Distance Learning Plan

Shelton’s Distance Learning Plan 

for Instructional Continuity 

Information for Parents and Students

Goals

  • To maintain continuity of learning in a digital environment.
  • To maintain as many existing systems and processes to provide continuity for staff and students in a digital learning environment. 
  • To maintain the requirements of the State Department of Education to provide an equitable and ongoing education.

Teacher Expectations:

  • Be responsive to students' needs through Infinite Campus/email three times per day; (morning, mid-afternoon and late-afternoon) within their specified school’s hours.
  • Design and provide access to meaningful learning experiences based on District standards and curriculum 
    • Posting all materials and instructions through Infinite Campus daily.
  • Collaborate with special education staff/support services and TESOL (co-teacher or case manager) as necessary
    • Special education staff and TESOL can provide direct instruction and modifications
  • Monitor student progress and provide on-going feedback.
  • Provide continuous assessment with grading, no later than two weeks after the student submits the assignment.  

Student Expectations:

  • Take responsibility for your learning.
  • Participate in the learning by completing assigned work and responding to your teacher’s posts or requests for feedback.
  • Ask your teacher for help if you are confused by a lesson or feel like you are falling behind.
  • Be thoughtful, kind and digitally responsible in your online communications with your peers and teachers. No live video by students to other students or teacher to students. 

Attendance:

  • Attendance will be taken daily through IC.
  • Teachers will communicate to their students their means by which they account for their students daily attendance.  
  • Please email the teacher if your child cannot participate on a given day or days.
  • Three or more consecutive absences will be reported to administration to help ensure access and family well-being
  • Reach out to your teacher if there are any other concerns.

Framework:

  • Distance learning school hours will occur during your student’s typical school hours. 
  • We recognize the need for family schedule flexibility during these unprecedented times, please communicate with your child’s teacher as needed.
  • All teachers are expected to be online on a daily basis, Monday through Friday.
  • As we move to distance learning, we will continue to follow the academic school year calendar.

 

Grade Level

Content

Daily Time Duration

Grades K

Reading

40 minutes

 

Math

40 minutes

 

Science/Social Studies

30 minutes

 

Art

15 minutes once a week

 

Library Media

15 minutes once a week

 

Music

15 minutes once a week

 

Physical Education

15 minutes once a week

 

Grades 1 - 4

Reading

50 minutes

 

Math

50 minutes

 

Science

25 minutes

 

Social Studies

25 minutes

 

Art

20 minutes once a week

 

Library Media

20 minutes once a week

 

Music

20 minutes once a week

 

Physical Education

20 minutes once a week

 

Grades 5 - 6

Reading

60 minutes

 

Math

60 minutes

 

Science

45 minutes

 

Social Studies

45 minutes

 

Art/Music- 3 times a week per schedule

45 minutes

 

Physical Education/Health- 2 times a week per schedule

45 minutes

 

Library Media

45 minutes

 

Grades 7 - 12

All subjects per student schedule

45 minutes per subject



If you have any questions, concerns or needs, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Teaching and Learning.

 

The Office of Teaching and Learning:

  • Phone Number: 203.924.1023 ext. 317

 

Kenneth D. Saranich

Asst. Superintendent- ksaranich@sheltonpublicschools.org

 

Victoria White

Supervisor of Teaching and Learning- Humanities- vwhite@sheltonpublicschools.org

 

Gavriela Ziu-Pires

Supervisor of Teaching and Learning- STEM- gziu-pires@sheltonpublicschools.org 

 

Technology:

Staff, parents and students- in the event that you need technology assistance, please contact the technology center:

 

Comcast is offering 2 free months of internet service to those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19  

Food Service Information During Closure

The Shelton Public Schools, in conjunction with Whitsons Food Service, will be offering bagged breakfast and lunch free of charge for all students 18 and under enrolled in the Shelton Public Schools and Holy Trinity Catholic Academy in Shelton beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Parents may pick up breakfast and lunch for their children beginning Wednesday (and continuing Monday through Friday during school closure) between the hours of 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the Shelton High School bus loop. During this time, the high school’s Meadow Street gates will be closed in order to keep the flow of traffic on Meadow Street moving. All participants may enter and exit the high school grounds via the North Constitution Boulevard entrance.