October 16, 2020
Our students have done a fabulous job this first nine weeks of school. Their behavior and patience with our new learning environment has been amazing. We appreciate the understanding that our parents have also shown with our additional safety procedures.
We knew when working on the Return-To-School Plan for students and staff that there could/would be some adjustments that might need to be made. We appreciate parents filling out the recent survey and making a commitment on the type of instructional practice they prefer for their child during the 2nd quarter. As the 1st quarter comes to an end on Friday, October 16 it has been determined that Remote Instructional Days will be used for all 6-12 students on the following Wednesdays: October 21, October 28, December 2, and December 9. No Wednesdays in November will be utilized as remote instructional days due to the number of holidays.
Students in GRADES 6-12 will take their Chromebooks home and practice what full-remote learning could look like in the event that we are forced to go full-remote. Grades Pre-K/EC through 5 will have a regular in-person attendance day.
The purpose of the grade 6-12 remote instructional days will:
Allow teachers and staff to practice for what a potential FULL REMOTE instructional day would look like when we are delivering new content and moving the curriculum forward (unlike last spring where we simply tried to review previously taught skills)
Provide time for teachers to try new strategies, collaborate with peers, and to determine what is working and what is not working
Gain additional time to communicate with students and parents of remote learners
Allow our custodial staff additional time for cleaning/disinfecting
The above calendar/schedule changes would only be in effect for the remainder of the 2nd quarter which ends on December 18. We will continue to take one quarter at a time. We appreciate everyone's commitment to working together through this challenging time.
Thanks for your support!
C-WC #5 Administrative Team