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    Sample Remote Learning Schedules for Fall 2020
    Posted on 08/13/2020

    Sample Remote Learning Schedules

    Staff have provided sample student learning schedules that reflect what we learned from students and families this past spring, while ensuring we meet the mandated state requirements of 1,027 instructional hours and 180 days.

    Schools will adjust these sample schedules to meet the unique needs of their community and students.


    Responding to Community Feedback

    In response to community feedback, staff recommended and the school board approved new start times. Consistency in school start and end times is important as we work with partners to provide child care and other services.

    Instructional Blocks and Remote Schedules

    The proposed PreK-12 learning schedules are designed to provide high-quality instruction in a remote setting. The schedules outline a consistent start/end time, common instructional blocks, but allow for flexibility at a school site to ensure student learning needs are met.

    Each instructional block may show a full hour of reading for example, but that instructional block provides for teacher-led instruction, small group learning, and independent learning. This is also time when a teacher might connect with an individual student to listen to them read and provide feedback. The teacher is available for the entire instructional block, but the individual student is not expected to be on the screen for the entire period. This is the same for the math block and social studies/science blocks.

    The social and emotional health of our students has been and continues to be a priority. Time for students to connect with their teacher, their classmates, and build community has been included into daily schedules.

    Students Receiving Special Education Services

    For students receiving special education services, specially designed instruction (SDI) and supports will be provided throughout the instructional day in accordance with their IEP across general and special education settings. Just like in a brick-and-mortar setting, special education staff will provide supports and deliver remote services via consultation, push-in, small group, and targeted special education programming. This will occur in both live and offline formats designed to support each student in making progress toward meeting their IEP goals.

    Draft Sample Schedules

    Elementary Students

    This is a draft of a sample schedule time blocks for elementary students.

    Draft Sample Schedule for Elementary Students
    Time Content
    30 minutes Check-in/ Community Building
    Special Education/504 supports and services*
    1 hour ELA Instructional Block
    Mini-lesson, independent reading, embedded Social-Emotional learning, Read Aloud, small group reading instruction, shared reading, writing about reading and conferring/feedback with student readers, Special Education/504 supports and services*
    30 minutes Recess/Break
    1 hour Math Instructional Block
    Mini-lesson/direct instruction, independent work time, small group math instruction, teacher conferring/feedback with individual students, Special Education/504 supports and services*
    45 minutes Art/Music/P.E./Library
    Special Education/504 supports and services*
    45 minutes Lunch and Recess
    30 minutes Social Studies/Science/STI (Washington State Tribal History, Since Time Immemorial)
    1 hour Small groups and independent offline learning (asynchronous)
    Special Education/504 supports and services*
    30 minutes Family Connection


    *Special Education and 504 supports and services will be provided to students during the instructional day based on the student’s IEP or 504 plan. These services will take place in collaboration with the student’s educational team, including general education and special education staff.

    Elementary Teaching: Teachers will provide the following instructional periods with a combination of whole class, synchronous learning, small group synchronous learning, and asynchronous learning.

    • Check-in/community building 30 min 5 x week
    • ELA 60 minutes 5 x week
    • Math 60 min 4 x week
    • Social Studies/STI/Science 30 min 4 x week
    • Small group support 60 min 5 x week (determined by school)
    • Family connection 30 min 5 x week


    Middle School and High School Students

    This is a draft of a sample Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday schedule for 6th - 12th grade students based on a six (6) period day: Three (3) periods each day (alternating days; combination live vs. offline).

    On Wednesdays students will have advisory/SEL (social emotional learning) support/connection and teacher-student learning time (independent or small group work).

    The live instructional period in the morning could also be paired with the independent and small group work time for longer periods throughout the day. These decisions will be made at the school building level.

    Draft Sample Schedule for 6th - 12th Grade Students
    Time Content
    50 minutes Period 1*/Period 4* (live instruction)
    50 minutes Period 2*/Period 5* (live instruction)
    50 minutes Period 3*/Period 6* (live instruction)
    1 hour Lunch
    Afternoon Approximately 50 min per offline (asynchronous)
    Independent and small group work
    30 min office hours

    Period 1/4* (independent and small group work)
    Period 2/5* (independent and small group work)
    Period 3/6* (independent and small group work)
    Clubs, counseling, library


    *Special Education and 504 supports and services will be provided to students during the instructional day based on the student’s IEP or 504 plan. These services will take place in collaboration with the student's educational team, including general education and special education staff.

    Middle and High School Teaching: Secondary classroom teachers will provide instruction across a minimum of three and a maximum of four instructional periods a day on an A/B schedule Mon., Tues., Thurs., and Friday.

    Instructional periods will provide synchronous and asynchronous instruction. Teachers will provide a minimum of two synchronous sessions for each class period during the week. Secondary schools will provide a minimum of 35 minutes each Wednesday for student check-in/community building/SEL supports.


    What does Synchronous mean?

    • Teacher provides whole class instruction / online lesson.
    • Teacher works with a small group of students live via video conferencing.
    • Students work independently but teacher is available to answer questions via video conferencing, chats, emails, or phone calls.

    What does Asynchronous mean?

    • Students watch a pre-recorded video lesson on their own schedule.
    • Students complete assignments posted on district platforms on their own schedule.
    • Educators provide feedback on completed assignments over district platforms.

    What is Check-in, Community Building, and Family Connection time?

    • Check-in and community building can look like many things.
    • It can be 1:1 contacts or whole group Family Connection is a time for teachers to reach out to families to support their students, this includes contacts via Seesaw or Schoology, chat, email, or phone calls.