Update for Families on Fall Learning Options
Transitions for Families
The below provides an overview of how families can transition between blended and remote learning and guidance for schools on keeping track of updates and communicating with families. The DOE will revisit these policies and adjust on an as-needed basis.
The default is that students will participate in blended learning based on the scheduling model the school selects.
Families can opt into 100% remote learning at any time using the Learning Preference online form.
Families who choose 100% remote learning can opt back into blended learning on a quarterly basis during a set timeframe three weeks before the quarter begins. Schools will have two weeks before quarters begin to program students accordingly and communicate to families their blended learning schedule. Schools will have access to real-time reports indicating students who have opted into 100% remote learning.
Because families can opt into remote learning at any time, schools should review these reports on a daily basis. In these same reports, schools will be able to see which students who had previously opted into 100% remote learning are opting back into blended learning on a quarterly basis.
Below is a possible timeline for when families will be able to opt back into blended learning on a quarterly basis.
July 15 – August 7: Families can begin opting into 100% remote learning
Week of August 10: DOE sends reports to schools indicating which students have opted into 100% Remote Learning
All other students should be programmed for blended learning (based on model school selects)
Week of August 24: Families informed of their fall schedules by their school
First Day of School – November 13: Quarter 1
October 26 – 30: Blended Learning Opt-In Window for Quarter 2
Week of November 2: Schools program students newly opted in to Blended Learning
Week of November 9: Schools inform students newly opted in to Blended Learning of their schedule
Monday, November 16: Quarter 2 Begins
November 16 – January 29: Quarter 2
January 11 – 15: Blended Learning Opt-In Window for Quarter 3
Week of January 18: Schools program students newly opted in to Blended Learning
Week of January 25: Schools inform students newly opted in to Blended Learning of their schedule
What are some existing resources (not already in wide circulation) that can be used to support students, families, and teachers?
Spectrum free internet for students for 60 days: https://www.engadget.com/2020/03/16/spectrum-freeinternet-students-coronavirus/
Resources for Parents during Coronavirus: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1I7sgng1PpoczZu9BJ8EJ0R8KcMPDTkR502omvJmUNT4/edit
What to do with the kiddos: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1f3r3ASehz4LMG0Av0_yLmGvl3A7hCVGzP4K09TXOzM8/edit
Homeschool Resources: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rBqt7UJ7U_8Nz0mnLgbRd3TsSgzoJ1gawefZPCNNmAY/preview