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Elementary (N - 5)

 

ASFM strives to create a meaningful continuous learning experience regardless of time and place. Learning activities allow students to engage with new learning, practice, discuss or apply learning, and demonstrate knowledge and skills.


Distance Learning Looks Like...

  • Learning materials are shared via Unified Classroom.
  • Kick off each day with a welcome video explaining what the day and week of distance learning will entail.
  • Learning activities may be completed independently offline and online.
  • Learning engagements encourage children and families to participate in tasks together.
  • Art and creative design projects are intended to provide children with opportunities to develop creativity, expression and fine-motor skills.
  • Opportunities and prompts support students to share their feelings, considering how they can manage concerns they may experience as a result of the change in their schooling and being away from their familiar environment.
  • Learning connects to standards.
  • Assessment tasks enable students to demonstrate their understanding.

 

Students

    • Participation in Distance Learning is mandatory, beginning with Unified Classroom.
    • Staying up to date is your responsibility. Meet commitments and due dates.
    • Establish daily routines for engaging in the learning experiences.
    • Identify a comfortable, quiet space in your home where you can work effectively and successfully.
    • Complete assignments doing your best work with integrity and honesty.
    • Communicate with your teachers regularly.
    • Comply with ASFM's Acceptable Use Policy and Code of Conduct including expectations for online behavior.

 

Families

    • Check your child's Unified Classroom Portal daily.
    • Actively participate in your child's Distance Learning experience.
    • Establish routines and expectations.
    • Monitor communications from your child's teacher.
    • Be conscious of your child's screen time. Encourage free play time, physical activity and/or exercise.
    • Be mindful of your child’s wellbeing; speak to them regularly about concerns or challenges.
    • N-2 parents we encourage you to EMAIL evidence of learning to the teacher.
    • Grades 3-5 students have capability to drop-in photos or share documents to provide evidence of learning to their teacher.
    • If you are not able to be present during the day, consider installing Parent Control Software listed below.
    • We recommended: Norton Family *30 day free trial, Kaspersky Safe Kids *7 day free trial.

 

Homeroom Teachers

  • Learning materials will be posted in Unified Classroom.
  • Share learning activities that are easily understood and implemented by students and parents/guardians.
  • Provide learning activities that include time away from devices.
  • Start the day with a pre-recorded, posted video welcome for students on Unified Classroom.
  • Be conscious of students regarding social and emotional wellbeing related to the reason for the campus closure and redirect to the school counselor, if necessary.
  • Provide opportunities for students to share their learning, relevant assessments and reflections.
  • Provide reflection and feedback on the student’s learning.
  • Teachers are available via email to answer questions about the activities, as needed.

 

Spanish Teachers

  • Introduce instructional materials with personalized video.
  • Contribute activities to the shared grade level according to your weekly schedule.
  • Plan activities that are easily understood and can be independently executed by students.
  • Provide opportunities for students to share their learning with the teacher.
  • Provide reflection and feedback on the students' work.
  • Teachers are available via email to answer questions about the activities, as needed.

 

Specialist Teachers: PE/Movement, Art, Tech, Music, and Library

    • Contribute activities to the shared grade level according to your weekly schedule.
    • Plan activities that are easily understood and can be independently executed by students.
    • Provide opportunities for students to share their learning with the teacher.
    • Provide reflection and feedback on the students' work.
    • Teachers are available via email to answer questions about the activities, as needed.

 

Additional Support Staff

Wellbeing (counselors and psychologists)

    • Support homeroom teachers with SEL learning and wellbeing activities.
    • Serve as support for students and families.

Educational Assistants

    • Communicate regularly with classroom teachers to identify ways they can support students and contribute to the learning.

Learning Support Teachers/SAL/OM and Inclusion Assistants:

    • Collaborate with the subject or classroom teachers in order to plan for students with whom you work.
    • Scaffold, modify or differentiate activities, as necessary, for students with whom you work.
    • Communicate regularly with students you work with and/or their parents to ensure they have success with tasks.
    • Provide supplementary learning activities for students you work with, who may benefit from additional practice to support their individual needs.
    • Monitor student learning and provide feedback.