Online Learning

REG GUIDELINES

Dear North Shore Schools Community,

As the Covid-19 related school closure is extended, North Shore teachers and administrators have been working diligently to make adjustments to our distance learning program to best meet the needs of students and families.

An outline of the features of the next phase of the North Shore distance learning program is listed at the very bottom of this page.  Please contact your school principal with any questions related to this new distance learning program structure.  

Please know that while we are building our program to support student learning and growth, we know that this is a time to be flexible and understanding as this global situation affects every family in a different way.   We are here to support your families in many ways beyond academics.

In partnership with you,

North Shore Schools

Assistance and Help
If your child or family is facing any challenges in accessing online learning and/or is in need of social-emotional support, we encourage you to contact the school social worker or your child’s counselor.  Please visit the following link for more information: http://www.northshoreschools.org/forms/coronavirus/team-message.html and feel free to contact our district Director of Counseling, Mr. Dan Doherty at dohertyd@northshoreschools.org at any time.

Technology Navigation and Needs
If you have any technological or device problems or needs, please contact Dr. Christopher Zublionis at zublionisc@northshoreschools.org .

In addition, we have prepared tutorial videos to assist you in navigating Google Classroom, accessing assignments and turning in completed assignments.  The full playlist can be accessed at: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7dx8-abo-zSTA3EP9CozruiPMsYqPXGb and here are some key videos.

Logging In

Turning in Work

How do I view teacher comments and feedback in Google Classroom on a computer?

Academic Information and Questions

Districtwide curriculum directors and teachers have created essential concept, knowledge and skill curriculum maps for each core course for this phase of distance learning to help teachers and students focus on deep learning that is meaningful and which best prepares students for the next course in a sequence.  These curriculum maps can be viewed at the following link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1fEoNseXjHYLxp9UYhERM6SCUqj5FSFRC?usp=sharing .

Our Director of Special Education, Mr. Christopher Marino, has prepared a frequently asked questions document for any child who currently receives special education services at the following link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LwCCMuGMupfKjNvz1nDzMyTeRgahShC8/view?usp=sharing

The New York State Education Department has created a helpful resource to answer questions pertaining to the cancellation of Regents Examinations and the impact on graduation requirements that can be found at the following link:
http://www.nysed.gov/common/nysed/files/programs/coronavirus/nysed-covid-19-regents-grad-req-faq.pdf
Please contact your child’s counselor or the specific curriculum director with questions about these changes.

Aspect of Distance Learning Structure

ElementarySchools

Middle School

High School

Organization

Daily announcement and schedule posted daily.

Weekly assignments posted the Friday before.

Each team creates an overview of meets
and posted video for the week as well as
an overview of assignments.

Student pacing guide published for each class, each week.

Schedule

 

 

 

Weekday schedule with different specials and exploration classes each weekday, specific to a grade level.

Approximate student engagement time with teachers (video or meets) is about 2 hours daily. 

Weekday team schedule with different specials and exploration classes each weekday, specific to a grade level.

Approximate student engagement time
with teachers (video or meets) is about 2.5 to 3 hours daily. 

Subject area schedule blocks for posted video and meets.

Consistent meeting or posted video times within subject blocks every week.

Approximate student engagement
time with teachers (video or meets)
is about 3 hours daily. 

Video and
Meetings

1 reading, 1 math and 1 writing posted
video per week.

Daily classroom teacher video or meet, specific to whole group each time with opportunities for small group.

Incorporates at least 2 video recordings or Google Meets in each weekly module per class. There may be some variation based
on class meetings during the school year.

Incorporates 3 video posts or hosted live sessions weekly.

Assignments

Daily reading, daily math.

Weekly reading, writing, phonics/spelling Social Studies.

Science will be organized in STEAM class.

1-2 enduring interactions/activities for each weekly module.
Final submission of assignment(s) will be at the conclusion of the week (Friday), however, teachers may stagger/chunk deadlines to support organization.

Implement 3 interactive tasks for each weekly module.

A week-long span of material provided for students to engage with asynchronously.
Uploaded resources provided (readings, video clips, vocabulary lists. etc. to help deliver the content).

Feedback

Feedback given on Mathematics assignments every 1 to 2 days and other subjects weekly.

Feedback will be provided weekly.

Assessed weekly at the end of each module (allowing for flexible
timing).

Participation and engagement is a component of the marking period grade.

Special Areas

Meet weekly with posted video and specific weekly video or meet tailored to a grade level.  Assignments are flexible.

Electives and cycle classes
are scheduled weekly.

Electives, Physical Education and Health meet or post video twice per week.

Academic Intervention
Services

At least weekly one on one or small group meetings or teacher made videos that are scheduled to avoid conflicts.

At least weekly one on one or small group meetings or teach made videos.

Given specific grade level time in weekly schedule.

At least weekly one on one
or small group meets.

Provided time in weekly schedule block every day11:30 – 12:00 to
avoid conflicts.

 Special Education

Special education co-teachers, resource room teachers and related service providers are in Google Classrooms and assign differentiated work to specific students and have live extra help sessions.

Weekly sessions for related services and reading.

Special education co-teachers, resource room teachers and related service providers are in Google Classrooms and assign differentiated work to specific students and have live extra help sessions.

Weekly sessions for skills, related services and reading.

Special education co-teachers, resource room teachers and related service providers are in Google Classrooms and assign differentiated work to specific students and have live extra help sessions.

Weekly sessions for skills, related services and reading.