Opening School with Remote Learning 2.0 - Shorewood High School
Shorewood Students and Families,
We are excited to open the 2020-21 school year on September 2nd with Remote Learning 2.0. Since this will be entirely new format for all students and teachers, we are providing this resource to communicate the finalized schedule for Remote Learning and directions for how to access class materials and meetings.
When will Schedules be Available?
We will have schedules accessible for students and families on Family Access and Canvas on September 1 in Canvas.
Remote Continuous Learning 2.0 will include:
- Use of Canvas as the central organizing tool for learning at high school
- Synchronous instruction (live via Zoom on a schedule, together at the same time)
- Asynchronous instruction (individual student work in a variety of learning modes, not at the same time)
- Instruction will include attendance and student engagement requirements, assessment, grading and feedback
- Organized communications from teachers to students and families for monitoring students’ participation at home
- Student meal pick-up sites
- Family Academy webinars will be offered to support families’ knowledge and implementation of Remote Continuous for students
- Once we return to hybrid and in-person school, start and end times will be altered to support student transportation; however, the basic framework will continue through the school year.
New 3 Class per Semester Schedule: we will also be implementing a 3 class per semester schedule at the middle and high schools that better supports our students in a school year when we anticipate transitioning from Remote to Hybrid (in person and remote learning combined) to Fully In-Person models of instruction. This schedule is one we are calling the "3 x 3 Schedule."
- Participate in 3 classes vs. 6 classes at any given time;
- Focus on fewer classes at one time while navigating a new on-line learning environment;
- Access deeper and more concentrated learning time;
- Reduced class sizes to support interactions between students and teachers;
- Continue to earn credits needed, fulfill graduation requirements, and prepare for post secondary plans.
There will be no schedule changes this school year due to maintain balanced class sizes in anticipating our pivot to hybrid learning.