Lawrence Onward #3
Continuing Update on September 2020
New York State Education Department Guidance
In Person Instruction- in which all members of the school communities attend “live” in person instruction ( as in Pre- pandemic schooling)
Remote Instruction- similar to spring 2019 in which no children are attending in school buildings for instruction but access classes through their District issued Chromebooks. Adjustments to schedules from Spring 2019 would take place.
Hybrid Model- ( a blend of in person/ remote) - in which each grade is divided into cohorts ( likely based on last name ) to allow children in the same family to be in the same cohort regardless of school they attend. The cohorts rotate one week live in person / one week remote.
Which model will Lawrence use?
What steps are being taken this summer?
The transportation department is awaiting the responses to proposals from bus companies following mandated procedures for awarding contracts in a school setting. State guidance continues to be analyzed regarding the numbers of children that would be permitted on buses given social distancing requirements.
The curriculum department recognizes the importance of proper educational assessment. Determining if there has been any “ COVID slide” or regression of skills during the pandemic and summer months and developing intervention is of primary importance.
How can my child be supported this summer ?
Familysupport @lawrence.org this mailbox will be answered by school psychologists and can address any concerns you may have for social emotional support .
Distancelearning@lawrence.org this mailbox can be used for any problem encountered with a program
Techsupport@lawrence.org. This mailbox is for any concerns with your district issued Chromebook or WiFi hotspot.
Child nutrition continues to be addressed with food distribution taking place at our Broadway campus. Please see further information on Lawrence.org.
Summer courses in reading through the Fast Forword program for remediation are monitored by our teaching staff.
Credit recovery summer Regent level courses are being held virtually and anyone with a failed Regent course is urged to participate.
Access to online programs Are available to all learners with their Chromebooks
Each learner is encouraged to use their MyON account to read daily delivered news stories and access their IXL practice for math skills.