Elementary Hybrid Learning Model

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Elementary School IconIn the hybrid model, Elementary School students (grades K-5) will be split into two learning groups in an AA/Flex/BB schedule rotation. Students will learn in-person at their schools two days a week and participate in distance learning three days a week.  The AA/Flex/BB rotation will be based on household so all children within a family will be placed on the same schedule. 

All learning experiences will include a mix of in person, live virtual small group meetings and self-paced learning, depending on the needs of each student. Teachers will provide lessons to meet the standards of each grade level.

Elementary School Learning Group Assignments

Students will be divided into the two learning groups alphabetically by the first letter of their last name. Students with different last names living in the same household will be placed in the same group, even across building levels. Students A-L will be placed in Group A and students M-Z will be placed in Group B. Some adjustments may be made to accommodate special education and english language learners or to balance Learning Group sizes.

Elementary School Weekly Schedule

Elementary Hybrid Weekly Schedule Example

Elementary School On-Site Learning Days

Elementary school students will learn on-site two days a week on the days their learning group is assigned, as laid out in the weekly schedule above. The school day starts and ends at its regular times:

  • Cherry View Elementary9:25 a.m. to 3:55 p.m.
  • Christina Huddleston Elementary8:50 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.
  • Eastview Elementary9:25 a.m. to 3:55 p.m.
  • John F. Kennedy Elementary9:25 a.m. to 3:55 p.m.
  • Lakeview Elementary8:50 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.
  • Lake Marion Elementary9:25 a.m. to 3:55 p.m.
  • Oak Hills Elementary8:50 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.
  • Orchard Lake Elementary9:25 a.m. to 3:55 p.m.

The elementary school student schedule includes a class meeting, literacy, math, integrated subjects, lunch, recess, and a specialist class. Students will have each of these classes when they are on-site.  

Elementary On-Site Learning Schedule ExampleLunch will be provided in classrooms during assigned lunch times. Social distancing guidelines of 6 feet at meal times will be followed to the fullest extent possible, and additional health and safety precautions will be implemented during lunch times.

Elementary School Distance Learning Days

Elementary school students will participate in distance learning three days a week. Students will engage with learning tasks given to them by their teachers in a variety of ways: 

  • Assignments posted in Seesaw/Schoology
  • Assignments given to students when they are on-site with their teachers on Mon/Tues or Thurs/Fri
  • Recorded video lessons posted in Seesaw/Schoology

Students will be able to complete their distance learning tasks at their own pace on these days. 

Elementary Sample Time Allocation for Distance Learning

Elementary School Flex Wednesdays

Each Wednesday, elementary school students’ distance learning lessons will be condensed so they have the opportunity to engage in personalized learning experiences and receive support, including: 

  • Enrichment opportunities like diving deeper on a specific topic with a small group or individually
  • Intervention opportunities like reviewing a lesson to ensure understanding with a small group or individually
  • Check-ins with school staff on social emotional learning and well-being

Elementary Sample Flex Wednesday Time Allocation

Unlike Wellness Wednesdays that were implemented in the Spring, new learning will be provided and students will be expected to engage in lessons.

Wednesdays will provide time for staff to participate in ongoing professional development to ensure your students continue to receive high quality education in the hybrid learning model.

Elementary School Attendance

In-Person AA/BB Days:

Classroom teachers will take attendance within 30 minutes of the start of the school day and enter it in Infinite Campus.

Distance Learning Days:

Teachers will report attendance in Infinite Campus each school day. Students will be marked present for active online engagement or direct interaction on a given day, such as:

  • Participation in a group interaction (WebEx)
  • Phone call or messages exchange between teacher and student or parent
  • Accessed Seesaw or Schoology during the day
  • Completion of assignments

In the Campus Parent Portal, you will see student absences on distance learning days marked as “Absent, Not Checked In.”

If a child is showing any signs of illness they should stay home and their parent/caregiver should call the school building’s attendance line. If you believe an absence mark is incorrect, please contact your teacher. The teacher will work with the attendance office to ensure corrections are made.

How to See Your Student’s Attendance on Infinite Campus Parent Portal

Families can see their student’s attendance at any time on the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. Follow these simple instructions to check attendance.

  1. Log-In to the Parent portal
  2. Click “Attendance” on the left-hand menu

How to Check Attendance With Visual Examples

Contacting Your School’s Attendance Office

If your student is ever marked with an “Unexcused Absence” for an in-person day, you will receive an automated phone call the day your student missed that in-person day. Teachers may reach out to families if students are continuously missing distance learning days. You will be asked to contact your school’s attendance office to provide a reason for your student’s absence, to explain if you think the absence is a mistake, or to ask any questions. If your student is ill, please describe the symptoms they are having. The following is the attendance office contact information for each elementary school.

Christina Huddleston Elementary: 952-232-3119
Cherry View Elementary: 952-232-3219
Eastview Elementary: 952-232-2919
John F. Kennedy Elementary: 952-232-2819
Lake Marion Elementary: 952-232-2719
Lakeview Elementary: 952-232-2619
Oak Hills Elementary: 952-232-2519
Orchard Lake Elementary: 952-232-2119

Elementary Grading and Assessment

Teachers will use the common building and district assessments. They will be administered in an in-person and distance learning environment. Teachers will use a variety of ways to assess students so they can show what they know. Student progress will be reported on Infinite Campus using the district Continuous Progress Reports. Progress is reported by using the following growth indicators: M = Meets Learning Targets, D = Developing Toward Learning Targets, N = Not Meeting Learning Targets and X = Not Assessed or Taught at this Time. 

Classroom and Schoolwide Supports

Social-emotional learning is a critical component for student success, regardless of the instructional model. Lakeville Area Schools is committed to the social, emotional, and behavioral success of all students, especially during this unprecedented time. We recognize your child’s success will result from positive and predictable environments that cultivate connection and sense of belonging, teach skills to build resilience and navigate uncertainty, and detect struggles as they happen.

We recognize students are experiencing a variety of feelings and thoughts about the adjustments they will experience this school year, which can result in disengagement. Throughout the school year, buildings will monitor student progress for signs of academic, social, emotional, and behavioral struggles. If we detect emerging concerns, we will work with students and families to identify effective strategies and supports that promote engagement and student success.

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