Menlo Park Academy Remote Learning Plan

April/May 2020

During the state’s ordered school building closure in response to COVID-19, Menlo Park Academy has put the following remote learning plan in place for students. 

Instruction 

Teachers will provide each student at least 5 hours of learning per day – that may include presentations, activities, quizzes, projects, videos, or other materials.

 

  • Students should access their work on Google Classrooms. Students should log into their student Menlo PArk Academy email to access their assigned classrooms. 

  • We will continue to provide our students with material that engages higher level thinking and challenges them appropriately. 

  • Teachers will present at least 5 hours of learning per day

  • Lessons will  include but are not limited to links to teacher-created video, voice threads, slides, assignments, projects, activities, virtual tours, on-line tutorials, read-alouds 

  • Instruction will include delivery of our full programs – 4 main core subjects, encore, and electives.

  • Students on 504s and IEPs will continue to receive services for all SPED & 504 students.

 

Teachers will have active touchpoint (video, chat, or email) with students in their homeroom or advisory each day.

  • Advisory check-in or morning meeting will occur daily. This will be used for attendance, except for K/1 students who will have until 10pm to check-in daily. Every student must check-in, whether through chat, direct message, or google form, as directed by the teacher. 

  • Additional one-to-one interaction will be available during office hours. 

  • Teachers will be online every day, including 2 hours of office hours. The balance of time will be used to plan lessons and grade online work

 

Counseling staff will continue a guidance program to support students’ social / emotional needs.

  • Each counselling staff member will hold regular office hours and are available to students for one-on-one support by phone and email

  • The staff will support students through online discussions and chats and formal guidance lessons to be shared with Advisories 

  • Social groups will also be introduced for groups of students in grades K-5

  • The counseling staff will design programs in response to students’ needs as we move forward

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