Mt. Taylor Elementary Academic Delivery Structure
Our objective is to create a framework for engaging students and teachers in exceptional learning opportunities each day. We have sought to make a schedule that permits smooth transition between the distance learning model and a hybrid or full classroom model. Our plan recognizes the vital need to support parents as partners in this non-traditional approach. We have put in place a schedule firm enough to ensure that rigorous education can be faithfully delivered, yet flexible enough to accommodate the challenges of the current health situation in our State. Families and schools will have to work together, perhaps more closely than ever before.
As we grow more and more successful in dealing with the challenges of distance and hybrid model learning we can revisit the specifics laid out in the schedule that follows.
Specific grade level schedules may reflect slight variations to the following:
Monday - Friday Academic and Classroom Schedule
8:00-8:30 - Reach the Teacher time Q&A, Grade checks, Issues; 8:15 morning attendance
8:30-10:00 - ELA or Math, SPED Instruction block
10:00-11:00 - Instruction window for Pull-outs, Soc. Studies, Science, Small groups, Discussion boards, Guided practice
11:00-12:30 - Lunch/Recess [50 minute minimum] Balance available for reading, SEL, or pull-outs
12:30-1:00 - Reach the Teacher time Q&A, Grade checks, issues; 1:00 afternoon attendance
1:00-2:30 - ELA or Math, SPED Instruction block
2:30-3:00 - Reach the Teacher time Q&A, Grade checks, Issues
3:00-3-15 - Documentation, Final checks
Attendance will be taken by homeroom teachers at both 8:15 and 1:00.
Pull-out and Resource teachers will take their own class attendance.
Students will receive a half day absence for failure to join either morning or afternoon instruction.
Attendance policies and procedures remain consistent as per handbook.
Calls will be made to home if a student is absent from any instructional session. Tardiness and/or truancy will result in: 3, 5, 10 Day Letters for accruing absences; Attendance Contracts or measures in accordance with District policy or State Statutes.
Pull-outs may be 30-45 Minutes as structured by Grade Level and Specials teacher collaboration.
This schedule affords parents and students adequate availability to the teacher during the school day for resolving problems, getting assistance with using the online tools, or help with directions for assignments. If parents or students have questions outside the school day they can always email or use another messaging tool to get their concern to the teacher. Teachers will respond to all requests inside the next working day.
Block Scheduled Daily Standard
A.M. & P.M.attendance with classroom teacher
SPED Resource Instruction/Supports per IEPs
180 minutes of Instruction ELA/Math focus
Three - 30 minute windows for school-home communication
45-60 minutes for teacher prep / grading /documentation
50-60 minute (determined by grade level) Lunch/Recess for students
45-60 minutes Science and Social Studies
Flex Scheduled Periodically Throughout the Week
Art, Music, PE, Lab, Library pull-outs with attendance accountability
A.M. & P.M. Progress check with teacher
Scheduled Interventions / Guided Practice
Assigned Web-based programs (Lexia, Zearn, iStation, IXL)
Social Emotional Learning with Counselors
Project based learning activities
Prescribed assessments as called for
PLCs and Grade level planning