Academic Program Options

DISTRICT INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM

GOAL: Expand instructional programs and educational options.

For Fall 2021, families will have the following options when it comes to Brentwood School District’s instructional program:

Traditional (On-Campus)

Full-Time Distance

Traditional On-Campus Learning - Fall 2021

  • Families who select this option will commit to one semester at a time.

  • Full-time, five days per week learning for all students in grades PK-12.

  • Students and staff will be expected to follow additional safety procedures and best practices while on campus to keep the entire community safe.

  • In the event of additional school closures due to COVID-19 or other public health concerns, Brentwood is embracing the following aspects to maintain a strong academic program:

    • Implementation of CANVAS Learning Management Platform to provide greater virtual learning opportunities in the event of school closures.

    • Device and internet access, including assistive technology for students with disabilities.

    • A strategic communications plan to connect with every student on a daily basis, provide weekly feedback on students’ work, and communicate a family’s role in supporting their child’s continuous learning.

    • Versatile delivery methods for instruction, related services, and professional development.

    • Adaptive staffing models that enable feedback on students’ work and frequent communication with students and families.

    • Flexible and opportunistic calendars and school schedules that maximize learning opportunities in a dynamic public health context.

    • Every student’s academic needs are identified at the beginning of the year using a high-quality, standards-aligned diagnostic tool.

    • There is a plan for every student, including extra time and support for students with the greatest unfinished learning from the prior year.

Traditional On-Campus Learning

A traditional, 5-day per week schedule for PK-12 students will be the predominant instructional model for Brentwood students whenever possible. This will closely resemble a typical school year, with additional safety procedures and precautions in place as outlined in this plan. Please note that school closures can, and likely will, happen over the course of the coming school year. Families should be prepared to adapt to a virtual learning option should Brentwood School District close for an extended period of time. 

  • Full-time, five days per week learning for all students in grades PK-12.

  • Students and staff will be expected to follow additional safety procedures and best practices while on campus to keep the entire community safe.

  • In the event of additional school closures due to COVID-19 or other public health concerns, Brentwood will implement it's virtual learning program for all students.

Learn more about learning when schools are closed here.

Traditional Program Details

Full-Time Distance Learning Option - Fall 2021

  • Families who select this option will commit to a semester at a time.

  • For Fall 2021, full-time distance learning students will be able to learn directly from Brentwood teachers via synchronous and asynchronous instruction.

    • Synchronous instruction will be delivered via live-stream of an in-person Brentwood classroom and will follow the student's typical daily schedule. Students will be able to access the live-stream via a link from their teacher and will be able to participate in class discussions during live lessons.

    • Asynchronous instruction will be delivered through Canvas where students can access homework, lessons and group assignments.

Full-Time Distance Learning

In addition to the on-campus instructional model, Brentwood School District recognizes that some students and families may have certain health considerations that would require them to self-quarantine. In order to serve these families, Brentwood has devised a virtual learning option for students in grades K-12 that will address their needs. Families who select this option must commit to a semester at a time, and that commitment must be made at the beginning of the semester. 

In order to maintain the integrity of the academic program, it is necessary for students in this option to have consistency that is only offered a semester at a time. Students will not be allowed to move back and forth between the distance learning and on campus option during a semester. When school closures occur, students in on-campus instruction will continue their learning virtually, but the temporary virtual learning program will look different from the full-time option. 

Families who select this option will commit to a semester at a time.

Full-Time Distance Program Details