Here are some of the key aspects of our Continuity of Learning Plan (COL).
First and foremost, we want to stay connected to our students and families during this closure. Again, we value our relationships and aim to maintain them to the best of our abilities during this challenging time.
Kenowa Hills Public Schools will use Canvas, a learning management system (LMS), for remote learning. Devices are available for students who have internet access, but do not have a device. Hot spots will be provided for students who do not have internet access. See yesterday’s email from Mr. Tchozewski for information about picking up a device and/or hotspot.
Kenowa Hills Public Schools will begin implementation of our Continuity of Learning Plan with students on April 20. The plan will end on June 5.
Teachers will make contact with every student at least one time during each instructional week. This will primarily be done through the instructional tools within the Canvas LMS (discussion boards, email, video conferencing, etc) and Google Meets.
Teachers will monitor student access and assignment completion on an ongoing basis within the Canvas LMS.
Teachers will have office hours where they will be available for questions or needed support for students. Your child’s teacher will be communicating this information in the near future.
Free breakfast and lunch will continue to be delivered to all children in our community using our school buses every weekday during the closure. Weekend meals are provided by Feeding Walker Kids and delivered on Fridays with the district’s delivery. Click here for bus routes and times.
Our district’s Mental Health team will continue to send out a mental health newsletter to all families in our district. This team will continue to work with teachers in supporting student and family needs that arise during this challenging time.
Students with disabilities who have IEPs and those eligible for supports through Section 504 Plans will receive additional, individual consideration for ensuring access to content provided by general education teachers. In many cases, general accessibility efforts will allow for access to content provided by general education teachers. If the impact of a student’s disability indicates that accommodations/alternative activities/modes of instruction are appropriate, those will be documented, coordinated and provided.
Guidance from our buildings are below and include the plans to continue learning during the 2019-2020 school year.
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