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School Schedules

Elementary School

K-5 (in-person model)

Elementary students will come 5 days a week, where they will receive in person instruction from a certified elementary teacher 5 hours each day. Classroom cohorts will range from 12-14 students based on grade levels and classroom configuration. Instruction in the areas of ELA, Math, Science and Social Studies will occur in Grades K-5, with handwriting instruction taking place at Kindergarten and Grade 1. Teachers will embed frequent brain and mask breaks throughout the day.

K-5 Hybrid Model

K-5 students will each be assigned a District device. If the District has periods of time when the learning has to occur in the home, students will access the learning through the Google Classroom platform, where they will continue to receive their core instruction from their classroom teacher. In the event the District has periods of remote teachers will provide substantive interaction numerous times throughout the instructional day. There will be accountability for grades, assessments, and attendance during these brief remote periods of learning.

Remote Model

K-5 students will receive their core instruction completely remotely using the Google Classroom platform. There will be accountability for grades, assessments, and attendance during the remote learning time. Teachers will provide substantive interaction numerous times throughout the instructional day.

Our Pre-Kindergarten program will occur fully remote for the 2020-21 school year. A certified teacher will provide remote kindergarten readiness instruction to ensure students are prepared for kindergarten. The classroom teacher will consistently communicate with all pre-k families to provide strategies and resources for their child’s success.

Jr./Sr. High School

In order to properly follow the NYS school reopening guidelines, we are unable to conduct a 100% in person instructional model.

Grade 6

Hybrid

Students will attend school 5 days a week and receive in person instruction daily from certified teachers. In person instruction will take place in ELA, Math, Social Studies, and Science. Students will receive physical education instruction remotely 3 days a week for a minimum of 40 minutes per lesson. Students will also receive a combination of in person and remote instruction in the areas of Art, Music, STEM, FACS, and Health.

Remote

Students will be instructed remotely in all of their classes. Daily substantive interaction between teacher and students will be provided and documented.

The instructional experiences will be designed to enable students to achieve the State’s learning standards, and will be comparable in rigor, scope and magnitude to a traditionally delivered unit of study.

Instruction will include synchronous and asynchronous instruction that aligns with the hybrid instruction schedule as much as practicable.

Grades 7-8

Hybrid

Students will attend school in person a minimum of 2 days a week. Students with IEPs, 504s, English Language Learners, and students who require additional support may receive additional in person instruction time.

Grade 7 students will receive in person instruction in ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies for a minimum of 150 minutes a week. A balance of remote instruction will occur in these areas for a minimum of 60 minutes per week. Grade 7 students will receive a combination of in person and remote instruction throughout the year in the areas of Art, STEM, FACS. Grade 7 students will receive physical education instruction remotely 3 days a week for a minimum of 40 minutes per lesson.

Grade 8 students will receive in person instruction in ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Spanish for a minimum of 120 minutes a week. A balance of remote instruction will occur in these areas for a minimum of 60 minutes per week. Grade 8 students will receive a combination of in person and remote instruction throughout the year in the areas of Art, Ag Tech, FACS, and Health. Grade 8 students will receive physical education instruction remotely 3 days a week for a minimum of 40 minutes per lesson.

Remote

Students will be instructed remotely in all of their classes. Daily substantive interaction between teacher and students will be provided and documented.

The instructional experiences will be designed to enable students to achieve the State’s learning standards, and will be comparable in rigor, scope and magnitude to a traditionally delivered unit of study.

Instruction will include synchronous and asynchronous instruction that aligns with the hybrid instruction schedule as much as practicable.

Grades 9-12

Hybrid

Students will attend school in person a minimum of 2 days a week. Students with IEPs, 504s, English Language Learners, and students who require additional support may receive additional in person instruction time.

Physical education and music lessons will be offered remotely, to ensure the safety recommendations of the state education and health departments.

Students who are enrolled in a hybrid class will receive in-person instruction for a minimum of 120 minutes a week. A balance of remote instruction will occur in these classes for a minimum of 60 minutes per week. The instructional experiences will be designed to enable students to achieve the State’s learning standards, and will be comparable in rigor, scope and magnitude to a traditionally delivered unit of study.

CTE students will attend vocational instruction at the Herkimer BOCES WEB complex 2 days a week. They will participate in required high school classes in person at Herkimer High School 1 day a week for a minimum of 120 minutes weekly per class. A balance of remote instruction will occur in these classes for a minimum of 60 minutes per week.

Due to the nature of high school classes, select elective courses may be offered as an entirely online class, with a minimum of 180 minutes of instruction weekly for a full credit course (i.e.programs offered by another school which students previously attended in person, or a specialized class that does not fit into the master schedule). Procedures will be put in place to make sure that there is substantive interaction between teacher and students, including scheduled virtual and/or in person office hours and small group virtual instruction.

Remote

Students will be instructed remotely in all of their classes. Daily substantive interaction between teacher and students will be provided and documented.

The instructional experiences will be designed to enable students to achieve the State’s learning standards, and will be comparable in rigor, scope and magnitude to a traditionally delivered unit of study.

Instruction will include synchronous and asynchronous instruction that aligns with the hybrid instruction schedule as much as practicable.

Hybrid Middle/High School Schedule

Monday/Thursday or Tuesday/Friday: In-person instruction, 5 hours/day

Wednesday Remote Instruction: May include part or all of the 60 minutes substantive interactions with teachers. Synchronous and asynchronous learning, which include screencasts, office hours, small group instruction, lab activities, etc.

Wednesday In-Person Instruction:

Includes but not limited to

students with IEPs or 504s, English Language Learners, students who require additional academic support, scheduled lab activities towards mandated minutes, CTE students, students who need internet access for remote learning.

For information about how school schedule information will be communicated to students, families and staff members, visit the Communication section of our reopening plan.

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