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Centennial's Distance Learning Plan

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Distance Learning Plan

 

 (Revised 4/30/2020)

About the Distance Learning Plan

This learning plan is intended to provide students and families with information regarding the Centennial School District’s Distance Learning Plan in response to COVID-19. Additional information is available on the District’s  COVID Information Page.

School Closure

In response to Governor Walz’s Executive Order, all Minnesota schools have been ordered to extend Distance Learning for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.

Education during the School Closure

In response to the mandated school closure, instruction will be provided to all students via paper and/or online formats. During this time, teachers will be accessible during regular school hours and questions regarding daily lessons or accessibility should be directed to the teacher via email or phone. 

Material pickup has been coordinated by each school site, and guidelines have been communicated with families by the building principal.  The process for collecting completed student work will be communicated by the student’s school principal.

The success of this undertaking will require the full cooperation of students, teachers and parents to ensure this instruction is meaningful. We appreciate your commitment, understanding, and patience as we move forward.

Elementary School Instruction

●      Teachers will post daily assignments online by 9:00 a.m. each school day.   (For those students determined not to have adequate internet access, a packet of multiple daily lessons is being provided in paper format.)

●      Teachers will be available via email/phone during their regular work hours.

●      Depending on accessibility, students may be asked to view videos, links, and online quizzes posted by teachers. Again, based on accessibility, teachers will be able to distribute and collect digital assignments, and more.

●      Students not having adequate online accessibility will be provided learning opportunities in alternate (paper) format.

Middle School Instruction

●      Teachers will post daily assignments online by 8:00 a.m. each school day. (For those students determined not to have adequate internet access, a packet of multiple daily lessons is being provided in paper format.)

●  Teachers will be available via email/phone during their regular work hours. 

●      All Grade 6-8 lessons will be posted in Schoology. Teachers will be available for questions posted on Schoology per the schedule published on the Middle School homepage.

High School Instruction

●      Teachers will post daily assignments online by 8:00 a.m. each school day.

●  Teachers will be available via email/phone during their regular work hours.

●      All Grade 9-12 lessons will be posted in Schoology.

○  Schoology is a Learning Management System (LMS) routinely used by teachers and students at the high school.

○  Schoology allows students to view assignments, quizzes and embedded links and videos.  Teachers can also distribute and collect assignments and quizzes through Schoology.

Students with Individualized Education Plans

●  The district will implement each IEP/IFSP to the “greatest extent possible” during distance learning days.

●  Each student with a current IEP/IFSP will have an individualized distance learning plan outlining the provision of special education and related services during distance learning days.

●  Each student will continue to receive a free appropriate public education on designated distance learning days. 

●  Case managers will monitor the implementation of special education and related services during distance learning and revise accordingly with the IEP/IFSP team.

●  Specific services, supports, and accommodations listed on your child’s current IEP/IFSP will resume when face-to-face instruction in schools is reinstated.

●  IEP/IFSP teams will evaluate progress made on IEP/IFSP goals during distance learning.

●  Annual IEP/Evaluation meetings will take place as scheduled during distance learning through either an online platform, email or phone.

●      If an evaluation of a student with a disability requires a face-to-face assessment or observation, the evaluation would need to be delayed until school reopens.

●  Contact your case manager and/or lead teacher with questions or concerns regarding your child’s individual distance learning plan.

Students with Section 504 Plans

●      The district will implement each 504 Plan to the “greatest extent possible” during distance learning days.

●      Staff responsible for case managing students with 504 plans will communicate specific student needs and accommodations to staff working with the student during distance learning.

●      Each student will continue to receive a free appropriate public education on designated distance learning days. 

●      Specific supports, and accommodations listed on your child’s current 504 Plan will resume when face-to-face instruction in schools is reinstated.

●      Annual Section 504 review meetings will take place as scheduled during distance learning through either an online platform, email or phone.

●      For a student who is being evaluated under Section 504 requiring a face-to-face assessment or observation, the evaluation will be delayed until school reopens.

●  Contact your case manager with questions or concerns regarding your child’s distance learning 504 Plan.

English Language Learners

Centennial’s ELL department is supporting our English Language Learners by

●  Providing students with activities that develop their English in each domain: listening, speaking, reading, and writing

●  Providing content-based lessons that align with the District’s literacy curriculum

●  Providing lessons and activities for students in both digital and paper formats

●  Working with classroom teachers to provide EL lessons on their classroom Schoology pages

Preschool Instruction

●  School personnel will communicate directly with families regarding their plans.

Technology

Questions regarding accessibility to online content, if that has been offered by your teacher(s), should be directed to the teacher.  Additional guidance for parents/families that may be helpful can be found under the Parent/Technology tab on the District homepage.

Meals

Free meals for anyone under 18 years of age who need food during the school closure are available, regardless if your student is enrolled in Centennial Schools or not. Meals will be available for pick-up at designated sites. Parents/guardians are asked to accompany their student(s) to pick-up a grab-and-go lunch and a breakfast for the following morning.  Because new pick-up sites are being added to meet increased needs, please consult the District’s COVID-19 Information Page for the most up-to-date locations and times.

If you need a special diet meal please contact us as soon as possible at tforner@isd12.org.

School-age Childcare

●  Consistent with the Governor’s mandate, school-aged childcare will be provided at no cost to eligible students during regular school hours (9:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.).

○      This care is limited to students, age 12 and under, of critical workers in Tier 1 of the state-critical worker list.

○      Verification for eligibility to participate in this program may be required.

●  Transportation is available for students enrolled in school-aged childcare during regular school hours.

Student, Family Community Input

If you have questions or concerns not addressed on the District’s COVID-19 Information page, please contact your building principal or use the following Contact Us link: www.isd12.org/contact-us