Welcome! Here you will find the most current information for 5th grade students and their parents, including but not limited to, upcoming events, recent news and any documents pertinent to 5th grade education at Stellar. Below is a complete list of 5th grade classrooms at Stellar. Each of these online classrooms is managed by their respective teachers and contains detailed information for the individual class above and beyond the general grade level information found here.
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Please read the following information from Adams 12 Five Star Schools regarding remote learning:
How is this different than last spring?
We understand that, based on your experience with remote learning this past spring, you may have questions about how much you, as parent and guardians, will be expected to support your child’s daily learning. While parents/guardians will still need to be available to help students navigate technology, such as logging on to a class, they will not be expected to sit beside their child throughout the daily instruction.
Remote learning this fall will include more synchronous (live/teacher-led) instruction during standard school day hours. This means, to the extent possible, student schedules will mirror what they would in a brick and mortar classroom. Teachers will guide students through lessons, activities, assignments and group work during portions of the day similar to how they would in the physical classroom.
This new remote learning approach is designed to lessen the burden on parents and guardians to facilitate daily learning. It is, however, important to keep in mind, the amount of support may vary based on your child’s age and experience with technology.
Remote learning this fall will:
Be mostly synchronous (live/teacher-led) and follow a common daily schedule.
Include streamlined technology tools and platforms so families and students aren’t juggling as many logins.
For more information about remote learning, including detailed daily schedules by level please see the Onward: Remote Learning with Supplemental In-Person Opportunities guide.
Be based on a curriculum specifically designed for online use.
Have targeted, scheduled in-person options for students.
Require daily attendance by students, measured by a direct interaction with teachers.
Have additional supports for special populations, including English language learners and students on Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), 504s or Advanced Learning Plans (ALPs).
Provide remote learning tutorials for parents and students. (Available next week.)
Include daily assignments and homework aligned to what is appropriate for the student’s grade level.
Daily Schedules (M, T, Th, F)
The majority of remote learning this year will be teacher-led (synchronous) and follow a common schedule.
Elementary Level (K-5): Students and teachers in our elementary and students and teachers in our K-8 schools (elementary level) will follow a common schedule that includes time for breaks, lunch, and teacher planning. Keep in mind, times provided are approximate and may be adjusted slightly as remote learning is implemented.
Wednesday will be used to provide more targeted support for students at all levels to supplement the synchronous remote learning on other days. On Wednesday mornings:
Students at all levels will engage in asynchronous (on-demand/independent work) learning posted by teachers.
Students in special populations, including students with disabilities, English language learners, students on an Advanced Learning Plan and other specialized needs, will have the opportunity for in-person/virtual instruction and additional support.
Attendance and Grading
Attendance will be taken and recorded daily. Students will be considered in attendance when they are online and attending a synchronous period of instruction, according to their schedule. Parents will continue to call their school’s attendance line to excuse absences as appropriate when the student will not be attending synchronous learning and/or attending a Learning Pod. Further information about attendance expectations and procedures is forthcoming.
Teacher Office Hours: Teachers at all levels will have office hours where students can reach them for additional support via platforms such as Google Meet and Zoom. Please see the teachers' class pages for posted office hours.
Teacher Planning: As always, teachers will use Wednesday afternoon early release time for professional learning and collaborative planning.
Grading will be similar to what students experience in a traditional learning environment. Additional details on grading protocols and processes for reporting progress will be shared soon.
Meals & Family Resources
To ensure all students receive daily school meals during this remote learning with supplemental in-person opportunities model, meals will be provided both at schools with students present and at five drive-thru locations for those participating in remote learning from home. More information on meal distribution for students.
The district's Student and Family Outreach Program provides resources for families including meals, housing, mental health support, healthcare, internet access, unemployment and more. For more information or to submit a referral, visit Student & Family Outreach COVID-19 Resources.
We know that you may still have some unanswered questions as we navigate this unique school year together. You can find answers to frequently asked questions at https://www.adams12.org/onward-faqs.