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Elementary Synchronous Instruction

Virtual Virginia promotes meaningful interactions between K–12 learners and instructors through time-based or task/product-based measures of attendance. A meaningful interaction is defined as two-way engagement with a student and staff that allows some sort of feedback or input from the student on successes and challenges.

Elementary students (grades K–5) have a meaningful interaction with their teacher or appropriate school staff on a daily basis. Recognizing the young age of these students, families play a key role in enabling access for remote attendance, and divisions offer ongoing support for families.

The VVA teacher will facilitate engaging daily synchronous instruction, Q&A sessions, 1:1 and small-group instructional time for learners during the week. VVA teachers hold posted student support hours for regular student and parent communication, create weekly instructional videos and content as needed, and facilitate course pacing with opportunities for remediation and enrichment. Synchronous session absences are reported to the local school for record-keeping per local school policy.

Daily K-5 Instruction Schedule


TimeContent AreaLearning Activities
8:00–8:10 a.m.Morning MeetingDaily Welcome, Social-Emotional Learning, Team-Building
8:10–9:40 a.m.Reading and Language ArtsWhole Group: 8:10–8:40 a.m.

Small Group 1: 8:40–9:00 a.m.
Small Group 2: 9:00–9:20 a.m.
Small Group 3: 9:20–9:40 a.m.

When not in Whole Group or Small Group, students will work on asynchronous assignments.
9:40–9:45 a.m.BreakStretch and Movement Activity (Independent or Instructor-Led)
9:45–11:05 a.m.MathematicsWhole Group: 9:45–10:05 a.m.

Small Group 1: 10:05–10:25 a.m.
Small Group 2: 10:25–10:45 a.m.
Small Group 3: 10:45–11:05 a.m.

When not in Whole Group or Small Group, students will work on asynchronous assignments.
11:05–11:10 a.m.Break/SnackStretch and Movement Activity (Independent or Teacher-led)
11:10–11:40 a.m.Special SubjectsSupplemental instruction in Art, Computer Science, Dance, Health & PE, Music, or World Languages
11:40 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.Social Studies/ScienceDirect instruction and practice with Social Studies or Science concepts
12:20–12:30 p.m.End-of-Day MeetingDaily Closing, Social-Emotional Learning, Team-Building
12:30–1:30 p.m.Lunch & RecessBreak for lunch, stretch, and movement
1:30–2:00 p.m.Small Groups & 1:1Small-group instruction and/or 1:1 instruction
2:00–3:00 p.m.Help Desk Q&ASupport from a VVA instructor (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays only)