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Distance Learning: 6th to 12th Grades





Beginning Wednesday, August 12, classes will meet Monday-Friday each week, in rotating blocks.   

Distance learning schedules

More information about GUSD distance learning 

  • All students will continue to be enrolled in their home school.
  • The school day will consist of a structured daily schedule of learning tasks, which will include synchronous learning (teacher-led lessons with the whole class) and asynchronous learning (individual or small group learning). 
  • Students will have daily live interaction with teachers and peers for instruction, progress monitoring and maintaining a connection to the school community.  Daily live interaction will happen using Zoom.
  • Student attendance will be required and will be recorded daily.
  • Students will receive A-F grades and progress reports.
  • Students with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or 504 plan will receive the services and accommodations to the greatest extent possible.

* REMEMBER: It is vital for students to access and regularly check their GUSD email accounts. These accounts are where they will receive communications from teachers and schools and to access district-approved platforms like Google Classroom.

Daily schedule components

Attendance in
class meetings

Students are expected to log in at the start of the designated time for each class period unless the teacher indicates otherwise. Students may or may not be in the designated chat room the entire designated time for each period based on the teacher's instructional plan for each day.

Office hours/
small group chats

Teachers may also be sharing opportunities for students to join in small group video chats, online discussions, interventions, and/or office hours throughout the afternoon.

Instructional Minutes Requirements

240 minutes daily including live instruction and offline work

How to participate in distance learning

Online class periods
Teachers and students will meet online using tools like Zoom and Google Hangouts according to the 2020-21 instructional calendar*

Virtual classrooms
Teachers will set up virtual hubs, like Google Classroom, to assign and collect classwork*


Students are expected to maintain the standards of appropriate behavior as if school were in regular session. Any concerns with student behaviors will be handled appropriately as it would be if students were present at school.