Guide to Phase III / PAUSD / April 14, 2020

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PALO ALTO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

GUIDE TO PHASE III

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM REMOTE ONLINE LEARNING EXPERIENCES

 

WHAT WILL “SCHOOL” LOOK LIKE?

Teachers will introduce new material through a variety of techniques, including posting documents and weblinks, pre-recording instruction, and hosting live discussions. Unique teacher schedules will be posted for each secondary site and lessons will be posed in advance through Schoology. At all levels, teachers will use their professional judgment to match delivery of instruction to meet the developmentally appropropriate needs of their students. Online learning is new for everyone and PAUSD is thankful for the partnership between our teachers and families.

HOW MUCH “SCHOOL-WORK” CAN I EXPECT?

Pre-K                                                45 minutes/day

Kindergarten & First Grades            60-90 minutes/day

Second & Third Grades                90-150 minutes/day

Fourth & Fifth Grades                120-150 minutes/day

Middle School                            3 hours per course per week

High School                               3 hours per course per week

HOW WILL I KNOW MY CHILD IS ON TRACK?

Feedback will be provided to students routinely. Teachers will respond directly to questions or concerns regarding their classes. Site principals will assist students and families if their issues require intervention.

WHAT IF MY CHILD HAS AN IEP OR RECEIVES SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES?

Special Education Staff will be in regular contact with the students and families they serve. Staff will continue to review and follow guidance from State and Federal officials about Special Education in a Distance Learning setting and communicate with families. For specific questions, please contact your child’s case manager.

WHAT MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES EXIST?

For school-based support, students and families can schedule time to connect with school staff including school counselors, psychologists, and therapists from 8:30am-3:30pm on scheduled school days. Families, students or staff seeking mental health services can use Care Solace to find a community provider matched to their needs.

www.caresolace.com/pausdfamilies

HOW DO I GET ADDITIONAL HELP?

For the quickest response, start with your child’s teacher, then your child’s principal. For assistance with meal delivery, financial issues, Zoom, logins, Schoology, Chromebooks and other questions:  www. pausd.org/lets-talk

 

www. pausd.org/school-closure

 

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