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Chambers Public School E-Learning Plan
Chambers Public School E-Learning Plan
Frank Jesse
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Dear Parents:

Chambers will continue educating students to the best of our ability under the current pandemic situation.  To move forward we will utilize the following:

All teachers K-12 will offer some type of direct instruction.  Direct instruction will be accomplished by utilizing live video through Office 365 Teams or a pre-recorded video.  Live video will be recorded and made available on the school website in case a student is not able to watch during the live session.  Pre-recorded videos will also be stored on the school website.  Students will also have an email link from their respected teachers in grades 2-12.

It is the expectation that 7-12 teachers will have at least one video of instruction per week starting on April 6 with a maximum of three video lessons per week.  K-3 teachers will have a minimum of one video of instruction for math and reading per week with a maximum of two video lessons for the week.  4-6 teachers will have a minimum of one video of instruction for math, reading, science and social studies with a maximum of two video lessons for the week.

Practice and enrichment activities that support the video lesson will be sent home electronically for students in grades 7-12 and by packets for K-6 students.

Practice and enrichment activities will be required to be completed and will be graded.  Grades will be assessed as pass / no harm unless a student refuses to complete any work.  The student then will run the risk of failure for that course.  Completed work will have the opportunity to raise a student’s grade but it will not be used to lower the grade.  Students and parents are encouraged to send completed work to their teachers by electronic means if possible.  Pre-paid postage will be provided for those wishing to mail work to the school and a drop box at the Village Market will be made available.

Teachers will provide feedback to students (7-12) through their school email accounts at least once per week on their progress.  Teachers will email or text parents of students in grades K-6 at least once a week on student progress.  Additionally, 7-12 teachers will have set office hours where students will be able to interact with them through Teams video.  A separate sheet will have teacher hours posted.  Parents of K-6 students will utilize teacher’s email for any additional questions they might have.  All parents may contact their classroom teacher by school phone as well.

Teachers will inform the principal(s) of any student who has not completed any work in two weeks.  The principal will make follow-up contact with the student and students’ parent(s).

Families who do not have internet access will be provided hard copies of all instructional materials along with the practice and enrichment activities.  A system of delivery and return will be established based on need.  Please contact the school as soon as possible if you do not have internet service or internet service is not reliable enough to ensure e-learning opportunities.

Parents of students in grades 2-6 have the option to request their school computer be sent home for the duration of the school year to assist in our e-learning platform.  If you would like to take advantage of this, please contact the school.

Grab-and-go lunches will be provided through the duration of the school year.  Contact the office each Monday by 9:00 am and Thursday by 9:00 am for lunch count.  Town kids will pick-up their lunches from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm and country kids will have their lunches delivered between 11:30 am and 12:30 pm on Mondays and Thursdays.

Students and parents will be allowed in the building on the following days and times to collect any student materials (books, computer, etc) they will need to finish the school year.  7-12 students/parents should use the main entrance and K-6 students/parents should use the elementary doors.  Staff will be available to assist.

Thursday, March 26:                                                Friday, March 27:

K-6 students   7:00 am to 9:00 am                             K-6 students   1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

7-12 students  9:00 am to 11:00                                 7-12 students  4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Monday, March 30:                                                  Tuesday, March 31:

K-6 students   7:00 am to 9:00 am                             K-6 students   1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

7-12 students  9:00 am to 11:00                                 7-12 students  4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Students living in the country will have their materials delivered on Monday, March 30 between 11:30-1:30.

If these options do not work for you, please contact the school to arrange a time.

E-learning (direct video instruction) will begin on Monday, April 6.  The last video lesson will be May 11.  There will be six weeks of video lessons.

This is a very unique and challenging time for education throughout our state and nation.  We appreciate your patience and support as we move forward.  The effectiveness of this platform will be evaluated after two weeks and modified as needed.

If you have any additional questions, do not hesitate to contact the school at 402.482.5233.

 

Frank Jesse                                                                  Trevor Anderson

Superintendent/K-6 Principal                                      7-12 Principal/A.D.