Comprehensive Distance Learning: Middle School

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  • 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 state and county health metrics. A decision will be announced on October 12.
  • All students will receive a school-issued iPad. Families needing internet connectivity should reach out to their schools for assistance.

Schedules & Format

middle school schedule


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  • Schedules will typically follow a regular school day, with live instruction with the child’s teacher and their peers.
  • School days will alternate Monday/Thursday with periods 1-4 and Tuesday/Friday with periods 5-7.
  • Academic instruction constitutes about 3-4 hours each day.
  • iPads will come equipped with Canvas, the learning platform for 6-12 grade students. Students will also use WebEx for live instruction with teachers and social interaction with peers.
  • Student schedules will be available in StudentVue and ParentVue accounts, prior to the start of school.

Student Learning Day

  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, the school day will begin at 9 and conclude at 2:25 p.m. (Including a break for lunch.)

Live Instruction

  • Live teacher interaction will take place during every class period.
  • If a student is unable to access the live lesson, content will be available by the end of the teacher workday through Canvas, our learning management system.
  • Live teacher-facilitated and support time daily.

Wednesdays

  • Wednesdays will focus on extensions, enrichment, interventions and social emotional supports. Some students will have live, synchronous instruction, others will work on asynchronous work to complete. Academic enrichment and supports will occur during the above schedule.
  • Teachers will communicate with families if students need to attend a live session on Wednesdays.

Grading, attendance and assignments

  • Students will have required work in all courses daily.
  • Attendance will be taken based on virtual participation or completed assignments.
  • Grades and credit will be given.
  • Check ParentVue for your child’s grades.

Support

  • Each school will have a team whose priority is outreach to families. These teams may include FAN advocates, nurses, counselors, Latino Family Liaisons, as well as other staff. Don’t hesitate to reach out to your school for support!
  • Counselors will help students flesh out or make changes to class schedule prior to the start of school.
  • Teachers are able to answer student questions and provide feedback daily through Canvas and interactions on WebEx.
  • Teachers are available to families for questions or concerns. Teachers will also have regular office hours, which are a great time for students and families to connect.
  • 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.
  • Culturally-responsive lessons focused on equity and inclusion.
  • Social-emotional learning (SEL) lessons will provide mental health support to students during this challenging time.
  • Every teacher will be assigned a small group of students who they will check in on and support through an advisory model. These advisory teachers will serve as a main point of contact for families and students. Advisory teachers will be reaching out to families prior to the first day of school.

Athletics

  • Middle school athletics will not be offered in season 1 and we will be working with community partners in the hope of having expanded opportunities for middle school students during this time. We have traditionally mirrored the high school sports calendar with our middle school offerings and will be continuing in that direction for seasons 2-4.
  • The tentative start date for middle school season 2 winter sports will be with boys park and recreation basketball in early November, girls basketball and wrestling will tentatively follow beginning in January. Fall sports will move to a season 3 later in the school year. The opening dates for season 3 (fall) and season 4 (spring) will be discussed by middle school athletic directors and administration.
  • Look for plans to be communicated through your school's athletic department in the coming weeks.

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.