Synchronous, live classes are online lessons that our students attend as a class at a scheduled time. Our teachers will be facilitating the lessons where active class participation and listening are highly encouraged.
At the same time, it is also possible for our students to learn at their own convenience with the easy access to asynchronous, pre-recorded classes. Our teachers will be available for online academic feedback and reinforcement.
Learning does not stop at answering worksheets and modules. Our students will experience firsthand, quality instructions and timely academic feedback from our highly trained and committed teachers.
Almost all Reedley teachers are Google Certified Level 1 educators. This means that they are skilled to use the GSuite for Education platform. This is an assurance that your children will be guided during their distance learning in this new normal.
During this pandemic, we continue to provide the Reedley way of nurturing. Our Life Coaches will check in with our students to offer online counseling to ensure strong mental health and wellness.
Spending too much time in front of a screen, like scrolling social media or video feed, has negative effects on health and brain development. Our students can continue learning off-screen with our offline learning activities.
Offering a myriad of activities throughout the school year for an engaging student life even from home: clubs, assemblies, contests, and other events.
Reedley provides various opportunities for socialization through new platforms that may become part of their regular lives. With the use of technology and the right gadgets and apps, working with others remotely is achievable. Not only can students get to interact real-time with their friends but also collaborative skills are developed as they work with other students in class.
We make it a breeze for our community to enroll and get real-time updates, such as announcements, student's attendance, grades, cashless transactions with the canteen, and book search in our school library. Available for iOS and Android users.
The day typically begins with a group check-in for students in the class. Students should be ready to participate by this time.
Lesson plans for the given week are posted the Friday before to allow ample time to print or prepare learning materials.
Early graders can choose from offline activities that supplement the concepts discussed in class. Similarly, elementary students are provided with opportunities for offline independent work.
All online learning materials and other resources will be posted in Google Classroom.
Note: The schedule for eLearning will be followed once our students go back to school. Here is a sample schedule for Kindergarten students:
|8:30-9:00||Circle Time/ Assembly (Homeroom)||
GROUP CHECK-IN for students in the class. This includes Greeting songs, Calendar, Weather, Attendance, Day’s Activities, and Morning Message.
The ASSEMBLY TIME is conducted to give shape to the day. Our teachers use this time to introduce new concepts and follow up on previous lessons and discussions. Students are presented with choices about the day’s activities they want to participate in during Project Time.
|9:00 - 9:40||Ela Block/ Project Time/ Music & Movement||LITERACY. This time includes read-alouds with comprehension challenges and synchronous Phonics Lessons for Phonological Awareness.||PROJECT TIME||MUSIC & MOVEMENT|
|9:40 - 10:00||Break||Time to take a short rest.|
|10:00 - 10:20||Recess||JOINT/INDEPENDENT RECESS. Students may have the option to do this activity online a couple of times during the week for social interaction. Our teachers are also in attendance to check on self-help skills and mealtime routines.|
|10:20 - 11:00||Math Block/ Project Time/ Art||NUMERACY. Lessons employ the Singapore Math methods. Concepts are taught using the Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract learning process combined with Kinesthetic learning.||PROJECT TIME||ARTS & CRAFTS|
|11:00 - 11:20||Indoor Play||Activities during this time will foster wonder and adventure, engage the senses, tickle the imagination, and encourage students to explore and discover. Children are invited to learn about and make connections to the natural world. Activities may be synchronous or asynchronous which may include but not be limited to: environment walk, brick building challenges, sensory/busy box exploration, etc.|
Reedley is investing heavily in technology and digital platforms that will be used for the coming school year. Here are 3 major platforms for instruction:
Our community’s complete distance learning management system is to be used primarily by the parents to track academic progress and to transact with the school.
As our primary platform to deliver the curriculum, it features enhanced security for our students and includes all features in the GSuite for Education.
Our school has procured Zoom licenses for our classes. Students will be taught its features and oriented with the new digital “classroom rules and procedures”.
We are currently studying other supplemental platforms, particularly those that offer easy access by the Early grades, as well as resources such as fiction and non-fiction books.
Online classes will be conducted and will begin via video conference with the teacher and the class.
As with any class set-up, independent work within the class time may be submitted within the class period.
Outside of set class time, teachers will be available for consultation.
Students must have showered and wear the appropriate uniform for the day. This establishes a routine and helps develop a sense of normalcy despite distance learning.
All students are expected to participate in the online learning classes.
Attendance will be checked. Students are expected to work independently on any unfinished tasks outside of class time.
In case of illness or other unforeseen events, parents are to notify the school. Special consideration may be given during these instances.
Here is a checklist of things for the parents and guardians to make sure their children have a smooth and effective distance learning experience.
Make sure your child has had breakfast and knows where to access his/her food throughout the day for the breaks.
Make sure their eLearning device (e.g. tablet, laptop, desktop computer) is working, has stable internet access, is able to do video conferencing, and has good audio.
