On Tuesday, March 31, our K-12 students will begin at-home learning due to safety measures associated with preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus. This distance learning will continue at least through April 13 and likely longer.
Distance Learning Curricula
Before considering how our distance learning program will be delivered, we addressed the question of what we will teach during this unprecedented situation. The following bullet points describe our plan for distance learning curricula:
For week one of distance learning, we will only focus on core courses; we will not have assignments for electives or elementary enrichment courses. The rationale for this decision is to ease into distance learning and reduce the possibility of students, parents, and teachers being overwhelmed.
Distance Teaching & Learning Strategies
How our teachers will teach remotely will vary by grade levels and by subject areas. The following bullet points address our approaches to course delivery:
Our accrediting agency has directed us to have a tool in place to record student attendance. How teachers execute this directive may vary; individual teachers will communicate their method of attendance tracking to students and parents.
When students are involved with live video conferencing, they are to dress modestly and have no visual or auditory distractions.
Preschool teachers will be in contact with parents of preschool students to share distance learning activities. Participation in these activities is optional.