Elementary School In-Person Learning Models

Hybrid/In-Person Model Return Dates:

  • Grades PreK-2: Week of March 2
  • Countywide Elementary Special Education: Week of March 2
  • Grades 3-5: Week of March 9

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GRADES PREK-2: Hybrid/In-Person Learning Model

What will a student’s day look like?

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Check out our graphic, A Day in Hybrid/In-Person Elementary School.
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Elementary school students in grades PreK-2 who choose the hybrid model will participate in two consecutive in-person instruction days per week, and two consecutive days per week of synchronous distance learning with their teachers. Mondays will continue as asynchronous learning days. On the distance learning days, attendance, grading, assessment, and student expectations will match the full-distance model. All MPSA students will participate in the hybrid/in-person model, grades PreK-5.

GRADES 3-5: Concurrent Learning Model

  • Students will participate in a combination of synchronous and asynchronous instruction four days (Tues.-Fri.) each week, regardless of the delivery model selected.
  • Students continue in their current class, with their current teacher, regardless of the model they selected.
  • Students will be divided into three concurrent groups—full-time distance, Hybrid A (in-person Tues/Wed), and Hybrid B (in-person Thurs/Fri).
  • Both Full-Distance and Hybrid students will interact with each other and their teachers four days each week. Hybrid students will attend school in-person two days each week.
  • Teachers will instruct both groups of students simultaneously, whether the teacher is in school in person or teaching remotely. This may mean that some students in school will receive instruction from a teacher who is remote; these students will be monitored and assisted in-person by classroom assistants.
  • Mondays will continue as asynchronous learning days for all students, with time for teacher planning and small group interventions.
  • All Claremont and Key Immersion students, PreK-5th grade, will follow the concurrent model described above.

 

APS Handbook 2020-21 – official Policies & Procedures (Español)

  • Additional instruction will be provided to English Learners as required
  • Special Education services will be provided both in person and virtually to meet IEP hours to every extent possible
  • Social-Emotional Learning will be provided weekly for all grades
  • Modified transportation will be provided, with physical distancing
  • Face coverings/masks are required for students and staff while at school/work unless medically exemptSee the APS Mask Policy

Attendance/student groupings

MONDAY A/A GROUP TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
  • Asynchronous learning
  • Small group interventions
  • Teacher planning
  • Some specials (synchronous)
IN PERSON DISTANCE LEARNING
PreK* PreK* PreK* PreK*
GRADE 1 GRADE 1 GRADE 1 GRADE 1
GRADE 3 GRADE 3 GRADE 3 GRADE 3
GRADE 5 GRADE 5 GRADE 5 GRADE 5
B/B GROUP DISTANCE LEARNING IN PERSON
KINDERGARTEN KINDERGARTEN KINDERGARTEN KINDERGARTEN
GRADE 2 GRADE 2 GRADE 2 GRADE 2
GRADE 4 GRADE 4 GRADE 4 GRADE 4

*Includes satellite Primary Montessori classes.

    • Montessori Public School of Arlington will be on a similar model, but divided by teacher, rather than grade level.
    • Schools will work to assign students who participate in countywide special education classes to the days when their grade level peers are attending, to the greatest extent possible.

K-5 Sample Daily Schedule – Hybrid Model

MONDAYS K-2 TUES-FRI
(5 hrs 20 min/day)*
GRADES 3-5 TUES-FRI
(5 hrs 20 min/day)*
  • 2 hrs 40 min.
    asynchronous learning activities
  • +Additional synchronous
    small group instruction sessions
    for some students
  • Option to hold Specials (Art, Music, PE)
  • TEACHER PLANNING
Morning Message (15 min) Morning Message (15 min)
Phonemic Awareness (10 min) Reading Instruction (15 min)
Reading Instruction (15 min) Independent Work Session (Literacy) (35 min)
Independent Work Session (Literacy) (30 min)
Movement Break (10 min) Movement Break (5 min)
Writing Instruction (15 min) Writing Instruction (15 min)
Independent Work Session (Literacy) (30 min) Independent Work Session (Literacy) (35 min)
Movement Break (10 min) Movement Break (10 min)
Math Workshop (60 min) Math Workshop (60 min)
Lunch & Recess Break (50 min) Lunch & Recess Break (50 min)
Content (Science or Social Studies) and/or SEL (30 min) Content (Science or Social Studies) and/or SEL (30 min)
Movement Break (5 min) Movement Break (10 min)
Specials (Art, Music, PE) (30 min) Specials (Art, Music, PE) (30 min)
Closing Reflection (10 min) Closing Reflection (10 min)

Pre-K Sample Schedule

 

Pre-K MONDAYS

PreK In-Person Instruction

2 days per week

(5 hours 20 minutes per day)

*Students will receive instruction from the teacher and/or the assistant throughout the day on an alternating basis

  • 1 hour of asynchronous learning activities
  • Additional synchronous small group instruction for some students/ individual or small group interventions
  • Teacher Planning/CLT meetings
Arrival and Breakfast (15 min)
Morning Meeting (15 min)
Caring Connections/ Social Emotional Learning (15 min)
Reading Instruction Mini lesson, 1:1 check-ins and independent work  (40 min)
Snack & Chat (15 min)
Plan, Do, Review/Play/ Independent learning activities (55 min)
Math Instruction Mini lesson, 1:1 check-ins and independent work (30 min)
Lunch/Recess (60 min)
Read Aloud and Everyday Counts Calendar (15 min)
Specials (Art, Music, PE) (30 min)
Closing Circle/Dismissal Routine (30 min)

 

Primary Montessori Sample Schedule

Primary Montessori MONDAYS

Primary Montessori In-Person Instruction- 2 days per week

(5 hours, 20 minutes per day)

*Students will receive instruction from the teacher and/or the assistant throughout the day on an alternating basis

  • PreK Students: 1 hour asynchronous learning activities
  • Kindergarten students: 2 hours 40 min asynchronous learning activities
  • Additional synchronous small group instruction for some students/ individual or small group interventions
  • Teacher Planning/CLT meetings
Arrival and Breakfast (15 min)
Circle Time/ Movement/ Grace & Courtesy Lessons (40 min)
Individual Instruction and Work Time (2 hours 25 min)
Lunch and Recess (60 min)
Specials (Art, Music, PE) (30 min)
Closing Circle/Dismissal Routine (30 min)*Additional time built in for arrival and dismissal