PHASE 3: DISTANCE LEARNING
April 20th - June 10th
Beginning April 20th, we have moved into Phase 3 and full implementation of distance learning. Please Click Here for district vision, online meetings time and student expectations.
Phase 2: Week 2
April 13th - 17th
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Phase 2: Week 1
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Our staff has worked collaboratively to build a daily schedule of assignments for students for this phase. Assignments will not be graded, however teachers may give feedback. This is the chance for students and teachers to practice working online, before we transition to a daily online learning schedule.
While we understand that some of our families are still in need of devices and internet access, and we do currently have devices to distribute to requesting families (fill out Help form here), at this time all available hotspots have been distributed and additional hotspots are on backorder indefinitely. Please visit our internet options page here for information on low-cost offers from local providers.
Because of these potential technical issues, during Phase 2, all core assignments will also be available in printed packets for elementary and middle school students. If you would like a printed packet of the week’s assignments, just fill out our Help form here. Our office staff will print the packet for the week and have it available in the office at each school site during the same schedule as lunch pickup, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on every campus; Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Because we cannot easily provide printed materials at the High School level, NHS and CHS students may come to campus between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday to use internet in rooms set up with social distancing protocols.
Distance Learning FAQ
1. Is there a schedule?
For this phase, while we are still working out technical issues, we don’t have a set schedule every day. However, in Phase 3 of our fully-implemented distance learning plan, there will be a daily schedule.
2. What if the work is not enough/too much?
We recommend in Phase 2 you work with your child to create a schedule for online work, as Phase 3 will have much more required structure.
If your child finishes the work assignments for the week, they can move ahead if working on an online platform, or reach out to their teacher. Students are welcome to explore other learning opportunities. You can refer back to our enrichment page here to explore more options.
If there is too much work at this time, just focus on what works for your family. Remember, Phase 2 work is not required, only recommended. If the work is too difficult, please reach out to a teacher for support.
3. What if my child has an IEP?
In Phase 2, each grade level includes identified accommodations that can support students with their assignments. However, the assignments are not required.
Parents will be receiving a letter, called a prior written notice, which explains that an alternate plan will be provided during the school closure. Each parent will also receive a Distance Learning Phase 2 separate letter which will detail the specific services that will be provided during Phase 3 when we move to full implementation.
4. What if my child is an English Learner?
Supports for English Learners are embedded into the weekly assignments. Additional supports will be available in Phase 3. For questions or support, please contact Javier Ramirez, at Jramirez@ojaiusd.org.
5. What if we need technical support?
For elementary and middle school students, we ask that they reach out to their teacher first. If the issue cannot be fixed, the teacher will reach out to our tech support team, who will contact you. If you are having issues connecting with your student’s teacher, please fill out our HELP form.
High school students can call a special technical support line directly at (805) 640-4300
extension 1078 or email email@example.com.