Distance Learning Plan PK – 12

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RSD 10 Distance Learning Plan PK – 12

Dear Families and Students of the RSD 10 Community, 

We hope this communication finds you well and that you are maintaining your health in body, mind and spirit. Our Distance Learning Plan has been designed to provide continuity of learning and growth for all our students during these unprecedented times.  While we cannot replicate the typical school daythe educators of RSD 10 at the Elementary, Middle and Secondary levels have worked together to provide opportunities with the following priorities across all grade levels: 

    • Reconnecting and Re-establishing Relationships/Classroom Communities
    • Re-engagement With a More Structured Teaching & Learning Schedule
    • Flexibility and Consideration of Family Life and Obligations at Home
    • Interactive Content and Reciprocal Communication
    • Collaborative Practices
    • High Student EngagementInvestment in Learning Without Sacrificing Critical Thinking
    • Choices for Studentsso Weekly/Daily Activities Are Diverse
    • The Inclusion of the Arts, Health & Wellness

The implementation of the RSD 10 Distance Learning Plan begins on March 23, 2020. Our teachers are looking forward to reconnecting with students and the degree of commitment to that effort is outstanding.  In preparation for the greatest possibility of success with the transition to an online learning platformwe surveyed our families to determine technology needs (internet and devices) and responded to expressed needs by 3.20.20.  After building PK – 12 instructional frameworks with teachers, coordinators, the Office of Teaching and Learning and the IT DepartmentElementary, Middle and Secondary administrators communicated with families about what to expect come 3.23.20.  

Our community leaders’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been fluid and responsive as needs arise, and the review of the distance learning plan will be the same.  We intend to be mindful of teacher and family feedback once distance learning begins.  Flexibility, respect, and compassion for each otheras we all experience this new delivery method, are components of the plan as well.  We’re all in this together. 

Please take a look at the Elementary, Middle and High School’s overarching distance learning frameworks below.  Specific daily/weekly instructional plans will be communicated by your children’s classroom teachers at a set time each day and we encourage parents/guardians to support their children’s transition by: 

    • (a) reviewing the schedule to create a time of day or routine which can be devoted to learning and works best for your family,
    • (b) taking a look at when there are virtual check-ins provided by your child’s teacher and encouraging them to connect, 
    • (c) checking in with your child based on their level of self-direction, independence, and organizational needs.


May 6, 2020 Update:

Dear RSD 10 Families,

With Governor Lamont’s announcement on 5/5/20 that school closures will remain in place until the end of the school year, we would like to take this opportunity to recommit to our Distance Learning Plan. With a little over five weeks until the end of the school year, we have made adjustments at every level to make the experience for our students and families as meaningful as possible. Thank you parents, teachers and students for your thoughtful feedback on the surveys administered before the April Break. That feedback led to, and confirmed our intentions around several adjustments, including:

    • Teachers providing once a week, live interactions with their classes
    • Priority areas of curricular focus (reducing student work and assessments to essential learning targets for students between now and June)
    • End of year grading/reporting frameworks
    • Embedded Social and Emotional Wellness practices at the classroom, building and district levels

Please see the Elementary, Middle and High links for details at each of these levels.
  We would also like to encourage you to revisit the district’s Supplemental eLearning Page for any additional opportunities to engage students at home, both now and throughout the Summer. http://www.region10ct.org/k-12_programs/elearning_resources_for_students


Distance Learning Frameworks

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