August 14, 2020
The Tillamook School District Leadership team has been working diligently since the announcement of Comprehensive Distance Learning for the fall of 2020. We know that many questions have arisen and that families have created plans that works for you. We hope this update can help answer some of your questions. For virtual instruction information please reach out to Kara Rhodes 503-842-4414 x1035.
Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) Important Facts
- Students are not be expected to be on a device from 8:15-3:15 each day.
- All work for the week will be uploaded at one time. Students will have 7 days to complete work allowing them to get things done on days and times that work for them and you.
- There will be daily opportunities for your child to interact with his or her teacher and peers. Connection, social-emotional support, and relationships will continue to be a primary focus. At the elementary level, students will be placed in a homeroom class with a teacher. Optional Zoom/Google Meet meetings will be offered daily. All district teachers will have regular office hours and will be available via email, Zoom/Google Meets, and/or phone.
- Elementary students will receive progress information every other week.
- All students (Pre-k thru 12) will utilize CANVAS to access their coursework.
Canvas is a learning management system that allows teachers to provide instructional support, class calendars, assignments, and resources for students in a safe online environment. See below for helpful CANVAS links.
- Acellus will be the program utilized to provide virtual instruction. Students will be given an assessment in the first week of class to determine skill levels. Instruction will be adjusted based on where the individual student is. See below for helpful Acellus links.
- Teachers will be providing lessons for enrichment/extension for those students needing more, as well as interventions/supports for those students needing extra individual help. IEP, 504, and Title services will be provided in a flexible fashion that meets individual family needs.
- Devices will be made available for all students Pre-k thru 12 who need them.
- Training on both CANVAS and Acellus will be provided for both parents and students.
- All of this has been developed to support our students for both virtual, hybrid, and full in-person learning. Transitions between programming will be seamless should we be forced to change.
- Attendance (daily contact) will need to be recorded each day. We are currently working on a plan that allows flexibility and ease for our students and families.
Helpful Informational Links
Director of Virtual Education Hired
Tillamook County Receives $350,000 Grant for Connectivity
In addition, financial assistance may be available for families who qualify based on income. Staff will be reaching out to families who indicate they currently do not have internet on registration paperwork to provide specific information and assistance.