* What is distance learning?
- Distance learning is any method of learning that happens outside the traditional school building.
*Will I be able to get my child’s medication?
- Yes. Call the school Monday-Thursday between 9 am and 2 pm to schedule a time to pick up.
*How will children get their personal belongings?
- Personal belongings are being gathered by staff and a sign up was sent using Sign-up Genius to schedule a time to pick up belongings and return textbooks, library books, etc. Sign-Up Genius was sent out via Remind as well as shared on the school FB page. The link to sign up is posted below.
*How will school items be returned to school?
- Items needing to be returned can be brought by appointment. We are being extremely cautious with the number of people at the school at a given time.
*Will high school students have to do online school?
- High School students will not be required to do school online. We will be offering distance learning digitally and through the form of packets.
*What are the plans for graduating seniors? Are you going to reschedule graduation for a later date or just mail them their diplomas? What about all the graduation announcements that were purchased?
- Seniors will be given coursework either digitally, or through packets to complete the courses they are enrolled in.
- Plans regarding graduation have not been made at this time. At the present it has just been determined that there will be no activities for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. If this changes, we will make an announcement.
- The school can not help with announcements that have been purchased.
*How do we know if our kids move up to the next grade level?
- Suggestions for retention will be based on a student’s academic progress prior to March 16th.
*Will we have summer sports practices?
- Not as of this time. If there are changes, coaches will contact the students.
*How will we get our yearbooks?
- We will make an announcement when they are available with additional information.
*How will this affect my GPA/credits/chances for college courses/scholarships?
- More information regarding these issues will be addressed by the counselor. The counselor will be setting up Zoom meetings with Seniors through a Google Classroom to answer questions. These meetings will be available twice a week starting the week of April 6th .
*Are we just doing worksheets?
- No. Students and parents have a choice of receiving digital learning, through the use of Google Classroom, as well as utilizing other digital resources or by means of a packet that will cover the same standards that are covered digitally. Teachers will each have a published office hour in which parents and students can receive immediate feedback through email, Google Classroom, or other methods provided by each individual teacher. Teachers will also hold two Zoom meetings per week in which students can join in for live question and answer sessions and seek assistance with assignments. These dates will be scheduled in advance by each teacher and communicated to the students/parents.
*How will education continue for my special education student?
- We are currently exploring methods to meet the needs of all students. More information regarding this will be provided.
*Can I get a refund on my lunch account?
- Balances will roll over to the next school year and/or can be transferred to another student.
*Will I still have my IEP meeting?
- Yes. Meetings might look different with virtual or phone conferences, but they will continue.
*Will there be an 8th grade promotion?
- At this time there are no activities scheduled for the 2019-2020 school year.
*What should families do if they do not have internet?
- Teachers will work with parents to provide learning in different ways, depending on the need of our families.
*How will lessons be delivered to students without technology?
- Teachers will work with parents to provide learning in different ways, depending on the need of our families. Printed packets will be available.
*How will parents who work get the support they need?
- The administration and teachers are committed to providing support and resources for parents.
*Will parents be given lesson plans for continuous learning?
- Teachers will continue to create lesson plans that may include partnering with parents. This will look different PreK-12.
*When should we expect to begin distance learning at home?
- Distance learning is expected to begin the week of April 6th.
*What should I do with my student right now before continuous learning begins?
- There are no expectations for academic activities before April 6th. Our only suggestion would be begin working on routines and schedule so students are ready to learn and begin academic activities the week of April 6th. Various resources have been provided on our website that can be used as enrichment activities at any time.
*Will a student fail due to lack of support at home?
- No. If a student is having trouble with the new distance learning plan, they will be identified and interventions will be put in place to support that student.
*Will we have the same hours as normal school?
- Distance learning will not follow the regular school day hours. Schedules, lessons, and tasks will be flexible to meet the needs of our families. The suggested daily time per grade level is as follows:
PreK-Kindergarten: 45 minutes daily
1st and 2nd Grade: 1 hour 10 min daily
3rd through 5th Grade: 1 hour 20 min daily
6th through 12th Grade: 3 hours daily
*What time will distance learning begin?
- Times will be flexible to meet the various needs of our households. Distance learning will not be set up like a regular school day schedule.
*When will distance learning end?
- Distance learning will end on May 14th, 2020.
*Will students be required to be online at a certain time for live learning?
- No. Students will not be required to be online at a specific time. Students can CHOOSE to be online to join in LIVE Zoom meetings that will be scheduled and held by each teacher twice weekly. This time is not for the purpose of instruction, but for answering questions and a time for the students to be able to actively engage with the teacher and other students. Teacher’s will share their individual Zoom meeting schedules with their classes.
*Will any plans be made for prom?
- At this time all events and activities have been indefinitely postponed.
*How are you handling new students at this time?
- We will continue to enroll new students. Please call or email the school. Once a student is enrolled, the student will be contacted by the principal/counselor and by his/her teachers to begin distance learning.
*What happens if our internet goes down and we can’t access classroom materials?
- Teachers will be flexible during distance learning. If you are not able to contact a teacher please contact the school during school hours.
*Will I need to find the materials to teach my kids at home?
- No. Teachers will be sending out lessons and tasks based on the distance learning plan.
*What happens with Kindergarten Round-Up?
- At this time we are unable to hold this event. Please stay tuned for any updates.
*How do I enroll my child for PreK next year?
- As of right now please just call the school and have your child added to the list of students for next year.
*How will eighth-graders meet the requirements of the Driven to Read program? Oklahoma law requires students to successfully complete the reading portion of the eighth-grade English language arts (ELA) assessment in order to apply for a driver license or permit.
- The State Board of Education, at its March 25 meeting, adopted an emergency rule to allow the state to provide a medical exemption for this requirement. All eighth-graders in the 2019-20 school year will receive this exemption.
*How will third-grade students meet the requirements of the Reading Sufficiency Act (RSA) in the absence of the third-grade ELA assessment?
- As a result of the cancellation of the third grade ELA test, schools should utilize data collected from screening, diagnostic and progress monitoring assessments prior to March 16, 2020, to make promotion and retention decisions.