April 6, 2020 8:30 PM
Dear WVUSD Families,
As a follow-up to our Superintendent’s update to all families last week, WVUSD teachers, administrators, and staff have been working to coordinate a seamless rollout of our district’s Phase 2 Expanded Distance Learning which is scheduled to begin after Spring Break on Monday, April 20.
In order to prepare our families and students to engage fully in Distance Learning, the WVUSD Educational Services have provided the following updates and guidelines for families.
Distance Learning is defined as a broad instructional approach where teachers and students are not in the same place and same time. TK-12 teachers have been working on a plan to support all students to ensure students will be able to engage fully in Distance Learning.
Beginning Monday, April 20, students will be required to connect with their teachers, where teachers will be moving forward with the curriculum. Some things you can do to help prepare your child for a successful Distance Learning experience include:
· Establish a quiet workplace with limited distractions
· Put all of your materials in one location
· Parents or students should begin checking email or electronic communication regularly from their classroom teacher
· Make sure your child remembers to move and exercise. This is vitally important to their health, well-being, and learning. Teachers may recommend activities or exercises.
· Reach out to the teacher immediately if you have any questions.
How will students connect with their teacher and classmates?
· Teachers will inform students and parents of the delivery model they will use to connect with students. Examples of ways students may connect are through emails, Google Classroom, Google Docs, etc.
· Teachers will determine the delivery model and support they will use to provide Distance Learning.
Although Distance Learning is not intended to be a 6 hour class with daily face-to-face instruction, teachers may choose to set up times for live discussion or instruction. Just as we have rules and expectations in school, please remind your child that we have rules and expectations for participating online. Help your child to do the following:
· Be aware of what is in view on the camera behind you
· Be on time for the meeting
· Follow all guidelines established by your teacher
· Be respectful of all participants
· Remember, it is not legal to record or post images or content without permission of the teacher (CA ED Code 51512)
Please review the District Acceptable Use Policy with your child, which was signed by all parents at the start of the 2019-2020 school year. Reviewing the guidelines outlined in the District Acceptable Use Policy with your child will provide clear expectations and responsible use of technology while engaging in Distance Learning.
Your child’s principal or teacher will email parents the guidelines and schedules that have been created to ensure students have a balance with school work through Distance Learning, time to connect with teachers, and family responsibilities.
Device Checkout Guidelines for Parents
Devices will be distributed by appointment only. Those that completed the Device Loan Agreement form will receive an email stating the appointment time and location. You must either show the email from your phone or a hard copy to pick up a device.
Devices will be distributed at each school parking lot or designated pick up zone. Parents are recommended to stay in their car. Your child must be present to pick up a Chromebook. Parents that have children at multiple schools will need to visit each school separately.
For instructions on how to log on to the device, how to use Google Classroom, or connect the device to WiFi, please visit the website at http://learn.wvusd.org
Due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is no date set on when to return the device.
We thank you for your continued support and partnership as we navigate these unprecedented times.
WVUSD Educational Services