Red Bluff Union Elementary School District (RBUESD) is committed to providing students quality education experiences and continuity as part of a supportive learning community during exceptional circumstances that may require partial or full campus closure. In such circumstances, our goal is to provide an alternative means of education in the form of a Distance Learning Plan.
What is Distance Learning? Distance Learning (DL) describes the experience students will have when school remains in session but when students are unable to physically attend school because of school closure. It is a way of learning remotely without being in regular face-to-face contact with a teacher in the classroom. Distance Learning is not a replication of the classroom and onsite learning. As a result, the length of the “school day” for distance learning will vary from and be shorter than the normal school day. Many parents, like staff, are serving in two roles working and facilitating learning at home. The amount of time dedicated to learning will be limited for many families.
The purpose of this plan is to outline our district’s model for Distance Learning and how RBUESD will continue to offer learning experiences to our students. This plan will describe:
Procedures to conduct school remotely until resumption normal operations and general guidelines;
Expectations including roles and responsibilities of school staff, students, and families for successful continuation of student learning; and
Elementary and middle school plans that address appropriate and meaningful student experiences
RBUESD Distance Learning will offer a blended learning model, which includes both a Asynchronous and Synchronous learning environment. Asynchronous learning does not require participants, teachers, or students to be online at the same time. Synchronous learning will provide real-time engagement and opportunities for students to participate with their teachers and classmates at an established time. Synchronous learning engagements support learning and socio-emotional well-being of students. The learning day for Distance Learning will range from 2 -4 hours in total including breaks, physical activity, etc. and varies depending on the child’s age.
Plan Components within a Flexible Framework:
Online Content Delivery
Online monitoring of student progress/assessments
Offline practice and assignments
Interaction/Contact time – teacher and student, student groups and teacher, teacher collaboration, teacher and parent
*Consideration will be given to limited /variable internet and technology access.