Hi Swigert Families! Our teachers and staff members have been working diligently to create thoughtful and engaging lessons as our students “return” to school. We’ve missed them and look forward to connecting with them again! We ask for your patience as we work through inevitable bumps and glitches and will do our best to make this transition to online learning as easy as we can.
Beneath this Online Learning tab, you will find submenus that include links to specific teacher pages, and contacts and resources for technology help and any other questions you have. We welcome you to share your learnings, issues and questions with us as we manage our way through the next few weeks.
Online Learning Schedule & Goals
On Monday, April 6th, each individual teacher will send you their classroom plans. You can find a master list of those plans by clicking on the submenu entitled “Teacher Links”. Instruction will begin on Tuesday, April 7th. Our overall goal with online learning is that students are engaged with their learning and feel connected to our staff and school community. We know this will look very different based on the needs of your family.
Swigert Remote Learning Overview
|Morning Meeting||It is very important to us that students have a way to connect to their teachers and peers on a regular basis. Every homeroom will continue to offer a morning meeting format for students. This format may look different based on grade level, and frequency may vary per class based on teacher availability.
|Literacy and Math||Teachers will be sharing their expectations for your students’ literacy and math learning. This work may include video lessons, live meetings, step by step guides, and/or models. We will do our best to make sure your student and you are fully supported in doing this work.
Teachers will also offer supplemental opportunities for student work. This may look like an independent reading log, online articles via Newsela or Readworks, or various online math programs.
|Specials||All of our Specials (Art, Music, STEM, PE and Spanish) teachers are also putting together learning opportunities for their content area. They are linking these activities to your homeroom teacher’s webpage, and there should be at least one activity per content area per week.
|Math or Literacy Intervention||Information coming!
|English Language Development (ELD)||Our ELD teacher has put together daily lessons for your student to engage with as well as assigning extra practice.
|Special Education||Our SPED teachers are creating individual and small group lessons for students to access based on need and will send out individual communication to each student and family.
|Office Hours||Teachers will hold office hours for students to reach them on an individual basis to answer questions, review concepts or just converse and touch base.
|How can I support remote learning at home?||*Plan for about 3-4 hours of instructional time for your student. For our youngest learners, this should probably happen in about 30 minute increments.
*Create a schedule that works for your family! While there are live morning meetings and some live instruction, we are working to make most content available at any time.
*Students will receive feedback on select assignments throughout the week. We are asking that all work be turned in every week, but we are not formally assessing students at this time.
*Please feel confident in making decisions that support your family at this time. Prioritize your family’s well being.