Led by Remote Learning Principal Jordan Hoffman - & Dr. Nolin, Natick Public Schools Superintendent.
440 students in K-5 RLA
Goals: Flexibility in pacing, Keeping a love of learning for all students, Meet desires of parents for students to have community, independent schedules & synchronous learning. While most districts are only offering one of the above, Natick’s model is striving to strike a balance between all of them.
Connection to Peers:
· K-4 Community Meeting 8:30 a.m.
· 5th grade – around the 8:30 a.m. tbd - Homeroom with peers in the brick and mortar experience
· These meeting begin the week of 9/29.
Learning to Coach Role:
· Create a designated learning environment
· Create a schedule including specials and community meetings given to you by NPS
· Expect the parents will be guides through the lessons
· Assist with interactive games
· Check for understanding
· Check for progress within the edgenuity assignments
· Communicate with NPS teacher as needed
NPS Teacher Role:
· Students will have contact with an NPS teacher every day
· Remote learning teacher, promoting a love of learning, teaching small lessons, checking progress within framework
· Swapping out lessons when needed to supplement
· Offering support when a skill is not mastered
· NPS engage emails will come on Fridays – Remote Learning Academy will have a link
· Parent Guidebook will be linked on the website hopefully by this weekend
· Back to school Day will be in October
· Twitter Account available – details in email to come
· Parents will be able to connect with remote teacher through tools on Edgenuity
· Standards based approach instead of % grades
· We will stick with kids until they master a skill
· Conferences in November
· January full progress report
Commitment to program:
· We cannot make changes to the model you have chosen through October 11th
· Expectation/Hope is you stay in RLA until 1/22 but reach out to principals if you have an important need and we will do our best.
· RLA will remain the same if NPS goes full remote. NPS is striving for consistency for students.
Start of School:
· Orientation and relationship building on for both Cohort A and B - 9/16 (no Edgenuity on first days). Remote teachers will reach out with information
· Specials Week for Cohort B start on 9/16
· Community meeting with students’ homeroom teacher begins on 9/29
· Supply list for Remote Learning is supplied by NPS – coming in future communications – Natick Service Council has offered to help with kits for anyone that is in need.
Workbook pick up:
· Available at Johnson Elementary School, Thursday September 10th – 1-4 p.m (under a tent)
· No cost to parents
· Another time will be set up for next week later in the day.
· Synchronous assessments for K-3 in reading
· Turn assignments in on Fridays
· Each lesson has a quiz and exam (No synchronous assessments)
· Encouraged to use Raz Kids, MyOn or actualy books for Novel Studies. Librarians working out a way for pick up from schools.
· Will continue getting EL Services in Remote
· Christy Arnold will be setting these up.
· Case manager will reach out
Title 1 Services will continue
· We did not exit any student from the program. As such, we will continue and do assessments ASAP to see who has progressed out of the program and which students would benefit.
504 Plans – These manipulate the environment so they will not relevant for the RLA, if there are ways we can support your 504 remotely, we will try. Reach out.
What to expect from the schedule:
Community Meeting – attendance taken
Specials every other week
Library, Art, Music x 2 PE x 4
Math – 60 minutes
ELA – 60 minutes
Social Studies – 30
Science – 30 minutes