Remote Learning

Preparing for Remote Learning
Posted on 09/04/2020
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Beginning September 8, the School District will hold our two scheduled weeks of Remote Learning for most students. SDPC has scheduled two weeks of remote learning for two reasons. First, we want a chance to assess whether the first two-weeks of in-person school lead to significant increases in COVID-19 spread and to make adjustments if necessary. Second, we want to be prepared in case local or statewide surges in COVID-19 cause another long-term closure of schools. 

 During remote learning this year, our goal is to make sure that students are accountable for their attendance and learning. When schools closed in the spring, our state and our district took a relaxed approach to student attendance and grading. However, our students can’t afford the amount of learning loss that may happen if we do not prepare for rigorous learning to continue even if schools were to close.

Attendance

September 8-11 will be Remote Learning for students in grades 3-12, unless the student is in a special program that requires in-person instruction. During the week of September 14-18, all students will participate in Remote Learning.

According to attendance guidelines from the South Carolina Department of Education, a student is marked present only if he/she meets one of the below criteria:

  • Attends the live Webex with the teacher.
  • Views the recorded Webex & completes a verification activity assigned by the teacher. 
  • Completes the teacher assigned activities by the deadlines posted.

The school day for elementary students will be from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For middle and high school students, the school day will be from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Schools will communicate the exact schedules for classes, breaks, lunch, recess, etc.

Access

Parents and students should prepare now to make sure that they can log in to the programs they need in order to participate in Remote Learning. Each student (with the help of a parent when necessary) should be able to:

Access work in their Schoology folder
Participate in Webex meetings

Find resources on ClassLink Launchpad

Many of our teachers have already begun to show students how they will access Webex, Schoology, and Classlink. If you have questions about the login information for you or your child, please contact your child’s teacher this week.
Technology Support During Remote Learning

More information

Food Service During Remote Learning
Details of what students may expect during their day will depend on their school, grade, and teacher. For a more detailed look at overall expectations by age group, you can check out our
Remote Learning Expectations for Students & Families. Please also be sure that you know how to communicate with each of your child’s teachers before Remote Learning begins, and direct questions to the teacher first.