Distance Learning Student Packets

  • Dear Rim School District Families,

    We are certainly living in a time of unprecedented events across our great nation. This era has coined a new phrase known as “distance learning,” which entails learning options including virtual experiences and more traditional learning materials. We recognize that there is no replacement for the instruction teachers provide in person everyday and distance learning is going to look different from what we all are used to. District team members are working hard to create a long-term plan. Our desire is to provide supplemental learning experiences and enrichment suggestions that are flexible and customizable to meet the needs of our diverse community. Recognizing that we are facing extended school closures, here is the current plan for the upcoming weeks:

         • March 23-April 3: The school district will be providing optional learning packets to families. Learning resources will be available at:
            o Online at: rimsd.k12.ca.us under “Distance Learning”
            o If you are unable to access or print the learning packet materials from home, they will be available for pick up at the following places and times
                    ▪ District Office: Monday, March 23rd between 11:00 am-1:00 pm (weather permitting)
                    ▪ CHE, LAE, VOE during meal distribution (Wednesdays, 11:00 am-1:00 pm)
         • April 6-10: Spring Break (no instructional materials provided)
         • April 13-May 1: Distance learning materials to be determined

    Materials Provided Include:
         • Google Classroom or other virtual assignments that may be shared out by your child’s teacher
         • A recommended daily schedule for consistency and normalcy
         • A learning log to record daily educational activities
         • A list of suggested learning activities by grade level
         • Online resources
         • Free books and learning materials will be available during meal distribution Home Schedule & Support Tips: We realize that this is a new norm that we are all adjusting to. We are asking for your support in                  providing structure at home that facilitates time for learning. Here are some suggested expectations to support you:
         • Create a daily schedule that designates time for learning (see attached example).
         • Establish a learning space at home in a location free from distraction.
         • Include breaks and snacks as well as time for check-in about their level of stress/emotional health.
         • Have conversations about what they are learning and feedback on how it’s going.
         • PE is any kind of movement, during lessons or separate from them – a chance to get energy out! These activities are encouraged, but optional. Students will not be penalized for incomplete work and packets             will not be collected. We look forward to reconnecting with students and families when school is back in session!

Student Packets