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Chance Remote Learning

When the entire school or a classroom is required to learn at home together due to COVID protocols.

Through Chance Remote Learning, Virginia Chance School can continue instruction and whole-child development through remote learning from home when students and teachers are away from campus for an extended period of time. Our goal is the delivery of content, skills, and processes through a variety of experiences and using a predictable daily schedule that addresses all developmental areas as if school were in session on campus.

To support our whole-child focus, the social and emotional well-being of our students, and our progressive program offerings, we will continue to preserve and practice our core values drawn from our mission and school philosophy. We will provide opportunities for continued learning across all curricular areas as well as offer ongoing and intentional time for connection and relationship building between home and school.

Our values during Chance Remote Learning are:

  • Supporting the whole child (cognitive, social, emotional, moral and physical)
  • Offering meaningful and purposeful experiential learning 
  • Maintaining a joy of learning
  • Creating a sense of community between home and school
  • Providing outside (offline) learning opportunities
  • Providing roles for teachers, students and parents
  • Utilizing authentic assessment and providing feedback to students and parents
  • Maintaining flexibility and grace for all

Students will access class materials through their Chance School Google account on Google Classroom. Delivery of these materials relies on each student’s ability to access the Internet from home via a web-enabled device such as a laptop, Chromebook, desktop computer, tablet, smartphone, etc.

Terms important to understand the structure of Chance at Home Learning:

Synchronous learning: A group of students are engaged in learning at the same time, sometimes referred to as LIVE. For synchronous learning in Chance at Home Learning, students will join Google Meet video conferences set up by their teachers. The teacher will lead the lesson for the students, who will watch and participate through the Google Meet video conference.

Asynchronous learning: A group of students are engaged in learning, but the learning does not necessarily take place at the same time. For asynchronous learning in Chance at Home Learning, teachers will provide instruction through prerecorded content and/or assignments that students can complete at a time of the students’ or parents’ choosing.

Teachers will provide lessons and activities across all curricular areas. Expectations and instructions will be clearly communicated. Materials will be provided for each family to ensure success while learning at home. We encourage you to let your child work as independently as they are able so teachers can review their authentic work.

To support social and emotional development as the foundation of our preschool program, the weekly schedule for twos and threes classrooms consists of connection opportunities. During the hours listed in the weekly schedule, teachers will use a variety of avenues to connect and communicate with children and families, promoting positive interactions and strengthening relationships. 

The daily schedule for Fours classrooms will be consistent for ease of family planning and will be posted in each Google Classroom as a reference. Monday through Thursday, all remote learning sessions will be live and at the same time for all Fours classrooms. Friday consists of asynchronous learning opportunities and a live specialist time to conclude the week. All synchronous sessions during the week will be recorded for your convenience and available for later viewing if students are unable to attend.

Teachers will provide lessons and activities across all developmental areas. Materials will be provided for each student to support learning at home. We encourage you to let your child work as independently as they are able so teachers can review their authentic work. 

Additional parent resources will include Teacher Office Hours, Director Coffees, and Parent Education opportunities. All necessary information for students and families will be provided in your child’s Google Classroom.


2s/3s Schedule

Monday - Friday

9:30-12:00

One-on-One Connections (Facetime, Google Meet, Front Porch Visits)

Weekly gatherings for connecting with the group (See Google Classroom for these opportunities)


 

4s Pre-K Schedule

Monday - Thursday

9:30 LIVE Morning Meeting, Guided Learning
10:30 LIVE Specialist Time
11:30 LIVE Lunch and Read Aloud
12:30

LIVE Teacher Office Time 

(Drop in available for parents)

2:30 LIVE Small Group Invitations

 Additional weekly One-on-One Connections (Facetime, Google Meet, Front Porch Visits)

 

Friday

9:30 Asynchronous Learning Time
10:30 LIVE Specialist Time
11:30 Asynchronous Learning Time

 

The specialist schedule (Monday-Friday) will be provided in your child’s Google Classroom. 

