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We understand. Educators, administrators, students and parents/caregivers are facing unprecedented challenges as schools close in response to COVID-19. We’ve put together answers to some of the questions we’ve received over the last few weeks.

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Even with distance learning, it’s important to keep students’ schedule as close to a typical day as possible. If you’re using a platform or app that allows for group meetings, start with a whole class activity.  Then, have the day follow your regualr schedule including lunch and free time. Make sure you’re connecting with parents to ensure they understand the importance of a regular schedule. Keep your small group meetings with your fellow teachers. 

The Kansas Department of Education recommends much less online instruction than students would normally get during a regular school day. Think about a sliding scale that starts at no more than 30 minutes for preschoolers and kindergartners and no more than three hours total for grades 6-12. Consider that students and educators both may be dealing with stressors at home, including limited access to devices and the internet, making longer expectations unreasonable.

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Even with distance learning, it’s important to keep students’ schedule as close to a typical day as possible. If you’re using a platform or app that allows for group meetings, start with a whole class activity.  Then, have the day follow your regualr schedule including lunch and free time. Make sure you’re connecting with parents to ensure they understand the importance of a regular schedule. Keep your small group meetings with your fellow teachers. 

The Kansas Department of Education recommends much less online instruction than students would normally get during a regular school day. Think about a sliding scale that starts at no more than 30 minutes for preschoolers and kindergartners and no more than three hours total for grades 6-12. Consider that students and educators both may be dealing with stressors at home, including limited access to devices and the internet, making longer expectations unreasonable.

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