I wanted to just reach out to you and make sure everyone understands that Distance Learning must be as close to in-person learning as possible. The activities that the student(s) must complete should take several hours; after all they are in school for 8 hours a day. The state of Texas requires schools to teach all of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills(TEKS) and all activities assigned do relate to TEKS.
There may be assignments that in person students are able to do verbally or play a game whereas the distance learner has to do a worksheet or matching activity, but the same TEKS are covered for both students. Students receive daily instruction in Reading, Writing, Spelling, Phonics/Sight words, Math, Science, Social Studies, Fine Arts and PE/Dance.
Teachers are available throughout the day on Zoom to answer questions and work through assignments with students. Videos are made just like the teacher is up teaching the class, but they have to be watched in their entirety and sometimes rewatched if the assignment is not understood.
Distance learning is not for everyone because it does take time to help manage the students and to make sure they are completing and understanding their assignments. If your student is struggling academically we suggest returning to in person class where the teacher can monitor progress and help with instruction and time management.
We have multiple safety protocols in place such as social distancing, table dividers, daily temperature and symptom checks, as well as masks to help keep the students and staff safe. Students are also encouraged to wash their hands and use sanitizer regularly while not touching their face or mask.
If returning to in person education is something you would like to discuss further please let me know.