Plano Middle School

Fully Remote Learning Schedule

Daily Schedule: Effective December 1, 2020 through January 15, 2020

Plano Middle School Families,


As we transition into this time that will require us to be Fully Remote in our Learning we wanted to reach out and share what your students daily schedule will look like. Students will have live zoom session classes 4 days a week, Tuesday through Friday. This includes both their Core Academic classes and their Enrichment classes. Enrichment classes (Computers, Spanish, Band, and/or Art) will take place 4 days a week during the regularly scheduled time. Physical Education classes will not have live zoom classes, but activities and assignments will be posted in Schoology for students to complete. Every Monday at 1 pm they will continue to meet with their Advisory class through Zoom. Links for all Zoom class sessions along with all school work are accessible through each teacher's Schoology page.


All students regardless of hybrid or virtual will be expected to attend live classes during the following scheduled times Tuesday through Friday. Advisory will continue to meet at 1 pm on Mondays:


Tuesday Through Friday


Periods 1 & 2: 8am - 8:55am Zoom Session

Periods 3 & 4: 9am - 9:55am Zoom Session

Periods 5 & 6: 10am - 10:55am Zoom Session

Periods 7 & 8: 11am - 11:55am Zoom Session

Lunch: 12 - 1

1 - 3 Work on Assignments, attend small group sessions, request individual time to work with a teacher.

Middle School Guidelines


  • Current fully remote students will shift to morning classes and follow the daily schedule that matches the typical middle school bell schedule.

  • Hybrid students, when shifted to fully remote learning, will follow the daily schedule that matches the typical middle school bell schedule.

  • At the start of each period, students will log onto Zoom for live lessons.

  • Teachers will have Zoom links posted for the day 24 hours prior to the session.

  • Students will attend full remote Tuesday through Friday mornings, with Tuesday through Friday afternoons being small group or asynchronous independent learning.

  • Small group time will be for select students and the teacher will share the small group link with the selected students for a virtual meeting.

  • Other students not needing live small group will be completing class assignments and work during these time periods.

  • Every Monday at 1 pm they will continue to meet with their Advisory class through Zoom.

Student Expectations

Attendance will be taken, students will be given assignments/assessments and grades/feedback will be assigned/provided



  • Attendance will be taken in PowerSchool each period.

  • Check your email and Schoology modules daily for communication and announcements from teachers and staff.

  • Take advantage of the learning opportunities provided by teachers.

  • Be responsible for

    • Logging into Zoom for live classes four days per week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday).

    • Logging into Advisory Zoom on Mondays at 1 pm.
    • Logging into Zoom for live small group or one on one check in session in afternoons if invited.

    • Checking Schoology daily for learning activities from your teachers.

    • Checking your teachers’ online availability hours so you will know when it is easiest to connect with them for individual or small group questions.

    • Emailing teachers with any questions you might have; please allow a response window of 48 hours.

    • Completing and submitting your assignments by the assigned due date.

    • Producing and submitting high-quality work to teachers.

    • Being respectful to yourself, teachers, and peers.

    • Being prepared to be successful when taking tests and other assessments.

    • Maintain appropriate Zoom learning etiquette

    • Follow all guidelines in the technology acceptable use policy

  • All school student handbook rules apply to all students even when remote learning

  • Access District Technology help desk for tech assistance here.

Parent/Family Expectations

  • Daily attendance will be taken for students on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

  • Students will be given assignments/assessments and grades/feedback will be assigned.

  • Check Schoology with your students each day to see reminders, assignments and schedules.

  • Parents create a Schoology Account if you have not already done so? here
  • Parents sign up to receive email updates with your students grades if you have not already done so? here
  • Assist students logging onto the content block and period for Zoom meetings.

  • Regularly monitor student’s assignment completion.

  • Reserve a space for students to complete remote learning work.

  • Encourage students to get enough sleep.

  • Set sensible time limits for personal technology use (i.e. social media, video games, etc.)

  • Help students establish and follow regular daily routines.

  • Remind students how to best communicate with their teachers.

  • Allow students to work independently, don’t feel the need to correct all their errors. Allow the learning process to take place.

