Freedom Elementary School Remote Instruction School Day
Frequently Asked Questions for Parents
What is a Remote Instruction School Day? A Remote Instruction School Day is a snow day during which students will work at home on assignments planned by their teachers. Assignments may be completed on a computer, Kuno tablet, or by using books, pencils, pens and paper.
How will my son or daughter receive instruction? The lessons sent home in the Remote Instruction School Day Bags are meant to enhance direct instruction. Students practice concepts that have been taught, do some independent research, and work on short and long term projects or complete writing assignments.
My child has special needs. How will he/she work on assignments? Special education teachers will work with classroom teachers to modify assignments as appropriate. Related service providers will also provide lessons appropriate to the services students receive during the school day. The special education teacher, service provider and classroom teacher will also be available to your child via computer.
Do I have to have internet access? No. All Remote Instruction School Day assignments will have an option to complete the assignments by means other than online.
Should my child be on the computer or working on school work for the exact number of hours he/she is in school? No, students should not spend more than four hours on their Remote Instruction School Day assignments.
Does four hours meet the State requirement? The hours of instruction required by the Department of Education are met through this program. The New Hampshire Department of Education requires an 80 percent participation rate.
How will I know if it is a Remote Instruction School Day? You will receive an Alert Now message saying that school is cancelled and that the day has been designated as a Remote Instruction School Day day.
Will all of our snow days be Remote Instruction School Days? We don’t want children to miss the fun of a good old fashioned snow day; so, the first school cancellation will be a snow day not a Remote Instruction School Day. In the first year we will limit our Remote Instruction School Days to two.
When are the assignments due? The assignments are due the day following the Remote Instruction School Day.
What if my child is sick and does not do the assignment? A child who is excused due to illness will have the same amount of time to make up the work as with any absence.
When will teachers be available? Teachers will be available from 8:00 - 10:00 am and 1:00 - 2:30 pm.
If my child does complete the work will they be marked absent? Yes. Missing assignments also affect a student’s grade. However, if there is an extenuating circumstance, our policy on absences will be followed. Students will be given additional time to complete the assignments if the situation is deemed an excused absence.
How does my child know what to do? Your child will be given specific information in school as to how to access and complete assignments. Instructions will also be provided on each teacher's Remote Instruction School Day page.
Do I need to help my child? Your child should be able to complete most activities independently, though they may want to email, Skype or chat with their teachers. Teachers will be available during the day to: clarify directions, answer questions, make suggestions for additional resources, and to explain concepts.