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Our goal for Mason’s Remote Learning Experience (RLE) mao ang paghatag sa usa ka taas nga kalidad, pagduyog nga kasinatian sa pagkat-on alang sa among mga estudyante nga mahimo usab madumala alang sa mga pamilya nga tingali nag-juggling sa daghang mga responsibilidad sa panahon nga wala pa nahimo.
Kung nagadesenyo sa among RLE, ang among Learning Team Team nagkuha sa mga kahinguhaan ug panan-aw gikan sa usa ka lainlaing eksperto, samtang nagkat-on usab gikan sa mga kasinatian sa mga distrito sa ubang mga estado nga nagsugod sa hilit nga pagkat-on sa among atubangan. Ang among pamaagi sa RLE pinasukad sa lig-on nga relasyon nga gitukod sa tibuuk nga tuig taliwala sa mga magtutudlo ug mga estudyante. Gisulayan namon nga magsalig sa mga teknolohiya nga naila sa mga estudyante; bisan pa, RLE may require some new tools and our teachers will do their best to offer students with needed supports.
Below, we include responses to questions we anticipate families may have about remote learning. We are grateful for our amazing students and families as we embark on this new journey!
For students in grades PK-4:

Makadawat ka usa ka email sa alas 8 sa gabii matag gabii nga nagdetalye sa pagkat-on alang sa sunod nga adlaw ug lakip ang bisan unsang may kalabutan nga mga link o mga kapanguhaan. Gihatagan ang mga magtutudlo og kapilian sa pag-preview sa tanan nga mga kalihokan sa pagkat-on alang sa semana sa Lunes, or sharing learning activities on a day-to-day basis. Bisan unsa pa nga pamaagi ang gipili sa magtutudlo, makadawat ka usa ka email matag adlaw sa alas-8 sa gabii.

For students in grades 5-12:

Ang daghang mga kalihokan sa pagkat-on ma-post sa mga panid sa kurso sa Schoology. Usa ka senemanang plano sa pagkat-on ang i-post sa 8 sa gabii matag Domingo aron tugutan ang mga estudyante ug mga pamilya nga magplano alang sa umaabot nga semana. Ang mga estudyante maka-access sa mga laraw sa pagkat-on alang sa matag kurso nga karon sila gi-enrol sa. Ang mga plano sa pagkat-on maanaa sa usa ka folder nga nahimutang sa tumoy sa matag panid sa mga materyal nga kurso.

  • Teachers will include learning from all content areas. Learning plans will include a mix of introducing new content and allowing students time to practice and reinforce what has been introduced.
  • Students will not need to be in front of a device for all of their learning time. Learning plans will include a combination of experiences that require technology and do not require technology. Students will spend time reading, writing, or solving math problems away from a screen.
  • Special area teachers (such as gym, music, and art) will each share one lesson a week for students to engage in.
  • Students will receive weekly learning plans from their teachers for all of the courses they are currently enrolled in at MMS or MHS. The weekly learning plans will be organized so that students can engage with learning in a manner that best fits their schedule and learning preferences. Some students may prefer to engage with each course daily and some may prefer to focus on 1-2 courses per day.
  • Learning plans will utilize a variety of different methods to engage students in learning new content and skills. Learning plans will include a combination of experiences that require technology and do not require technology.
  • Learning plans will primarily ask students to utilize different tools and resources they are familiar with and have used throughout this year. If a student needs additional support or guidance with any aspect of a learning plan, they are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the Comet Connect Time and/or email their teacher. More information about Comet Connect Time is below (seeWhat if my student needs help completing an assignment or is struggling to keep up with assignments?”).

Your intervention specialist will be in touch with you to develop individual plans for lesson delivery.

Gipasalig sa MCS nga sundon ang among Giya sa Kultura sa niining panahon ug ipakita ang pamaagi sa Comet Cares sa pagtudlo ug pagkat-on, including our grading practices. Ang among pamaagi sa Comet Cares magtugot kanamo nga magmaluloton, motubag, and equitable to our students’ and families’ unique situations and circumstances. Students and their families are having a wide range of experiences during this worldwide crisis. Pagkilala sa mga hagit nga ilang giatubang, ug kana wala na sila makontrol, ang among mga palisiya sa paggrado kinahanglan dili makadaot sa bisan kinsa nga bata. During this time of remote learning, ang atong pagtuon mao ang una ug labing hinungdanon sa pagkat-on sa estudyante ug pagsiguro sa maayong kahimtang sa mga estudyante. The link below offers greater detail about our approach to grading during remote learning.

