Remote Learning at VCS

Although our physical campuses have closed, Valley Christian strives to continue our mission and educate and prepare our students. Our remote learning model allows students to complete their schoolwork on their own time. Teaching and learning goals are focused around maintaining connectivity between teachers and students in an academic environment as well as ensuring progress is made around content area knowledge and skills while being mindful of screen time. Students are given a time frame to complete work and the teacher may also set expectations for students to connect to their class.

Our remote learning also encourages collaboration with other students and their teachers. Our faculty, staff, and students continue to produce weekly chapels, remote performances, virtual spirit days, and virtual spiritual emphasis weeks. While these are unanticipated and challenging times – this time of remote learning has also showcased the incredible innovation and creativity of our students and faculty.

Expectations of Remote Learning

High School

The high school is expecting student participation each weekday in the learning activities presented by their teachers.  Teachers plan a maximum of three hours per class for each week.  Students need to contact their teacher(s) if they are struggling to complete the work of a class in that timeframe as well as if a test/quiz is missed for some reason so it can be re-opened for them to complete.  Contact with teachers by students is vital if students are experiencing issues of any kind. Students should check their school email at least twice per day, once early in the day and once later in the day. Students need to give their best efforts and need to complete assignments by the posted due dates and times.

Junior High

The junior high is expecting student participation each weekday in the learning activities presented by their teachers. Students need to contact their teacher(s) if they are struggling to complete the work of a class in that time frame as well as if a test/quiz is missed for some reason so it can be re-opened for them to complete. Contact with teachers by students is vital if students are experiencing issues of any kind. Students should log in daily to RenWeb for assignments and check their school email at least twice per day, once early in the day and once later in the day. Students should give their best efforts and need to complete assignments by the posted due dates and times. Assignments for classes will be due at 9:00am on the next day the class meets.

 

Elementary

The elementary is expecting student participation on Mondays through Thursdays in the learning activities presented by their teachers. Contact with teachers by students is vital if students are experiencing issues of any kind. Parents can log in daily to RenWeb for assignments. Our teachers will also be sending any assignments, either optional or required, via email. Students should give their best efforts and need to complete assignments but can complete the assignments at a comfortable pace based on their schedules. Assignments at the elementary are not due each day, but can be compiled and turned in at any of the weekly drop-off dates.

Remote Learning Schedule

High School

“Block days” are being used at the high school for each week.

Monday and Wednesday
Bible, Fine Arts, Math, PE, and Social Studies

Tuesday and Thursday
English, Business & Tech, Modern Languages, and Science

These block days are when students should focus their time on classes they have in those departments—doing reading, assignments, and studying for those five or four classes instead of looking at every class on every day. Students can do work for any class on any day, but the focus should be for the classes on that day.

Friday’s are not assigned to a content area so students can finish assignments for the week or start into the next week’s work.

Teachers may assign due dates for any date that makes sense for the flow of their class, but students will know the due dates in advance so they can use their block days to focus on the content of those days.

Junior High

“Block days” are being used at the junior high for each week.

Monday and Wednesday
ELA (9:00-10:30am), Bible (10:45am-12:15pm), and Science (12:30-2:30pm)

Tuesday and Thursday
Social Studies (9:00-10:30am), Math (10:45am-12:15pm), and Mrs. McKean classes (12:30-2:30pm)

These block days are when students should focus their time on classes they have in those departments—doing reading, assignments, and studying for those five or four classes instead of looking at every class on every day. Students can do work for any class on any day, but the focus should be for the classes on that day.

Friday’s are not assigned to a content area so students can finish assignments for the week or start into the next week’s work.

Elementary

“Block days” are being used at the elementary school each week.

Monday

Bible, Math, Reading/Writing/ELA, Fine Arts (optional)

Tuesday

Bible, Math, Reading/Writing/ELA, PE (optional)

Wednesday

Virtual Chapel, Social Studies, Reading/Writing/ELA, Computers (optional)

Thursday

Bible, Math, Science, PE (optional)

Friday’s are not assigned to any content areas so students can finish any assignments and enjoy time with their family!

Remote Learning Calendar

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