Teachers will continue to provide daily English Language Arts and Math general educational opportunities and feedback utilizing technological resources to students they serve in their content areas or will provide alternatives if students cannot access technology and/or have alternative learning needs. Educational opportunities will be aligned with the Priority Standards within the Arizona State Standards and as identified in MUSD’s Curricular Units.
For consistency, teachers will use Google Classroom for Learning at Home opportunities with their students. In addition, teachers will connect with their students and parents/guardians utilizing a variety of methods:
- Phone calls and emails.
- Virtual or telephonic office hours to support individual or small groups of students. This can be done in a Zoom personal room or having parents email during designated time windows and teachers returning the call.
- Additional applications teachers and staff currently use to connect with families: Class Dojo, ParentVue (MUSD Connection), Remind, Bloomz, etc.
- Alternative learning opportunities and materials will be made available for those students who need alternatives and supplemental materials based on their learning needs.
Teachers will provide feedback to students on general educational opportunities. Teachers will also keep parents and guardians informed about learning opportunities and provide weekly feedback to parents/guardians about their student’s progress.
Methods that teachers may use to provide feedback to student:
- Comments on Google docs
- Comments to individual students through Google classroom
- Verbal formative feedback during a Zoom meeting
- Comments on a student Flipgrid, EdPuzzle
- Whole class feedback on Screencastify
- Asking questions to further discussion or prompt thinking/clarify student ideas
Formal grades and grading are suspended for the fourth quarter of the 2019-2020 school year. Teachers will document fourth quarter assignments and performance (not for a grade) in ParentVue (MUSD Connection) so that parents will receive information on their student’s progress and to maintain a record of learning opportunities.
Report cards will be issued at the end of the school year. While report cards will not contain grades for fourth quarter, teachers will provide comments to parents as well as indicate whether or not students are promoted to the next grade level. Retention decisions will be based on their student’s mastery of standards through the third quarter. Teachers will not retain a student who is unable to participate in learning at home due to barriers created by the public health emergency.
Attendance will not be taken during the school closure.
HB 2910 cancels the statewide assessment (AzM2, AIMS Science Test and MSAA) for the 2019-2020 school year for all students. In addition, since students will not be taking AzM2 this school year, no 3rd grade students will be retained due to Move On When Reading this year.
Grade Level Teachers: Teachers will offer daily English Language Arts (ELA) and Math general educational opportunities (and provide feedback) for the students they serve in those content areas. Teachers may create additional opportunities for learning in other content areas. Some learning at home opportunities may take multiple days to complete. In this case, teachers will check-in with students and provide feedback regarding their progress.
Co-Teachers: Co-teachers will co-plan and co-facilitate daily ELA and Math general educational opportunities (and provide feedback) for the students they serve in those content areas. Some remote learning opportunities may take multiple days to complete. In this case, teachers will check-in with students and provide feedback regarding their progress.
K-3 Special Education: Teachers will offer daily ELA and Math general educational opportunities with teacher feedback at their students’ performance level. Some remote learning opportunities may take multiple days to complete. In this case, teachers will check-in with students and provide feedback regarding their progress.
English Learners (EL): Teachers will offer daily EL general educational opportunities and provide feedback for students they see on a daily basis.
Cluster Program (ID/ED, PAL): Cluster Program (ID/ED, PAL) teachers will provide daily general educational opportunities and provide feedback for students.
Special Education/504 Students: Classroom teachers, co-teachers, case managers, and related service providers will work together to support students with special needs, this includes providing modifications and accommodations as able while facilitating remote learning opportunities.
PE/Music Teachers: Specialists will create general educational opportunities twice a week for students in their specialist area. Specialists will work through the classroom teacher or directly with students using Google Classroom to communicate with students and provide feedback.
Reading Specialists: Reading Specialists will continue to support and collaborate with PLCs they work with weekly. In addition, Reading Specialists will work with grade-level teachers twice a week to provide supplemental reading opportunities (and provide feedback) for the students they serve.
Math Specialists: Math specialists will continue to support and collaborate with PLCs they work with weekly. In addition, Math Specialists will work with grade-level teachers twice a week to provide supplemental math opportunities (and provide feedback) for the classrooms they serve.
GEM Specialists: GEM teachers will provide general educational opportunities aligned with their current GEM units. They will push out these activities on the normal GEM day for students.
Library Media Specialists: Library Media Specialists will continue to support and collaborate with PLCs weekly. They will provide weekly enrichment activities to the classes they serve at one school for one week and the other school the next.
Counselors: Counselors will provide weekly enrichment educational opportunities to students at their school site. They will work through the classroom teacher or directly with students and provide them with feedback.
Related Service Providers: Related Service Providers will coordinate and provide ongoing opportunities for students on their caseload to work on IEP goals.