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Note: Unfinished learning refers to any prerequisite knowledge or skills that students need for future work that they don’t yet have.

Core Instruction

Recognizing and Completing Unfinished Learning

Understand:

  • Study the Essential Learning Targets for upcoming instruction.
  • Identify critical, prerequisite skills and understandings students need to access grade-level content

Diagnose:

  • Determine student understanding of prerequisites based on diagnostic or formative data
  • Consider if gaps exist for the entire class or a small group.

Take Action:

  • Entire class: plan to build needed scaffolds into upcoming lessons; make necessary adjustments to pacing to allow for additional lessons
  • Small group: plan differentiated instruction or coordinate to address gaps within intervention periods

It is more important to help students catch up on thinking skills than facts.

Feedback to Students

  • Continuous, personalized, learning-centered feedback throughout the learning cycle that moves the learning forward
  • Based on submitted assignments, assessments, discussions, etc.
  • Assignments are likely fewer in number than with face-to-face instruction and feedback must increase
  • Tools: written, auditory, recorded, Google Meets, shared docs, using the “chat” feature as an exit ticket

Instructional and/or Practice Time

  • Elementary: 2 hours per day (instruction plus assignments total); 20 minutes of home reading is still highly recommended
  • Junior High: 30 min/class/day (instruction plus assignments total)
  • High School: 45 min/class/day (instruction plus assignments total)
  • For students receiving special education services, service minutes will be determined by the student’s IEP team.

Digital Content

Essential Learning Targets are on an LMS (instruction, assignments, assessments)

  • Teachers have Essential Learning Targets on a common LMS per school following the district-created style guide (instruction, assignments, assessments)
  • Ensure there are increased options for supporting students and parents who choose to participate in home-based learning.
    • Teachers may choose to use instructional tools such as: Google Meet, the conference option in Canvas, or streamed and/or recorded instructional videos.
    • Consistent time should be scheduled during which students and parents can ask for help via direct communication and support.

Assessment

  • Assessment FOR instructional feedback and design; frequent, actionable and tied to specific curriculum
  • Diagnostic assessments provided within the first two weeks of school to identify unfinished learning
  • Formative and classroom assessments (with timely results) follow frequently to provide data that will inform instruction and intervention practices
  • Use items and tasks that support deeper thinking
  • Tools: Canvas, state platforms, observations, performances, Edulastic, Forms, paper-and-pencil, Reading Inventory, DRP, CBMs, ALEKS, Preschool DOT

Student and Family Communication

  • Occurs several times per week (encourage documentation)
  • Tools: Email, phone, MyStudent, LMS, surveys and Google Forms

Grading

Based on clear demonstration of proficiency by students with multiple data points

  • Modified grading scales may be in effect as students complete online learning
  • Consider using online engagement as part of grade determinations as appropriate
  • Elementary may not issue report cards

Collaboration

  • Student-student
    • Google Meets and/or discussion threads
  • Teacher-teacher
    • Consider cross or integrated curriculum to make it possible to deliver additional content that may be necessary to address unfinished learning
    • Use team approaches and shared resources
    • Continue PLCs (using modified format)

Suggested Reading:

Instructional Delivery

  • All teachers are on a common LMS per school, providing a consistent experience for parents and students
    • Each school follows a style guide (district-created guide, personalized at the school)
  • Ensure there are increased options for supporting students and parents who choose to participate in home-based learning.
    • Teachers may choose to use instructional tools such as: Google Meet, the conference option in Canvas, or streamed and/or recorded instructional videos.
    • Consistent time should be scheduled during which students and parents can ask for help via direct communication and support.

Instructional Support

  • Live EdTech support will be provided via Google Meet on a bi-weekly basis at a scheduled time (sessions recorded and will be available for all WSD teachers)
  • Additional support/training will be available by request

Network/Filters

  • BARK responses go to home as well as school during the school day
  • Increase iBoss nodes for additional Elementary devices at home
  • Wireless Access Points placed outside will provide WiFi access to students in areas such as parking lots or near the building if needed.

