Asynchronous Learning is referred to as independent learning. Students learn the same content at different times and locations without the presence of the teacher or classmates.

Synchronous Learning is referenced to as real-time learning. Students are presented content information at the same time whether in person or virtual and in the presence of the teacher and classmates.

Google Suite is the Learning Management System (LMS) used by Sumter School District. The tools found in Google Suite allow students and teachers to collaborate in real time to create documents, presentations, surveys, spreadsheets, and even websites. All tools are free, ad-free, reliable, and secure.

Google Classroom is a class-organization platform found inside Google Suite that allows students to access everything they need for a class, including homework assignments, group projects, files, and Google Meet.

Google Meet is a video platform found inside the Google Suite that allows students to interact with their teacher and classmates during live (synchronous) meetings.

Hybrid Learning is the delivery of high-quality rigorous instruction by certified teachers to students in both small in-person groups and remote distance learning using real-time video, electronic resources, and technology equipment.

LEAP (Learn, Evaluate, Analyze, Prepare) is in-person optional instructional days prior to the start of school designed to assess, plan, and assist students’ academic needs in grades pre-K through 8th.

Virtual Learning is the delivery of high-quality rigorous instruction by certified teachers to students from remote distancing using real-time video, electronic resources, and technology equipment.

Virtual Attendance refers to the delivery of instructional content that does not occur in a physical classroom, on school grounds, or school property. This includes instruction provided via an online or electronic platform, as well as instruction provided in a physical offsite location via learning packets.