Teaching and Learning: Phase 1

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

    Plan Details

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

    In-Person Modifications

    • Social distancing to the best of our ability, including the use of seating charts where appropriate to facilitate contact tracing
    • Face coverings are required for all students and staff, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
    • No locker use (grades 6-12); students may bring backpacks
    • Limiting congregation of students during unstructured time, as appropriate
    • “Food in 15” during lunch periods; consistent seating encouraged to facilitate contact tracing
    • Masks will not be required outdoors
    • Students who are quarantined will be supported asynchronously
      • Elementary: Personalized Learning Menus
      • Secondary: Resources via Canvas

    Virtual Instruction

    Virtual instruction options are based on the level of interest expressed by Lindbergh families on surveys sent out in spring 2020.

    • Virtual instruction through Lindbergh ARC (Accelerated and Remote Courses) will be provided to students in grades 1-5 who selected a full-time virtual learning option for the 2021-22 school year.
      • Instruction for six hours a day using Canvas as a learning management system (K-12)
      • Instruction includes “live” classes following a school day schedule
      • In-person assessments may be necessary
      • Special programs such as interventions are included in student schedules
    • Virtual instruction through partnerships such as the Launch program (a virtual program through Springfield Public Schools) for students in kindergarten, and also students in grades 6-12, who selected a full-time virtual learning option for the 2021-22 school year.
    • More information on virtual learning is available 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.
    • If necessary, a daily virtual instructional plan will be implemented.
    • 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 2 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.

    Phase 2 Expectations

    • Mondays are virtual for all students with scheduled instructional time for live connections and offline work
      • Elementary School Schedule: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
      • Middle School Schedule: 11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
      • High School Schedule: 11:30 a.m.-3:00 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
    • View detailed Phase 2 elementary plan
    • View detailed Phase 2 secondary plan

    Phase 3 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
    • View detailed ECE Phase 3 plan

    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
    • View detailed elementary Phase 3 plan

    Secondary

    • Grades 6-8: 16-21 hours per week (approximately 4-5 hours per day)
      • 9:30-2:30 each day
      • All classes meet on Mondays; alternating block schedule Tues-Fri
      • Each class is 60 minutes plus “homework” expectations
    • Grades 9-12: 25-30 hours per week (approximately 5-6 hours per day)
      • 10:00-3:00 each day
      • All classes meet on Mondays; alternating block schedule Tues-Fri
      • Each class is 60 minutes plus “homework” expectations
    • View detailed secondary Phase 3 plan

Special Education