Last Updated: Jan. 15, 2021
We realize that there are some families who prefer to keep their child at home and continue remote learning and this will continue to be an option for families for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year. Students may remain enrolled in their current classes with their current teachers, but it will be asynchronous instruction (no live Zoom classes).
At the middle and high school level, students in remote learning have the opportunity for teacher contact through 15-20 minute Zoom check-ins with teachers in the afternoons four days per week.
If your child is staying in remote learning when the schools transition to hybrid, please notify your school principal.
Student attendance and participation is critical to student learning and success. Daily attendance will be taken by teachers to ensure students are attending and engaged in remote learning. Attendance will be determined by students’ participation in planned synchronous and asynchronous instructional activities. If a student does not engage or demonstrate participation in any way, the student will be marked as absent. If you have questions about attendance, please contact your school.
Regular grading practices, policies, and procedures are in place during remote learning. Students will receive feedback on their work, and students will earn grades according to established grading policies.
- Schedules During District Phased Reopening: All students receiving special services will be provided opportunities for real-time instruction from qualified special services staff during the school day as well as learning activities that can be completed outside of scheduled instructional times. View this chart to learn how students receiving special services will be supported during the different phases of learning.
- Meetings and Evaluations: School teams will contact families to schedule evaluations for students in remote learning. These may require in-person testing. All meetings will be held via phone or Zoom during mutually agreed upon times until Phase 4.
Your child will receive a school supply list from your teacher/school. Schools will also arrange times for families to pick up any needed school-supplied learning materials, such as workbooks.
Teachers from around the district have created short how-to videos translated into Spanish, Arabic, Karen, Burmese, and Somali to help students and families transition to remote learning. More videos will be added so check back often. Find support on these topics:
- Google Classroom
- Google Apps
- Other Apps Students Will Use
- COVID-19 Safety
- Social Emotional Well-Being
- Tips for Learning At Home
- Tips for Specific Content Areas
We've also posted some written instructions to help parents navigate Google Classroom and the Google Suite on the How-To Videos page. Look for them with the Google Classroom videos.
Grades K-2: The district has ordered iPads for students and will distribute them in January 2021 to K-2 classrooms.
Grades 3-12: If your child needs a Chromebook, you or your student can come to the Administration Center, located at 1000 W. 4th Ave., and check one out between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Mon. through Fri.
More about student technology responsibilities, parent/guardian responsibilities, Chromebook maintenace fees, etc. may be found here. Please note that the district is covering the cost of Chromebook insurance for families the 2020-21 school year.
PLATFORMS AND TECHNOLOGY TOOLS
Platforms where students will launch all learning activities:
- Google Classroom (3-12)
- Seesaw (K-2)
- Google Drive
- Google App Suite
- Screencastify (3-12)
- PowerSchool for Parents and Students - Student Information System (SIS) where parents and students can access grades, discipline records, attendance, etc.
If a student does not have internet access at home and is qualified for free and reduced-price meals, they may qualify for free internet access or hotspot. Please contact one of KSD's approved internet partners who offer compatible connections with our devices. Please note that the district is no longer providing hotspots to students directly.