Student Devices

Secondary

  • All secondary students have access to a mobile device they can take home

Elementary

  • Ascend schools identify what students need a device at home and set up a school-specific way to issue those devices (devices will be sent home base on need)
  • Non-Ascend schools will evaluate which students/families need a device; unassigned devices from Ascend schools will be distributed to non-Ascend school students/families

Classrooms

All Moderate and Enhanced Precautions followed

Additional Recommendations:

  • Possible modified schedule: A/B Day, shortened schedule, half day, flexible learning model, etc.
  • Prioritize classes that need to meet in person at the school
  • Prioritize students needing to attend to those who require technology assistance and/or access to the internet, testing, tutoring, disability and special needs, ELL, and homeless, etc.

Transitions/Common Areas

All Moderate and Enhanced Precautions followed

Additional Recommendations:

  • Students follow strict traffic patterns
  • Congregating before, during, and after school prohibited
  • Possible staggered bell schedule to limit number of students in hallways

Entry and Exit Points/Parent/Guest/Volunteer Access to School

All Moderate and Enhanced Precautions followed

Additional Recommendations:

  • Parents/guests/volunteers discouraged from entering the building
  • If entering is necessary, call office prior to entering
  • Symptom check required

Transportation

All Moderate and Enhanced Precautions followed

Additional Recommendations:

  • Limited number of students in attendance at school with limited numbers on buses

Restrooms

All Moderate and Enhanced Precautions followed

Cafeterias

All Moderate and Enhanced Precautions followed

Additional Recommendations:

  • Limited number of students in the lunchroom
  • Consider Grab and Go Lunches

Recess/Playgrounds/P.E. Classes

All Moderate and Enhanced Precautions followed

Additional Recommendations:

Due to limited social distancing PE classes may have to be taken online

  • Access to all playground equipment, sporting goods, etc. prohibited

Large Group Gatherings: Assemblies/Performances/Dances, etc.

  • Group gatherings no permitted

Unique Courses with Higher Risk of Spread - (Choir, Band, Orchestra, Drama, CTE, Fine Arts, etc.)

All Moderate and Enhanced Precautions followed

Special Education, Related Services, or School Counseling

All Moderate and Enhanced Precautions followed

Pre-Schools/Day Cares

All Moderate and Enhanced Precautions followed

Additional Recommendations:

  • May be limited to those with disabilities and special needs

After-School Programs

  • After-school programs suspended

Athletics

All Moderate and Enhanced Precautions followed

Additional Recommendations:

  • Follow USBOE and UHSAA guidelines. Athletics could be cancelled or rescheduled
  • If athletics are allowed, attendance will be limited to attendance recommendations by the Weber/Morgan health department and consistent with the limitations of the venue

Driver’s Education

All Moderate and Enhanced Precautions followed

Additional Recommendations:

  • Virtual theory instruction
  • Single student per car on driver’s education range allowed
  • Driving with students not permitted

 Back-to-School Nights/Parent Teacher Conferences

  • Virtual Back-to-School and Parent Teacher Conference Appointments

Graduation

All Moderate and Enhanced Precautions followed

Additional Recommendations:

  • Virtual graduations replace traditional graduations
  • Walk-through graduation allowed to recognize graduates if physical distancing can be made
  • Walk-through graduation by appointment
  • Face coverings required
  • Attendance limited to close family

 

  1. All symptomatic children and employees should stay home from school, and will be sent home if exhibiting any symptoms.
  2. Designate the school nurse as the contact person to be responsible for responding to COVID19 concerns.
  3. Follow any other standards promulgated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Utah Department of Health, and local health department.

Classrooms

All Moderate and Enhanced Precautions followed (with the additional requirements and recommendations below)

Additional Recommendations:

  • Students have a modified schedule: A/B Day, shortened schedule, half day, flexible learning model, etc.
  • No partner or work unless physical distancing can be maintained
  • Have the same group of children stay with the same staff all day in elementary
  • Students and staff are encouraged to follow strict hygiene standards, including:
    • Wash hands when:  arriving at and leaving school; after playing outside; after having close contact with others; after using shared surfaces; before and after using restroom; after blowing nose, coughing, and sneezing; and before and after eating
  • Turn desks to face the same direction rather than facing each other
  • No drinking fountain access-students bring their own water bottles

Transitions

All Moderate and Enhanced Precautions followed

Additional Recommendations:

