Dear Spartan Families,
I hope this letter finds your family safe and healthy during this challenging time. This letter is being sent to inform you that as part of our District “Continuity of Education Plan,” during the week of April 27th we will begin offering distance-learning opportunities for students that will include not only enhanced review and enrichment activities, but also new instruction.
As we move forward with new instruction, your child/ren will be asked to complete weekly work that should be submitted for teacher feedback and/or assistance. Completion of these assignments will constitute “attendance” for that class. For students in grades K-6, report cards for this time period will be issued describing your child’s progress. In grades 7-12, as requested by the Department of Education, students completed work will be used as a means to increase the students final average for the year.
For those students who do not have Internet access, teachers will make arrangements to communicate by phone, send packets home, and be available during office hours to assist students that need assistance with the assignments. Additionally, the District has provided resources to parents for free Internet service, when available. Additional resources will be communicated as they become available. Ongoing information and updates can be accessed via the District’s website.
Activities for lessons/instruction and activities, review, remediation, reinforcement, and/or enrichment on previously learned materials will be available via Google classrooms, via Zoom, or other platforms that the teacher currently uses to communicate with your child. Online live sessions are recorded so that they can be viewed outside of the scheduled class time for those that need this option.
We appreciate your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time. Like you, we would much prefer to see your children in our halls every day. Because we cannot, we are providing these services to continue instruction for all students.
As a district, we are continually working to improve our services to your children during this challenging time. We appreciate your willingness to partner with us to support your children.
If you are in need of any assistance, please do not hesitate to ask your child’s teacher. Also, please feel free to reach out to me for any general assistance or concerns that you may have.
Michael D. Pawlik
Superintendent of Schools