Redlands Unified School District has announced plans for an in-person and distance learning option for students. Families will be able to choose which plan to follow. The school board voted on whether the students may begin the year in classrooms, distance learning or a combination of the two plans on Monday, July 20.
Elementary Distance Learning Models
For elementary students who choose the full distance learning route, they will receive daily live instruction with an assigned distance learning teacher. Instruction will include health, safety and social-emotional learning activities as well as English, math, science, social studies, enrichment and physical education lessons.
Teachers will receive a two-day training in health guidelines, Google Suite and other virtual modes for learning.
Ken Wagner, assistant superintendent of educational services, said student support time is a top priority. The instructional minutes will be reduced, so teachers have time to conduct office hours with their students if needed.
A sample schedule for a first-grader has the student beginning class at 8:30 a.m. with 30 minutes of instruction for each lesson as well as lunch. Lessons will end at 1:15 p.m. and teachers will hold student support time for 30 minutes before collaborating with colleagues for an hour.