Overview of Temporary Education Plans

Academic Plan During School Closures for COVID-19

 

Updated 3/16/20

Ascension Public Schools remain dedicated to academic learning during school closures. In order to continue the academic progress of our students, the following plan has been created.

We will be using a hybrid of online access and printed materials to guide student learning. Currently 5th – 12th grade students have computing devices equipped with access to the Internet and Google Suite. We also sent devices home with 3rd – 4th graders. It is our goal to continue to provide our students with access to high-quality curriculum and assignments through a virtual learning environment, when applicable.

This is our preliminary plan and may be adjusted as we move forward.

  

PRINTED PACKETS

 

Head Start - Preschool:

  1. Students will receive printed materials. For students that did not receive their materials on Friday, Mar. 13th, they will be distributed to your home.
  2. Students can return completed materials when they return to school.
  3. Parent flyers that address the support of students during closures have been created and will be distributed to the community and posted online. Information regarding online access to resources will be forthcoming.

 

Kindergarten-2nd Grades:

  1. Students will receive printed materials. For students that did not receive their materials on Friday, Mar. 13th, they will be distributed to your home.
  2. Two instructional videos for English Language Arts (ELA) and Math, not exceeding 20 minutes, will be uploaded to Google Classroom weekly.
  3. Information regarding online access to resources will be forthcoming.  
  4. Preschool and kindergarten onsite registration has been suspended. Online applications for preschool can be completed at ascensionearlychildhood.org 

 

VIRTUAL LEARNING

 

3rd-5th Grades:

  1. Students will receive printed materials. For students that did not receive their materials on Friday, Mar. 13th, they will be distributed to your home.
  2. Two instructional videos for ELA and Math will be uploaded to google classroom weekly.
  3. Videos will be partnered with 5 days of assignments and activities through Google Classroom.
  4. Information will be forthcoming regarding additional electronic platforms, such as Ixl, Reflex math, Zearn

 

6th-8th Grades:

  1. Students will receive instruction through Google Classroom for all classes except PE.
  2. Instructional videos for ELA, Math, Science and Social Studies will be uploaded twice a week presenting instructional content. Videos will be available Tuesday and Thursday by 8:00 a.m.
  3. Teachers will post relevant supplemental materials to support students with instructional delivery of content such as annotated notes, PowerPoint presentations and website links
  4. Teachers will be available to monitor and respond to student emails daily from 9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. regarding questions about assignments and instructional material.
  5. Information regarding online access to resources will be forthcoming.

 

9th-12th Grades:

  1. Students will receive instruction through Google Classroom.
  2. Students are required to login each day to the platform communicated by your teacher during your regularly scheduled class time. This will be your attendance check.
  3. Teachers will be available and using various media to communicate with students both independently and as a whole class.
  1. Packets of instructional work will be sent to those students who do not have internet access.

 

 

Special Education:

The Special Education Department will work alongside our regular education faculty in order to provide specialized support for our students with disabilities.  Schools will continue to provide educational opportunities to the general population, and Special Education will ensure that students with disabilities also have equal access to the same opportunities. All student needs will be considered on a case by case basis in order to provide necessary support for our students in special education during this time. Due to the closure of schools, Special Education staff will use all available technology in order to continue to provide support for our students.  We are committed to providing the best support that we possibly can during the closure period.

 

English Language Learners (EL):

  1. All support staff will be available to support students and families during school closures.
  2. Students should complete all assignments in the manner assigned by their teacher.

 

Parents/Guardians:

  1. Monitor your child’s work. We do not expect you to teach; we expect you to partner with us to support student learning.
  2. Be familiar with your student’s Google username and password.
  3. Read over and become familiar with directions for accessing Google Classroom and Hangout.

 

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