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Return to Learning: Online School Schedules

High-quality learning experiences for every student, every day

School Schedules: ElementaryMiddle (revised) High (revised)
Horarios en español: PrimariaSecundaria
(revisado) Preparatoria (revisado)

4J schools will start the year with comprehensive distance learning for all students for at least the first trimester. Students will learn from their homes five days a week with a combination of live full-class instruction and small group work, as well as independent learning activities.

Grade-level teams of teachers, specialists and administrators have worked to develop daily learning schedules that will provide students with high-quality, teacher-directed learning opportunities every day and every week while they are learning at a distance. 

These schedules have been developed with teacher workgroups in partnership with the Eugene Education Association to enable our educators to develop and provide exceptional learning opportunities and connections for all of our students and families. The district is posting draft schedules now while continuing to engage in ongoing bargaining with the Eugene Education Association about certain details. 

Students’ online school days will feature a mix of live class time and independent learning. Responsive to feedback from families, real-time learning opportunities will be staggered with elementary synchronous learning time mostly in the morning, middle school in the afternoon, and high school in the morning—to reduce demand on bandwidth and potentially allow older students to support younger siblings. Grab-and-go meal service will be available for an extended time, coordinated with school schedules, to enable families to access school meals without missing live instruction.

Daily schedules and instruction plans are designed with values including: 

  • Providing high-quality and age-appropriate learning opportunities for students
  • Offering a blend of online and offline, synchronous and asynchronous learning
  • Balancing a healthy amount of screen time for students
  • Ensuring learning opportunities for students who don’t access class time synchronously 
  • Providing social and emotional learning and support
  • Ensuring programs provide for students’ special needs
  • Building in interventions with students who need additional support
  • Connecting with students who are not fully engaged 
  • Providing planning time and professional development for teachers to prepare for teaching in a very different remote learning environment 
  • Supporting parents to aid their students’ learning at home
  • Offering robust learning with schedules meeting state required instruction hours

Note: Once schools resume hybrid learning on-site, daily schedules for students during their remote learning times will be different, likely with less synchronous learning time. The schedule for on-site school days also will be different.  

Online Learning Schedules  

Elementary School Schedule (click to expand)

Students learning online will experience a full elementary school curriculum and learning options during this period of comprehensive distance learning for all students. 

The typical school day for students will be about 5 hours a day, not including lunch and recess. Students will gradually work up to the full schedule over the course of the first month. Learning time will be a mixture of interactive and independent work, with both on-screen and off-screen time, 5 days a week (except for no-school days). 

We know that some families need flexibility to complete lessons on their own schedule. For that reason, learning activities and lessons will be designed and provided for students to complete asynchronously, or “on demand,” as their schedules allow. We will also offer students opportunities to complete most of their daily lessons with the live support of their classroom teacher. 

Families are asked to prioritize joining their class live during the blue portion of their schedule each day. Teachers will be live online during core content learning to guide students through their lessons for those who prefer to complete assignments at that time with the support of their teacher. 

An ask-a-teacher parent support line will be available every school day to help parents with their students’ learning at home, open hours tentatively 7–8 a.m. and 5–8 p.m. (hours subject to change). 

Elementary Distance Learning Schedule (English)
Horario de aprendizaje a distancia de las escuelas primarias (español)

Middle School Schedule (click to expand)

Students learning online will experience a full middle school curriculum and course options during this period of comprehensive distance learning for all students. 

The typical school day for students will be about 5 hours a day, not including lunch. Learning time will be a mixture of on-screen and off-screen time, and interactive and independent work, 5 days a week (except for no-school days). 

Students will have synchronous learning time in the afternoon, with opportunities for teacher office hours and other staff connections in the morning. 

During online learning, the class schedule will alternate on an A/B day schedule, with each class featured in depth two days a week. This will allow students to access deeper and more concentrated learning experiences, and provide a reduced workload in the number of classes they will need to manage each day while also navigating a new online learning environment, without reducing overall learning opportunities.

In most weeks (5-day and 3-day school weeks), one day will feature synchronous supports for some students to address academic, behavioral and social emotional needs, along with asynchronous (on-demand) learning assignments for all students.  

Middle School Distance Learning Schedule (revised)
Horario de aprendizaje a distancia de las escuelas secundarias (español)

High School Schedule (click to expand) 

Students learning online will experience a full high school curriculum and learning options during this period of comprehensive distance learning for all students. The typical school day for students will be about 6 hours on a day the student has a full schedule, not including lunch, 5 days a week (except for no-school days). Learning time will be a mixture of on-screen and off-screen time, and interactive and independent work. 

Students will have the opportunity for synchronous learning time every day, mostly in the morning, with opportunities for teacher office hours and other staff connections in the afternoon.

During online learning, the class schedule will alternate on an A/B day schedule, with each class featured in depth two days a week. This will allow students to access deeper and more concentrated learning experiences, and provide a reduced workload in the number of classes they will need to manage each day while also navigating a new online learning environment, without reducing overall learning opportunities.

In most weeks (5-day and 3-day school weeks), one day will feature real-time advisory classes, targeted interventions, and asynchronous applied learning for all classes. 

High School Distance Learning Schedule (revised)
Horario de aprendizaje a distancia de las escuelas preparatorias (español)

  

Definitions 

Synchronous (“Live”) Learning = Teacher-led online learning together at the same time

Asynchronous (“On-Demand”) Learning = Teacher-directed independent learning, not real-time interaction with a teacher; may be completed on the student’s own schedule  

Applied Learning = Teacher-designed independent learning experiences, not real-time interaction; with access to teachers, educational assistants or other support providers

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