We hope you and your family are staying healthy during this unprecedented time. As you are aware, our schools will start off this school year in Distance Learning. Distance Learning occurs when the student and instructor are in different locations. Much has changed since schools closed last spring and AUSD staff and teachers have been working hard to learn new ways to interact and engage students in meaningful and rigorous instruction, while supporting their social and emotional needs. You and your student(s) can expect the following:
- Your child’s teacher will provide engaging learning through class assignments that are rigorous and equivalent to in-person instruction.
- Teachers will utilize priority standards in ELA, mathematics, science, and history/social science when building lessons and developing content delivery.
- Students will have access to an AUSD laptop, if needed, and printed materials will be available for students who prefer or require them.
- Teachers will engage in daily live instruction with students.
- Teachers will be documenting attendance through participation in virtual meetings and completion of work.
- Your child’s school and teachers will communicate weekly schedules and virtual meeting times.
Student Feedback and Grading
- Teachers will provide feedback to students through the use of digital platforms on assignments and assessments.
- Assessments will be utilized to determine student progress and will be factored into grading.
- For secondary students, grading will return to the traditional A-F grading scale based on established grading criteria.
- For elementary students, grading will return to the 1-4 scale for kindergarten and 1-5 scale for 1st-5th grade based on established grading criteria.
Click "Read More" to read a letter from Superintendent Anello regarding school reopning.
AUSD recently submitted a grant application and were awarded funding for 10 mental health professionals or, “Transition Coaches.”