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At CRVA Elementary, we believe in developmentally appropriate and rigorous learning. Our schedule is based on the core curriculum blocks of time. This will allow for teachers to differentiate, intervene, and extend students learning while balancing student screen time. Teachers will have the flexibility to schedule “live” and “on-demand” learning that best meets the needs of their students and still hold true to the design principles of CRVA. Parents, guardians, and/or student supervisors must have the understanding, as well as the flexibility throughout the day, to effectively supervise and support their student(s) with “live” and “on-demand” learning.

Curriculum Block Norms

Curriculum Block Norms
Elementary curriculum block norms chart

Social and Emotional Curriculum:

CRVA believes in creating experiences for learners to make positive, socially responsible contributions and exhibit empathetic behavior online that builds relationships and community. During this time, we will foster a culture where students take ownership of their learning goals and outcomes in both independent and group settings. To do this, we will use Caring School Communities curriculum as well as the CASEL competencies.

Whole Group Reading

CRVA believes in developing equitable access to educational technology, digital content, and learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of all students and providing authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active deep learning. To do this, we will use the Iowa Core to ensure rigorous, grade-level instruction.

Small Group Reading

CRVA believes in providing alternative ways for students to demonstrate competency and reflect on their learning using technology and equitable access to educational technology, digital content, and learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of all students. To do this, we will use iReady and FAST data to develop personalized learning plans for all learners.

Whole Group Math

CRVA believes in developing equitable access to educational technology, digital content, and learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of all students and providing authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active deep learning. To do this, we will use the Iowa Core to ensure rigorous, grade-level instruction.

Small Group Math

CRVA believes in providing alternative ways for students to demonstrate competency and reflect on their learning using technology and equitable access to educational technology, digital content, and learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of all students. To do this, we will use ST Math and FAST data to develop personalized learning plans for all learners.

Specials (Art, Music, and PE)

CRVA believes in developing equitable access to educational technology, digital content, and learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of all students and providing authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active deep learning. To do this, we will use the Iowa Core Curriculum to ensure rigorous, grade-level instruction.

Science and Social Studies

CRVA believes in developing equitable access to educational technology, digital content, and learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of all students and providing authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active deep learning. To do this, we will use the Iowa Core to ensure rigorous, grade-level instruction.

Intervention and Extension

CRVA believes in providing alternative ways for students to demonstrate competency and reflect on their learning using technology and equitable access to educational technology, digital content, and learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of all students. To do this, we will use ST Math and FAST data to develop personalized learning plans for all learners.

Physical Activity


Elementary students will have access to:

-Remote live teaching from a caring, highly qualified CRCSD teacher
-Full day of learning with small-group and asynchronous learning
-Core blocks of Literacy, Math, Science, and Social Studies
-Art, Music, and PE taught by CRCSD teachers
-Dell 2-in-1 3100 Chromebook
-Optional In-Person learning opportunities

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Responsibilities and Commitments

Student

  1. Attend all direct instruction sections via Google Meet (unless a designated excused absense)
  2. Complete all independent practice activities and assignments
  3. Come to class prepared, organized and ready to learn
  4. Adhere to CRCSD’s acceptable use policy and behavior expectations
  5. Complete monthly advising session with the teacher

Parent/Guardian

  1. Provide age-appropriate supervision during independent practice time that is not directly supervised by a teacher
  2. Enable the student to attend all direct instruction sections via Google Meet and follow the district schedule for virtual learning
  3. Monitor the student’s progress on independent practice and assignments, including district recommended online programs
  4. Engage in two-way communication regularly with the students’ teacher and in monthly check-ins wiht student’s classroom teacher
  5. support student with creating an organized learning space to complete academic activities that align wiht CRCSD’s video conferencing guidelines
  6. adhere to CRCSD’s acceptable use, attendance and behavior polices

Teacher

  1. Design and deliver effective online instruction that is engaging and incorporates frequent assessment and feedback
  2. Deliver CRCSD’s guaranteed and viable curriculum adhering to district vitual learning schedule
  3. Engage in two-way communication regularly with the student and their parent(s)/guardian(s) and faciltate structured family check-ins with the student and parent/guardian at least once a month
  4. Monitor the student’s overall academic progress
  5. Willingness to teach a grade level/content that is not aligned to your in-person assignment but aligned to your certification
  6. Adhere to CRCSD’s acceptable use policy and board policies
  7. Fulfill employee “Work from Home Agreement” and contractual duties