SB-98 section 43504 requires us to document daily participation for each student, each school day for distance learning. It further defines daily participation to include, although not limited to, evidence of participation in online activities, completion of regular assignments, completion of assessments, and contacts between staff and students or their families.

For SFUSD, attendance will be taken daily by educators in Synergy, our district student information system, with a “Distance Learning” participation code.

To be considered “present” and not be marked absent during distance learning, students must meet one or more of the following daily learning requirements:

  • Participation in daily live interaction activities such as Zoom/Meet meetings or small group instructional
  • Participation in the the district-designated learning management platform (Seesaw for grades K-2 or Google Classroom for grades 3-12) and complete independent work or work assignments.
  • 1:1 interaction with educators via virtual or telephonic platforms
  • Evidence of completion and submission of assignments via the district-designated platforms. When unable to submit assignments via district-designated platforms, students can submit assignments via emails, photos, phone conferences, or other forms of documentation.