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Distance Learning

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Overview

A Distance Learning Plan allows students and staff, while not physically in our schools, an opportunity to explore and engage in meaningful learning experiences that are: 
  • aligned to the curriculum
  • connected to standards
  • relevant to the current instructional sequence
The intent is to continue to afford students with meaningful learning experiences while connecting with teachers in the event of an emergency. We know nothing replaces the genuine human interactions that happen authentically in the classroom between students and teachers, but this will allow our students to continue learning in an organized manner.  

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Video Platforms

All teaching staff will be using Video platforms to intereact with the student (Zoom, Google Meet, Etc.) and the Google Classroom platform so that students can:
  • participate in daily instruction as if they were sitting in the classroom
  • access information, assignments, and resources
  • prioritize their day
  • reach out to the teacher(s) with questions 
  • submit work/receive feedback 

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Instructional videos

Instructional videos may be posted on teacher Google Classroom. These videos will further the instructional sequence by serving as initial exposure to content or supporting student understanding by focusing on reteaching or clarifying previously instructed materials.  The school district will coordinate with families needing additional support.  

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Student Responsibilities

Students should: 
  • Log into their teacher’s Video Session Daily, as well as Google Classroom to identify the expected work for the day.
  • Limit distractions and be focused while learning. 
  • Behave according to school guidelines and follow all school rules. 
  • Collaborate (not copy) with classmates, as appropriate. 
  • Communicate with teachers when they have questions or need clarification. Outside of the class period, teachers will be available in the Google Classroom and via district email. 
  • Meet deadlines as assigned by teachers. This will allow teachers to provide feedback in a timely manner. 

Family Responsibilities

Support your child in their learning process by:
  • Monitoring TRUSD and FHS updates and checking in with your child daily about the distance learning tasks, activities, and assessments that they are working on. 
  • Maintaining the school schedule for a three-hour day for your child’s school. 
  • Encouraging engagement in the appropriate online Video Zoom meet and Google Classrooms during scheduled times per FHS Bell Schedule.
  • Designating a place where your child will work independently on their assigned tasks.
  • Asking your child to provide a brief summary of the learning they are engaging in for each class and of the process they are being asked to engage in to demonstrate their learning. 
  • Asking your child about their work and supporting them, as needed, in submitting assignments in accordance with the established deadlines.
  • Reminding your child to email teachers if they have any questions.

Staff Responsibilities

  • Faculty are expected to be available electronically during the school day and during  specified sessions after lunch.
  • Teachers will intiate and run a Video Class Interaction, as well as log into Google Classroom, daily.
  • Instructional lessons and activities will be posted on teachers’ Google Classrooms.
  • Teachers will assign due dates and provide feedback on work that is submitted. 
  • Zoom or Google Meet will be used  to provide “office hours after lunch” to compliment email communication for questions and answers from students and/or families. It may also be used for supplemental instruction.
  • Teachers will be available per the schedule above.

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notice regarding the 2020-2021 school year

Hello Foothill High School families and community, 
 
Yesterday you should have received information from Superintendent Martinez regarding our district going back to school this fall under the umbrella of Distance Learning.  Here are a few of the most important details: 
 
  • Keeping our students and staff safe is our main priority.
  • Based on the latest public health information—the coronavirus is not under control with infection rates climbing sharply around the state, including Sacramento County. Therefore, we are starting the 2020-2021 school year in an online/virtual teaching and learning environment. All classes will be held virtually. There will be no in-person classes when school opens August 18, as previously scheduled.
  • Between now and August 18, our staff of education professionals will turn their attention to making sure that we are prepared to deliver quality instruction. 
  • Our team will continue to stay in close contact with public health officials and SCOE, so that we are prepared to roll out a plan to return to in-class learning when we are confident that we can fully execute strategies to ensure public health. 
 
Sincerely,
 
Principal King