Important Note! New schedules below are effective on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will teachers have flexibility in the balance of synchronous and asynchronous teaching during in each instructional block?
Yes. We will provide more detailed guidance to teachers at a grade-specific level, but of course recognize that teachers will need to find the right balance for their students.
Will students be on-screen all day?
Absolutely not. Being on-screen all day is neither healthy nor pedagogically appropriate. That is why we have included breaks throughout the instructional day; why we will be encouraging teachers to incorporate off-screen activities and assignments, such as independent reading and writing, in their lessons; and why we are providing students with physical novels, textbooks, workbooks, and other items for non-computer based learning.
Will there be time for individualized student support?
Yes. While this will look differently at each level (elementary, middle, and high), every student will have time during the day for individualized support. This support may include small group instruction, dedicated time with an academic interventionist, and/or the use of “adaptive” instructional software (e.g., i-Ready and Dreambox) than can provide learning activities tailored to individual student needs.
Will there be time for teacher planning and professional development built into the schedule?
Yes. Every Wednesday, the synchronous parts of the instructional day will end at noon. Students will have asynchronous work to complete in the afternoon, along with enrichment activities that we are working to develop with several partners. During that time, teachers will have a block for planning, and for professional development. More details on this are found here.
Grades 6-8 (4-Period Schedule)
Grades 6-8 (6-Period Schedule)
*FLOAT (Flexible Learning Opportunities & Academic Time): At the high school level, FLOAT is an optional support program for select RPS high school students taught by additional contracted staff (NOT classroom teachers). FLOAT offers the following supports for non-traditional graduates (students who were originally members of the Class of 2020, 2019, or 2018):