Students enrolled in OASIS are required to make contact with their certificated teacher on a weekly basis. Teachers will work with family to determine a workable contact time. According to WAC 392-121-182, Sec 4(b), students will have direct personal contact “for the purposes of instruction, review of assignments, testing, evaluation of student progress, or other learning activities or requirements identified in the Written Student Learning Plan, and must at minimum include a two-way exchange of information between a certificated teacher and the student”.
Students are expected to plan and prepare what they will communicate to their teacher to demonstrate their progress. Student directed dialogues with the certificated teacher have not only proven to be the most meaningful form of weekly contact, but they also build student confidence, develop student organizational skills and give students an opportunity to take pride in their accomplishments.
A variety of contact options shall be considered, including phone calls, Skype, FaceTime, Google Chat, and email. In order for weekly contacts to be most effective, students need to organize and prepare a description of the activities completed during the week for each class. For example, on Skype they can share art work, show science experiments, play an instrument, do a dance, share a math page, or read a story. Most of these descriptions can also be accomplished over the phone. Emails should describe the activities with the same detail to form a picture in the teacher’s mind. On-going weekly contact appointments will be scheduled between the student and certificated teacher. The certificated teacher and student will communicate when rescheduling is necessary. Contact that occurs between the parent and the certificated teacher does not meet the requirement for weekly contact. The contact must be between the student and teacher but may be supported by parents.
Monthly Progress: Contact your OASIS teacher for information about Monthly Progress.