What happens when elementary school closes?
Elementary Learning Scenarios
The following represent three instructional scenarios in the event the elementary grades (PreK-4) are closed. At this time, there is no formal plan to switch to scenario #3—ALL students to remote learning. The district will continue to evaluate each scenario based on feedback from teachers and parents/guardians.
Scenario #1 - One-Day Closure
Example - Snow Day/Emergency Day for contact tracing purposes:
A packet was placed and will remain in the students’ take-home folder. The packet will be used in the event of the FIRST snow day or an emergency closure that may allow the district to contact trace.
Teachers will reach out to parents through Class Dojo and/or phone on this day to check in with the student.
The completed packet will be returned the next school day.
This will ONLY be used for our First Snow day and/or an Emergency Day.
Scenario #2 - Short Term Virtual Instruction
Example - Quarantined student -This scenario is used for a student that may need to quarantine due to COVID-19 primary exposure or a short-term illness.
This schedule will ONLY be used if your child needs to quarantine due to a COVID exposure.
The student will be given a “short-term” schedule in their take-home folder. They will be required to Zoom in for the daily core subjects and specials (core subjects daily; ELA, Math, Writing, Morning Meeting, and Specials).
A parent letter explaining the information will be included with the schedule in the take-home folder.
A guide for the student’s login information will also be included in the take-home folder.
A time will be set up by the student’s classroom teacher to pick up a Chromebook and necessary learning materials for when they are out.
Scenario #3 - Long Term Virtual Instruction
Example - This scenario may be the result of an executive order from the governor for schools to switch to all virtual learning PreK-12 for a longer period of time OR the superintendent decides to go virtual for an extended period of time.
This schedule will only be used if ALL (PreK-4) students go fully remote for an extended period of time.
The classroom teacher will provide a schedule that is specific to each student and represent a split of two groups; an AM and a PM group.
Specials will remain the same no matter what group students have been placed in.
Students will be sent home with a virtual resource bag that represents items they may need for instruction. Parents should keep this bag in a safe place and take it out if/when it is needed for all virtual learning.
A time will be set up by the student’s classroom teacher to pick up a Chromebook and necessary learning materials if/when it is needed for all virtual learners.