Teaching and Learning Options

The Learning Landscape

The 2020-21 school year will look different, and we are proactively planning for multiple scenarios for teaching and learning:

  • Our plans will be flexible and include shifts between an in-person physically-distanced learning model, a hybrid blended learning model and a full virtual learning model throughout the school year.

  • Health and safety protocols will impact many aspects of school operations, including teaching and learning. Health and safety recommendations may change during the school year as new best practices develop.

Full Day Face-to-Face Classroom Model

Return to Classroom - Students and staff practice operational safety procedures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

  • Staffing - May be reassigned to support distancing and safety procedures enabling students to return to the classroom with smaller class sizes. Teachers will rotate rooms and students will stay in one room with their cohort.

  • Schedules - Daily schedule modification (ex. lunch, recess) as necessary, with start and end of day potential staggers, and classes staying together as a cohort. MHS will transition to a 4 period A day/B day block schedule to limit daily transition times.

  • Social Emotional - On-boarding students and staff safely to develop a welcoming environment based on new guidelines.

  • Resources - Will require additional resources to support work and systems. All students will require access to a personal mobile device and supporting curriculum, use of a Google Classroom online platform and Class Dojo at grades K-2.

  • Alternatives - Students and families who are not comfortable or have health concerns will be provided with an online/virtual option through the district.

  • Communication - Ongoing and systematic communication to staff and families.

  • Moving Among Models - May need to move among instructional models based on positive COVID-19 cases within the community or individual schools with a preference for traditional classroom learning in a safe and healthy environment.

Hybrid Blended Learning

Temporary Virtual Experience - Students in face-to-face instruction may need to temporarily quarantine at home for a period of time. This will guarantee the continuation of learning. Flexible virtual experiences may be built into the calendar as needed to support the health and safety of all.

  • Staffing - Classroom teacher would provide temporary virtual learning experience.

  • Schedules - Students will be provided with virtual learning schedule options, which will include a number of instructional methods.

  • Social Emotional - There will be a continuation of student/teacher interaction through virtual methods and students will continue to have access to social emotional services

  • Resources - All students will require access to a personal mobile device, internet connection and supporting curriculum.

  • Alternatives - Educational leaders and teachers will collaborate with families to best meet the emotional and academic needs of all students.

  • Communication - Ongoing and systematic communication to staff and families

  • Moving Among Models - May need to move among instructional models based on positive COVID-19 cases within the community or individual schools with a preference for traditional classroom learning in a safe and healthy environment

Mayville Virtual Learning Community

Full Virtual Learning - Families may choose a full virtual learning option for their children and will be offered a district provided virtual learning experience.

  • Staffing - Students will have access to an online curriculum to support their learning. An online teacher will be assigned to monitor student progress and communicate with the student and family.

  • Schedule - Students will be able to engage in synchronous or asynchronous learning opportunities. At the elementary students will be engaged in curriculum approximately 4 hours/day; middle school 5 hours/day; high school 6 hours/day Teachers will be available for direct communications with families, and individual appointments will be able to be scheduled virtually.

  • Devices and Access - Students will be assigned a personal district mobile device and supporting curriculum, home internet access becomes vital for all students.

  • Early Identification - Teachers will monitor for students struggling to engage with virtual learning experiences.

  • Resources - Will require additional resources to support work and systems – all students will need to have access to a personal mobile device and supporting curriculum.

  • Grading - Traditional grading and assessments will be utilized.

  • Communication - Ongoing and systematic communication to staff and families.

  • Moving Among Models - Students may move back to a face-to-face instructional learning model at the end of a grading period.

More About the Mayville Virtual Learning Community

School District will be providing Grades K-8 virtual learning curriculum through the Florida Virtual School (FLVS).

Students in Kindergarten through 8th grade will experience innovative courses from FLVS Global. The creative and engaging experiences offered through the interactive curriculum includes Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies and special subjects like Art, P.E., Spanish, and Technology.

Students in Grade 9-12 will have the opportunity to complete their virtual experience by completing Wisconsin Virtual School (WVS) courses.

The high quality, media rich online courses meet the WI/national standards and prepare learners for 21st century challenges in education, workforce, and the global economy.

Grade 9-12 students choosing to participate in our school sponsored virtual school need to examine their personal skills and aptitudes for taking a class online. The following attributes will contribute greatly to a student’s success: self motivation, independent learner, computer literate, time management, effective communication skills, and personal commitment.

What can I expect from enrollment in Mayville’s Virtual Learning Community?

Mayville School District teaching staff will act as learning coaches and complete weekly connections with each student. Our teaching staff will monitor progress of classes, monitor daily attendance, and conduct individual goal setting as needed.

Mayville School District virtual learners have the option of participating in the school district lunch program as well as our extra-curricular activities.

Virtual learners and their families will also have access to our Social Emotional Learning curriculum and our pupil services team throughout the school year.

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