Elementary Comprehensive Distance Learning

Comprehensive Distance Learning: Elementary School Facts

  • En Español
  • School begins September 14, 2020
  • No extra steps to enroll if your child will continue in the school they ended with last year. New students can register online or contact their school for information.
  • Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) will take place in all schools for at least the first six weeks of the semester (through October 23), at which time the format will be re-evaluated depending on county health metrics. A decision will be announced on October 12.
  • All elementary students will receive a school-issued iPad to assist with learning opportunities. Families needing internet connectivity should reach out to their school for assistance.

Schedules & Format

K-1 schedule

grade 2-3 schedulegrade 4-5 schedule


  • Download daily schedules by clicking on the images.
  • Schedules will typically follow a regular school day, with a combination of live instruction, recorded instruction and applied learning with the child’s teacher and classmates. there is a consistent weekly schedule.
  • During the first two weeks of school, teachers will reach out to every family to determine each family’s schedule, obstacles and needs. If, for example, parents are working during the day and students are unable to connect to a WebEx meeting, the teacher will help find an alternate plan.

Student Learning Day

  • Students will receive 2 hours and 20 minutes to 2 hours and 30 minutes of teacher-facilitated learning on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Wednesdays will be utilized for enrichment activities, projects, supported learning and office hours.
  • The following daily time blocks include direct live instruction, teacher-facilitated group learning, applied learning and more. In addition to these daily time blocks, students will also have added times to participate in learning opportunities/assignments throughout the day.
    • K-1: 8 to 10:30 a.m.
    • 2-3: 9 to 11:30 a.m.
    • 4-5: 10 to 11:30 and 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. (includes 30 minutes lunch and 15 minute movement break)
    • NOTE: If students cannot be present during this block, reach out to your teacher to make arrangements.

Live Instruction

  • Every day students will participate in a live WebEx morning meeting at the following times:
    • K-1: 8 a.m.
    • 2-3: 9 a.m.
    • 4-5: 10 a.m.
    • NOTE: Individual classroom teachers will confirm morning meeting times.
  • Additionally most days students will participate in one to two teacher-facilitated groups (reading, math and writing). Exact times for the teacher-facilitated group instruction sessions will be determined by the teacher.
  • Some additional live learning opportunities include: physical education, music and more.

Asynchronous Learning (not live) and Applied Learning

  • Students will have daily opportunities for asynchronous (not live) and applied learning, including: videos, assignments, reading and practice connected to class instruction. Students will engage in this learning when not participating in live instruction.

PE and Music

  • Elementary students will continue to receive weekly physical education and music.
  • Students will receive 30 minutes of PE twice a week; 30 minutes of music instruction twice a week.

Wednesdays

  • Wednesdays will be utilized for applied learning, projects, supported learning and connection.
  • Teachers will communicate with families if students need to attend a live session on Wednesdays.

Other details

  • iPads will come only with appropriate learning platforms and apps for your child’s grade level, including Wonders, Dreambox Math and Lexia Reading. The iPads will be used only for very specific learning purposes. Schools will provide detailed instructions to parents for iPad use.
    • K-2 learning platform – Seesaw, WebEx
    • 3-5 learning platform – Google Classroom, WebEx
  • Hands-on and printed materials (or PDFs that can be printed) in learning kits can be provided as necessary.

Support

  • Each school will have a team whose priority is outreach to families. These teams may include FAN advocates, nurses, counselors, Latino Family Liaisons, educational assistants, as well as other staff.
  • Teachers are able to answer student questions and provide feedback daily through Seesaw/WebEx (K-2) and Google Classroom/WebEx (grades 3-5).
  • Teachers will connect with families once a week and are also available via email for questions.
  • English Language Learners, students receiving special education services, students receiving academic interventions will receive additional support from school staff. Families can learn more by connecting with school staff.

Other details

  • iPads will come only with appropriate learning platforms and apps for your child’s grade level, including Wonders, Dreambox Math and Lexia Reading. The iPads will be used only for very specific learning purposes. Schools will provide detailed instructions to parents for iPad use.
    • K-2 learning platform – Seesaw, WebEx
    • 3-5 learning platform – Google Classroom, WebEx
  • Hands-on and printed materials (or PDFs that can be printed) in learning kits can be provided as necessary.

School Meals

Bend-La Pine Schools will continue to provide access to meals, but details are still in progress and will be communicated when finalized.

The State of Oregon has expanded access to free-and reduced-lunches, so be sure to check online if your family qualifies.