Information about Asynchronous Learning Days

Dear BIA East Families,

For SY23-24, City Schools will be implementing three asynchronous (independently, at home) school days on October 6th, December 1st, and March 1st. Students will continue to learn at home while school-based staff participate in professional development.  

On October 6, 2023, City Schools and BIA students will engage in the first Asynchronous Learning Day. This means that students will work independently at home to complete assignments prepared by the teachers. Your child’s teachers will prepare work packets and have work posted in Google classroom. Packets will be sent home with your student on Thursday to be returned on Monday.   

Student Attendance – Asynchronous Days  

Attendance on asynchronous days will be determined by identifying students who engage in learning by activities that are submitted.  Attendance will consist of all students being marked present at the beginning of the virtual day.  On the next in-person day, teachers will identify students who did not submit work as required and will provide that list to the attendance monitor, who will mark these students as absent.   

Grading Policy  

In alignment with MSDE requirements, asynchronous learning days will not negatively impact a student’s grade. Should a student be absent or have difficulty with participation, school will offer meaningful opportunities for students to make up work outside of the asynchronous learning day. Students should be given a reasonable and clearly stated amount of time to complete the missed work as outlined in our make-up work guidance in our schools’ grading policy.  Additionally, students should be given the opportunity to resubmit any unsatisfactory work. 

If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to your child’s teacher.  

Thank you for your continued support to the school and its mission.

Sincerely,
Elena Lokounia, Principal

Baltimore International Academy-East