Teaching and Learning: Phase 1

  • Develop a high-quality instructional plan that meets the diverse needs of students and families.

    Plan Details

    • Offer virtual instruction entitled ARC (Accelerated and Remote Courses) to families who opt to have students learn at home
    • Support a socially distanced learning environment for students returning to the school setting on a daily basis

    ARC Virtual Instruction

    ARC virtual instruction will look different than spring 2020 virtual instruction.

    • Virtual instruction for six hours a day using Canvas as a learning management system (K-12)
    • Instruction includes “live” classes following a school day schedule
    • Schedules are created based on student needs and could include Launch courses (a virtual program through Springfield Public Schools), as well as Lindbergh courses
    • In-person assessments may be necessary
    • Special programs such as interventions are included in the personalized schedules
    • Families can learn more about ARC virtual instruction by watching this informational webinar for parents and guardians. Click the link below to watch:
    • Part-day preschool will be a virtual program for the 2020-21 school year

    In-Person Modifications

    • Create small, stable groups throughout the day by using consistent seating charts and minimizing contacts that are longer than 15 minutes
    • Social distancing to the best of our ability
    • Face coverings required of students and staff in accordance with St. Louis County directives, currently required for student grades K-12
    • Small group instruction no longer than 15 minutes
    • Limiting congregation of students during unstructured time, such as before school, and during lunch and recess.
    • Limiting sharing of supplies and sanitizing all shared equipment routinely
    • Possible modifications to curriculum to ensure social distance in specific programs, such as, but not limited to, music and physical education
    • Outdoor learning as often as possible, in particular for physical education.
    • No locker use; students may bring backpacks
    • Collapsing or combining courses and curriculum as needed to ensure adequate social distancing and staffing
    • Ensuring that all in-person learning for an individual student will take place within one school. Students will not be transported from one school to another for special programming. For example, gifted programs will occur within the home school (with the exception of PEGS elementary students, who will be transported for PEGS programming). Review PEGS frequently asked questions here.

Teaching and Learning: Phases 2 and 3

  • Develop a high-quality instructional plan that is able to flex based on current health needs of the community.

    Plan Details

    • When increased social distancing is required, an alternating day schedule has been designed to further reduce class sizes.
    • Upon community spread, a daily virtual instructional plan will be implemented.
    • Students who participate in ARC may experience schedule changes to accommodate teacher availability during transitions to Phases 2 and 3
    • High quality learning experiences allow for both live learning expectations and flexibility for the diversity of family needs
      • Live learning via Zoom should:
        • Support Social Emotional Learning
        • Provide engaging opportunities for students to collaborate and connect to their new learning
      • Recorded learning by Lindbergh teachers should:
        • Prioritize new learning and directions to support offline and independent work
        • Allow students to self-pace and have flexibility to complete their work in a timely manner
      • District devices are provided for all K-12 students.

    Phase Two Schedule

    • ECE students remain in daily instruction
    • K-12 students attend alternating (A/B) days in person with the following schedule:
      • A Schedule
        • In-person: Tuesday and Thursday
        • Virtual: Monday, Wednesday and Friday
      • B Schedule
        • In-person: Wednesday and Friday
        • Virtual: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
      • Schedule is alphabetized
        • Last Names A-K
          • A Day in-person
          • B Day virtual
        • Last Names L-Z
          • A Day virtual
          • B Day in-person
        • Note: In some cases, specialized schedules may be needed to balance class sizes. In these cases, considerations will be taken to keep families on the same schedule.

