Virtual Learning Parent Playbook
This section outlines student and family supports and highlights the district’s priorities.
Individual and Group Student Check-ins by School Staff
SEL Navigators - Adult-Student Daily Check-Ins: Students will be assigned a SEL Navigator who will conduct daily check-ins via phone, or Teams.
Student Virtual Needs Assessment: Students will complete the district-created Virtual Needs Assessment by the end of the second week of school.
Community Gathering/Morning Meeting Lessons: Teachers will provide an opportunity for students to come together as a group using the Community Gathering/Morning Meeting pre-made lessons into daily routine (20 mins daily).
Mindful Minute Lessons: Teachers will provide Mindful Minute lessons daily using pre-made activities and will incorporate them into daily schedule (2 x day, 5-10 minutes).
Training Opportunities: Students will have access to a series of training opportunities to support social-emotional health and wellness, to include asynchronous and synchronous learning. Information will be pushed out directly to students using Schoology.
District-wide Virtual Extracurricular Activities
Students will be provided extended learning opportunities through clubs of interest. Students will be encouraged to sign up and set a school goal for participation. During virtual learning, the district will not be providing after-school care.
Ongoing Food Distribution Sites
The Community Achieves team will assess individual school needs and provide access to food using distribution sites. Dates, times and locations will be communicated to families and schools.
On-demand Virtual Office Hours and Virtual Tele-therapy Services
Principals will establish a rotation schedule/office hours for staff to support students (Counselor, Restorative Practice, Social Worker, Centerstone, Vanderbilt health, etc.)
Back-to-school drive-through distribution (school supplies)
During week of August 10, families will be able to pick up school supplies at their schools, drive-through style. The drive-through also will be a “welcome back” touch-point with students and families.
Community Achieves sites will also have food distribution. for more details.
Home language family communications
Schools will ensure communications include home language translations. Families that speak a language other than English can receive technology assistance by calling 615-259-8787.
MNPS online learning family support engagements
Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSA series of professional learning opportunities led by the district include:
Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSSupporting your child’s transition to virtual learning (Asynchronous/Synchronous; Weeks 1 and 2
Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSDaily Mindful Moment Sessions: Mindfulness, Mindful Breathing and Yoga, Stress Management and Coping for Wellness (Asynchronous/Synchronous); Weeks 1, 2, and 3
Social Emotional Learning at Home (Asynchronous/Synchronous); Week 3
Virtual Open House/Orientation
Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSAt this time, schools will communicate resources, school-wide expectations, attendance and behavior support expectations, update contact information, etc. Translation services will be made available.
Virtual Family Home Visits
Families will be contacted before school begins with a welcome and brief needs assessment about device/materials/food needs. This district is prioritizing contact with families that could not be reached in the spring semester.
A schedule of weekly/bi-weekly touch-points with families (“Family Hour”) will be scheduled to share MNPS digital resources, provide updates and identify needs.