Middle Level Students
Teachers will continue to provide daily 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 Arizona State Standards.
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.
Course Teachers: Middle school teachers will offer daily general educational opportunities (and provide feedback) for students in their content area aligned with the unit and/or overarching goals. 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.
Co-Teachers: Co-teacher will co-plan and co-facilitate daily general educational opportunities (and provide feedback) for students in their content area aligned with the unit and/or overarching goals. 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.
Core/Resource Special Education Teachers: Teachers will offer daily general educational opportunities (and provide feedback) at their students’ performance level specially designed for the students they serve in their respective 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.
English Learners (EL) Teachers: Teachers will offer daily EL general educational opportunities for students and provide feedback for students.
Cluster Program (ID/ED) Teachers: Cluster Program (ID/ED) teachers will provide daily general educational opportunities for students and provide feedback.
Related Service Providers: Related Service Providers will coordinate and provide ongoing opportunities for students on their caseload to work on IEP goals.
Counselors: Counselors will continue to support students/families on their caseload to ensure personalized needs are addressed and supported.