Primary School Remote Learning Plan

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Primary School teachers will continue to provide a daily asynchronous remote learning experience as was experienced prior to the spring break posting lessons, activities, and recorded videos on your child’s class page. Teachers will post this week for the same start time of 10:00 am.

Please see the synchronous learning schedule below. The synchronous learning experiences will provide that important sense of connection and community.

K-2 Classrooms and Specials

Daily Reading—15–30 minutes
Daily Word Work—10–15 minutes
Daily Writing Lesson—30 minutes
Daily Math—20–30 minutes
Specialist Class Lessons—Various

3–5 Classrooms and Specials
Daily Reading—30–45 minutes
Daily Word Work—10–15 minutes
Daily Writing Lesson—30–40 minutes
Daily Math—20–30 minutes
Specialist Class Lessons—Various

To get messages, activities, and resources from teachers, parents should check students’ class pages and email daily.

How to Access Class Pages

List of 6 items.

  • Lowell Terminology and Remote Learning

    Class Webpage
    Students will find all their assignments, materials, resources, links, announcements, discussion boards, and information here on their class page. The class page can be found on our internal platform called Blackbaud. Students and families may access this by logging into the school’s website.

    Loom Video
    An application used by students and teachers to record messages and/or lessons. This will be used to provide instructions for every asynchronous lesson, assignment, and/or activity.

    Zoom Video Conferencing
    An application and website that provides a platform for virtual meetings. In planning ahead, I recommend going to zoom.us to install the free version of the application on your computer. If you need more help with installing Zoom or the specific step connected to Zoom, please contact help@lowellschool.org.

    Asynchronous Learning
    Independent lessons and/or work provided to the student that includes an instructional video. Students have the entire day to complete it. Teachers are available for questions or help via email. Expectations:
    • Teachers will post asynchronous Loom videos/lessons and other types of activities each day for 10:00 am.
    • Teachers will be available via email to answer questions.
    • It will be important for you and our students to create a daily routine to consistently check each class webpage.
    Synchronous Learning
    A scheduled hour to interact “live” with teachers and/or class peers via Zoom or video conferencing applications.
     
  • What is the role of parents?

    We ask parents to help monitor remote learning by checking class webpages and emails daily and guiding children as questions arise. Please reach out to your child’s teachers, our support staff, and administrators when you need support.
  • How will attendance work?

    If your child is sick, please notify the school as you would on any other school day.

    Pre-Primary families should email

    Classroom Teachers
    Stefania Rubino
    Nurse Mary

    Primary School families should email
    Classroom Teachers
    Marsi Jackson
    Nurse Mary

    Middle School families should email
    Delta Coach
    Gia Harewood
    Nurse Mary

    In addition, Middle School students are required to connect with Delta Coaches every morning at 9:00 am, and coaches will record attendance.
  • When will the day's messages and activities be posted?

    10:00 am
  • Where will messages and activities be posted?

    All messages, activities, and/or assignments will be posted on class webpages on the password-protected portal of the website. You can navigate to your child(ren)’s class pages once you have logged in to the website. Pre-Primary and Primary School parents will also receive information via email.

    See the instructional video from Academic Technologist Sam Moser below if you need help accessing your child's class page.
  • How will I know what's going on?

    You can expect to hear from the school regularly through our already established channels. Pre-Primary and Primary School teachers will continue to send weekly newsletters. Delta Coaches and administrators will touch base as needed.

    You can reach out to us as well, and we will respond within 24 hours as is our current practice.

List of 2 items.

  • Asynchronous Learning

    Independent lessons and/or work provided to the student that includes an instructional video. Students have the entire day to complete it. Teachers are available for questions or help via email.
  • Synchronous Learning

    A scheduled hour to interact “live” with teachers and/or class peers via Zoom or video conferencing applications.

    Expectations:
    • Teachers will post asynchronous Loom videos/lessons and other types of activities each day for 10:00 am.
    • Teachers will be available via email to answer questions.
    • It will be important for you and our students to create a daily routine to consistently check each class webpage. If needed, you can also turn off the notifications feature if it becomes a distraction or if it is bringing too many notifications via email that may be difficult to manage. You remove notifications by logging into the website, going to Settings, and then to Notifications.
IT Staff
Office Hours:
Online 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday-Friday.
In an emergency call Artur’s desk at 202-577-2089.
Download the following Acceptable Use Policy documents for your reference.

Lowell Acceptable Use Policy
K-2 Addendum
3-5 Addendum
Remote Learning Release
SCHOOL NURSE
Mary Van Sickle
mvansickle@lowellschool.org

DIVISION DIRECTOR
Jason Novak
jnovak@lowellschool.org

ACADEMIC SUPPORT 
Kristin Peck (K-2)
kpeck@lowellschool.org

Kathy Martin (3-5)
kmartin@lowellschool.org
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