What Will Virtual Learning Look Like?

As Metro Schools students prepare to begin their academic year collaborating and working remotely with their teachers and peers, here’s a look at what a typical day in school will look like.

新皇冠体育盘口The first few days of school after our August 4 start will focus on check-ins with students by teachers and other school staff to provide an easing into the school year. This will give students time to prepare for the day-to-day virtual learning environment by talking to their teachers, establishing relationships, and troubleshooting technology issues. (Families, more information about the first week of school is coming soon).

What a typical day looks like

In the virtual environment, students in grades K to 12 will still be expected to spend 6.5 hours a day in school, but that doesn’t mean 6.5 hours in a row in front of a laptop or tablet.

Each week students generally can plan to spend:

  • 2.5 to 3 hours in live sessions with teachers  for each of their core classes  

  • 30 minutes per week in live sessions for related arts 

For example, a high school student might have one-hour, interactive English classes on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday while working at their own pace on English assignments for an hour a day Monday and Thursday.

新皇冠体育盘口The amount of time the student would spend in live math classes would be similar, but the days would likely be different.

新皇冠体育盘口On a daily basis, students can expect: 

  • 新皇冠体育盘口2.5 to 3 hours a day in live sessions with teachers 

  • 新皇冠体育盘口3.5 to 4 hours a day of self-paced work

Schools are still finalizing students’ schedules, but take a look at the video did in both and offering information to students about the new school year.

Pre-K students, by the way, have a 5.5 hour day. Visit the district calendar for links to two online Pre-K informational sessions新皇冠体育盘口 coming July 27 and 28.

新皇冠体育盘口Hunters Lane High School created video in Spanish and English to tell students more about starting school virtually this year.

Take the Survey on Learning Preference and Technology

If in-person learning becomes safe to do later in the semester, families will still have the option to continue with virtual learning. 

Families should check their email for a .新皇冠体育盘口 The survey asks families to express a preference for digital or in-person learning for when health conditions allow our school buildings to open. You will not be locked into the option you prefer right now, but it allows the district to better plan and prepare. 

In addition to preferences for virtual or in-person learning, the survey asks families to identify whether students have access to their own technology devices and/or WiFi or will need to borrow a laptop or hotspot from school. 

新皇冠体育盘口As a reminder, schools are working to develop their device distribution plans for students who need them and are in the process of reaching out with more details.

Update your contact information

It is vital that your telephone and email are up-to-date in our records so you can be sure to receive Back to School information from your schools. Please log into the Infinite Campus Family Portal新皇冠体育盘口 and check.

新皇冠体育盘口The Family Portal page has log-in instructions, information on how to get an activation key if you don’t have one, and translations in Arabic, Burmese, English, Kurdish, Nepali, Somali and Spanish.

Any changes to your address need to be updated via an Enrollment Center.

Back to school

The Back to School page新皇冠体育盘口 is our central hub for information on starting the new school year.