    Virtual Day Expectations

    • Mondays are virtual for all students with scheduled instructional time for live connections and offline work
      • Elementary Schedule: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
      • Secondary Schedule: 11 a.m.-2:25 p.m.
        • 1st Hour: 11-11:25 a.m.
        • 2nd Hour: 11:25-11:50 a.m.
        • 3rd Hour: 11:50 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
        • Lunch: 12:15-12:45 p.m.
        • 4th Hour: 12:45-1:10 p.m.
        • 5th Hour: 1:10-1:35 p.m.
        • 6th Hour: 1:35-2 p.m.
        • 7th Hour: 2-2:25 p.m.
    • On alternating virtual days, students should be able to work independently; teachers will be inaccessible since they will be working with students assigned to in-person instruction
      • Grades K-2: Tasks not to exceed 2 hours
      • Grades 3-5: Tasks not to exceed 3 hours
      • Grades 6-8: Tasks not to exceed 30 minutes/class (approximately 3.5 hours/day)
      • Grades 9-12: Tasks not to exceed 40 minutes/class (approximately 4.5 hours/day)
    • Learn more about elementary Phase 2
    • Learn more about secondary Phase 2

    Phase Three Schedule

    • All students attend full-time virtual for a designated period of time
    • Daily live learning
    • Flexible recorded learning

    Early Childhood

    • 8 hours per week (approximately 1.5 hours per day)
      • Language and Literacy
      • Mathematical thinking
      • Social Studies
      • Science 
      • Social-Emotional Learning
    • Learn more about ECE Phase 3

    Elementary

    • Grades K-2: 12 hours per week (approximately 2.5 hours per day)
      • 12 hours a week should encompass 
        • Reading
        • Writing
        • Math
        • Social Studies
        • Science
        • What I need for differentiated supports (WIN) time
        • Social-Emotional Learning
      • Grades 3-5: 15 hours per week (approximately 3 hours per day)
        • Reading
        • Writing
        • Math
        • Social Studies
        • Science
        • What I need for differentiated supports (WIN) time
        • Social-Emotional Learning
    • Learn more about elementary Phase 3

    Secondary

    • Grades 6-8: 16-21 hours per week (approximately 4-5 hours per day)
      • Monday Schedule
        • Flyer Time: 9:30-9:55 a.m.
        • 1st Hour: 10-10:30 a.m.
        • 2nd Hour: 10:35-11:05 a.m.
        • 3rd Hour: 11:10-11:40 a.m.
        • Lunch: 11:40 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
        • 4th Hour: 12:15-12:45 p.m.
        • 5th Hour: 12:50-1:20 p.m.
        • 6th Hour: 1:25-1:55 p.m.
        • 7th Hour: 2-2:30 p.m.
        • Electives schedule is determined by building
      • Block Schedule (Alternating Days: Tuesday and Thursday, Wednesday and Friday)
        • Flyer Time and Period 1: 9:30-10:30 a.m.
        • Periods 2 and 3: 10:40-11:40 a.m.
        • Lunch: 11:40 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
        • Periods 4 and 5: 12:20-1:20 p.m.
        • Periods 6 and 7: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
        • Each class is 60 minutes plus “homework” expectations of up to 30 minutes per core class
        • A Day elective meet Tuesday and Wednesday, B Day electives meet Thursday and Friday
    • Grades 9-12: 25-30 hours per week (approximately 5-6 hours per day)
      • Monday Schedule
        • 1st Hour: 9:30-10 a.m.
        • 2nd Hour: 10:05-10:35 a.m.
        • Break: 10:40-11 a.m.
        • 3rd Hour: 11-11:30 a.m.
        • 4th Hour: 11:35 a.m.-12:05 p.m.
        • Lunch: 12:10-12:40 p.m.
        • 5th Hour: 12:50-1:20 p.m.
        • 6th Hour: 1:25-1:55 p.m.
        • 7th Hour: 2-2:30 p.m.
      • Block Schedule (Alternating Days: Tuesday and Thursday, Wednesday and Friday)
        • Periods 1 and 2: 9:30-10:30 a.m.
        • Periods 3 and 4: 10:40-11:40 a.m.
        • Lunch: 11:40 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
        • Periods 5 and 6: 12:20-1:20 p.m.
        • Periods 7 and Virtual Academic Networking: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
        • Each class is 60 minutes plus “homework” expectations of up to 45 minutes per core class
    • Learn more about secondary Phase 3