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Dayton Leadership Academies

A School Culture of Joy and Achievement

Online Learning


Dayton Leadership Academies Online Learning Plan

Before the first day of Ohio’s required long-term closure, Dayton Leadership Academies was proactively developing our online learning plan. Our plan is based on our fundamental commitment to keeping the learning going. Our team did not want to miss any instructional time or risk the loss of learning. 

The goals of our online learning plan are to keep lessons simple, to use resources that are familiar, to stay in constant communication with students and families, and to remain flexible and supportive. 

  1. Academics and Instruction 

We are utilizing existing platforms that teachers and students previously used: 

Google classroom, i-Ready online instruction, ReadWorks, RAZ Kids, Reflex Math, etc. 

online grading policy and revised our assessment calendar. 

K-2 Instruction: Weekly work packets, teacher-recorded read alouds and phonics lessons made available via Class Dojo and YouTube channel.

3-8 Instruction: Assignments and video-recorded lessons provided via Google Classroom. 

Additionally, DLA has a learning recovery plan that includes 4 weeks of summer school and daily after school tutoring in the fall. 

  1. Teacher Daily Expectations

  • Create and assign online lessons and projects

  • Monitor completion of assignments daily 

  • Schedule weekly class meetings (3-8) and post daily morning messages with activities (K-2)

  • Be available via text/phone to answer questions 

  • Schedule office hours each day for one hour via google hangout 

  • Contact parents if student is not completing the assignments 

  • Enter grades weekly

  1.  Family Communication

We are in constant communication with families at the classroom and school level. 

Teachers contact families through Class Dojo, text messages, phone calls, and video chats. 

The school leadership team has shared video messages for students and families each week.  

We contact families through Class Dojo-School Story, One Call Now texts, emails, Facebook and Instagram posts, and our DLA website.

  1. Chromebook distribution

DLA has invested in 1:1 devices in 2nd-8th grades. Starting March 13, DLA began distributing Chromebooks to families. Additionally, our team delivered devices to any families who were unable to come to the school to pick up one. 

We have worked 1on1 with families to take advantage of free wifi offers. We have shown families how to access Google Classroom and other websites via smartphones.

  1. Intervention Services

DLA Intervention Team
The intervention team is working closely with general education teachers to support students who are below grade level with online learning during the long-term closure. 

  • Intervention specialists are continuing to hold IEP meetings, meet student services outlined on the IEP and providing supports with completing assigned work from general education teachers

  • Interventionists and instructional aides are working with students on completing assignments in core classes as well as providing 1:1 tutoring in reading and math skills  

School Psychologist
The school psychologist is working to complete all ETRs and IEP meetings using teacher feedback, formative and summative assessment data. Meetings are held via phone with the IEP team and parent present. 

Speech Services
DLA is contracting with Lemontree and Tinyeye to deliver teletherapy.

Counseling Services
Eastway Behavioral Health is providing counseling via teletherapy.