For Fall 2020
Welcome to Fall 2020
Our staff have been steadily working throughout the summer to prepare for our fall "reopening."
I know that families have had a lot of questions and have wanted more descriptions of exactly what the learning is going to look like. The following descriptors should help with most of your questions.
Recently Mr. Dickinson held a couple of online Q&A sessions. You can find answers to families Q&A at this link.
Do you know a family that homeschools their student(s)? Please feel free to give them Mr. Cravy's information.
Teacher-Led Learning on campus 2 days a week (Group A: Tues/Wed, Group B: Thurs/Fri) with the teacher providing assignments & activities for off days. We will NOT hold Google Meets while students are at home but will provide activities for students on the off days.
Transportation will be limited to two bus routes for each group to be efficient with our limited resources for transportation.
Parents will be contacted with their students schedule and more specific information from their child's teacher on how their classrooms will operate.
K-1 Remote Learning (those not on campus)
On Mondays, our teacher will meet with small groups (starting September 14th) via Google Meets. On Tuesdays-Fridays, a daily video (K-1) will be accessible in Google Classroom that you can view at any time. This video will include a morning greeting, calendar, and introduce a quick math concept or vocabulary lesson. On these same days, there will be a scheduled Kindergarten Google Meet and another one for first grade students that will include a reading activity. These will be recorded and accessible in our Google Classroom if your child cannot join at that time. Families will have flexibility in the rest of the day as they access our online curriculum resources such as I-Ready, Bridges Math, Into Reading, as well
as inquiry projects to supplement the day.
Goals of our K-1 Remote Learning Program:
Our goal is to help families navigate learning at home by providing online resources, daily meets and lessons, and flexibility for your family in order to give students the best educational experience that fits your families’
needs. We will provide families with tangible support and encouragement and create a positive and safe environment for families looking for a more personalized and flexible setting.
Nuts and Bolts:
Priority standards for each student’s grade level will be shared with families so everyone shares the same goals. Conway School District will provide online resources and daily videos and meets as well as some educational materials to help families at home.
- Daily check-ins in Google Classroom or through our Google Meets will be needed for daily attendance.
- Regular progress monitoring (through I-Ready) can happen more frequently, but at least every 6 weeks.
- In the beginning, we will spend time in our Google Meets, learning how to access materials, navigating our Google Classroom, and getting to know one another as a “class”!
We look forward to working with you this year! If you have questions please contact Mrs. Hanseth or Mr. Dickinson.
The Conway School District is excited to pilot a new parent partnership program for the 2020-2021 school year, Conway Connects. It is an option for families who are choosing to be the primary teachers for their school-aged children, K-8, with support from our school district. Our teacher(s) will work with each family to provide an engaging education while empowering families to support their students.
Key elements of the program include :
Students in Conway Connects are enrolled as students of the Conway School District. They will be learning from home with their parents/guardians as the primary teacher. A Conway advising teacher will work closely with each family and assist in guiding and monitoring progress for the students. We will work together to create an individualized student learning plan. We will meet regularly (virtual or in person at a later time) to review student progress. Families will have access to a range of district resources, programs, and enrichment
opportunities. We want to work with you to tailor a learning experience that works best for students and families.
Goals of our Conway Connects program:
Our goal is to help families navigate learning at home by providing resources, teacher advising, and progress review in order to give students the best educational experience. We will provide families with tangible support and encouragement and create a positive and safe environment for families looking for a more personalized and flexible setting.
Conway Connects encourages and allows families to be part of a program that honors individual children and families while also supporting public school education which is important in strengthening our community.
Nuts and Bolts:
Priority standards for each student’s grade level will be shared with families and used in creating a learning plan. Conway Connects will provide online resources as well as educational materials to help families at home. Contact via phone or email will occur each week as needed by participating families and students and for attendance purposes. Each student/family will meet monthly with the advising teacher to evaluate progress. It is an expectation that students will share their work in each academic area so we can discuss their learning and set goals for the next month. This can also be shown by submitting assignments/work throughout the month, depending on the curriculum chosen. Regular progress monitoring (through I-Ready) can happen more frequently, but at least every 6 weeks.
Students will need to have 30 hours each week on their learning plan and these can be customized with a requirement of at least 5 hours of math and 5 hours of ELA (reading/writing). The other hours can be additional reading, writing, and math hours, science (up to 5 hours), social studies (up to 5 hours), art/music (up to 5 hours), and PE (up to 5 hours).
K-5 Pathblazer (includes math, science, social studies, ELA)
K-5 The Math Learning Center w/manipulatives (our Math Bridges
curriculum...workbooks and online resources)
K-5 Into Reading (our ELA curriculum….workbooks and online resources)
K-8 I-Ready (math and reading)
3-8 Novel studies
K-8 Inquiry based projects
6th-8th Edgenuity (can enroll in up to 6 classes, electives included;
Our advising teacher will meet (virtually) with each family during the week of August 24th (or August 31st if needed) to create the learning plans so we can get materials and access to programs in the first week of school. We look forward to working with you this year!
If you have additional questions please contact Mrs. Hanseth or Mr. Dickinson.
Continuous Learning 2.0
On Mondays, our teacher will meet one-on-one or in small groups via Google Meets. On Tuesdays-Fridays, daily instructional videos and assignments will be posted in Google Classroom. Students will follow the provided schedule and log into Google Classroom each day. There will be set times for students to attend live Google Meets with their teacher and
class. During these meets students will have the opportunity to get additional support, participate in guided practice, or engage in discussion and group collaboration with other students. These will be recorded and accessible in their Google Classroom if your child cannot join at that time. Families will have flexibility for when the assignments are completed as all assignments for the week are due the following Tuesday. Teachers will be providing students with feedback and grades on their assignments weekly.
Goals of our Continuous Learning 2.0 Program:
Our goal is to help students navigate learning at home by providing online resources, daily meets and lessons, and flexibility for your family in order to give students the best educational experience that fits a variety of different families’ needs.
Nuts and Bolts:
● Priority standards for each student’s grade level will be the primary focus for student instruction
● Conway School teachers provide assignments, asynchronous videos (watch when you want to), and synchronous meets (online together) to facilitate student learning
● Daily attendance is required and will be taken by students logging into Google Classroom
● Daily schedule for students for Tuesday-Friday to help families create a routine for their student(s). The schedule is very flexible and can be adapted to meet your family needs.
● If students are unable to attend a daily meet they will be recorded and shared for later viewing
● All assignments are due the following Tuesday at 8:30 am
● Mondays will be a day for students to complete the prior weeks assignments, work on iReady lessons, and get help from teachers by attending one-on-one and small group meets
● Regular progress monitoring and individualized student learning for reading and math through iReady program
● In the beginning, we will spend time in our Google Meets, learning how to access materials, navigating our Google Classroom, use other online tools, and getting to know one another
On the first day of school we will be having a materials pick up where students can meet their teachers and get any tangible learning materials needed (workbooks, textbooks, Chromebooks, etc.) If your student needs a Chromebook and did not have one checked out to them in the spring, please contact our district office to be added to the list.
We look forward to working with you this year.