Links to Weekly Distance Learning Units by School Site

Hello FVSD Families:
 
We are pleased to share the Distance Learning Activities for each week of the school closures for all students in FVSD.  We are also including a recommended daily routine for students to provide a sample structure for your children during school closures. 
 
 In addition, we are gathering feedback from our parents regarding distance learning to assist the FVSD Team as we continue to improve our program.  To complete the survey, please click on the link below that is most appropriate for the grade range of your student(s).  
 
 
 
 
Please click on the link below that corresponds with your child/children's school to access the Distance Learning Activities for each week.
 
ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
MIDDLE SCHOOLS
   
 
 
 
 
 
   
   
   
   
 
Distance Learning Activities for Week of March 23-27, 2020
 
Hello FVSD Families:
 
We are pleased to share the Distance Learning Activities for the week of March 23-27, 2020 for all students in FVSD.  We are also including a recommended daily routine for students to provide a sample structure for your children during school closures.  Please click on the arrow below that correspond with your child/children's grade levels to access the Distance Learning Activities for this week.  
 
Distance Learning Update #2 - March 21, 2020
 
Dear FVSD Families,
 
In order to support Distance Learning for all students throughout FVSD, students will need the ability to access digital resources through the internet on either a laptop, tablet, or Chromebook.
 
FVSD is providing Chromebooks for families that need technology access at home during the dates, times, and locations below.  Due to the configuration of the Chromebooks, it is necessary to divide the distribution of devices for middle school and elementary school students.
 
Tuesday, March 24th
Grades 6th - 8th
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Masuda and Talbert Middle Schools
 
Wednesday, March 25th
Grades TK - 5th
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Cox and Courreges Elementary Schools
 
Please complete the following survey so we may best prepare for Chromebook distribution next week.
 
 
Additionally, families participating in the Chromebook pick-up day(s), please complete the "Chromebook Loaner Agreement" provided below.
 
Finally, for those families in need of internet access at home, we have provided an informational flyer outlining opportunities for free in-home internet access from Comcast an Spectrum.
 
We look forward to sharing our Distance Learning Plans with you from each site's grade level or content area teams beginning on Monday, March 30th.  In the meantime, the best things you can do are reassure your children that we will be providing learning options soon, creating a quite place for them to read/learnin in the house, and allowing some play-time options to act as a distraction from this ever-evolving situation.
 
We miss you all, and look forward to connecting very soon.
 
Sincerely,
 
Steve McLaughlin, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services
 
Distance Learning Update #1 - March 21, 2020
 
Dear FVSD Families,
 
First off, we hope you are doing well during this unique and ever-changing situation.  Hopefully, by now you have created new routines for your children, allowing for both opportunities to relax and considering new ways to keep them engaged in learning.
 
As of the start of the closure, all grade reporting periods, homework, and project deadlines have been suspended.  We are looking at the overall impact of the closure, and based on the duration we will decide on academic grades at a later date.
 
As for ongoing learning opportunities, this week March 16th-20th, our principals sent out an email communication with guidance on some activities to keep your children engaged during the week.  Additionally, site principals and teachers are busy creating new "Distance Learning" opportunities for next week.  We anticipate these will be available on Monday, March 30th, and you will receive more information regarding how to access the learning units.  Additionally, we are in the process of setting up technology distribution sites for those families that would like to check out Chromebooks during this shutdown.  Finally, please make sure that your information (email, phone number, etc.) is updated through the AERIES portal, as this will be our primary way of communicating.
 
For FVSD, "Distance Learning" is being defined in the following ways:
  • Focusing on one week at a time and rooted in grade/content level standards
  • No credit/grade requirements
  • Elementary - Focused on Math, Reading, Writing, and Staying Active/Engaged for no more than two hours per day
  • Middle School  - Focused on Math, English, Science, History, and Staying/Active for no more than 20-30 minutes per subject area per day
  • As much as possible, online/digital resources that can be pushed out should the closure be extended.
  • Items converted to PDFs so that "packets" may be accessed from home. For the moment, all content will be delivered digitally as we assess the need for printed copies from our community,   
 
We understand that this is an unsettling time for you and your children, and want to reassure everyone that our entire FVSD staff is committed to staying in contact with you all the way through.
 
Thank you, families, for all that you are doing to provide students with safe spaces where they may feel secure during this unpredictable time, offering a balanced approach to learning with both academic and non-academic activities, and reassurance that when this all passes, their teachers, school site staff, principals, and our entire community will be ready for them to return.
 
Sincerely,
 
Steve McLaughlin, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services