Remote Learning Options for 2020-21

  • School will begin on Monday, August 17th. All SRCS families will select one of these two remote learning options for their student: Learning House or Distance Learning.

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    MESSAGE TO FAMILIES: We are looking forward to welcoming our students back for the 2020-21 school year in the safest way possible during the COVID-19 pandemic, which at this time means remote learning. Parents will pick an option for their student by filling out a form in Illuminate Education, which will be sent on Wednesday, July 22, and due by August 3 for the Learning House option and August 7 for one of the two Distance Learning options.

     

     

  • Learning House graphic

  • The Learning House is a virtual learning environment that goes beyond the traditional school experience. Each Learning House groups together students from throughout the district with a small team of core-subject and elective teachers, to form a learning community. Students get to know students from other schools and the teacher team works with all of the students and includes standards-based instruction, project-based learning, design thinking, and projects that blend together learning across content areas helping students connect their learning to real world application. Students learn to develop skills necessary to engage with issues we face in our local, national, and international community through exploration of:

     

    SELF: Through the use of curriculum focused on discovering purpose and belonging our students discover who they are, what’s important to them and their current purpose.

    LIFE: With the help of our community partners and staff, our students learn how to articulate their purpose and design their roadmap for the future. 

    COMMUNITY: Once our students have a sense of themselves and their future plans, they turn their focus to the community, learning the importance of civic engagement and service learning.

    SERVICE: Civic engagement and service learning will be demonstrated through student led real world projects.

    CONNECTION: Intervention and enrichment are a key component of the program to strengthen and engage all learners.



    Key points about Learning House:

    • For grades KA-12
    • Students meet students from other schools (placed in classes with students from other schools)
    • Curriculum includes standards based instruction, project-based learning, design thinking and real world projects.
    • The curriculum is integrated with core subject areas (English, math, science, history)
    • Enrichment and Intervention will be provided
    • Students remain “registered” in their current school while in Learning House, so they don’t lose their spot in that school
    • If students are in a specialized school or program, such as ArtQuest or a language immersion charter school, they do not lose their spot in that school or program; however, they will not be taking those specialized classes. Students who enroll in Learning House may not be able to complete specialized program (such as IB or Early College Magnet) requirements before graduation
    • There will be several “Learning Houses,” so there is room for everyone
    • All learners are welcome, including Special Education, English Language Learners
    • Students will receive standards-based instruction, so this model is an option for high school students who are interested in taking tests such as AP tests or the SAT
    • Electives will be offered
    • Students will attend online school every day except Wednesday, when teachers are in professional development. On that day, students will check-in with teachers but will not have online instruction.

    Students will be in Learning House for at least one full semester (until Winter Break in December)

    Click here to view Sample Schedules for Learning House

  • Distance Learning graphic

  • The Distance Learning Model is designed to provide a traditional education similar to the experience students would have had at their school, just in an online format. In this model, students will follow a traditional school schedule.

    • Students meet with a group of classmates and teachers from their current school
    • Middle and high school students have classes with teachers from different subject areas, just as they would in traditional school
    • Access to content and assignments via Google Classroom (grades 4-12) and SeeSaw (grades KA-3) platforms
    • Students will attend online school every day except Wednesday, when teachers are in professional development. On that day, students will check-in with teachers but will not have online instruction. 
    • Students enrolled in specialized programs (such as ArtQuest, IB, SPARQ, University Center, Early College Magnet) and World House will be able to continue in those programs through Distance Learning
    • Students enrolled in charter schools (CCLA, SRFACS, SRCSA, SRACS) will be able to continue in those schools through Distance Learning

     

    If we are able to open the Hybrid Model (2 days in school, 3 days at home) after the first quarter, students in Distance Learning will have a choice: 


    • Choice 1: Remain in Distance Learning 
    • Choice 2: Transition into Hybrid Model when school buildings reopen (this could mean schedule changes mid-semester) 

     

    Key points about Distance Learning:

    • Students and teachers from current school
    • For grades KA-12
    • Students will utilize Google Classrooms in grades 4-12 and Seesaw in grade KA-3 for content and assignments
    • Students who want to continue to take classes from their specialized programs (ArtQuest, IB, SPARQ, University Center, Early College Magnet) or charter schools (CCLA, SRFACS, SRCSA, SRACS) can do so in this model 
    • All learners are welcome, including Special Education, English Language Learners
    • Intervention and Enrichment opportunities will be provided 
    • Students will receive standards-based instruction, so this model is an option for high school students who are interested in taking tests such as AP tests or the SAT
    • Electives will be offered

    Students will be in Distance Learning for at least one quarter of the school year. If it is safe to open school buildings after October 9th, students in Distance Learning would get the choice to stay in Distance Learning or return to school in the Hybrid Model (2 days in school/3 days at home) 

     

    Click here to view Sample Schedules for Distance Learning

  • If you have questions particular to your school, please email your principal. If you have general questions, please contact Cindy Deuel at (707) 890-3800 x80302 or cdeuel@srcs.k12.ca.us.