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Understanding that many families are juggling multiple responsibilities at home and that during a regular school day students have some non-learning time (pananglitan, at lunch, transitioning between classes, or recess), our expectation is that students will spend less than a full school day actively engaging in learning activities. Exactly how long students spend engaged in learning activities will vary depending on their learning pace.

If you find that your student is overwhelmed and learning activities are taking too long or that your student is ready for extended learning activities, please reach out to your teacher.

Teachers may offer opportunities to connect via live video call (pananglitan, through Google Meet) but they will not be required. Teachers may also use asynchronous video-based technologies, such as FlipGrid ug SeeSaw, to communicate with students.

At MMS and MHS, teachers will follow a schedule for when they offer opportunities, called Comet Connect Time, to connect via live video calls to help avoid students having overlapping meeting times.

All teachers will offer support during “Comet Connect Time.” This is a regularly scheduled time when teachers are available in real-time for questions or extra help. Teachers will choose from a variety of tools to connect with students, including Google Meet, Google Docs, and email. Each teacher will communicate his or her specific time and tool for Comet Connect Time.

Students and parents are, of course, also welcome to contact their teacher(s) anytime for help. Teachers will reply within 24 hours to all questions.

Our Learning Support Team continues to be committed to providing services and support to the greatest extent possible during this time, including meeting the individualized needs of our English language learners, students receiving reading support, and gifted learners. Below you will find additional information about each of these services. As always, feel free to call or email your child’s intervention specialist or teacher should you have questions. We are here to help!

English learners will continue to be supported by the ESL staff who will work in close collaboration with classroom/content teachers and parents. ESL teachers are contacting each family individually, as supports will be individualized based on student needs and plans. Any ESL specific learning will be regularly communicated by the ESL teachers.

Our Learning Support Team continues to be committed to providing services and support to the greatest extent possible during this time, including meeting the individualized needs of our English language learners, students receiving reading support, and gifted learners. Below you will find additional information about each of these services. As always, feel free to call or email your child’s intervention specialist or teacher should you have questions. We are here to help!

Reading teachers will share weekly work via email (K-4) or in Schoology (5-6). Dugang pa, reading teachers will connect individually with families to provide additional reading practice and support.

Our Learning Support Team continues to be committed to providing services and support to the greatest extent possible during this time, including meeting the individualized needs of our English language learners, students receiving reading support, and gifted learners. Below you will find additional information about each of these services. As always, feel free to call or email your child’s intervention specialist or teacher should you have questions. We are here to help!

Gifted Specialists will share activities with the students they typically interact with to provide enrichment and extension options. Sa mga grado 1-4, Gifted Specialists will email initial information on how to access gifted work. Sa mga grado 5 ug 6, Gifted Specialists will post learning activities in Schoology.

Intervention and related services staff are contacting individual families via phone and virtual meetings to discuss services and to develop Remote Learning Plans that support both core and specially designed instruction. Based on each student’s Learning Plan, intervention specialists and related services staff will post or email weekly intervention work. Dugang pa, team members (intervention specialists, related services staff and/or paraprofessionals) will schedule times to interact with students remotely.

Support for your student may take many different forms, depending on their needs. What we have learned from school districts in states that have launched remote learning before Ohio is that it can take a couple of weeks to settle into a new learning routine. Allow yourself and your child time to adjust, knowing that our team of educators is here to support you as we figure this out together.

Additionally, a few strategies you may wish to consider:

  • Encourage your student to take breaks throughout the learning process, rather than trying to complete everything in one chunk
  • Check out www.GoNoodle.com for elementary age students (a variety short videos to calm and energize)
  • Middle and high school students can access online resources here that include deep breathing and guided relaxation exercises, mindfulness and meditation exercises, and progressive muscle relaxation exercises.
  • Listen to relaxing music
  • Access MCS Mindful Music at: citysilence.org/learn, Password: mindfulmason
  • Look at your student’s learning activities for the day or week and work together to create a daily schedule and individual goals
  • Celebrate your student’s accomplishments, large and small
  • Have daily check-ins with your student about what is going well and where they may need help

Please start with your student’s teachers. If you have questions that your student’s teacher is not able to answer or you are seeking more support, building administrators will also be available to support you.

Email [email protected] and Mason’s technology team will assist you.

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