Learning Beyond the Classroom

PLANNING FOR LEARNING

On Tuesday, April 14, and on Mondays thereafter, A Weekly Overview with Daily Lesson Plans will be provided in Google Classroom for each grade. The lessons will be delivered in a coordinated daily plan that mirrors the regular school schedule. Lesson plans will be posted by 5:00 a.m. daily. Lessons may include written assignments, activity instruction, pre-prepared packets and pre-recorded audio or video lessons. All online material is available through Google Classroom. Starting on Monday, April 13, and Mondays thereafter, parents may be advised to pick up curricular supplies that support the Beyond the Classroom learning. Whenever possible, we will have online submission of assignments. All materials are available for WSOC Beyond the Classroom only and should not be shared beyond the WSOC community.

 

COMMUNICATING WITH LEARNERS

Parents and/or students will access the Weekly Overview by signing into Google Classroom with the email address that has been assigned to their child. We intend to support and nourish the entire WSOC community through our daily connection. Teachers will provide instruction to the class and create opportunities to check in with individual students as needed.

 

EXPECTATIONS OF STUDENTS

  • Students will engage in lessons with concentration and goodwill, bringing their best efforts to this new experience.
  •  Assignments should be submitted on time in the assigned format.

 

EXPECTATIONS OF PARENTS

  •  Parents should provide a dedicated place and time for students to work at home. Following the regular school day schedule will be helpful, when possible.
  • Parents are expected to log in to Google Classroom daily and help their child respond to the Attendance Question by 3:00 p.m.
  • Parents are encouraged to provide as much support as they are able given their personal contexts and should assist their children to develop into independent learners.
  • It is not appropriate to complete the work for your child; however, ensuring your child understands the learning task, has the required resources, and is located in a productive learning space, is most appropriate.
  • Parents are encouraged to reach out to any teacher as needed. You can expect your teacher to be available during the regularly scheduled time for that lesson via Google Classroom Chat. Outside of that time, you may submit a request via email.
  • Parents may be asked to visit the Waldorf School of Orange County to pick up needed supplies and may need to assist their children in submitting assigned work.
  • If your child is unwell and unable to participate in Beyond the Classroom learning, please advise your class teacher.

COMMITMENT OF TEACHERS

When possible, class and specialty teachers will work

collaboratively to plan and deliver lessons. This

collaboration will enhance the quality of the teaching

and the well-being of the teachers. If necessary,

teachers will organize needed supplies for pickup

as determined by the school COVID-19 task force. Weekly class parent emails will be sent.

 

COMMUNICATIONS

  • Beyond the Classroom includes virtual teacher office hours.  Class teachers will be available during the hours of 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Specialty teachers will be available by appointment. Please email ahead to schedule a phone conversation.
  • Parents can email their student’s class and specialty teachers. Please allow a response within 24 hours when emailing outside the virtual teacher office hours listed above.

 

GETTING STARTED

To get started and access the online learning links and

materials, please follow instructions emailed to you to

open a Google Classroom account in your child’s

name. If you did not receive an email, please contact

etorres@waldorfschool.com.

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