Schedules

Garfield General Class Schedule

Please note that specific daily schedules will be provided thru your child’s teacher:

 

Kindergarten/First Grade Daily Schedule

  • 9:00 a.m.: Morning Mtg/SEL Attendance - Synchronous
  • 9:30 a.m.: Instruction - Synchronous and Asynchronous
  • 11:30 a.m.: Teacher Lunch
  • 12:00 p.m.: Social Groups: Synchronous and Asynchronous
  • 12:35 p.m.: Small Group - Synchronous
  • 1:15 p.m.: Student Support - Synchronous and Asynchronous
  • 1:50 p.m.: Office Hours and Specialists - Synchronous and Asynchronous
  • 3:05 p.m.: End of Day

   

Second/Third Grade Daily Schedule

  • 9:00 a.m.: Morning Mtg/SEL Attendance - Synchronous
  • 9:35 a.m.: Small Group - Synchronous
  • 10:15 a.m.: Instruction - Synchronous and Asynchronous
  • 11:30 a.m.: Teacher Lunch
  • 12:00 p.m.: Social Groups: Synchronous and Asynchronous
  • 12:35 p.m.: Instruction - Synchronous and Asynchronous
  • 1:20 p.m.: Office Hours and Specialists - Synchronous and Asynchronous
  • 2:15 p.m.: Student Support - Synchronous and Asynchronous 
  • 3:05 p.m.: End of Day

 

Fourth/Fifth Grade Daily Schedule

  • 9:00 a.m.: Morning Mtg/SEL Attendance - Synchronous
  • 9:35 a.m.: Instruction - Synchronous and Asynchronous 
  • 10:20 a.m.: Small Group - Synchronous
  • 10:55 a.m.: Instruction - Synchronous and Asynchronous
  • 12:00 p.m.: Teacher Lunch
  • 12:30 p.m.: Social Groups: Synchronous and Asynchronous
  • 1:05 p.m.: Office Hours and Specialists - Synchronous and Asynchronous
  • 2:00 p.m.: Student Support - Synchronous and Asynchronous 
  • 3:05 p.m.: End of Day

 


  

Activity Descriptions:

 

  • Morning Meeting: all class zoom for teachers, students and support staff to connect, take attendance and check-in, Second Steps lessons
  • Instruction: This will be a combination of live instruction (synchronous) and recorded and independently assigned work (asynchronous). Classroom teachers will provide specific times and structure to families. This can be a time where families can access pre-recorded or menu activities from our specialists as well.
  • Small Group: This will be live to support students depending on their needs
  • Student Support: This time is set aside for teachers and staff to provide support for students. It may include academic or social groups. Participation can be determined by families, students and/or teachers
  • Office Hours: This is dedicated for staff to be available to answer family and student questions, help problem-solve issues that arise (which could include academics, social/emotional, technical issues).
  • Specialist Wednesdays: On Wednesday our specialists will have a scheduled live instruction for classes. Additionally, they will also post activities and lessons for kids on teacher’s Schoology accounts. This will allow you, and our students, to access these lessons at your convenience. Teachers will include this schedule in their Schoology Site.
  • Library: Library will be included in our Specialist schedule. Additionally, we are working with the health dept. and our District to arrange a safe method for students to select, pick-up and drop -off books. Please stay tuned for this information.

 


 

GLOSSARY OF TERMS

 

Term

Definition

Synchronous

 Live session in Zoom (whole group, small group, individual) where teachers and students interact in a live way.
Asynchronous
Independent work time for students. Watching pre-recorded content, working on classwork either digitally or paper pencil work.
Morning Meeting Whole group meeting for morning check-in. Content can include, but is not limited to: SEL learning, Weekly Second Step lesson, Number Corner, community-building activities, attendance taking, etc.
Attendance  Prior to the morning meeting, students/families will log into the OSD Portal to complete the attendance check in. 
Core Instruction Time (reading, Writing, math, Science, Social Studies, and Second Steps) Small group work in Zoom with classroom teacher, focused on one content area at a time. Core time is regularly scheduled and consistent for families, and may be a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning. Students are practicing new skills with teachers during core instruction time. Whole group instruction can happen, but all students must be present or have access.
Intervention/Enrichment Time Small group time. This is time for Special Education, LAP, EL, Intervention/Enrichment, etc., to pull small groups of students. Classroom teachers and support staff are also pulling a small group of students.
Specialist Time  
Music, PE, Art, Library. Classroom teachers are not required to attend. Sessions will be a combination of synchronous and asynchronous time.

Teacher Librarians will begin the year developing a plan for book reservation and check-out before providing instruction.
Office Hours Time for teachers to connect one-on-one with students or families to support their educational journey. Priority given to those furthest from educational justice.
Flipped Classroom  
Students engage in new learning through pre-recorded videos prior to attending a live session with the teacher. During the live session, students spend time applying the skill they learned in an asynchronous setting.

 

 


 

Synchronous: Live Instruction

 

What it is:

  • Student and teacher have a scheduled time/task to be completed at a specific time
  • Could include: class meetings, direct instruction or live collaboration
  • Used to introduce, reinforce, practice, apply or extend
  • Short periods of instruction (whole or small group instruction)
  • Students interacting with one another (whole class or in small groups)
  • Students working on assignments with support from teacher or para-educator
  • Family/student support time to ask questions
  • Small group or 1:1

 

What it is not:

  • Continuous hours of time on a computer 
  • Lecture style for long periods of time
  • New learning which is completely dependent on student being in the live session

 


 

Asynchronous: Pre-Recorded instruction

 

What it is:

  • Opportunities to learn through enriching offline lessons
  • Recorded by teacher and/or teacher teams or specialist (share the workload)
  • Flexible time and/or day when the task is completed; allows students to engage at any time and re-watch if needed
  • Where teachers will deliver the majority of core instruction so students can access if they do not attend live sessions
  • Videos are great for building a foundation for further learning
  • Embedding questions in videos can improve student interaction and provide you with formative assessment

 

What it is not:

  • Lengthy videos: Optimum time for pre-recorded video is under 6 minutes; engagement drops after 9 mins.
  • Cookie cutter polished content from other sources: it doesn’t need to be pretty, it needs to be personal