RW Instructional Plan

April 9, 2020

Stevens Scribbles

To echo Mr. Wandrie's statement, our staff members are putting forth a good faith effort on providing the best opportunities for students to be engaged in the learning process in some format. We understand technology constraints, along with emotional needs of our families and students. We truly believe we can gain 100% engagement in the upcoming months through a variety of methods!


The purpose of this communication is to provide you with the basic information on how to access the variety of methods and programs specifically at RW, so below you will find different sections to address many of your concerns. I ask for your patience as we work to provide the best opportunities we can as we all learn together.


While we are not in the office, our secretaries are able to problem solve with you when you call the main number and certainly help address concerns. Please feel free to reach out with questions after reading this correspondence.


I continue to preach that living in the moment, positivity, and getting outside are extremely important for our students' well-being, so keep that in mind as we embark on this virtual learning experience as well!


We are in this together and can support each other! #OtherPeopleMatter #lightningleaders


Wyatt

RW Supporting Emotional Needs

We understand not all students have adjusted well to the closure of schools, and maybe more importantly the social changes as well. We would like to offer support through the following channels.

Counselors:

Students A-K

Mrs. Cheryl Price; cprice@lapeerschools.org; (Ext. 3307)


Students L-Z

Mrs. Michele Tibbitt; mtibbitt@lapeerschools.org (Ext. 3308)


Social Work:

Mrs. Sarah Prendergast; sprendergast@lapeerschoos.org (Ext. 4336)

RW Instructional Plan and Schedule

You should have received a detailed letter from Mrs. Bradford, the LCS curriculum director, for how students in grades 6-12 will proceed in their education for the remainder of the year. In summary:

  • All teachers will have a Google Classroom that can be accessed online. (teacher’s class codes)
  • All teachers will post a new activity/lesson/assignment on their Google Classroom every Monday and Thursday, starting on Tuesday April 14th. If the Monday is a school holiday, lessons will be posted the following day.
  • All teachers will have a virtual, face-to-face interaction once a week on Zoom or Google Hangouts. Access to these interactions will be sent to your student through their Google Classroom Account.


RW - Virtual Face-to-Face Schedule

Monday - English

Tuesday - Math

Wednesday - Social Studies

Thursday - Science

Friday - Electives


RW - Specific Class Schedule

M-F our classes meet 12:45-3:00 pm with some exceptions.

See below


Parents and students should establish routines to ensure the greatest likelihood of students succeeding in this new delivery system.

Google Classroom

Most students are familiar with Google Classroom and have currently been accessing these for some classes. If they have currently been accessing these, they just have to login!

If students are joining a class they can go to their @students email and simply click the link OR on this RW Google Classroom Doc one can find the code for each classroom and join!


The video below is an excellent resource.

How to Join A Google Classroom

RW Technology Assistance

We realize that many students may not have technology resources to access the online virtual course work, so here are some suggestions:


  1. Utilize a cell phone to access the virtual face-to-face sessions. While completing the assignments on a cellular device may be somewhat prohibitive, connecting with Zoom or Google Hangouts can easily be accomplished.
  2. If you have some technology such as a laptop but no wireless, the schools are working to amplify our services and many local businesses (any running Spectrum), churches, fast food chains, and library have free wifi in the parking lots. Both Spectrum and Comcast are offering free wifi to students in certain areas.
  3. If you have wifi but no laptop, LCS can help. We are planning a distribution of chromebooks to families in need, however, we are limited to providing one per family with our limited number of chromebooks. Please contact our Dean of Students, Kent Meister at (810) 538-2334 Ext 3346 or kmeister@lapeerschools.org and he will have specifics for distribution.
  4. Ultimately if none of the above circumstances will assist in participating in a virtual format our teachers will be providing printed materials similar in content to the virtual offerings. Please contact a teacher, our secretary, or dean!

Kami Chrome Extension

If you are tired of printing all those worksheets, add the Kami extension to Chrome and you can type or write right on them, any website, PDF, or document and then save into your Google Drive or download from any device!


https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/kami-extension-pdf-and-do/ecnphlgnajanjnkcmbpancdjoidceilk?hl=en

Zoom/Google Hangouts

Students will access the virtual face-to-face sessions through utilizing Zoom or Google Hangouts dependent on teacher's preference. The codes and links for accessing these virtual sessions are in the teachers Google Classroom only seen by members of the class to ensure the online safety of our students.

The below videos explain how to utilize both systems.

How to Join A Google Hangouts Meet
How to Join a Zoom Meeting

Pearson Connexus Online Courses - Currently Enrolled Virtual Students ONLY

The nature of online courses results in students being required to complete them in the same time frame had the closure not occurred. Mentors for these classes will maintain contact weekly through, phone calls or email regarding student progress. At this point, all tests and quizzes prior to the final exam have been unlocked so that students can work through the course. If there is an issue in completing these courses without access to school devices and internet, students need to contact their mentor teacher.

Support During the Closure

All Lapeer Community Schools employees are continuing to work during the shutdown. This includes administrators, teachers, support staff, and paraprofessionals. The first place to go for any questions about specific classes would be your student’s teacher. As a general rule, teacher email addresses are their first initial + last name @ lapeerschools.org (example Wyatt Stevens is wstevens@lapeerschools.org)

Please know, as we continue to work to meet the educational needs of our students, additional information will be provided through school messenger, RW Facebook and webpage as well as emailed directly to your student’s school email account.

For additional support with any questions you may have, please contact the main office number at (810) 538-2334 for more assistance. We will be working from the school on a limited basis and will also be checking voice mails from home.

Locker Cleanout/Instrument Pick-up

I know this is certainly an important topic and I want you to know this is also at the top of our priorities. In the near future we will communicating a plan which meets the requirements of the Executive Orders and the safety of our staff and parents.

Rolland-Warner Contact Information

Rolland-Warner 6/7 Campus services over 700 sixth and seventh grade students with a year-round program and traditional program. Students have the option of Project Lead The Way (PLTW), which adds an extra hour to their day, and many other programming options and extracurriculars such as clubs and sports.