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What Richmond students, parents can expect from virtual learning

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Posted at 11:44 PM, Jul 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-22 23:44:45-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Richmond Superintendent Jason Kamras spoke to parents over Facebook Live Sunday night to discuss the upcoming virtual semester, telling parents that it would resemble the summer program.

The district's chief academic officer Dr. Tracy Epp, Ms. Ketia Singeton, a teacher at Cary elementary school currently teaching virtual classes, also joined the conversation.

Parents should expect a full day of instruction for their kids, but know that they won't spend their entire day in front of the computer.
Dr. Epps said RPS is blending live instruction with recorded playlists, small group instruction, and one-on-one check-ins for kids.

"When we think about the design of the instructional day we are really trying to ensure that the needs for having a grownup in the room especially for our younger kiddos... for a caregiver or a parent, that instructional responsibility is not falling on you," Epps said.

Epps said the district also plans to work with parents and teachers to find the best way to help students with special needs.

The next board meeting is scheduled for August 3.