Administrators, Certified and Classified Staff and School Board: This is the plan we will follow that was developed by the administrative staff and approved by the board yesterday. This will be our plan for the next two weeks. I am currently working on the plan that will be followed the rest of the year or until the closure is lifted. The plan will change, but for the next two weeks we will be following what was approved and submitted to the Governor's office this morning. Things are changing by the minute this week and we are working hard to stay up with all the moving parts. In terms of the new 'Stay at Home Order' nothing as changed for education, we are still considered essential and need to follow our approved plan. All classified staff will be expected to be here on Monday at 8am. All certified staff will need to have the weeks work ready and prepared to be picked up by students and/or parents on Tuesday. All teachers are expected to follow their Principal directives and make contact with students on Monday. Remember we do not want any staff to work in groups of more than 10 and preferably the smaller the better. All staff should remain at least 6 feet apart at all times. We are going to only allow students into the school that are in need of essential help or work pick up. Teachers working with students will only be at the teacher's discretion and only when absolutely necessary. Priorities: 1- Do what is best for kids and continue meals for lunch and breakfast 2-Keep students and staff safe 3-Continue education the best way possible 4-Stay informed Here is the current plan as well as our long term thoughts: School District #28: Until every student has access to online devices and services, all online expectations will be enrichment to reach our learning standards and goals. Our long-term plans will be centered on semester standards and educational expectations. This plan will be to continue what has already been established as a best practice for School District #28. Every teacher, for every class will develop a semester test, evaluation, project or documentation that will include the essential understandings for every class and every grade. This test or a standard-based rubric that includes the essential understandings will be sent to every student for every class so that every student knows exactly what is expected of them to learn by the end of the year or the end of school closure. This evaluation of essential understandings will be broken down by weeks or months so students know how to pace their learning and expectations. Teachers will give students study guides, online enrichment, resources available on-line such as discovery education, gooru, UTube, Khan Academy or any of the thousands of other resources available to students to learn the essential understandings and expectations. They will know what they are expected to learn and teachers can give progress monitors rather than send numerous hand-outs home. The idea will be to establish a process with the end in mind. What are our expected outcomes? When the closure is over or the end of the year, students will be brought back and we will assess what was accomplished with the self-paced learning and essential understandings. We will assess effort and essential understanding standard achievement and proficiency. This is how we will grade the 4th quarter and semester. We will take into account the lack of support and limited title I availability and grade accordingly. The teachers will be expected to be available during certain times during the day for phone calls and support for students' understanding of material teachers feel is essential for class completion. Teachers will be available from home,school or email. If teachers choose to be at home we will need home phone numbers and/or cell phone number so students can get a hold of teachers during our established contact times. Teachers will be expected to respond in order to support students with evaluation expectations. The 4th quarter grade and semester grade will be based on what was accomplished in terms of essential understanding of the standards. Elective classes may require a documentation log, project completion or evaluation understanding of essential expectations. We start with the end in mind, this is what you need to learn, give them the resources to learn it and when they return we will evaluate what was learned or accompplished for our essential understanding expectations. This evaluation is how we will grade and in the elementary assess the standard understanding level. This measurable outcome will give us the proficiency requirement for all classes. This will also cut down dramatically on the amount of needed worksheets and back and forth work delivery. We will break down to effectively measure the potential of every student. Students that do not put in the effort and accomplish expectations at a level deemed fair, the teacher can fail or pass with an appropriate and equitable grade designation. At the elementary, standard rating of where they are at and what they accomplished will be determined by each teacher for each student. Board Approved Plan for The Next Two Weeks: 1. Offsite learning instruction and structure: The District has the following structure in place to ensure off-site learning for students. The District has ensured that continuity plans for educational services can be accessed by all students, regardless of resources available at home. The strategies identified below are, of course, customized to meet the individual needs of each student. · Certified and Classified Staff will be on-site (at school) or teleworking (off-site) providing instruction to students through the following systems: · On-line courses · Video chats/tutoring · Phone conference calls · Hard copy packets of materials · Textbook guides · Student and/or Guardian Email Daily Schedule: Each school is developing a daily schedule for virtual learning. Schools will share schedules directly with families. · In order to ensure that all students have access to on-line coursework, the District is researching ways to get those students who don’t have the necessary devices with chromebooks for check out. This will not happen the first week for sure and once we can proceed with a plan for who will need what, and how many devices we can make available, we will proceed. We are not sure at this point if we have enough devices or internet availability. Principals are collecting data to see how many devices are needed and how many homes have internet. Access Montana is currently offering ½ off monthly subscriptions for any families that would like to have internet access added to their home. Blackfoot is offering free hook-up and free service while we are under Stay at Home Closure. We have submitted requests to grants to re-appropriate funds for additional devices needed to best serve students. The district is working on options for families who cannot access internet service. We will be in touch, via email, with families who indicated a need on our technology surveys. · We will be running regular bus routes for work distribution and collection Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays leaving the school at 9 am