October 5 is an Asynchronous Learning Day
Salt Lake City School District is committed to supporting its teachers and increasing their capacity to deliver world-class teaching by providing them with evidence-based learning opportunities. Correspondingly, on August 3, the Board of Education approved four at-home (asynchronous) learning days for students during the 2021-22 school year. On each of these days, teachers will participate in high-quality professional development to increase their skills in supporting students.
The approved asynchronous days are:
- Tuesday, October 5, 2021
- Tuesday, December 7, 2021
- Tuesday, February 15, 2022
- Tuesday, April 19, 2022
These four learning days originated from a new requirement from the Utah State Board of Education for our K-3 teachers to participate in professional development that wasn’t already scheduled into our school calendar. As we considered how to comply with this state requirement, we felt that the importance of helping all our teachers improve their practice, despite these days not being scheduled on our previously approved calendar, made adding four asynchronous learning days our best solution.
On the four asynchronous days, all K-12 students in the district will learn at home. Teachers will provide learning tasks and materials to students in advance. Many of these tasks will not be computer-based and will support students’ learning in the classroom.
We appreciate your support and understanding. Your child’s school will send additional reminders about these days and will share learning plans for each day. If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact TeachingAndLearningInfo@slcschools.org