Remote/Hybrid Instruction

Hybrid Instruction

Hybrid learning is a combination of in person and remote learning that provides flexibility to adapt to social distancing guidelines and shut down quickly if necessary. This learning scenario allows us to prioritize in-person instruction for those students who need it most. 

In this model, teaching and learning may occur in a synchronous and/or asynchronous format facilitated by a certified teacher.  

  • Synchronous Learning: online or distance learning experiences and instruction that involve live, real-time interaction with a teacher. Groups of students engage in learning at the same time but not necessarily in the same place.

  • Asynchronous Learning: online or distance learning experiences that do not involve a live, real-time interaction with a teacher. Groups of students are learning the same material but at different times and in different locations. 

This is the most feasible model and the model that has been prioritized by the school district for the start of the school year. Please refer to the School Schedules section of the reopening plan for specific scheduling for students.


Systems Management 

A Learning Management System (LMS) is a platform that helps teachers manage and organize learning materials related to the planning and delivery of instruction. Content is created, uploaded, and organized within the LMS and is accessible to students and teachers. Learning materials may include but are not limited to documents, vidoes, syllabi, and assessments. 

The East Rochester Union Free School District has selected Google Classroom as the K-12 LMS to be utilized throughout the school year. Google Classroom will be used as a mechanism to create and post assignments, communicate with students, share digital content, and allow for facilitation of feedback between students and teachers. 

The district will work collaboratively with faculty and staff to establish a minimum, common, coordinated set of guidelines and expectations for teachers to follow when utilizing this platform in an effort to streamline the experience for students and families.

The district will work collaboratively to develop a shared set of expectations that outline the roles and responsibilities of all stakeholders in a hybrid/remote learning environment. 

Remote Learning
In a remote learning model, students will not attend school in the physical building but will engage in an online remote learning environment. In this model, teaching and learning may occur in a synchronous and/or asynchronous format facilitated by a certified teacher. Students and teachers will have opportunities for substantive interaction online.

At this time, we are asking that families commit to the choice of fully remote learning
through the first ten weeks of school (ending on November 13, 2020). This option is best for self-directed learners and will require the support of parents/guardians.

Students in the remote learning model will receive timely and relevant feedback and/or grades on work submitted. Grading will be consistent in both the hybrid and virtual models.

Attendance will be recorded according to NYS guidelines for in-person instruction, as well as
for participating in both synchronous and asynchronous learning activities.

At the middle school and high school level, students will receive weekly instruction, separated daily, through Google Classroom. Students will not be zooming into classrooms throughout the day for live lessons. Remote students will have at the minimum, access to each of their teachers through a synchronous “office hour” session for one half-hour each week. Additionally, 100% virtual learners will have other opportunities for synchronous learning as the curriculum and schedules are aligned with in class hybrid learners. All teachers will be available through email throughout the week.