The best practice for distance learning with adolescent learners is to have a balanced and holistic experience. This will include both off-screen and on-screen learning activities designed to engage students.
The primary tools for communication between teachers and families will be the RCS Web Portal and email.
Faculty will link material on the RCS Web Portal, Google Classroom, or directly into each student’s Google Drive.
Email will be used to check in and follow up with individual students, but will not be used as the primary method to deliver instruction or to share assignments.
Learning experiences are designed to be completed independently, or in collaboration with other students. Family support should be limited, and tutoring is not recommended.
Resources will vary by class and lesson, but faculty will be mindful of access and the developmental appropriateness of resources.
Students are encouraged to be proactive in reaching out to teachers when they have questions or if assignments are unclear.
Grade level deans, learning support, school counselor, technical support, and administration are always available to support students with academic, social, technological, or emotional needs.