Learning Resources


Hickory Public Schools Remote Learning Plan 

Standards, Curriculum & Instruction

 2020-2021 School Year

Parent/Guardian

Teacher working hours will be Monday - Friday, 

HHS - 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

HCAM - 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

ES 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

MS - 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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NCDPI Remote Learning Definition:

 

NCDPI: In NC K-12 public schools, remote learning is defined as learning that takes place outside of the traditional school setting using various media and formats, such as but not limited to: video conference, telephone conference, print material, online material, or learning management systems.

 

 

Online Office Hours: Each teacher, counselor, support staff will set aside office hours. Media/TLSs/ITFs should also set aside office hours to help with tech support, personalized learning, etc. Elementary and middle school faculty will communicate the office hours to students and parents. High school office hours are determined by departments. Also, as needed, be available to respond to questions from students/parents/guardians through emails, Canvas, Remind, etc.

 

Hickory Public Schools’ Instructional Framework provides the key components for high-quality teaching and learning. As teachers plan for remote learning opportunities, the framework should serve as the foundation for planning. Teacher Leadership Specialists, instructional coaches, and support staff can share resources for modified instruction and differentiation.

 

Student attendance will be essential in providing quality instruction each day.

 

Student Resources

Social Workers and Kintegra Family Health Therapists will continue to help support the social and emotional needs of our students. We encourage them to work with families, school counselors, teachers and administrators to communicate resources.

 

Expectations for Daily Academic Learning Time - PreK

 

PreK

  • Language Development and Communication: 45 minutes of activities
  • Cognitive Development: 45 minutes of activities
  • Health and Physical Development: 30 minutes of activities
  • Emotional and Social Development: 15 minutes of activities
  • Approaches to Play and Learning: 15 minutes of activities

 

Pre-K team will provide office hours for families and students at the same time of the day.

 

Pre-K will provide a "group time" each day. The "group time" will count for some of the instructional minutes above, likely across domains.

 

Activities planned will be balanced, without an overdependence on screen time or worksheets.

 

 

 

Expectations for Daily Academic Learning Time - Elementary School

 

Elementary

 

  • ELA/Reading: 60 minutes of instructional tasks, assignments
  • Math: 60 minutes of instructional tasks, assignments
  • Science: 60 minutes of instructional tasks, assignments
  • Social Studies/Reading: 45 minutes of instructional tasks, assignments
  • Specials: Art, Music, PE: Various Assignments
  • School Counseling - Follow Guidelines from Student Service Department

 

Kindergarten: Activities planned will be balanced, without an overdependence on screen time or worksheets as much as possible.

 

Expectations for Daily Academic Learning Time - Middle School

 

Middle

  • ELA/Reading: 90 minutes of instructional tasks, assignments, activities
  • Math: 90 minutes of instructional tasks, assignments, activities
  • Science: 60 minutes of instructional tasks, assignments, activities
  • Social Studies/Reading: 45 minutes of instructional tasks, assignments
  • Specials: Art, CTE, Music, PE: Various Assignments
  • School Counseling - Follow Guidelines from Student Service Department

 

MS teachers will need to work as a team to provide the office hours for your students

 

Expectations for Daily Academic Learning Time - High School

 

High School

  • 1st Period: 90 mins of instructional tasks, assignments, etc. provided for students
  • 2nd Period: 90 mins of instructional tasks, assignments, etc. provided for students
  • 3rd Period: 90 mins of instructional tasks, assignments, etc. provided for students
  • 4th Period: 90 mins of instructional tasks, assignments, etc. provided for students

 

Remote Learning Instructional Expectations for Teachers (Online)

 

Teachers will...

  • Make all assignments and work available online for students each day.
  • Respond to emails within 24 hours; weekends and vacation days are excluded.
  • Create tasks, assignments, etc. aligned to the NC Standard Course of Study
  • Provide students with standards-based direct instruction through Zoom or Google Meet, instructional videos to present content (new and review), share processes, procedures, and expectations.
  • Provide formative and summative feedback to students (video, Google Suite, Canvas, quizzes/assessments, grades, email, etc.)
  • Use resources such as i-Ready, Edgenuity, Khan Academy, Schoolnet, etc. to provide a variety of instructional tools to students
  • Use online office hours/phone conference to support students and parents (be flexible)
  • Set regular due dates for students to submit work via email, Canvas, etc. (will provide flexibility)
  • Grade assignments weekly (MS & HS shall post grades in Powerschool weekly)
  • Communicate with parents/guardians, school counselors, and administrators if students are not completing work or not active in online activities

 

Remote Learning Instructional Expectations (for Students with Paper/Pencil)

Elementary (Only) - Parental Request and Principal Approval - Follow CDC Guidelines

Teachers will provide…

  • Weekly work to be completed each Friday by 8:00 PM. Send home packets at least bi-weekly. Schools will communicate the drop/off pick up process.
  • Create step by step explanation of assignments
  • Skills (worksheets)
  • Provide various activities (not just read and answer questions)
  • Hands on activities (manipulatives)
  • Content Information - passages, articles, etc.
  • Grade weekly assignments and post grades
  • ES & MS - Check out a grade leveled books from library each week (i.e e-books)
  • Phone calls to provide guidance

 

Remote Learning Instructional Expectations for Students

 

Students will...

  • Participate in daily activities and put forth effort in all classes
  • Log in on time and be organized with materials
  • Complete and turn in assignments by the due date
  • Abide by established classroom and course norms
  • Communicate with each teacher and advocate for themselves as appropriate
  • Maintain accountability for their learning
  • Follow all safety guidelines for online learning (i.e. digital citizenship)
  • Practice: If you SEE something, SAY something

 

Remote Learning Instructional Expectations for Parents

 

Parents will…

  • Create a daily schedule/routine for completing school work
  • Ensure the student has a quiet place to work to reduce distractions
  • Check in on student periodically and assist when necessary
  • Encourage student to take notes and ask questions
  • Build in scheduled breaks; prioritize physical activity; reduce non-academic screen time
  • Communicate with teachers at least weekly (phone calls, emails, Remind, Class Dojo, Canvas, etc)
  • Encourage students to use technology appropriately; monitor accounts
  • Check progress of students through Parent Portal

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