Friday, March 01, 2024

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Schools Provide Virus Update

If the decision is made to close school beyond a few days, activities, to the extent possible, will be provided to students and families that would allow for continuity of learning and to help students transition back to school.  These activities are encouraged, but not required.  Activities are intended to:

keep students academically active;
reinforce and sustain current learning; and
preview curricular content.

These activities will not be graded and students will not be required to submit completed work.  There are many opportunities for students to engage in appropriate learning activities through their Chromebooks (grades three through eight), which all students in those grades should have at home.

Special Education

Many students receiving special education and related services will be able to access the learning materials that are being sent home from classroom teachers. 

Some work has been modified for specific student learning needs.  In addition, where appropriate, related services providers (occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech/language pathologists, social workers and school psychologists) have provided activities that can occur at home.  None of these learning materials are meant to replace instruction; rather it is provided to engage students while they are home.

Once school reopens, student services will resume.  School days missed will be made up as described above.

Future Communication

We will continue to share pertinent information with regard to this rapidly evolving challenge. In the interim, we encourage all families and staff members to take part in every-day preventive practices to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and maintain healthy school environments.

If the decision is made to close school beyond a few days, activities, to the extent possible, will be provided to students and families that would allow for continuity of learning and to help students transition back to school.  These activities are encouraged, but not required.  Activities are intended to:

keep students academically active;
reinforce and sustain current learning; and
preview curricular content.

These activities will not be graded and students will not be required to submit completed work.  There are many opportunities for students to engage in appropriate learning activities through their Chromebooks (grades three through eight), which all students in those grades should have at home.

Special Education

Many students receiving special education and related services will be able to access the learning materials that are being sent home from classroom teachers. 

Some work has been modified for specific student learning needs.  In addition, where appropriate, related services providers (occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech/language pathologists, social workers and school psychologists) have provided activities that can occur at home.  None of these learning materials are meant to replace instruction; rather it is provided to engage students while they are home.

Once school reopens, student services will resume.  School days missed will be made up as described above.

Future Communication

We will continue to share pertinent information with regard to this rapidly evolving challenge. In the interim, we encourage all families and staff members to take part in every-day preventive practices to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and maintain healthy school environments.

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