River Grove’s Current Status and Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic • Updated 12/2/20
Dear River Grove Families, Staff, and Community
On Thursday, December 3, classes will resume in a full Distance Learning (“DL”) format. We’d like to let you know what to expect from our revised DL program.
We’ve had the experiences of conducting full DL in the spring, every other day with Hybrid Learning, and three of our classroom teachers instructing full DL students so far this school year. In addition, the feedback we got from families told us what went well in the spring, what needs to be tweaked, and what needs to be changed completely.
Full Distance Learning:
- Begins Thursday, December 3 and Friday, December 4
- Continues at least through January 13 (model after semester break is TBD)
Starting Thursday, you can expect your student to participate in the equivalent of a full and balanced school day. Students will receive a mixture of direct instruction online with brain breaks and flexible daily learning activities, many not directly online such as science experiments, art projects, reading, and math puzzles and games. Teachers will also provide enrichment and support such as one-on-one meetings and optional extension activities or project ideas. Efforts will be made to limit overall screen time and to get students moving and active, and to incorporate daily life tasks into the curriculum (such as cooking). Our goal is to continue learning at the similar pace as the first part of the year in order to minimize “learning loss” and continue your child’s growth and development.
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