning. If you have not yet had a chance to answer this important question, can you please take a moment to do so?

  • Parents and guardians should log into ParentVUE and go to the “Student Information” (Student Info) screen
  • Click on the "Edit Information" button for EACH of your students to indicate laptop need as well as your response to having reliable internet services in your home
  • Be sure to click “Save Changes” at the top of the screen
  • Please complete these important steps as soon as possible.

Visit https://www.psdschools.org/node/1593 for more information.