The daily schedule for elementary classrooms will be consistent for ease of family planning and will be posted in each Google Classroom as a reference. Monday through Thursday, all remote learning sessions will be live and at the same time for each grade level. All breaks, lunch times, and independent practice times will also follow the same schedule at the same times each day for all elementary levels. Friday is primarily an independent student learning day consisting of asynchronous learning opportunities, specialist times (synchronous or asynchronous), and ending the day with a live meeting with classroom teachers to conclude the week. All live sessions during the week will be recorded for your convenience and available for later viewing if students are unable to attend.

Teachers will provide lessons and activities across all curricular areas. Materials will be provided for each family to ensure success while learning at home. We encourage you to let your child work as independently as they are able so teachers can review their authentic work. 

Additional parent resources will include Teacher Office Hours, Director Coffees, and Parent Education opportunities. All necessary information for students and families will be provided in your child’s Google Classroom.

 

Monday - Thursday

8:30-9:00 Soft Start (ideas will be provided for families)
9:00-9:45 LIVE Learning Time and Morning Meeting
9:45-10:15 Snack and Playtime
10:15-11:15 LIVE Learning Time
11:15-12:00

Lunch, Rest, Play

12:00-1:00 LIVE Learning Time
1:00-1:30 Snack and Playtime
1:30-2:30 or 2:30-3:15 LIVE Specialist Time (split groups: one daily specialist class per classroom or small group, at one of these two times)
3:00-3:30

LIVE Teacher Office Time 

(For students and parents)

 

 

Friday

8:30-9:00 Soft Start (ideas will be provided for families)
9:15-10:00 LIVE or asynchronous Specialist Class (for some, not all classes)
10:00-10:30 Snack and Playtime
10:30-11:30 Asynchronous Classroom Learning Time (all classrooms)
11:30-12:30 Lunch, Rest, Play
12:30-1:15 LIVE or asynchronous Specialist Class (for some, not all classes)
1:15-1:45 Snack and Playtime
1:45-2:15 LIVE Closing Circle

 

The specialist schedule (Monday-Friday) will be provided in your child’s Google Classroom. 

Just as there are expectations for all students during in-person learning, there are expectations for those participating in Chance-At-Home and Chance Remote Learning. 

 

Students dress for school. Pajamas or costumes should be enjoyed only on special theme days or celebrations, just as they would be during in-person learning.
 
Students meet in a space with minimal distractions. Background noise, siblings, pets, and other distractions can be disruptive for everyone participating in remote learning. 
 
Students join gatherings and meetings on time. Joining at the meeting time allows the lessons and activities to begin with all participants and promotes full engagement.
 
Students come prepared with all the needed supplies. Being prepared allows everyone to participate and learn in real-time with classmates and teachers.
 
Students follow class routines for gatherings established by teachers. These norms may include keeping cameras on, muting microphones until called upon, raising hands or signaling visually to share, using the chat tool for specific questions, or signing off before the teacher.
 

Director Support: If students encounter any learning, social or emotional issues that are classroom related, please contact your child’s teachers. If he or she is not available, please reach out to the appropriate Director (Elementary: Sue Musson and Preschool: Lisa Howie). 

Resource Teacher: Students who receive support services in reading, writing, or math will receive information directly from our Resource Teacher (Kathy Kopp) or his or her classroom teacher to coordinate virtual support sessions. 

Tech Help: If students encounter technical difficulties with Chance at Home, parents should contact the Technology Team (Samantha Hahn and Lee Receveur) and classroom teachers so issues can be identified and resolved.

Head of School Role: Communicates effectively the big picture and provides authentic support to the Staff, Faculty and Families of Virginia Chance School

Director Role (Preschool and Elementary): Provides the faculty with appropriate resources and technology to achieve success during Chance-at-Home teaching and learning. Facilitates time and space to encourage collaboration, communication, and problem-solving.

Teacher Role: Facilitates and supports student learning with clear communication of expectations, activities, and assignments for synchronous and asynchronous opportunities.

Parent Role: Communicates with teachers and staff to support learning and help students actively engage in the learning process.

Student Role: Participates in all aspects of the Chance-at-Home opportunities while observing established expectations provided by teachers for activities and assignments.

 
You can also use this document to learn How to Access Student Google Accounts