Student Learning & Schedules
School Year 21
Student Learning & Schedules
Trimester #1 | 2020-2021
Synchronous Learning Schedule
September 21 - November 6, Cycle 1
Hybrid Learning Schedule: Trimester 1 | 2020-2021
This year IDP will be following a hybrid learning schedule.
That means that students will be in school some days and working from home some days. If our county moves into a Level 4 Health Emergency, we will switch to 100% remote learning for all students. Check this page for ufpdates.
Group A will be in school on Mondays and working from home remotely the rest of the week.
Group B will be in school on Tuesdays and working from home remotely on the other days of the week.
Group C will be in school on Wednesdays and working from home remotely the other days of the week (M,Tu, Wed & Fri).
Students needing extra academic support will be asked to come in on Thursday or Friday for intervention services. Students not coming in for intervention services should plan to continue at-home learning assignments on Thursdays & Fridays.
If a student is requesting to switch their in-school learning days, contact our Guidance department @ (314) 635-0122 for help or assistance.
If you would prefer a 100% online learning schedule for your child this year, we are offering that as an option. Please visit this link to select your learning preference.
The school day will run from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Students may arrive no earlier than 9:45 and must exit the building promptly at the end of the school day.
How Hybrid Learning Works:
Hybrid learning combines in-class instruction and at-home learning. This allows us to limit the number of students in the building each day for safe social distancing, while still ensuring that students can benefit from direct interaction with teachers and peers.
During days in class, students will be working in pods of 6-10 students in which IDP teachers will work in pod teams to provide targeted support on the classes students are working towards demonstrating mastery. Students will be working on 3 classes at a time on six-week cycles. These days will be used primarily to address student needs, provide small group and one-on-one instructional support, and conduct assessments to monitor student progress towards mastery.
Students will continue to work on their classes independently through synchronous and asynchronous instruction for at-home learning days. This will allow students to apply and practice what they learned in class. There may be a combination of technology-based learning activities and offline worksheets, projects, and writing assignments. At-home learning routines are critical to a students' success and successfully earning a credit.
Teachers and intervention specialists will have virtual "office hours" (on Google Meet). Students who have questions or need extra support can check in with their teachers during their office hours for help with at-home learning assignments.
Students with IEPs or 504 plans, or who have been identified as at-risk for not meeting academic standards, may have additional one-on-one intervention provided either virtually or in school on Thursdays and Fridays.
How Remote Learning Works:
For students that have elected to stay with fully remote learning, it is expected that the student will complete all assignments provided by the teacher, as part of each students individualized program. At the same time, we recognize that working independently at home is different and difficult for many students, so we want to provide flexibility.
Students and families should see the Remote Routines document below for a helpful structure and it is important students are checking for updates from their teachers via Google Classroom & Skedula. You can find a link to your teacher's contact info in the Staff Directory.
During 100% distance learning, your teacher may conduct live classes via Google Hangouts. Check your teacher's Google Classroom or Schoology page for your live class schedule.
When signing in for virtual classes or meetings, students are expected to be on time, appropriately dressed, and ready to learn. We suggest signing in 5 minutes before class starts. Please try to reduce background noise and distractions as much as possible.
Student Safety & Social and Emotional Wellness
In addition to asking everyone to wear masks, wash hands, and maintain social distancing, our school has taken several steps to improve the safety of our staff and students.
These steps have been recommended by local health authorities to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 and other illnesses.
Changes in class sizes: We've reduced the average class size from 25 to 10 for in-person instruction.
Improvements in ventilation: In an effort to maximize air circulation, we are opening windows whenever possible and will add industrial fans, if deemed necessary, to high-traffic areas.
Increases in cleaning frequency: Our custodial team is committed to cleaning all classrooms twice daily, once before the school day and once in the afternoon. In addition, all classroom teachers have been provided with sanitizing wipes to wipe down surfaces and shared resources on an as-needed basis throughout the school day.
Hand sanitation: All bathrooms have been stocked with extra soap for frequent hand washing. In addition, we have provided teachers with hand sanitizer for the classroom and added hand sanitizer stations in common areas.
IDP Social & Emotional Remote Spaces
Join the IDP Social & Emotional Health Google Classroom. We will use this space to provide up-to-date resources and support services available to students and families.
Use this code to join the classroom: xftsscz
Join the IDP Remote Town Hall Google Classroom. We will use this space to debate important issues and solve problems and come up with solutions. Use this code to Join the conversation today: pgnjc7s
Remote Learning Resources
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