Teach remotely at the lower school

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Summary.pngProcedure for teaching remotely at the lower school
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2022-2023.pngUp-to-date for the 2022-2023 school year.


RCS Lower School will either be fully in-person or fully remote for the 2022-2023 school year. In the event the RCS Lower School needs to go remote use the information below to help you.

Remote Learning Procedures

Detailed information on our Remote Learning procedures and scenarios were provided to faculty at the beginning of the school year. The slides from this presentation can be found here.

Homebase Learning Schedules

The Homebase learning schedule is a digitalized version of our daily in-school schedule. If a situation presented itself where the entire Lower School needs to go remote, teachers will connect with their students via the Zoom links listed in the Homebase Learning Schedule. We ask that students attend all sessions homebase and special area sessions.

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LS Learning Schedule Links

Below is a list of Each Grade Levels Homebase Learning Schedule:

Grade PK/K

Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5

Accessing Class Zoom Links

Teachers and students alike will login to their scheduled class by locating the homebase learning schedule for their cohort, finding the date/time of their class and clicking the zoom link. Teachers can also access their homebase class links by opening their Zoom application and clicking the Homebase link. All Homebase Class links will be created by the technology team

Tips for Hosting Video Conferences

When hosting online conferences please keep in mind the following:

  • Location - Check your surroundings
  • Sit in a location with good lighting
  • Set yourself up for success - Dress for success
  • It's OK to make a mistake! - It shows we are human
  • Make it personal

Establish video conference norms with your families. Some examples may include:

  • Ask families to mute their mic. This will ensure there is no feedback during your read-aloud.
  • Use the Chat feature for families to ask questions

For additional information regarding Norms and best practices for hosting a Zoom meeting review our detailed Norms documentation, which was shared out with LS families.

Additional Training and Support

For additional training and support on the programs we use for remote learning please review our Teacher PD from Summer 2020.