- At our middle schools, we mailed six weeks of hard-copy academic packets in English Language Arts (ELA) and Math to every middle school student that covers lessons through the end of the year. In addition, we created Google classrooms for every academic class in our buildings, including additional classrooms focused on the socio-emotional health of our students.
- At LEAD Academy and LEAD Southeast high schools, we have provided Chromebooks for any student who requested one and created more than 50 Google classrooms with a set schedule for learning. We have weekly office hours and 1-1 phone calls with students around academic success.
Additionally, our teachers have been checking in on students each week to see how they are doing during this pandemic — this is a new and stressful normal for all of us and it has never been more important to support the emotional needs of our students. Those calls began the week of March 23.
During the week of May 4, families will be receiving a brief survey to help us plan for your technological needs for the 2020-2021 school year. Based on that information and additional planning, we will announce a revised online learning program prior to the 2020-2021 school year.
When we began providing our volunteer remote learning opportunities on March 30, the goals of our program were to 1) Ensure the safety and well-being of all students in our network; 2) provide continuity of educational services for all students in our network. Because of the requirement for schools to close early in the pandemic, we decided that the most efficient way to get information quickly to the majority of our students and families was to mail it.
We will continue to offer remote learning opportunities for all students through the last day of school on Thursday, May 21. To read our announcement about volunteer remote learning opportunities that we sent to families on March 27, click here.