The Fairport Central School District has developed a hybrid instructional model and schedule that can continue as is in a fully virtual environment if determinations are made about opening and closing schools as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
In the hybrid model, students will be scheduled for direct in-person instruction and alternating asynchronous learning activities on Monday/Thursday and Tuesday/Friday. Wednesdays are scheduled synchronous online instruction. Student schedules are intentionally planned so that students do not encounter conflicts wherein synchronous lessons for different subjects are offered simultaneously.
Virtual learning opportunities will include a greater emphasis on synchronous instruction, with teachers finding ways to provide live instruction and lessons to students to ensure students are directly engaged in learning on a daily basis.
Asynchronous learning – these are learning experiences that the student will be expected to engage in that will NOT involve live, real-time interaction with the teacher. Examples of asynchronous learning experiences may include a pre-recorded video of the teacher providing direct instruction, a video of another teacher teaching a skill, a link to an article for a student to read and respond to, a math or science problem set to be worked on and submitted for feedback, etc.
Synchronous learning – these are learning experiences that involve live, real-time interaction with the teacher. Synchronous learning may be used, among other things, for a large group, small group, and/or individualized direct instruction, collaborative discussions, writing conferences, intervention services, student assistance, and community building/social-emotional learning experiences.
For more information about instruction, visit the Teaching & Learning page here.
Recovering, Rebuilding, and Renewing: The Spirit of New York's Schools Reopening Guidance
This 145-page guidance document has been used in the development of the District's Plan.
The District's Plan will address the areas of communication/family and community engagement, health and safety, facilities, child nutrition, transportation, social emotional well-being, school schedules, budget and fiscal matters, economic overview, attendance and chronic absenteeism, technology and connectivity, teaching and learning, career and technical education, athletics and extracurricular activities, special education, English to speakers of other languages and world languages, staffing, and teacher and principal evaluation system.