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Remote Learning FAQ
Remote Learning FAQ
Tara Micciulla
Wednesday, September 02, 2020

Remote Learning Frequently Asked Questions for the 2020-2021 School Year

When will my child attend school?

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Hybrid A

(Last Name A-L)

In-Person

In-Person

Virtual

Virtual

Virtual

Hybrid B

(Last Name M-Z)

Virtual

Virtual

Virtual

In-Person

In-Person

Remote Only

Students

Virtual

Virtual

Virtual

Virtual

Virtual

* Students who require specialized programs may attend in-person four days per week.

What are the times for school?

Students will follow a one-session day schedule. There will be remote learning check-in times in the afternoon.   One session day times are as follows:

Memorial Middle School:  7:50 AM - 12:15 PM

Margaret L. Vetter School: 7:50 AM - 12:10 PM

Woodmere School:  8:30 AM - 12:50 PM

Meadowbrook School: 8:30 AM - 12:50 PM

What will school look like?

Students will follow a school schedule designed by the school principal for both in-person and virtual/remote learning. Virtual/remote instruction will consist of both synchronous and asynchronous learning activities.  

Synchronous learning refers to all types of learning where students and teachers are interacting simultaneously in real time using Zoom or Google Meet.

  • Teachers will teach a mini-lesson to all students.
  • Remote students will be able to watch live instruction at home using Zoom or Google Meet.
  • Live instruction will be recorded and posted on Google Classroom for viewing at a later time.
  • Remote learning students will be muted during the lesson. When students have a question, they can raise their hand or type a question in the chat.
  • Teachers can conduct small group instruction with students. Remote students will be given a link to join a separate session.
  • Students may be given work to complete independently.
  • A second teacher may be assigned to the class to help monitor remote learning students. 
  • Students will view live session recorded instructional videos of lessons.
  • Students will complete assignments posted in Google Classroom. 
  • Teachers will give feedback to students of completed work.

Asynchronous learning refers to learning where students can access pre-recorded lessons or complete independent learning tasks at any time during the day.

What will my child do in the afternoon?

In the afternoon during in-person days (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday), staff will designate one hour to meet with students in individual work sessions. This will look different in each school. Teachers will inform students of schedules. 

Support staff such as Basic Skills teachers, English as a Second Language teachers, Reading Specialists, Speech teachers, Occupational Therapists, etc., may schedule their sessions with students during this time.  

What will happen on Wednesdays?

On Wednesdays, all students will be learning remotely. The day will follow a set school schedule. The school principal will share this schedule with the school community. 

Teachers will teach mini-lessons to all students and then students will be assigned work or projects to complete while teachers meet with students in small groups. All students will be assigned work set by the teacher(s). 

How will attendance be taken?

For in-person attendance, students must be present in school to be marked as present. For remote learning, students present on Zoom will be marked as present. For students who do not attend the Zoom sessions, they will have 24 hours to complete the work to be marked as present for the day. Teachers will make contact with parents/guardians when attendance issues are a concern. All attendance will be recorded in Genesis and can be viewed on the Parent Portal.

Will my child be given homework and graded assignments?

Yes. Students may be given homework to complete individually and will be assessed. We will be following our District Grading Policy. Grades will be recorded in Genesis Gradebook in a timely manner and can be viewed through the Genesis Parent Portal.

Where can I find help about the computers and the programs?

The Eatontown Public Schools website (www.eatontown.org) has a variety of resources that families can use to assist with the virtual/hybrid learning environment. These resources are located under the Online Learning Information link on the website’s Menu.

Please contact your school principal if you have more questions.  We are happy to answer them!