2? Brooklyn ES and we're signed up for hybrid. They mostly seem to know what they're doing tomorrow/this week. They're doing online class meetings in the hybrid cohorts (rather than whole class at once) which seems like a good idea to keep it manageable. Cohort A at 8:30 and 10:30, Cohort B at 9:15 and 11:15. We chose for both DC to be on the same cohort schedule (diff grades). Independent assignments in between times. Closing circle at 2 and 2:20.
The 2 is because we've been given several different possible scenarios for what will happen on the remote days once we actually go hybrid, and told those depend on staffing which is still up in the air. I don't blame the school for that, though. They're doing their best with what they've been given/told.
Glad to hear that some of you are having a good experience. Our son is starting a new school and it is complete chaos.
Yep, I will give a 2 as well. DC is in kindergarten. Last week she met her main teacher and all the cluster teachers as well. There were some blips with Google Meets with one teacher, but she was quick to switch everything to Zoom. I'm very happy that for the coming week, core classes will be in groups of 12 kids.
I've heard multiple horror stories though, with classes of close to 40 kids.
Yeah, that's what our school was planning on doing on hybrid remote days (classes of 50-60 online, taught by the music and gym teachers) because that was all they could do to meet the mandatory minutes the DOE laid down. Now that the DOE has scrapped that requirement, so has the school, but we're still waiting to hear what will replace it.
I'd be OK if they just had independent assignments on those days, but then we're fortunate that our school has each cohort in the building 5X per two week block, so they're never really going that long without having a day in the classroom (and DC are in 3rd and 4th so reading well enough to work independently for a day). If it was just once per week like some schools, I'd want them to get some live instruction on other days.
10? 20? I have no idea when or if DC has class tomorrow. There's nothing on Google Classroom.
I am super impressed (and relieved), my son's school has been really good, 1.5 for sure. Schedule in place, clear and concise, zoom links received for each class, intros from teacher with syllabus last week. Zoom meetings for in person protocols. I know the principal and teachers are working nonstop though. Zoom meetings, town halls all summer and twice a week sine the beginning of Sept. Even Sundays. It is so, so hard for them with the DOE lacking in instruction and support.
This. And not just lacking in instruction, but constantly chopping and changing the instructions.
I know our school is currently freaking out over the stupid "pacing" thing where all students are supposed to be doing exactly the same thing on a given day (whether they're in person or not, which seems to defeat the purpose of hybrid), and trying to come up with ways to make that work. My two sisters who are public school teachers are in the same boat. Meanwhile, I predict that in another week or so the DOE will realize it's unworkable and change it to "must cover the same material over the course of a week" or something, but after how many hundreds of man-hours have been wasted?