Parent Questions & Answers

Posted by Tom Iannucci on 8/7/2020

I wish to thank all our families who sent in questions this week. I have done my nest to answer them please see my responses below. Have a great day.


When will my children know their schedules?

Finalized schedules will be available on or about August 17th

Will the children have full days that mimic school days?

No as of today student’s schedules will be from 9am – 2:15pm 

Will the virtual day match the normal school day? 50 minute individual classes? Or will it be a schoology dump of daily assignments and periodic zoom meetings?

No as of today student’s schedules will be from 9am – 2:15pm, there will be a combination of live(zoom) instruction and posted assignments.

I'm really concerned about the amount of Zoom time involved in online school and the potential for my incoming 6th grader to get burned out, not be able to concentrate, and see his grades suffer as a result. He does well in a classroom but looking at screens for a long periods, or several hours a day, can give him headaches and make him feel dizzy. What can we do to help him if this starts to happen? Thank you

Students live screen time based on district suggestions will be about 35 mins per class. There will be work assigned which may required students to work using their iPad or device. To support your child I would suggest frequent breaks with outdoor activities such as a short walk.

Where do I find my child's PIN to register him in the parent portal.

PIN’s are being handed out to students when they pick up their books.

On what days and at what times are my children going to be in virtual class?

The District and UTLA have yet to finalize their agreement on school schedules, once this has been done we will post Revere’s class schedule on our website.  

Will each class be meeting every day? Or will it be split? (It was much easier last spring when classes were split and not all classes were on same day.) Will the virtual classes be longer? Also, it would be nice if material list was made available prior to school starting. Thank you!

We will make a request for teachers to post their class list of supplies once schedules are finalized, this should be happening on or about August 17th. The District and UTLA have yet to finalize their agreement on school schedules, once this has been done we will post Revere’s class schedule on our website.

My son is in 8th grade - Will all classes take place online? last year my daughter was in 8th grade and there were very few online classes. i am hoping this has been improved. Many thanks.

When do kids get their schedules?

We have been working with our staff all summer to improve their ability to work on line with their students, I hope you see the fruits of that work.

Is the textbook and iPad event this and next the same as the previously scheduled registration day?

No this is a new schedule

When can we expect their schedule/zoom schedule?

The District and UTLA have yet to finalize their agreement on school schedules, once this has been done we will post Revere’s class schedule on our website. But you can go to the UTLA website for an example of what they have been working on. 

When will teacher/class schedules be provided to each student? Also, we have heard that actual instruction won't begin until August 20th. What can we expect on August 18th and 19th? Thank you for everything you are doing to help manage this change - I know it can't be easy!! :)

As with you I have been told many different variations of what those days will look like, until the District and UTLA reach a final agreement I do not have an answer to your question about the 18th& 19th

How many hours a day of live instruction will every teacher provide?

The state has mandated a minimum of 240 minutes per day of some type of instruction.

Are they having more zoom meeting with the kids? Last year I understand was a learning curve for both but my son had two teacher that never had meeting with them.3 that see them maybe ones at weeks or some time ones every two weeks. And only one that had meeting with them twice at week. He was the only one constantly communicating with them and with us so we need exactly his expectation.

We have been working with our staff all summer to improve their ability to work on line with their students, I hope you see the fruits of that work.  

Can the teachers assign projects for small groups in their class so that kids can collaborate with others? If completing projects virtually doesn’t work, perhaps have have kids assigned to small teams to do homework together. This could be rotated in weekly/monthly basis so kids get to have some interaction with other class mates, virtually.

This is a great suggestion that you can relate to your child’s teacher once you get their schedule. I will share it with our staff at our first meeting.

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