• Deer Valley Unified School District's philosophy for a successful home learning implementation focuses on student connection, equity, and a smooth and simple transition so that every student can achieve learning success and maintain social and emotional well-being.

  • Home Learning


    For the Week of May 18 - May 21, 2020

    Dear DVUSD Parents and Guardians,

    We are grateful for your patience with Home Learning, for your support with Google Classroom and Canvas, for your encouragement with your child for virtual class meetings, and most importantly for your belief that during the COVID-19 school closure children could still learn and thrive. You have our utmost respect and heartfelt appreciation for helping us teach your child during the last quarter of the 2019-20 school year. Thank you!

     

    Summer Learning

    SUPPORTING STUDENTS DURING SUMMER BREAK

    ADDRESSING THE COVID-19 SUMMER SLIDE

    When we begin the summer break, we want to provide access to engaging mathematics and reading resources that you can use as we all prepare to support student learning in the 2020-21 school year. We know that preliminary COVID-19 learning slide estimates suggest students will return in fall 2020 with roughly 70% of the learning gains in reading relative to a typical school year. However, in mathematics, students are likely to show much smaller learning gains, returning with less than 50% of the learning gains and in some grades, nearly a full year behind what we would observe in normal conditions.*

    The resources below are recommendations to combat the summer learning slide. If your child’s teacher has made other suggestions, please follow their guidance along with these resources.

    ELA and Math Recommendations:

    Grades K-5

    ELA

    Amplify Reading (available until July 1)

    Capit Kindergarten only (available until July 1)

    Independent/Shared Reading is time for students to build stamina and apply skills in reading stories of

    choice.

    Closed Caption TV Turn off the volume. Have your child read the script or read along with the audio for at least 1 show a day.

    Math

    DreamBox (available until July 1)

    Zearn If your child does not have a classroom account, create an account here.

    Khan Academy If your child does not have a classroom account, create an account here.

     

    Grades 6-8

    ELA

    Common Lit is a free resource of reading passages with quick checks for understanding and comprehension skills.

    NoRedInk is a free resource site that gives students practice on grammar and writing skills.

    Math

    DreamBox  (available until July 1)

    Khan Academy If your child does not have a classroom account, create an account here.

     

    Grades 9-12

    ELA

    Common Lit is a free resource of reading passages with quick checks for understanding and comprehension skills.

    NoRedInk is a free resource site that gives students practice on grammar and writing skills.

    Math

    Khan Academy If your child does not have a classroom account, create an account here

    cK-12 is a free resource site that gives students practice on math skills.

    College and Career Preparation

    ACT Online Prep - ACT Test Prep Practice skills needed on the ACT test.

    The College Board SAT - University & College Practice skills needed for the PSAT/SAT.

    Advanced Placement® (AP) – The College Board AP students can log in to access practice tests and review.

  • Behavior Expectations for Students Learning Online 

    During this time of online home learning, we want to remind our students and parents the importance of  Digital Citizenship and building a positive and productive online learning environment. Please be reminded that when in an online setting,Deer Valley expectations for student conduct still applies including the behavioral expectations outlined in the 2019-2020 Students Rights & Responsibilities Handbook. Inappropriate behavior and/or inappropriate use of technology should be reported to the school principal or assistant principal to address accordingly. .

    We encourage parents and guardians to read the terms and privacy policies before creating an account for any online resources used.

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