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Remote Instructional Model (RIM)

Remote Instructional Model (RIM) is a district wide virtual program taught by GAPS teachers. GAPS has created a RIM model that matches in-person learning for all grades levels. This is to create a smooth transition back into the classroom from virtual to in-person.

High school students will have the opportunity to switch back to in-person learning at the end of semester. Middle school and elementary students can transfer back at a natural break (end of quarter, semester, etc.) depending on class numbers at the time.  All students will not be allowed to transfer back and forth from RIM to in-person learning. For example, if a student is required to quarantine, they cannot be a RIM student for the quarantine period and go back to in-person learning once quarantine is over. 

AOL vs RIM
  • RIM follows a class-to-class structure similar to being in-person. Students will be on Google Meets with their teachers during each period.
  • RIM follows the same curriculum as in-person students; the curriculum for AOL is based on national standards and districts contracts with FuelEd.
  • Both are virtual learning options, but the way the lessons are structured are different. For example, RIM students will be taught lessons by the class teacher in an virtual classroom environment, and AOL students will work independently most of the time with flexible teacher availability.
  • Due to the many different course offerings at the high school level, Odysseyware is the solution for ensuring every class is offered.
Elementary RIM Learning
  • All elementary students will follow the in-person classroom schedule and the curriculum will be the same for both in-person and RIM. Class will remain a 5-day, Monday-Friday, schedule similar to in-person learning. Class time is TBD.
  • Students will meet with each of their teachers through Google Meets at a scheduled timed each day.
  • The RIM Learning office for elementary students is located at Tangent Elementary School. Please contact the Tangent Elementary Office for questions regarding Elementary RIM.
Middle School RIM Learning
  • All students will follow the regular 7-period day schedule, Monday-Friday, similar to in-person learning. The curriculum will remain the same for RIM and in-person students. Class times are TBD.
  • Students will meet with each of their teachers through Google Meets at a scheduled time each day. 
  • Middle School students/parents will still go through their home school office for questions regarding RIM learning.
High School RIM Learning
  • All high school students will use the Odysseyware program and have a teacher for each subject.
  • Students will meet with their teachers at a scheduled time each day, similar to in-person learning. Class times are TBD.
  • High school students/parents will still go through their home school office for questions regarding RIM.

Contact Information

Elementary School
Tangent Elementary School
541-967-4616
Email

Middle School
Richard Shaw
Email

High School
Please contact your home school office

Albany Online (AOL)
AOL Office
541-967-4607