Instructional Expectations


  • AAPS has instructional expectations for Students, Teachers and Families. These expectations can serve as a guide for supporting students during virtual learning:

    Instructional Expectations - Students

    1. Attend and participate in each synchronous class at the scheduled time.  Attendance will be taken and recorded.
    2. Complete and submit assignments as indicated by the teacher(s) according to established deadlines.
    3. Monitor the Schoology “Upcoming” agenda to stay on track with classes and deadlines for work submission.
    4. Monitor work completion by checking the gradebook weekly.
    5. Ask questions as needed and participate in class discussions and meetings.
    6. Seek help as needed both during class (if available in chosen instructional model) and during optional support times throughout the week.
    7. Be patient with oneself and with others as we navigate this phase of teaching and learning together.
    8. Communicate needs with teachers, administrators and family members.
    9. Engage with teachers and peers in respectful and responsible ways, abiding by the AAPS  Rights and Responsibilities for Students, Teachers, Staff, Parents/Guardians at all times.
    10. Report any offensive or inappropriate observances or experiences to a teacher or administrator.

    Instructional Expectations - Teacher

    1. Take attendance and record it as soon as possible for each class period.
    2. Provide daily synchronous and asynchronous instruction during scheduled class times.
    3. Follow the established scope and sequence and team created lessons for each class/course.
    4. Implement social emotional learning practices as a part of daily morning meeting/advisory periods and as needed.
    5. Clarify assignments and establish clear deadlines for the submission of assignments.
    6. Provide meaningful feedback, score assignments and record grades in a timely manner.
    7. Update the deadlines in the gradebook to reflect accurately on student Schoology “Upcoming” agenda.
    8. Communicate progress with students and families as needed.
    9. Monitor participation and assignment submission and communicate concerns to students and families.
    10. Provide support to students as needed, responding to their questions and needs as soon as possible. 
    11. Establish positive classroom online culture through the establishment of positive, clear expectations and by addressing issues as they emerge swiftly and with care.
    12. Participate in established TLNs.
    13. Be patient with oneself and with others as we navigate this phase of teaching and learning together.
    14. Communicate needs with administrators and the TLN.
    15. Participate in professional development offerings and communicate these needs to administration.

    Instructional Expectations - Families

    1. Become familiar with the Schoology system to support your child’s learning.
    2. Monitor student attendance and academic progress through the Schoology system at least weekly
    3. Set expectations with students by reviewing the Schoology “Upcoming” agenda and providing a quiet space for students to engage in learning daily.
    4. Ask students each day about their learning and participation, as well as any assignments that are coming due.
    5. Check the Schoology system for communication and updates from teachers and administrators.  
    6. Communicate questions and needs with teachers and administrators so they can be responsive and supportive of your family.  We understand that online learning is a challenge for many of us and we are here to help.
    7. Be patient with oneself and with others as we navigate this phase of teaching and learning together.
    8. Report any offensive or inappropriate observances or experiences to a teacher or administrator.