Flexible Instructional Days (FID)
Flexible Instructional Days FAQ
What is a Flexible Instructional Day (FID)?
On a FID, students will complete learning activities and assignments provided by their teachers at home on the day that otherwise would have been cancelled. Students are to receive appropriate remote lessons and/or activities that can be completed independently outside of school.
Assignments and lessons will be asynchronous (not live) and students will be able to complete them at their own pace and their own schedule that day.
How will parents and students be notified if a Flexible Instructional Day is called?
- Posted on the district homepage at www.qvsd.org
- Sent through the automated phone notification system as a voice message and text alert
- Emailed via QVeLink
- Posted on the district's X/Twitter and Facebook pages
- Sent to the following television stations for posting: KDKA Channel 2 | WTAE Channel 4 | WPXI Channel 11
How will parents and students find the FID learning activities and assignments?
Most teachers at the secondary level as well as upper elementary teachers routinely use Schoology to post assignments and will therefore post FID assignments following their typical procedures. Teachers who do not routinely use Schoology for posting assignments, such as primary elementary teachers, may choose to provide students with hard copies of the FID lessons that are sent home with students prior to the FID. If this option is chosen, these teachers will also post a copy of these lessons and assignments to a “FID” folder on their individual Schoology pages as a backup for those who may have misplaced the hard copy materials.
The A/B (middle school) and A/B/C/D day (elementary) schedule will be maintained on a FID. For example, if the FID occurs on an A-day, the next school day will be a B-day.
Assignments will be made available to students through Schoology, however, it is not required that students submit or complete assignments using technology. Teachers may choose to include assignments that students would access online, but complete on paper and submit upon their return to school.
How are attendance/grades determined?
What happens if a student does not complete the FID assignments?
What if my student has an issue with their technology during the FID?
What if we have computer/internet issues on the FID?
How much time is my student expected to take to complete the assignments?
- High school and middle school assignments: Approximately 30 minutes each
- Elementary assignments: Approximately 20 minutes each
What supports are available to students during FID?
- English as a Second Language teachers who provide primary ELA instruction for students will provide FID lessons and conduct office hours following the guidelines for teachers described above.
- A predetermined set of activities will be prepared for students who participate in Autistic Support, Life Skills, Emotional Support, and Multiple Disabilities programs where appropriate.
- Related services (PT, OT, Speech, etc.) scheduled during the FID may be rescheduled by the provider according to the frequency requirements of the students' IEP. These staff members will use the FID to complete tasks associated with their student caseload and serve as a resource, via email, phone, or videoconferencing, to other staff members during the FID.
- School Counselors and intervention teachers may schedule appointments (via email, phone, or teleconference) with students if the technology permits.
- The High School and Middle School Nurses will be available for students and families who have questions about medical needs.
- The Behavior Support Specialist is to be available to support teachers via email, phone, or videoconferencing.
My child has an IEP, will his/her lesson be modified appropriately?
Will we still use snow make up days and build snow make up dates into the district calendar?
How did Quaker Valley School District explore and prepare for the use of a Flexible Instruction Day (FID)?
Will after school activities be canceled on a FID?