In the event that our campus has closed and implemented our Remote Learning Plan, students will continue to develop skills and knowledge and engage with their teachers through a variety of methods, including the use of remote, recorded lectures, video discussions, virtual labs, papers, and projects. Students will complete most work asynchronously at their own pace. Teachers will take roll virtually via Google Hangout Chats or Google Hangout Meets and then record attendance in MyCasady. Classes will take place on a rotating schedule similar to what students currently experience. The modified MD virtual schedule is below. A summary of daily classwork and homework with links to all relevant documents will appear in MyCasady or Google Classroom. In MD, learning specialists, administrators, and department chairs will check in with teachers regularly, and the Technology Help Desk will help teachers generate remote learning experiences.

Remote Learning 2.0
Thank you again for your support and patience as we moved to Remote Learning! As we transition from a short term to a long term Remote Learning Plan, the feedback from our community, students, faculty, and parents, was invaluable. Our intention, as always, is to do what’s best for our students. With that in mind, we carefully reviewed the survey results and developed the Remote Learning Schedule 2.0 you see below.
In this new schedule, we prioritized sustainability and a more structured and balanced schedule that provides increased opportunities for daily connection and curriculum continuity.


2.0 FAQs

List of 7 frequently asked questions.

Remote Learning Checklist

Following is a list of steps you and your family can take to prepare for Remote Learning:

  • Identify a space in your home where your child can participate in remote classroom activities and complete schoolwork.
  • Check your home internet service plan. Make sure that your home content filter is set to an appropriate filter level for your child. Classes that occur through Google Hangout Chat or Google Hangout Meet platform will require an internet connection that supports streaming. If your home does not have internet access and streaming capabilities because of financial hardship, please contact Jeff Bingham (binghamj@casady.org), Chief Financial Officer.
  • If all of your children do not have a learning device (e.g. laptop, PC) that is compatible with Chrome, please contact the Technology Help Desk (helpdesk@casady.org).
  • If any of your children need to check out a device for Remote Learning, please complete this form by clicking here.
  • Talk with your child about the importance of bringing home any essential materials each day.
  • Confirm that your charger works for your child’s learning device.
  • Connect with Student Support Services if needed. Our team of Learning Specialists, School Counselor, and Nurse can offer guidance if your child is feeling worried about the virus and associated news.

Frequently Asked Questions - MD

List of 14 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: What will remote learning look like in the modified MD schedule?

    In the Middle Division, during remote learning, students will follow the same six-day rotating schedule that they are used to following, although each class will meet synchronously once for an extended period of time and receive asynchronous work once each cycle.

    During each six-day cycle, teachers and advisors will have the opportunity to connect with their students/advisees during a synchronous block designated in the Virtual Schedule. Additionally, teachers will post asynchronous work for their students on one other day in the cycle and be available for questions during Virtual Office Hours. In general, the work assigned will be due at the next class meeting, whether synchronous or asynchronous.

    Teachers will use either MyCasady or Google Classroom to communicate lessons and expectations, including the mode of learning for each lesson (i.e. synchronous and/or asynchronous). By 8:30 a.m. on their designated days, teachers will post instructions, links, and learning materials on MyCasady or Google Classroom. Students are encouraged to reach out to their teachers proactively if they have questions or an assignment is unclear.
  • Q: Where do MD students go to access course work?

    Students will check MyCasady or Google Classroom for all class assignments, materials, and assessments. Teachers will let students know which platform to check for updated course work.
  • Q: How will Virtual Class Time work?

    Class time will be largely asynchronous with an aim for students to submit a work product for each class, even with project-based work. Synchronous learning (through Google Classroom, Google Chats, or Google Hangout) with the class/small group will be kept minimal (e.g. “check-in”, direct instruction, group discussions).
  • Q: What can MD students anticipate on Synchronous Virtual Class days?

    During the synchronous virtual class day, students will check MyCasady or Google Classroom and follow their teacher's instructions for taking attendance (either through Google Chats or Google Hangout Meets) at the beginning of class. Through MyCasady or a Google Suite module (e.g. Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, Hangouts Meet for live video conferencing) teachers will conduct a "live" class and use a portion of the time to provide instruction, key information, and answer any questions. For the remaining time in the synchronous block, students will be expected to complete their assigned classwork.
  • Q: How will teachers take Virtual Class roll at the beginning of Virtual Class?

    During Orientation, teachers will communicate to their students  how they will take roll: Google doc, Google form, Google Hangout Chat session, or Google Hangout Meet Live session.
  • Q: What can MD students expect from their teachers?

    Students can expect that teachers in advance of each virtual class period will post all assignments on either MyCasady or Google Classroom. Lesson details and links will be included. Students can expect to only receive assignments from scheduled classes according to the virtual schedule.

    In addition, students can expect teachers to be available during “Virtual Office Hours” to connect through phone, Google Hangout Chat, or Google Hangout Meet.
  • Q: How will teachers assess students in a remote learning environment?

    Teachers will work carefully and creatively to create assessments that set students up for success. Teachers are encouraged to employ flexible and creative assessments. Teachers will communicate proactively to students what is expected for each assessment, how students will be assessed, and where students are to submit their work.
  • Q: What do MD teachers expect from their students?

    Teachers expect that students will check MyCasady or Google Classroom every day for updated classwork. In addition, teachers will expect students to check-in at designated times during “virtual class” for roll call, basic instructions, and student support. Teachers will try to push most of the homework into the virtual class period.
  • Q: What is the dress code on Virtual School days?

    If a student is on video, they must be dressed according to our “Out of Uniform” guidelines.
  • Q: Do Casady rules apply in remote learning?

    Yes, particularly those that apply to integrity, honesty, and your treatment of others. Please pay particular attention to our Responsible Use Policy.
  • Q: If my child has an emergency or is in crisis mode, whom do I contact?

    If your child or someone you know is suicidal, get help immediately via 911, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK, or the Crisis Text Line (text “HOME” to 741741).
  • Q: Where do students go for tech support?

    If you need tech support, please email helpdesk@casady.org. If the issue is a technology emergency, please directly call IT at 405-749-3170.
  • Q: How do students connect with the Student Support Team?

    Ms. Misty Reed (reedm@casady.org) will be available during Virtual Office Hours and during the A-F schedule to meet/work with students on the phone, Google Hangout Chat, or Google Hangout Meet. Students should email to ask questions or schedule a virtual appointment.

    Ms. Candice Clinton (clintonc@casady.org) will be available during Virtual Office Hours and during the A-F schedule to meet/support//work with students on the phone, Google Hangout Chat, or Google Hangout Meet. Students should email to ask questions or schedule a virtual appointment. If your child is in crisis and in need of emergency attention, please call 911, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK, or the Crisis Text Line (text “Home” to 741741).
  • Q: What happens in the event a faculty member is ill during Remote Learning?

    Naturally, we hope none of our teachers become ill. We certainly hope that no teacher becomes so ill that he or she cannot meet classes as scheduled.

    Nonetheless, we have considered the possibility.

    If at all possible, if an MD or UD teacher were to become too ill to meet with his or her classes, we would have another Casady teacher or a substitute teacher who is familiar with Casady, cover that ill teacher’s classes.  

    MD and UD teachers have been advised to develop at least two weeks’ worth of lesson plans that could be relatively easily followed by a colleague or substitute teacher. Additionally, MD and UD teachers have been advised to develop assignments that students can prepare for, complete, and hand in relatively easily.
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