Updated: April 9
Asynchronous Remote Learning
Students who do not return to in-person instruction will engage in full-time remote learning.
- Students will receive all learning instruction, activities, and supports from Arlyn School remotely through alternative means (e.g., phone, e-mail, Google Classroom, Google Apps for Education, or Google Meet, etc.).
- Full-time remote learning may not include live streaming of instruction or other opportunities for my child to receive immediate feedback/responses from teachers and other school personnel.
- Full-time remote learning may not include all of the activities offered within the classroom.
- Arlyn School may develop a Student Remote Learning Plan for students that identifies the instruction and educational supports provided during full-time remote learning.
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Arlyn School has transitioned to a hybrid instructional model. Students in the Middle School program will be on-site Monday and Wednesday. The High School program is on-site Tuesday and Thursday, and the AXIS Transition program will be in the building Tuesday and Thursday.
EXPECTATIONS FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING DURING REMOTE AND HYBRID LEARNING DAYS
The expectations below are intended to provide structure to a new and unanticipated circumstance. The goal of Remote Learning is to maintain a level of consistency and support for students over an extended period when student attendance on campus is not an option.
We ask that all stakeholders be flexible during this difficult process. We expect teachers to be flexible around student challenges, technical difficulties, deadlines, and grading. We ask that students be flexible regarding technical difficulties and teacher response times. Parents, we greatly appreciate your patience and partnership with Arlyn staff as we work together to figure out how to best move learning forward.
With everyone working together, we can make the best of a very unique situation for the good of the students and their learning.
STUDENT EXPECTATIONS WHEN ENGAGED IN REMOTE LEARNING
- Students are expected to maintain appropriate communication during remote learning days, and at all times. Communication is logged.
- Students must check their Arlyn email account each morning by 7:55 a.m. and review assigned work and make a plan for the day. Logins are monitored automatically.
- Check in with your homeroom teachers’s Homeroom page on Google Docs.
- Assignments must be turned in each day for the purpose of taking attendance.
- Respond to your Case Manager by 8:06 a.m. so your teacher knows you present for that day.
- If you are ill and cannot work on a day, your parent or guardian must contact the school as usual. Any work due will be made up per teacher instructions.
- If you receive individualized services such as Occupational Therapy, or Speech Language Therapy, follow the plan given to you by your clinician.
- Students should communicate with teachers about daily and long-term assignments via email or Google Classrooms or Docs.
- For daily assignments, in order to give teachers time to respond, students must communicate questions about those assignments during class times listed below.
- Students must complete assignments and submit daily check-in requirements to teachers via the requested format (Google Classroom, Google Docs, email, etc.) by the end of 8th Period (Middle School 9th Period). Teachers will take attendance based on the work you turn in for daily requirements.
Question: “How can I communicate with my teachers and therapist?”
Answer: “Teachers and Clinicians will be available by email throughout the day and will respond through identified electronic means.”
Question: “I have ELA with Mr. Ward first period, when should I email him with a question about an assignment?”
Answer: “Mr. Ward will be responding to email regarding Period 1 ELA from 8:05 – 8:45.”
Question: “How will my teachers know to mark me present for a class?”
Answer: “You should email your homeroom teacher by 8:06 each morning to let them know you have a plan for the day. Teachers may ask you to join a shared Google Doc during the designated class time.”
Class Schedule – Subject to Change
Students should follow their schedule while working at home.
Please refer to the individual schedules that were emailed to you for specific classes.
- Post and publish course work on Google Docs, Classroom, or email by 8:06 a.m. daily.
- Assignments should be meaningful yet manageable for a student’s total workload.
- Indicate the method for students to turn in the assignment electronically. Recognize that students may not have printers at home.
- Include due dates on all assignments. Be clear to students how assignments will impact their grade.
- Respond to email messages from students on a timely basis.
- Communicate with students and administrators with any concerns about attendance and progress.
- Take class attendance daily.
- Provide individual, group, and parent/family counseling as indicated on IEPs.
- Groups will be conducted online or by other means.
- Maintain contact with students and families.
- Be available for check-ins as needed.
- Monitor student participation in Remote Learning through regular email contact.
Arlyn School Remote Learning Grading Policy
As we transition into a hybrid learning model, students are expected to continue with the learning activities assigned during remote learning. We are mindful of the impact of time on tasks, time on screens, and time on reflection during this pandemic. We understand that this situation is unique and stressful for both students and teachers. It is not possible to deliver the same experience or the same curriculum as if students were in the classroom each day. Teachers have adjusted their curricula to modify lessons to the essential understandings, concepts, and skills most necessary as building blocks for future learning.
We have deployed specialists and educational support personnel to help students in need of intervention. Students are encouraged to complete all of the work assigned and reviewed during the remote learning period.
A traditional grading structure (A-D) will be used for students
We will continue to update you on Arlyn’s remote learning program, ISBE guidance, state assessments, PSAT/SAT, graduation requirements, etc.
We are committed to being flexible during these unprecedented times and plan to expand our remote service delivery to include more connections between students and staff during the coming weeks.