and again at 1pm · If possible, depending on the Governor restrictions hope to have limited contact with students who may need additional support in meeting their educational and mental health needs. This will depend on restrictions and requirements that adhere to state orders. · Expectations: All students are expected to attend virtual learning sessions and complete assignments. Teachers will take attendance and track participation and assignment completion. Questions: HS/MS Principal Shawn Hendrickson: 745-3811 x 301 or 406-493-7689 firstname.lastname@example.org Elementary Principal Tyler Arlint 745-3811 x 303 or 406-396-9418 email@example.com All other Questions can sent to Jason Sargent at firstname.lastname@example.org 406-396-7839 406-745-3811 x 260 HS/MS Specific: In order to ensure that all students have access to hard copies, the District is · Contacting each parent to ascertain the best method for their needs · Making delivery of the materials through transportation services at key drop off points · Providing copies via email for parents to print from home · Providing a place of pick up at the school location · We will learn from the challenges and successes of moving forward with a digital platform · In the meantime, teachers are exploring digital delivery modes for their content areas in preparation · We will utilize the LEARN@HOME Link on the web page to deliver curriculum and educational resources for student achievement *Certified and Classified Staff will be on-site (at school) or teleworking (off-site) providing instruction to students through the following mechanism: · Google Classroom for instruction and assignments · Video chats or tutoring via Google Meet during office hours · Hard copy packets available · Phone call touch ins with students and parents during specific class periods · Use of Khan Academy and YouTube for supplemental material and tutoring · Checking attendance through daily check in via Google Classroom. · Follow-ups on students not checking in Elementary Specific: *Certified staff will be both on-site and teleworking from home providing instruction to students through the following mechanisms: · Hard copy packets of materials · Online Resources and Links to Educational Resources to support students from home · Materials provided through hyperlinks to digital lesson plans on website LEARN@HOME on Website · Direct communications via email & telephone conversations *In order to ensure that all students have access to hard copies, the District is · Contacting each parent to ascertain the best method for their needs · Making delivery of the materials through transportation services at key drop off points · Providing copies via email for parents to print from home · Providing a place of pick up at the school location · Teachers are exploring digital delivery modes for their content areas in order to discover what approach works best 2. Services for students with disabilities: The District has implemented the following strategies to ensure that each student who is on an IEP or a 504 Plan continue to receive the educational and related services to make progress towards their individual goals. The strategies identified below are customized and differentiated to meet the individual needs of each IDEA and 504 students. School District #28 Service for students with disabilities: · The District is providing a Free and Appropriate Education for students with disabilities · The District is conducting IDEA and 504 meetings via electronic means and/or meeting in person, but complying with CDC Guidelines, State Guidelines and/or local health guidelines; · The District is providing educational and related services, in collaboration with parents and staff, through all means available, including o Alternative learning sites and Student and/or Guardian Email o On-line learning o Video chats/tutoring o Phone conference calls o Hard copy packets of materials o Textbook guides · The district is providing educational and related services, in collaboration with parents/guardians and staff, through all means available, including: on-line learning, video chats and tutoring, phone calls, hard copies of materials, classroom notes, providing students with AAC devices when appropriate (for example, PECS and Proloquo devices), enlarged work for visually impaired students · We will provide teacher and para-professional contact daily to work with students remotely and/or if necessary in person when and where possible and allowed by the State/O.P.I. directives and direction concerning F.A.P.E., I.D.E.A. and I.E.P. requirements Special Education, 504, EL to Guardians/Students: If your child receives special services through an IEP, 504 Plan, or English Learner Plan, case managers and/or counselors will contact families to provide support and establish services. 3. School meals, consistent with what the District regularly provides: The District has implemented the following strategies to ensure that our students are continuing to receive nutritional meals; the same as if the District was open for pupil instruction. School District #28 Meal Plan: · The District is serving grab-and-go breakfast and lunches weekly · The District will continue to provide sack lunches to families for pick-up. Stop by the front of the elementary school between 10:00 and 1:00 on Tuesdays or Thursdays to pick up your weekly lunch and breakfasts. We will be running the buses on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for school work pick up; if requested we will also deliver food on these days for your child for the week. Buses will run Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday leaving the school at 9am and at 1pm. If you are MS/HS make your food request for bus delivery to 745-3811 x 300 and if you are Elem. 745-3811 x 302. We can only deliver to those families that ride the buses. For special extenuating circumstances please contact 745-3811 x 216 for food delivery if you do not ride a bus and we will arrange a special delivery weekly. We will continue to distribute food for the entire week and not daily for all school district students in grade K-12. · Any questions on Meal Distribution please call 745-3811 x 216 4. Other services customarily provided to students: The District has implemented the following strategies to ensure that our students receive service that we provide the same as if pupils were being educated on-site. School District #28: · The District is providing guidance counseling supports and services · The District is providing social and emotional supports and services · The District is further providing support services for our staff · School Counselors: School counselors are your first line of defense for challenges with attendance, virtual learning, and social/emotional wellbeing. The best way to make contact with the counselor is through email. Counselor contact information: MS/HS: Shannon Redmond email@example.com 406-745-3811 x262 Elem: Grant Legare firstname.lastname@example.org 745-3811 x 206 · Tech Support: Each school offers on-staff tech support to help troubleshoot logins and device issues. Use the form on the Learn@Home page, or text/phone (406) 624-9160 to contact Matthew Lyon for assistance.