  • Physical distancing required
  • Congregating before, during school, during lunch and after school--prohibited
  • Students following strict hallway traffic patterns
  • Students not to use lockers during pass time
  • Possible staggered bell schedule for students to limit number of students in hallways
  • No drinking fountain access-students bring their own water bottles

Entry and Exit Points/Parent, Guest and Volunteer Access to School

All Moderate and Enhanced Precautions followed

Additional Recommendations:

  • Parents/guests/volunteers discouraged from entering schools

Transportation

All Moderate and Enhanced Precautions followed

WSD Requirement

  • Student temperature check upon boarding

Additional Recommendations:

  • Limited number of students in attendance at school with limited number of students on buses
  • Reasonable physical distancing maintained
  • Students wash hands after riding bus and entering classroom

Restrooms

All Moderate and Enhanced Precautions followed

WSD Requirement

  • Class schedules for restroom visits

Cafeteria

All Moderate and Enhanced Precautions followed

Additional Recommendations:

  • Limit number of students in the building/cafeteria
  • Consider Grab-and-Go Lunches

Large Group Gatherings (Assemblies, Performances, Dances)

All Moderate and Enhanced Precautions followed

Additional Recommendations:

  • Assemblies and performances prohibited

Unique Courses with Higher Risk of Spread (Choir, Band, Orchestra, Drama, CTE, Fine Arts, etc.)

All Moderate and Enhanced Precautions followed

Recess, Playground and P. E. Classes

All Moderate and Enhanced Precautions followed

Additional Recommendations:

  • Access to ALL playground equipment, sporting goods, etc., prohibited

Special Education, Related Services, or School Counseling

All Moderate and Enhanced Precautions followed

Additional Areas of Concern

Preschool/ Day Care

All Moderate and Enhanced Precautions followed

Additional Recommendations:

  • Limited number of students per classroom 
  • Limited supervised usage of play areas with no students on the playground equipment 

After-School Programs

All Moderate and Enhanced Precautions followed

Additional Recommendations:

  • After-school programs may be prohibited
  • If programs are in session, all students and teachers wearing face coverings or shields

Athletics

All Moderate and Enhanced Precautions followed

Additional Recommendations:

  • Athletics may be suspended by the UHSAA
  • If athletics are allowed, attendance will be limited to attendance recommendations by the  Weber/Morgan health department and consistent with the limitations of the venue
  • Junior High School athletics follow same requirements as the UHSAA guidelines

Driver’s Education

All Moderate and Enhanced Precautions followed

Additional Recommendations:

  • Virtual theory instruction only
  • Single student per car on driver’s education range allowed

Back-to-School Nights/Parent Teacher Conferences

All Moderate and Enhanced Precautions followed

Graduation

All Moderate and Enhanced Precautions followed

Additional Recommendations:

  • Walk-through graduation allowed if physical distancing can be maintained
  • Face coverings required for graduates
  • Attendance limited to close family--face coverings required

Resources

Classrooms

All Moderate and Enhanced Precautions followed

Additional Recommendations:

  • Student desk tops cleaned between each student usage

Transitions/Common Areas

All Moderate Precautions followed

Entry and Exit Points/Parent/Guest/Volunteer Access to School

All Moderate and Enhanced Precautions followed

Transportation

All Moderate and Enhanced Precautions followed

Additional Recommendations:

  • Seat and surface cleaning between routes

Restrooms

All Moderate and Enhanced Precautions followed

Cafeterias

All Moderate and Enhanced Precautions followed

Recess/Playgrounds/P.E. Classes

All Moderate and Enhanced Precautions followed

Additional Recommendations:

  • Consider closing all slides and other play structures
  • Horizontal and Vertical, touchable surface cleaning to include use of electro-static disinfection between uses.

Pre-Schools/Day Cares

All Moderate and Enhanced Precautions followed

Additional Recommendations:

  • Student desk tops cleaned before every new student usage
  • Eliminate usage of play structures

After-School Programs

All Moderate and Enhanced Precautions followed

Athletics

All Moderate and Enhanced Precautions followed

Additional Recommendations:

  • Horizontal and Vertical, touchable surface cleaning to include use of electro-static disinfection between uses.

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