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Virtual Instruction 

K-6

Virtual instruction may be conducted using synchronous and asynchronous methods. 

  • It is the expectation that students (K-6) may have live instruction via Zoom with their teachers.
Synchronous instruction takes place when a virtual learning student is able to join a live online lesson from another location and is participating in real-time with other students. Example: A student joins a Zoom meeting with their teacher and other students at 10 a.m. during their math class.
 
Asynchronous instruction takes place when a student accesses virtual content provided by the teacher at the time of their choosing. Example: A student watches a recorded math lesson on Canvas and completes an assignment at a time the student chooses. We have often referred to this as the "flipped method."

Attendance (Phase I)

Attendance will be taken by teachers based on a student's presence during their class time, by viewing their recorded session or by submitting student's work. 
  • If your student is sick or is not able to attend class virtually (doctor's appointment, family emergency, etc.) call the school to report the absence. 
  • When a student misses an assigned class period, an option will be provided (i.e. alternate assignment and/or ability to view the class at a later date/time).
  • If the student is able to complete the missed work assigned by the teacher, they will be counted as present. 
  • Attendance in Skyward will remain the official attendance for HSE Schools. 

Whole Child Supports

  • Families will be surveyed to identify ways the school buildings can support students and parents during Phase I (100% virtual instruction). 
  • Results from the survey will be used to provide parents support trainings, student group supports and individual student and family supports.
  • Teachers will be implementing social and emotional lessons to provide additional opportunities for connection, feelings expression and ways to manage difficult emotions.
  • School counselors will also be available virtually for individual and group supports for students who may benefit from their service. 

Phase I Schedule (K-4)

Below is an example for virtual instruction. Schedules may differ slightly depending on your child's teacher / grade level.
  • Recorded sessions will be available any time students are unable to attend a scheduled lesson.
  • Small group live teaching will be scheduled by the teacher.
  • A weekly schedule will be communicated to students.
  • Time for completion of virtual instruction work assigned by teacher.  

Monday - Thursday:


9:00 a.m.
(Live Class Organizational Meeting)

9:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
(Live Small Group Zoom Teaching with recorded lessons for Reading, Writing and Math on Canvas).

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Lunch / Play)

12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Live Small Group Zoom Teaching and Live or Recorded 30-minute Related Arts Rotation)
 

Friday:


9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. (Live Community Circle) 

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (Live Social-Emotional Enrichment)

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Lunch / Play)

12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Live Small Group Zoom Teaching and Live or Recorded 30-minute Related Arts Rotation)

Phase I Schedule (5-6): Two, Three or Four Person Team

Below is an example schedule for virtual instruction. Schedules may differ slightly depending on your child's teacher / grade level. 
  • Recorded sessions will be available anytime to families.
  • Small group live teaching will be scheduled by the teacher.
  • A weekly schedule will be communicated to students.
  • Time for completion of virtual instruction work assigned by teacher. 

Monday - Thursday

School Announcements (Recorded on Canvas)

8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. (Live Community Circle)

8:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. (Recorded Whole Group / Small Group Blocks of Instruction with Live Small Group Zoom Teaching)

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Lunch / Play)

12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Live Small Group Zoom Teaching / Recess and Live or Recorded 30-minute Related Arts Rotation) 

Friday

School Announcements (Recorded on Canvas)

8:00 a.m. - 8:55 a.m. (Live Community Circle / Social-Emotional Enrichment)

9:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. (Live Small Group Zoom Teaching)

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Lunch / Play)

12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Live Small Group Zoom Teaching / Recess and Live or Recorded 30-minute Related Arts Rotation

7-12

Virtual instruction may be conducted using synchronous and asynchronous methods. 

  • It is the expectation that students (7-12) may have live instruction via Zoom with their teachers.
Synchronous instruction takes place when a virtual learning student is able to join a live online lesson from another location and is participating in real-time with other students. Example: A student joins a Zoom meeting with their teacher and other students at 10 a.m. during their math class.
 
Asynchronous instruction takes place when a student accesses virtual content provided by the teacher at the time of their choosing. Example: A student watches a recorded math lesson on Canvas and completes an assignment at a time the student chooses. We have often referred to this as the "flipped method."

Attendance (Phase I)

Students are expected to make every effort to attend their scheduled class times according to the Phase I virtual instruction schedule. Attendance will be taken by teachers based on a student's presence during class time. 
  • If the student is sick or is not able to attend class virtually (doctor's appointment, familly emergency, etc.), call the school to report the absence.
  • When a student misses an assigned class period, they will be counted as absent. Students will be able to complete assigned work for the period of time they are absent.
  • Attendance in Skyward will remain the official attendance for HSE Schools. 

Whole Child Supports

  • Families will be surveyed to identify ways the school buildings can support students and parents during Phase I (100% virtual instruction). 
  • Results from the survey will be used to provide parents support trainings, student group supports and individual student and family supports.
  • Teachers will be implementing social and emotional lessons to provide additional opportunities for connection, feelings expression and ways to manage difficult emotions.
  • School counselors will also be available virtually for individual and group supports for students who may benefit from their service. 

Phase 1 Schedule: First five-student days (7-12)

  • Junior High and High School students will begin the school year off with an engaging five-day curriculum that focuses on Social Emotional Learning skills.
  • All classes will meet briefly to begin building relationships and introducting students to virtual instruction.
  • Following instruction in the morning, staff will be available to students at designated office hours each afternoon, Monday through Friday.  Teachers will also use this time to communicate with families as well as provide one-on-one or small group instruction.
Thursday, August 6th - Wednesday, August 12th
SEL         8:00 a.m. - 8:25 a.m.
Period 1  8:35 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Period 2  9:10 a.m. - 9:35 a.m.
Period 3  9:45 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.
Period 4  10:20 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Period 5  10:55 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
Period 6  11:30 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.
Period 7  12:05 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Schedule for all remaining weeks of virtual instruction is followed below.

Mondays:

Periods, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 

Period 1  8:00 a.m. - 8:25 a.m.
Period 2  8:35 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Period 3  9:10 a.m. - 9:35 a.m.
Period 4  9:45 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.
Period 5  10:20 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Period 6  10:55 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
Period 7  11:30 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.

Tuesdays and Thursdays:

Periods, 1, 2, 3, 4

Period 1  8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.
Period 2  8:35 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
Period 3  10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
Period 4  11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
 

Wednesdays and Fridays:

Periods 5, 6, 7, SMaRT

Period 5  8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.
Period 6  9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
Period 7  10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
SMaRT    11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. 

Access

Virtual instruction will be housed in Canvas. However, there may be times in which students will need to access other digitial resources / sites, such as Zoom.  

WiFi Resources

School WiFi is available in the parking lots of the following schools
  • Geist Elementary
  • Durbin Elementary
  • New Britton Elementary
  • Sand Creek Elementary
  • Sand Creek Intermediate
WiFi (HEPLpublicwifi) is also available in the parking lots of the Fishers and Noblesville Libraries. No password is required.  


Teacher Training

Teachers will be provided opportunities to work with their colleagues on Teacher Work Days to discuss and develop virtual instruction techniques. 

Hamilton Southeastern Schools

  • Central Office
  • 13485 Cumberland Road, Fishers, IN 46038
  • Office Hours: M - F 7:30am - 4:30pm 
  • (317) 594-4100  (800) 905-6665
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  • HSE Schools wants to hear from you! To send a general inquiry to the District Administration Office, click here. 

Our Mission

Hamilton Southeastern Schools, as a forward-thinking school district, provides educational opportunities to ensure the success of each and every student, to become a responsible citizen and to positively influence an ever-changing world community.