Return to Learn 2020

On September 3, 2020, FMS announced that all students would continue with Virtual Learning through at least October 9 (the first quarter). All students and teachers will continue to observe a Tuesday through Friday instructional week, with Monday being dedicated to independent learning for students and professional development for teachers. Monday independent learning will consist of assigned tasks, activities and learning, but there will be little or no teacher interaction on these days to provide staff the opportunity to plan, collaborate with their colleagues and participate in professional development.   

Any student who previously declared an intention for At-School Learning* (attending school in-person) will begin the year in Remote Learning. The Remote Learning Guide can be found here and additional parent information on technology and resources can be found here.

Any student who previously declared an intention for At-Home Learning* (attending school from home) will start and finish the entire Fall semester of the 2020/2021 school year from home. The Virtual Program Guide can be found here.

*This intention was declared via the Parent Intention Survey conducted via phone calls from July 14 to July 20. An attempt to contact each family was made by FMS school staff during that time frame. If you did not answer the phone survey, your student was likely placed in At-Home Learning. Contact your student’s school for details specific to your child. A list of schools and their phone numbers can be found here.


Quick notes about Remote Learning and At-Home Learning: 

  • The remote learning plan is designed to collect and record data that substantiates academic progress and serves as the primary delivery tool of content to students.

  • Current attendance practices will be followed, unless further guidance is provided by the state. Attendance is defined as a student logging into the district’s approved learning platform and completing discussion posts, collaborative sessions, class meetings and/or  assignments.

  • Sufficient progress will be determined by any combination of course-work submitted, class connect attendance and/or physical attendance.

  • Teachers will:
  1. Follow district pacing guides and curriculum while tracking student progress through Schoology.
  2. Hold daily virtual office hours Provide virtual direct instruction opportunities through Zoom or Schoology Conferences 
  3. Provide whole class and small group discussion opportunities in breakout rooms in Zoom and/or Schoology 1x per week minimum
  4. Set class norms for interacting in a virtual classroom.

Farmington Municipal Schools continue to plan and await the day students can be welcomed back into schools. A brief recap of planning efforts, including survey results from two parent surveys and a staff survey, can be found below. 

Timeline graphic

District Calendar: 

The most updated version of the District Calendar can be found here. Changes to the calendar are announced via email and the District Facebook account. 

District Laptops: 

All district laptops need to be returned by August 7. Laptops that are not returned will be disabled and reported. Students with unreturned laptops will not be issued another laptop when school begins on August 18. 

 

 Laptop return information:

 August 3-7 | 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 FMS Central Office (3401 E. 30th Street)

Contact the Technology Office at 599-8820 for more information.
Laptop distribution for the 2020/2021 School Year will be coordinated by each school site. Principals will communicate dates and times of each school’s laptop distribution plans. 

School Supplies:

FMS has previously announced that school supplies will be purchased by the district for student use during the 2020/2021 School Year. A list of those supplies can be found here. School principals will communicate how and when these supplies will be distributed to students. 

Note: Some teachers may require supplies not provided by the district. Schools and teachers will make students and families aware of additional needed supplies. 

Meals: 

The Summer Meal Program has been extended to August 12 at all previous sites and Drop-Off locations. On August 12, 5-day meal kits will be available on a first-come, first-served basis only at Central Kitchen (305 N. Court Ave.) from 3:30-5:30 p.m., for pick up by parents. Students will need to be present at pick-up. 

Information about school meals from August 18 to September 9 will be posted here