Please set up a dedicated place for your child to study and focus on online learning. Make sure they have a stable desk and a comfortable chair.
Please make sure that other people in the household are aware of the child’s schedule for the week.
At the end or start of the day, check in with your child about the eLearning tasks as this allows them to demonstrate and summarize their learning.
Please allow your child to do the class tasks independently with his/her teachers and classmates.
Should your child have any questions or need additional help, he/she shall contact the teacher. This is especially true for our Middle School students as this serves as a Life Skill practice and hands-on familiarization of the new platforms for independent remote learning.
A Parent Chat is scheduled at the start of the school year, and PTCs are set at the end of the First and Second Terms. Special online meetings may be set when necessary.
Keep yourself informed about our program’s events for the school year. Parents will receive weekly emails about the following week’s schedule of events.
A regular school day for our High School students begins with Homeroom and proceeds with a series of 8 periods of Lesson Proper. Online classes end early on Wednesdays which are 6-period days.
To minimize eye strain and maintain healthy eyes during Distance Learning, the whole class will look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds after each 20-minute continuous on-screen class.
On some regular school days, students may use this time to complete homework or assignments by group to enhance student interaction or individually to focus more on understanding their lessons.
Academic Consultations, Back Subjects, Afternoon Foreign Language Classes, and Advanced Placement Classes will be held on the 9th to 11th periods.
Here is the daily schedule for our High School students:
|8:00 - 8:20||Homeroom||ADVISORY. Our teachers use this time to record attendance, make announcements, and discuss plans for the day.|
|8:20 - 9:00||1st||A typical 40-minute period.|
|9:00 - 9:40||2nd||A typical 40-minute period.|
|9:40 - 10:00||Recess||Time to take a short break.|
|10:00 - 10:40||3rd||A typical 40-minute period.|
|10:40 - 11:20||4th||A typical 40-minute period.|
|11:20 - 12:00||5th||A typical 40-minute period.|
|12:00 - 12:40||Lunch Break||Time for lunch.|
|12:40 - 1:20||6th||A typical 40-minute period.|
|1:20 - 2:00||7th||A typical 40-minute period.||Early Dismissal||A typical 40-minute period.|
|2:00 - 2:40||8th||A typical 40-minute period.||A typical 40-minute period.|
|2:40 - 3:20
3:20 - 4:00
4:00 - 4:40
|9th||Academic Consultations, Back Subjects,
Afternoon Foreign Language Classes,
Advanced Placement Classes
|Academic Consultations, Back Subjects,
Afternoon Foreign Language Classes,
Advanced Placement Classes
Know what is expected from our students for a smooth and effective distance learning experience.
Each High School student must have their respective laptops.
Keep track of tasks to make sure you are not overwhelmed.
Set up a stable desk and a comfortable chair in a quiet place conducive to online learning.
Manage time after synchronous activities for accomplishing assignments that are expected to be done outside of set class hours.
Eat breakfast, shower and dress up before joining the online class. It is important to establish routines.
Connect to a strong and stable wireless internet connection at home.
As we are in the halls of Reedley, good student behavior is also expected while learning remotely. Always be kind, respectful, positive, and well-mannered towards fellow students and members of the school community.
Parents are part of the loop!
Have your parents’ official @risfamily.com account active. We will directly communicate with you via this email address.
Bookmark the Reedley High School Parent and Student Portal. All news and other announcements by the High School Department will be posted here.
Allow your child to accomplish tasks independently. However, kindly assist our teachers in cases of student non-attendance and non-achievement.
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We commit to having an open line of communication with you. For any issues and concerns, our homeroom advisers, subject teachers, life coaches, and the Office of the Principal will be happy to assist you via email.
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A mental and behavioral health support program provided for all learners.
Our Life Coaches analyze student behavior and plan the counseling process to allow self-reflection and self-discovery in each student.
We have successfully migrated Life Coaching to the Reedley Distance Learning Program. Our students may set an E-Call Outs appointment with a Life Coach.
Corrective, remedial, or enrichment sessions for our students.
Our educators provide one-on-one academic and skills guidance and feedback to aid in goal-oriented strategy development.
We have adopted this exemplary educational scaffolding practice online. Every student is entitled to 20 periods of free ACs per term.
An academic supplementary program that meets the communicative needs for cognitive learning of second language learners whose English proficiency level falls below grade level.
Our teachers evaluate English skills among foreign students and may recommend this program if need be.
Our 3-period ESL sessions are spread over each week after regular classes and can accommodate a maximum of 12 students.
Consultation sessions that help our students and families prepare and make good choices for the future.
Our Career Counselors help our high school students chart a path in making decisions on the best options for college and beyond.
Our extensive Career Counseling Program holds Career and University Fairs, Alumni and College Talks.
Academic catch-up sessions for our students who come in 6 weeks after official classes have started.
Students under this program are given the opportunity to attend after-school classes to discuss missed topics. The number of catch-up sessions is based on the number of weeks missed.