Virtual learning for elementary students will be structured throughout the day, according to Executive Director for K–5 Education Greg Johnston. This will include multiple synchronous and independent learning periods, along with breaks, lunch, recess and office hours.
The independent learning blocks will involve structure and can also involve contact with a teacher, Johnston said.
Schedules may vary by school, but will consistently involve breaks so students aren’t in front of the computer for hours at a time, he said.
Johnston said teachers will work with students on a “case-by-case basis” who are unavailable for synchronous sessions.
Middle and high school students will have fewer breaks in their day. Students will receive 15 to 30 minutes of synchronous instruction per period each day, according to Executive Director of School Improvement Julie Drewry. There will also be an “open question time” at the end of the day for students to talk with teachers.
Drewry said middle school students will work from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and high school students will work from 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Certain groups of students, such as English language learners, those who utilize special education services and at-risk high school students, will be able to attend school in-person.