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Jamesville-DeWitt has created three reopening plans. Decisions on which plan to use will be informed by health and safety standards and the most up to date guidance from the New York State Department of Health. The district may change which plan is in place based on changing circumstances and guidance from Health officials. The three plans include:
  • IN-PERSON: full-time, no social distancing requirement
  • HYBRID: blend of in-person and remote learning, social distancing required
  • REMOTE: all students learning remotely, maximum social distancing

 

In-Person Plan

The in-person plan most resembles typical school yet is modified to include social distancing and modified COVID-19 protocols as guidance from the DOH and CDC allow.

Hybrid Plan

Hybrid is a blend of in-person and remote learning with social distancing required when students are in school. When students are in school they will be scheduled in a typical school day using instructional practices aimed to support student progress toward state standards. When students are learning remotely as part of the hybrid model, they will engage using the following tools:

Learning Management Platform

  • K-4: Google Classroom
  • 5-8: Google Classroom
  • 9-12: Google Classroom

Communication/Class Meeting Software

  • K-4: Zoom
  • 5-8: Zoom
  • 9-12: Zoom/Google Meets

Remote Plan

This plan will be enacted in the event of a full school closure and utilized for those students whose families have opted to not send their children for in-person instruction.   

Learning Management Platform  

  • K-4: Google Classroom
  • 5-8: Google Classroom
  • 9-12: Google Classroom

Communication/Class Meeting Software 

  • K-4: Zoom
  • 5-8: Zoom
  • 9-12: Zoom/Google Meets

Other communication/notification systems to be used

Grades K-12 

  • Screencastify for recording and presenting lessons
  • Kami - PDFs (free version vs purchase)
  • Flip Grid - performance-based feedback and assessment
  • Email
  • Remind/ClassDoJo

Online Learning Schedule 

Grades K-4 General Education and Special Education

  • Daily instruction across all content areas (combination of asynchronous and synchronous instruction):
    • A weekly assignment schedule and pre-recorded instruction will be posted on Google Classroom on the first day of the week
    • If teacher deems appropriate, paper learning materials will be delivered the first day of the week
    • Approximately 2 hours of learning time across all content areas
    • Classes that occur live will be recorded on Zoom and students will be encouraged to view the saved video if they cannot attend live
  • Daily class meeting
    • Address social-emotional learning and community building (ie. Morning Meeting)
    • Provide an overview of the learning expectations for the day
    • Synchronous experience for students
  • Daily office hours and additional support
    • Minimum of 30 minutes
    • All students are able to participate
    • Individual students will be provided with support based on their particular question or concern
    • Students who attend can wait in the queue or be assigned a time to return to the meeting
  • Additional individual check-ins as needed/requested

Grades K-4 Special Areas

  • Instruction on 6-day cycle (combination of asynchronous and synchronous)
    • Activities and instruction Google Classroom
    • A weekly assignment schedule and pre-recorded instruction will be posted on Google Classroom on the first day of the week
    • If teacher deems necessary, paper learning packets will be delivered the first day of the week
  • Office hours: time for additional support
    • Daily, minimum of 30 minutes
    • All students are able to participate
    • Individual students will be provided with support based on their particular question or concern
    • Students who attend can wait in the queue or be assigned a time to return to the meeting
  • Additional individual check-ins as needed/requested

Grades 5-8 General Education and Special Education

  • Daily instruction across all content areas totaling approximately 2 ½ hours 
  • Combination of synchronous and asynchronous opportunities for students:
    • Assignment schedule posted weekly on first day of the week for the week
      • Schedule lists what assignments will be used for grade and which will be used formatively
      • Assignments posted daily
    • Feedback on assignments provided in a reasonable amount of time after the due date.
    • Gradebook is updated weekly.
  • Minimum of 2 hours of office hours per week
  • Additional individual check-ins as needed/requested

Grades 9-12 General Education and Speecial Education

  • Posting notes, work, and general assignments
    • Teachers should post notes, work, and updates once a day by 9 a.m. The ABCD schedule should be followed (as outlined below). That is, teachers should post on A/C days or B/D days.
    • Use the scheduling feature in Google Classroom or a calendar in order to give clear expectations for due dates on student work.
    • Students should be given tasks daily. Assignments do not need to be a daily requirement.
  • Video conferencing with a class 
    • Live class sessions must occur on the day and time that your class meets (i.e. 2nd period A/C between 9:24 - 10:47 a.m).

Teacher availability

Grades K-4 Teachers

  • Daily: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • All staff will use either Remind or ClassDoJo for teacher-parent communication

Counselor/SW/Psychologists

  • Daily: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Weekly telecounseling sessions based on:
    • Teacher/Parent concern
    • Performance data 

Grades 5-8 Teachers

  • Teacher will conduct office hour daily when not teaching (at least 2 hours per week)
  • Counselor/SW/Psychologists will provide an ad hoc group through tele counseling as well as individual counseling based on Teacher/Parent and student performance data.
     

Grades 9-12 Teachers

  • Teachers should be available for a set amount of time during their regularly scheduled periods. We are looking at modifying the class schedule to reflect the best meeting times for teachers and students.

Assessment tools/strategies

Grades K-4 General Education and Special Education

  • Learning Packets - collection of student work
  • Work submitted via Google Classroom or Google Forms
  • Online resources such as Zearn, Raz Kids, ReadWorks, etc.
  • Zoom calls - individual assessments, reading, math, etc.
  • Flip Grid may be used for performance-based assessment

Grades 5-8 General Education and Special Education

There should be two weekly summative assessments for students to demonstrate learning for each class that would typically meet each day. Classes that typically meet every other day would be required to have two summative assessments every two weeks.

  • Google Classroom
  • Google forms
  • Performance based assessments - with rubric
  • Third-party assessment programs such as Zern, kahoot, etc.

Grades 9-12 General Education and Special Education

Work submitted via Google Classroom and//or forms graded next day (Gradebook updated)

  • Summative assessments
  • Zoom calls - individual assessments
  • Performance-based assessments (PE, Art, Music, PBL) - with rubric
  • Platforms such as Kahoot 

Statement on Equity 

Jamesville-DeWitt is committed to providing all students with the tools and resources they need to be successful. Our remote learning plan outlines the expectations for teachers to provide meaningful daily interaction and supports necessary to help all children learn and grow. The district sent a survey to families to help identify additional technology or internet support needed in each home. Devices will be offered and sent home to ensure each student is equipped with whatever is necessary, including connectivity. To support students, families, and staff the district has a technology help desk available. In addition, the district is preparing a number of online tutorials and resources that will be available on the district website.

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Dr. Peter Smith, Superintendent

P.O. Box 606
DeWitt, NY 13214

Phone: (315) 445-8300
www.jamesvilledewitt.org


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