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San Diego Unified School District announces detailed online learning plan

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Posted at 9:56 PM, Jul 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-31 09:18:54-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- One month before the start of the new school year, San Diego Unified School District released the details of its online learning plan for the 2020-2021 school year.

The school district's plans were created over weeks of discussions with parents, students, educators and administrators.

San Diego Unified will start the school year Aug. 31.

Details of the online learning plan include:

  • A six-hour school day with customized learning experiences for each K-12 student
  • All students will have daily, live interaction with their teachers via video conferencing
  • Custom learning experiences will be based on student needs and will include daily live, online instruction (up to three hours), independent learning (at least two hours), working with other students in small groups or participating in educator office hours (at least one hour)
  • All Elementary students will receive instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, science, social studies, physical education, and the arts
  • Students will receive grades to measure their progress

“We continue working to bring all students back to campus as soon as it is safe and responsible to do so. In the meantime, we must ensure our students continue to learn and make academic progress,” said Superintendent Cindy Marten.

Superintendent Marten said the district will continue working on access and providing free computers and Wi-Fi service to families that need them.

SDUSD plans to release additional details of the online learning plan for the fall on Aug. 10, the same day on which the district plans to provide the next public assessment of when it will be safe to physically reopen.