  • Assist in the picking up of student materials as needed.

  • Access District Technology help desk for tech assistance here.

Teacher Expectations


  • Be prepared to deliver remote learning through online instruction starting on Tuesday, December 1st.

  • Be required to use Schoology as the remote learning platform for their classes.

  • Continually post and update the following by the start of each full remote learning week:

    • Daily schedules for students

    • Announcements to your classes

    • Zoom links for students to access live sessions

    • Due dates for any projects or assignments

    • Assignments and how to turn assignments in

    • Create engaging activities for students linked on Schoology

  • Collaborate with colleagues to ensure alignment of pacing, content, and assessment.

  • Host daily Zoom lessons during school hours for each class/content block taught. This is designed as direct instructional time, not simply as a check-in.

  • Hold office hours on Tuesday through Friday afternoons using Zoom

    • Teachers will host office hours for at least 2 hours unless hosting small group session.

  • Submit "Meeting Attendance" for every period Tuesday through Friday and Advisory on Monday through PowerSchool.
  • Respond to parent and student emails within 48 hours during normal business hours.

  • Provide regular, timely feedback to students on assignments.

  • Coordinate each week with the special education case manager, co-teacher, and/or related service provider, as applicable to plan instruction for students with IEPs.

  • Regularly sync gradebooks.

Special Education Teacher Expectations

Special education teachers play a vital role in the daily instruction of students with IEPs. During full remote learning, special education teachers will continue to support students’ IEP goals and services.

  • Special education teachers should follow the Teacher Expectations as outlined in the prior section.

  • All special education teachers should focus on IEP goals and services and how students can access the curriculum.

  • Case managers will review students’ IEPs and determine how to support individual student’s IEP goals during full remote learning. This plan should be communicated to the parent/guardian and documented in an Individual Learning Plan (ILP).

  • Special education teachers will provide instruction and support to address students’ IEP goals and services.

  • Students who received services from a special education teacher through a pull out or co-teaching model may be supported through a co-teaching full remote learning model in addition to direct instruction small group or individual instruction from a special education teacher.

  • Students who received services from a special education teacher through a pull out or co-teaching model may be supported through:

    • a co-teaching full remote learning model and/or direct instruction small group or individual instruction from a special education teacher

  • Provide Paraprofessionals with guidance and direction for working with and provide support to designated students.

Counselor Expectations

  • Check in with students if they are not attending/engaging.

  • Hold virtual individual and group counseling meetings.

  • Supporting student crisis or student check-ins through teacher, student, parent, staff recommendation.

  • Provide support services and serve as a liaison to any hospitalized students.

Social Worker Expectations


  • Check in with students if they are not attending/engaging.
  • Conduct services in a small groups or one-on-one setting via Zoom.

  • Provide support services and serve as a liaison to any students who are hospitalized.

  • Supporting student crisis or student check-ins through teacher, student, parent, and/or staff recommendation.

Reading Interventionist Expectations


    • Meet with intervention groups as assigned/necessary.

    • After collaborating with core teachers, provide engagement check-ins with students.

    • Assist and monitor tier 3 students during the first months of Phase 4 remote learning.

Paraprofessionals


  • Contact and check in with students you have been assigned to support.

  • Support the lessons with small groups.

  • Conduct, under the direction of the Special Education Teacher, Case Manager, or General Education Teacher, small group Zoom meetings and lessons.

  • Connect with students who show a trend of disengagement.

  • Connect with students to assist functional and organizational needs.

  • Prepare materials under the direction of the Case Manager and/or Teacher.

Library Media Specialists:

  • Assist Teachers in the finding supplemental materials for lessons.

  • Provide access to reading materials for all students.

Instructional Coach Expectations

  • Plan and provide staff professional development through zoom.

  • Check-in on students that are lacking engagement in Zoom meetings and attendance as needed.

  • Observe instruction and learning through Zoom meetings and support teachers though feedback.

  • Assist teachers in planning and preparing materials.

  • Oversee the process of writing assessment virtually.

  • Assist teachers in lesson and activity planning as requested.

  • Check in with all teachers remotely.

  • Hold office hours for students as needed to support grade level teams.