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2021-2022 School Year
The elementary remote option will be available only for 2021-22 school year. For the 2022-23 school year, elementary students will return to in-person instruction; students going into grades 4 and 5 will have a remote option for learning through the Highline Virtual Academy.
For 2021-22, elementary students choosing remote instruction will be assigned to an online classroom that will likely include students from other schools. The teacher may also be from another school. Students will continue to be connected with their home school and will be invited to participate in that school's activities throughout the school year.
Students will receive instruction live on Zoom. Families should expect their students to engage in a full day of learning.
Like in-person instruction, teachers will engage students through a variety of tasks and approaches. A combination of whole-class, small group and one-on-one supports will be provided. Students will also have independent work time throughout the day. Students will be taught strategies for accessing help from their teachers and peers when they need it.
SeeSaw, the same learning platform used for elementary students in 2020-21, will continue to be used for remote instruction in 2021-22. For more information or support in accessing SeeSaw, please visit the learning platform support section of our website.
All students learning remotely will have access to a district device. Students in grades PreK-1 will have iPads. Students in grades 2-5 will have Chromebooks.
Schools will communicate distribution information if your child does not have a current device. The only grade levels that will return existing devices will be incoming 2nd grade students who will trade their iPad for a Chromebook.
If you need a new or replacement device, reach out to your school office. If you need a device repaired, please bring it to the school office for review and repair. If you need internet assistance, please connect with your school for a hotspot.
Students enrolled in Dual Language Programs who select a remote learning model will work with a Spanish Language Specialist two times per week. Different than our typical model, this approach will continue to focus on Spanish language acquisition over the course of remote instruction.
Students with IEPs who select a remote learning model will work virtually with their assigned teacher and/or support staff on areas related to their individualized goals. This support might occur within a general education classroom, in small groups, and/or as individual instruction in accordance with the student’s IEP.
Students in grades K-5 who qualify for Highly Capable Services will receive support though a group or individual Highly Capable Learning Plan. For more on learning plans, please see the Highly Capable website.