Dearborn Public Schools received approval on April 16 for its Continuity of Learning Plan that spells out how we will educate our students for the rest of the school year. Click here to read the entire plan: Dearborn Public Schools Continuity of Learning Plan and Related Documents. Dr. Maleyko and Mrs. Fatme Faraj also presented the plan through a DPS Virtual Visit. To view this episode click on the following: Virtual Visit: April 17th COVID-19 Update – Continuity of Learning Plan Approved.
The Bryant staff has been hard at work since school was closed to students on Friday, March 13th. They provided enrichment lessons and allowed students the opportunity to revisit topics that were already covered for the first three marking periods. Report card grades for the third marking period were calculated using work submitted prior to the shut-down.
During the week of April 13th, teachers went through the DPS Continuity of Learning Plan and determined how they could best implement the plan and provide new concepts to students. Here are a few of the highlights:
On-line learning will take place using Google Classroom or iLearn. For students who are unable to access on-line learning, Student Learning Packets will be available. Please contact your child’s teacher if you need a packet and one will be made available for you.
- Monday: English Language Arts (11:00 a.m.) and Social Studies (12:00 p.m.)
- Tuesday: Math (11:00 a.m.) and Science (12:00 p.m.)
- Wednesday: Social Studies (11:00 a.m.) and Extended Core (12:00 p.m.)
- Thursday: English Language Arts (11:00 a.m.) and Science (12:00 p.m.)
- Friday: Math (11:00 a.m.) and Extended Core (12:00 p.m.)
The student schedule time slots were created to help students focus their daily learning. Teachers will use the time slots to coordinate two virtual lessons each week. Students should make every effort to join a virtual meeting scheduled by a teacher. These meetings will be scheduled by the teacher and take place between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Teachers will also be available for students at other times during the day. These additional learning opportunities can be scheduled with your child’s teacher via email or by using other tools in Google Classroom or iLearn.
A student should be working throughout the week to complete and submit required assignments. Please support your child’s learning by creating a daily schedule and have them submit all coursework on time.
Weekly Assignment Expectations
- Teachers will publish weekly assignments for students. These assignments will be posted on teacher blogs for students by Monday morning of each week. All assignments are due back to teachers by Friday afternoon. Teachers will give students feedback on these assignments and enter grades into Mi-star each week.
- Students should continue to read daily (a minimum of 30 mintes/day). This remains an expectation for all students; participation will be graded by ELA teachers.
- Bryant staff members will stay connected with students and offer academic support and social/emotional support.
- If a student participates and demonstrates learning, he/she will receive a grade. The student’s grade will be determined by participation and by evidence of learning.
- Letter grades will be one of the following: A, B, C or N. The letter grades A, B and C are based on traditional grading practices. A student will earn a letter grade of N (No Credit) due to deliberate lack of participation.
- Per Board Policy, summer school will be required for students who fail two or more core classes for the school year.
- Chromebooks: If a student has requested a chromebook for use at home, they are eligible to borrow one for the remainder of the school year.
- Student Learning Packet: If a student has indicated that they do not have internet access at home or other technology tools, they will be receiving a Student Learning Packet. This will be grade-level appropriate and take the place of the virtual learning experiences.
- Pick-up times for a Chromebook or Student Learning Packet has yet to be determined. When distribution times have been established, parents will be notified.
*The Dearborn Schools Student Code of Conduct applies to remote learning. Students who are not in compliance with the Student Code of Conduct will lose their privilege to participate in remote learning.
If you have any questions about the learning expectations for your child, please reach out to your child’s teacher.