Sojourner Truth Independent Study / Online Learning

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     To enroll in the Sojourner Truth Independent Study program, please contact the Student Welcome Center (email enroll@ousd.org or call/text 510-879-4600).

     

    The Sojourner Truth Independent Study program is available to serve families who want an Online Learning approach to TK-12 instruction.The traditional Independent Study Program (Ed. Code 51747) was updated on July 5, 2021 through the California Legislature and is described within Assembly Bill 130. You can see the schedule for this program at the bottom of the page.

    Implementing these new guidelines requires an update to our existing Independent Study Program. Essentially, the update broadens the mode of instruction to include distance learning through on-line live synchronous instruction. Additional changes to our existing program include:

    • Prior to enrolling in the Sojourner Truth Independent Study program, a parent/guardian has the right to request an optional pupil-parent-educator conference meeting;
    • The Written Agreement which details the assignments for students has also been updated to reflect Assembly Bill 130;
    • A weekly due date for assignments for all Tk-12 grade students;
    • Mandatory steps, described as Tiered Reengagement, for when a student is not completing assignments, performing at grade-level, or participating during on-line live instruction; and
    • Electronic record keeping of assignments similar to this past year during distance learning.
       

    To enroll in the Sojourner Truth Independent Study program, please contact the Student Welcome Center (email enroll@ousd.org or call/text 510-879-4600).

     

    If you would like to disenroll from the Sojourner Truth Independent Study Program, you may contact the Student Welcome Center (email enroll@ousd.org or call/text 510-879-4600) and be granted a transfer to in-person learning within 5 business days. Please note that when you request to re-enroll in in-person learning, your child will be provided a space at schools where enrollment is available.

     

     

    2021-22 Independent Study Instructional Program Schedule: Grades K-5

     

    Time

    Content

     

    8:30-8:45 

    (15 minutes)

    Check-in and morning circle with whole class

    Synchronous

    8:45-9:45

    (60 minutes)

    CORE CONTENT


    Guidance:

    Foundational Skills and English Language Arts

    Synchronous

    9:45-10:00

    (15 minutes)

    Break

    Asynchronous

    10:00-11:00

    (60 minutes)

    CORE CONTENT


    Guidance: Mathematics (M-F)

    Synchronous

    11:00-11:15

    (15 minutes)

    Break

    Asynchronous

    11:15 - 11:45

    (30 minutes)

    CORE CONTENT


    Guidance: Designated ELD for ELD Students

    Synchronous

    11:45-12:15

    (30 minutes)

    Lunch

    Asynchronous

    12:15-12:45

    (30 minutes)

    CORE CONTENT


    Guidance: Alternating days: Science, Social Studies, PE (twice a week)

    Synchronous

    12:45-1:45

    (60 minutes)

    Small Group Instruction Rotation/Asynchronous Assignments

    Synchronous

     

    2021-22 Independent Study Instructional Program Schedule: Grades 6-12

    Block A: Monday and Thursday

       

    Period

    Time

       

    1

    8:30-9

       

    2

    9:05-10:15

    Block C: Wednesday (Minimum Day)

    3

    10:20-11:30

    Period

    Time

    Lunch

    11:30-12:05

    1

    8:30-9

    4

    12:05-1:15

    2

    9:05-9:35

    5

    1:20-2:30

    3

    9:40-10:10

       

    4

    10:15-10:45

    Block B: Tuesday and Friday

    5

    10:50-11:20

    Period

    Time

    Lunch

    11:20-11:50

    1

    8:30-9

    6

    11:50-12:20

    6

    9:05-10:15

    7

    12:25-12:55

    7

    10:20-11:30

    8

    1:00-1:30

    Lunch

    11:30-12:05

    9

    1:35-2:05

    8

    12:05-1:15

       

    9

    1:20-2:30

       

    Blocks A and B:

    40 minutes synchronous instruction during 70 minute block periods (40 minutes Direct Instruction: Student-Teacher)

    Period 1: Daily Live Interaction (Teacher or Other Staff interaction with students and opportunities for student to student interaction.)

    Block C (Minimum Day)

    20 minutes of synchronous instruction during 30 minute periods

    • High Priority Support for additional intervention
    • Group Check in for student progress, wellness check, academic support, etc