Junior High and High School
Classwork will vary from class to class, and teachers will determine the most appropriate remote learning experiences to meet students’ needs in each subject. This means that some material may be delivered in paper format, while other materials will be delivered through digital platforms. Since Chromebooks can record sound and video, some instructional material may include video and some assignments may require students to record themselves. The teacher will clearly explain the requirements for all learning activities.
Junior high courses will continue with review-only material until March 30. On March 30, teachers of these classes will begin new instruction. High school courses will begin new instruction immediately, mixed with review materials already set. Please note that this refers to the level of the class, not the student.
During the entire period of closure, classwork will be required and count for a class grade, even if that work only constitutes review. This includes due dates for that work. While teachers will be more flexible with this work than they would with regular classroom work, they will still require students to complete the work. Teachers will provide feedback for this work, which will include both review material and new instruction. Student communication with teachers is essential to ensuring that this work is understood and completed.
Classwork will vary from subject to subject, and you will receive work that will relate to diverse subjects such as reading, math, art, music, and social studies. Sylvania teachers are working to produce activities that cover our students’ range of learning experiences and provide opportunities at home for engagement and growth. At this time, these activities focus on review and building on skills already learned. If the closure extends, teachers and administrators will explore opportunities for new instruction.
At times, physical work will need to be submitted for teacher review. At other times, materials will need to be distributed. The district is working on a plan to enable this collection and distribution and will inform parents of the times and methods for those needs. Stay tuned for more information.