Parent Engagement Sessions FAQ

For additional information, see the Academics section on the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) webpage.

Are teachers being coached on emotionally healthy approaches to re-direct students?

Teachers and school staff members will be provided social/emotional learning resources to use with their students.

If a student is sent home, how will they receive instruction?

A student will have the ability to work from home and daily attendance will not be affected.

If I/my child feel uncomfortable with in-person learning, can my child return to virtual?

Based on family needs, parents have the option to return to the virtual platform for the reminder of the year. However, those families who have selected virtual learning for the remainder of the school year, will not be able to participate in in-person learning.

What is the model for in-person and virtual learning on Wednesdays?

Students will receive in-person instruction on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. On Wednesdays, all students will participate in both synchronous and asynchronous virtual instruction. Synchronous instruction for students will be for 2 hours and 15 minutes on Wednesdays. The remainder of the day on Wednesdays will be utilized for asynchronous instruction and support.

Teachers will connect with their students who are attending school via a virtual learning platform through Google Meet. Once they greet students, they will share their screen, which is also projected for their students in the classroom. Teachers will monitor what the online students see and reply to their questions in the chat. Teachers will use their SMART Boards to simultaneously engage with virtual and in-person students.

They will demonstrate math problems or project other things like reading stories on the screen. Students at home will see the teacher and students in class will see the teacher. The teacher will not be stationed at the computer. The camera will pick up the teacher at the front of the room. The teacher can provide real-time feedback as she/he sees which students need it. The teacher will walk around the room and see how students are performing and check in on students on the computer.

Teachers will utilize many of the strategies that they have always used in the classroom, but they will consider safety guidelines in making adaptations. Students with disabilities who cannot access a free appropriate public education through the virtual environment, will be offered in person instruction at their school on Wednesday from a provider.

If a classroom does not have appropriate staffing, the school-based administrator will assign staff to these classrooms.

Where can I learn more about before/after school care?

For a list of programs please visit: https://milwaukeerecreation.net/rec/Programs/Before-After-School-Care.htm

Will there be recess, gym and art?

Yes. Students will have recess and specialty classes.

April 14th is a Wednesday. Are children attending school in-person on Wednesdays?

Wednesday, April 14th is an in-person day for K3 – 3rd grade students only. Beginning the week of Monday, April 19th, student will receive in-person instruction on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. On Wednesdays, all students will participate in both synchronous and asynchronous virtual instruction.

Are all high school students returning to in-person learning?

No. Only seniors and students who have failed one or more courses will return to in-person learning on Monday, April 26, 2021.

Are K3 and K4 students able to have staggered start times?

No. All K3 and K4 students will begin in-person instruction on Wednesday, April 14, 2021.

Are students in K3 and K4 returning to in-person learning?

Yes. K3 and K4 students who opt to participate in in-person learning will return on Wednesday, April 14, 2021.

What is the specific dates by grade level for students to return to in-person learning?

The specific dates by grade level are:
K3 — 3rd grade: Wednesday, April 14, 2021
4th — 8th grade: Monday, April 19, 2021
Seniors and students who have failed one or more courses: Monday, April 26, 2021.