Remote Learning Update

Remote Learning Begins March 25 for Students
Posted on 03/20/2020
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March 20, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

We know that you have questions about what remote learning will look like during this state-mandated shutdown. Using the feedback we received from you, our teachers, and our secondary students, we have used this week to work out details for remote learning moving forward.

 

Working remotely, teachers will use Monday and Tuesday of next week to continue building out lesson plans for their students.

 

Remote learning for students will begin on Wednesday, March 25.

 

Preschool – Second Grade:

Parents will receive weekly assignments for their children by 8 a.m. Wednesday, March 25 (by 8 a.m. Monday in the future). Our teachers will also share a recommended schedule for learning and completing these assignments over a one-week period.

 

The content will be delivered to parents electronically, by email, or through the digital format they normally use – for example, Seesaw. For parents with limited access to technology, alternative options for lessons will be shared by the teacher. We are currently working on a plan to get printed materials to our families with limited or no access to technology.

 

Our teachers will share “office hours” with parents when they will be available to communicate with parents and students remotely to answer questions. Emails will be answered within 24-hours during the work week. Be on the lookout for virtual messages from teachers each week so that students are able to “see” their teachers.

 

Teachers will share with you how completed work will be submitted. Throughout the week, teachers will assess student learning and provide feedback. 

 

Grades Three - Six:

As we shared in yesterday’s video update, if you have an older child in grades seven – 12, your elementary aged child may share their district-owned Chromebook to access OneLogin, Canvas and assignments, using their Lakota account to login separately. Students may also access OneLogin and Canvas through a family-owned device. For students without access to technology, our principals are reaching out to you to schedule a pickup time early next week for you to borrow from a limited number of district-owned devices for your child to use.

 

Our teachers will post assignments on Canvas by 8 a.m. Wednesday, March 25 (by 8 a.m. Monday in the future) and share expected due dates. Throughout the week, teachers will assess student learning and provide feedback. 

 

Our teachers will share “office hours” with students when they will be available to communicate remotely to answer questions. For example, students may be able to talk to teachers and each other using the chat and new teacher-led video features in Canvas. Emails will be answered within 24-hours during the work week. 

 

Grades Seven - 12:

Our teachers will post assignments on Canvas by 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 25 (by 8 a.m. Monday in the future) and share expected due dates. Throughout the week, teachers will assess student learning and provide feedback. 

 

Our teachers will share “office hours” with students when they will be available to communicate remotely to answer questions. For example, students may be able to talk to teachers and as a class using the chat and new teacher-led video features in Canvas. Emails will be answered within 24 hours during the work week. 

 

Students with Disabilities:

We know how important it is to continue individualized learning for our students with disabilities, and we continue to look at options as to how to best deliver these supports. Our case managers are reaching out to individual families as they design the instruction for each student. 

 

We are still required to hold IEP and ETR meetings and are working on a plan to continue these meetings remotely. Your case managers will have more information for you in the coming days.

 

Access to WiFi:

For our families who do not have access to WiFi at home, Spectrum is offering free internet for 60 days for families with K-12 or college-aged students. Please call 844-488-8395 for more information.

 

 

This information, along with other frequently asked questions, is available on our website. We continue to update this page with the latest information about the shutdown. We hope to see our students back in class on April 6, as Governor DeWine initially indicated. However, should the shutdown be extended, we are prepared to continue educating our students. It will look different; but, together, we will make it successful.

 

Please remember that our Child Nutrition buses will begin breakfast and lunch distribution on Monday. Click here for a complete schedule of stops.

 

Thank you for your continued patience and support as we work through this trying time together.

 

Sincerely,

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Matthew J. Miller

Superintendent