• Distance Learning Instructional Model

    This scenario may be implemented if local, regional, or statewide COVID-19 metrics worsen significantly enough to require the suspension of in-person learning. The requirements in this guidance regarding in-person protections would not apply to the general school community, as students and staff would be utilizing distance learning and would not be gathering in groups on school grounds. However, schools may be open to provide emergency child care or other functions.

    Distance Learning defined – Students engaging in distance learning have access to appropriate educational materials and receive daily interaction with their licensed teacher(s).  (MDH Planning Guide for K-12 Schools SY 2020-21)

    *This option is available to any family with concerns around in-person education due to COVID-19. Families should use the Full-time Distance Learning request form by Trimester to request this through November 25, 2020 (1st Trimester). Open enrollment to full-time Distance Learning or to the schools current instructional model will occur prior to each trimester if not on a distance learning model.

    TCIS Highlights

    • Similar to distance learning plans last Spring with increased academic rigor and teacher instruction
    • Daily schedules will be clearly articulated, communicated, and followed through the learning platform
    • Distance Learning will provide full access to grade level and subject content is provided via a balanced approach, which includes: live, digital connections; flipped learning video content; and school and district provided materials
    • TCIS will utilize Google Classroom as its main learning platform
    • Daily lessons posted by 8am including full Friday content expectations
    • Student work must be submitted daily by 11:59pm to be counted for daily attendance

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