SUPERINTENDENT: ‘By working together, we can make a plan that works for everyone’

'Optional' learning continues through April 3; 'variety of communication methods' to be utilized

Families, teachers and the entire education community are adjusting to at-home/distance learning due to Covid-19.

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Families, teachers and the entire education community are adjusting to at-home/distance learning due to Covid-19.

Hello to our students, students, staff, parents, and community members:

I would like to provide a quick update on our closure plans. Park County School District 1 administrators and teachers are preparing a plan that will enable students to continue with their learning through remote delivery in the event the COVID-19 closure lasts beyond April 3.

This week and next, March 23-Appril 3, teachers and counselors will be reaching out to families. Students will be invited to refresh their learning beginning with lessons they were working on before the closure.  Kindergarten through fifth-grade students will focus on English/language arts and math. Teachers will embed other disciplines when possible. Teachers will streamline prioritized standards for students in sixth through 12th grade. Electives will be taught in a creative manner due to the nature of the remote learning environment.

If the closure is still in effect, students will begin remote learning the week of April 6. At that time, teachers will begin teaching new material.

So that all students have access, remote learning will consist of a variety of communication methods. This will include not only learning packets and/or online instruction but may also incorporate phone calls, videos, mailings, etc.  Paper-copy packets will be provided for families without access to technology.

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So that all students have access, remote learning will consist of a variety of communication methods. This will include not only learning packets and/or online instruction but may also incorporate phone calls, videos, mailings, etc.  Paper-copy packets will be provided for families without access to technology. ”

— Mr. Jay Curtis, PCSD1 superintendent

All work completed from today, through April 3 is optional, but encouraged! If the closure lasts beyond that date, on April 6 will begin the process of online instruction making contact with all students and parents.  This first week will include getting used to the technology and a new learning format. Students will not be graded on work but will receive feedback.  Staff will establish online office hours and communication processes.

As stated, if the closure extends beyond April 3, beginning April 6, students will be engaged in lessons for each scheduled class. All lessons will include a learning target, instructional component, student practice and a demonstration of learning. Resource teachers and case managers will ensure IEP students receive all assigned work and will work with parents for accommodations.

By working together, we can make a plan that works for everyone.

Thank you,

 

Jay Curtis, Superintendent

PCSD#1

Powell, WY 82435

307-764-6186