Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is summer remote learning mandatory?
Summer remote learning is not mandatory. With the school closure, the district recognizes the potenial that students may experience significant learning loss. Therefore, we are opening summer remote learning to all of our students, but it is not mandated.
Will summer remote learning have any impact on whether or not my student will be promoted to the next grade?
Summer remote learning will not have any impact on whether or not a student will "pass" the current grade. All students will be promoted to their next grade for the 2020-2021 school year.
What is the format for summer remote learning?
Summer remote learning will begin on June 15th and end on July 17th. Classes will be in session between the hours of 8:00 am and 11:00 am, Mondays through Thursdays. This time will focus on a combination of both English Language Arts, mathematics and Social Emotional Learning. Teachers/students will use Google Classroom as their hub for remote learning. Additional digital learning tools may be utilized, but will be either accessible or will have posted direction on Google Classrooms.
Will students be on Zoom or a mix of Zoom and activities for students to engage on their own?
During class times, teachers will be available for students via Zoom. There will be some instructional time when all students will be on Zoom at the same time, in a whole group or in small groups. Teachers may also work with students one-on-one via Zoom during this time. The length of time students will be asked to be on Zoom is dependent on the age of the students; younger students will have fewer minutes; time on Zoom will increase with the age of the students.
Who will be teaching summer remote learning classes?
All summer remote learning classes will be taught by Forest Park School District's certified teachers. Some classes may use two teachers and others may use a teacher and an instructional assistant.
Will printed materials be available for students?
The intent is to be "paperless." This means that all lessons and materials for summer remote learning classes will only be offered online. All students who are registered for summer remote learning will be provided with a "tool kit" prior to the start date. This tool kit will include any materials necessary to support student engagement.
If my student has an Individual Education Plan (IEP), how will they be supported during summer remote learning?
Services for students with an IEP will be provided by one of the District 91 special education teachers. Accommodations and modification will be made as specified by the student's IEP.
Updated May 27, 2020. Please check back to review additional answers to Frequenty Asked Questions (FAQ) as they are added to this page.