We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time of unexpected disruption. We are very grateful for the outpouring of support from our families and community as we work together to continue to support all students!
Phase 1: Planning
- Educators and staff plan for distance learning
- Technology needs assessed and devices made available
Phase 2: Implement Distance Learning
March 30-April 10
- Instructional focus on review of priority skills
- Family check-in to ensure access to resources and learning materials
- Additional technology devices available*
Phase 3: Enhanced Learning
April 14-Return to School
- Instruction includes the delivery of new content
- Increase in instructional minutes for distance learning
- Grading academic assignments resumes
- Science and social studies instruction for grades 1-5 resumes
- Attendance is recorded based on student engagement in learning
- Spring standardized tests are canceled: Forward Exam (Grades 4-8 & 10), ACT Aspire (Grade 9 & 10), and MAP (Grades 1-8)
*In an effort to provide equitable access, we respectfully request families with ample technology for students at home continue to use those devices to ensure district resources are available for students who lack access. If you would like to request a device, please complete the Technology Device Request Form.
While we are learning at a distance, MTSD educators will be using several technology tools. Below are some of the tools that teachers may use with your students. If you have any questions or concerns, or if you do not want your child using certain technology tools or applications, please contact your child’s teacher.
During distance learning, grading practices will continue with a focus on a student’s proficiency toward standards. A grade provides a student, family, and teachers with an understanding of the level of proficiency in the student’s academic learning.
The flexibility of distance learning allows for students to engage with assignments at any given time. The purpose of taking attendance is to document that students have been engaged in the learning activities that teachers have assigned throughout a given time period. Thus, attendance taking is the act of documenting student engagement.
Continuity of Learning Plan
As this year's last days of distance learning comes to an end, we will be offering two different days for those families that borrowed a Chromebook to return it to the Technology Department. Over the summer, we clear each machine and complete all updates or repairs as needed. If there are any issues we should be aware of regarding the Chromebook, please put a note inside the device.
Experiencing tech troubles during online learning?