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Moses Field School Distance Learning Parent Orientation

 

This is an incredibly difficult time for our community, and we are so proud of all the ways we have come together already. With schools on an extended closure for the remainder of the school year, we have developed resources for continued student learning while school remains closed. Students who attend Moses Field will be engaged in The Attainment Curriculum or Styer-Fitzgerald for Grades PreK-8.

For a complete list of responses to frequently asked questions, please download: DPSCD FAQ COVID-19 School Year 2019-2020 Closure

Opportunities to Connect

Staying in touch with students and families is a top priority.

  • The Instructional Day is from 9:00am to 3:00pm.  All Teachers at Moses Field will have Office Hours from 9:00am - 9:30am daily.
  • Teachers will connect with students either via TEAMS, email or phone daily
  • Microsoft Teams is an app in the Microsoft suite, that enables teachers, students and staff to talk and video, chat, to share written messages (similar to text messaging), as well as share documents and assignments. Teachers and students can also schedule meetings and collaborate with other students (teams). Each DPSCD employee and student have five FREE licenses to use this app and Microsoft Office using their district email address.
  • Teams is set up and ready to use for students. Families can also download the Teams app for Android or Apple iOS and login directly with their student’s credentials through Clever.
  • Teachers will provide feedback on student work completion for the week. 
  • Parents are encouraged to reach out to teachers and principals with questions or requests for additional support.
  • The District will maintain and continue to update an FAQ with questions that you need answered.
  • The District will continue to offer the Homework Hotline: https://www.detroitk12.org/homeworkhotline

Opportunities to Learn

The District has developed 10 weeks of academic work for students.

  • Recommended student schedules for each grade band can be found by clicking one of the grade band links above.
  • Academic work includes ELA/Reading and Mathematics.
  • These materials will also be available in printed form at the District’s Grab and Go Sites.
  • Students will alos engage in Art, Adapted Physical Education and Music throughout the week. 
  • We will continue to offer Online Learning through Clever for online practice. 
  • Your teacher will contact you and based on your access will recommend how he/she will engage with your child and give feedback on their work.

How You Can Help

Parents and Guardians are critical partners in this new way of learning.

  • Monitor District communications for up-to-date information regarding the school year.
  • Visit The Parent Academy for webinars, resources and up-to-date information on distance learning.
  • Ensure that your children know their usernames and passwords for instructional resources and encourage their participation in distance learning offerings as able.
  • Maintain communication with your children’s teachers and school counselor(s).
  • Engage your children in conversations regarding assignments.
  • Monitor time spent engaging in online and offline learning.
  • Support your children’s emotional balance by providing time for physical activity and play.

We recognize that each family is navigating unique challenges, so we hope that this guidance will support you and your family as we figure out distance learning together.  For additional resources and the daily schedule, please view the Power Point - Parent Orientation PPT