What is Distance Learning for All?

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Distance Learning for All, began on Monday April 13th

    • Distance Learning for All is a model of learning in which the student and the teacher are not in the same place.
    • Students will be learning new content/material, and work will be graded.
    • High school students will receive credits for this work, which will count toward graduation requirements.
    • We will be using a variety of platforms to deliver this, including Class Dojo, Google Classroom, and email.
    • Most pieces of Distance Learning will be asynchronous, which means that students do not need to be online at particular times, but will have access to materials and resources from their teachers.
    • Your student(s) will not be expected to be on a computer for a full school day.
    • Teachers will continue to have office hours, and can be reached by phone, email, and text. Please see the contact list on our school closure webpage for contact information.
    • Middle school and high school students (grades 6-12) should check their school email (blachly90.com account) regularly, as this is how teachers will be sharing information.
    • Elementary teachers (grades K-5) will continue to communicate in the usual methods (Class Dojo, email).
    • We are working to put together learning opportunities for your students that are meaningful and realistic. We are planning around the following time model that comprises the entire school day, provided by Oregon Department of Education:
      • Teacher-Led Learning is structured, directed and supported by the teacher.
      • Supplemental activities may be connected to teacher-led learning, led by the student, or led by the family.
      • Nutrition/wellness needs: breakfast, lunch, snack, recess/play breaks.

Please know that our Distance Learning for All plan will evolve over time as we roll out more components, and we’ll get better together. We appreciate your patience as our teachers work extremely hard to quickly pull together a plan for your students to continue their learning. There are many barriers and hurdles to accomplishing this but we are going to give it our all.