VIRTUAL & DISTANCE LEARNING

INFORMATION ABOUT VIRTUAL/DISTANCE LEARNING

You and your child can access daily assignments by following the directions on the teacher/grade webpagesStudents are expected to participate daily and maintain WMA’s academic standards. All distance learning will be used as the basis for assessments and grades for the third trimester. As educators and parents, we need to partner together to make these two weeks officially count instructionally and help ensure students are learning and engaged while we manage this worldwide crisis.

VIRTUAL/DISTANCE LEARNING SCHEDULE 

  • Students will follow their number day schedule, including specials, which will be posted on the teacher web pages.  

    • ​In addition to their weekly lesson plan, our specialists are now providing extra, fun activities that are not Internet-based. These are not required, but can be used by your family or for you to suggest to your children when they finish their work and need something else to do. You can find the specialists websites in the specific grade dropdowns below, or on your teacher's webpage.

  • Teachers will be maintaining their six-day school schedule rotation and will only be unavailable during recess, lunch, prep times.

    • ​“8 to 3” is meant to show the hours that the teachers will be available, less lunch recess and prep times. Your children are NOT expected to work that entire time. Some will finish the work much faster and for some it will take a little longer, but NO child should work from 8 to 3 nonstop. Independent work always goes faster than when a group works in a classroom. Following the schedule does help sustain your child’s sense of normalcy, but it’s not required.​​

  • ​The teachers will continue posting the next day’s lessons late the night before. This is to prevent our overachievers from working nonstop. We highly encourage your students to intersperse their work with the above mentioned fun, creative, and as often as possible, physical activities.  

    • ​We understand that posting the assignments late at night prevents parents of our younger students from easily planning their next day. If that is the case in your household, just let the teacher know you’ll lag a day behind in assignments. 

ONLINE SAFETY

For our students’ and teachers’ online safety:

  • We ask that you monitor the online safety of your child.  This means you should know the logins and passwords of all sites they are visiting so you can feel comfortable with their online learning.

  • All student communications via email will copy a parent in reply.

  • In all virtual classrooms, students need to speak appropriately and respond appropriately, following the guidelines of WMA’s handbook.

  • In the event that there is video sharing, students also need to be dressed appropriately. 

  • Grace Zorn, our school counselor, is available via email should you need her.

    • If you are looking for resources to help you talk to your child about COVID-19, or if your child is feeling a sense of anxiety about the situation, you can go to our guidance counselor Grace Zorn’s webpage. There you’ll find resources and some fun family activities encouraging mindfulness.

VIRTUAL/DISTANCE LEARNING FOR EACH GRADE

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