May 21, 2021
Thoughts from Dr. Pacatte
As noted in the April 23rd Communique, D56 is moving forward with a comprehensive approach to providing support and services for students identified as experiencing Learning Loss as a result of Remote Learning over the course of the past 14 months. We refer to our program as the Learning Recovery Program. We are working to put in place a six tiered program that is planned to run through the 2022-2023 school year. These services are able to be provided as a result of the federal relief funds that have been provided to public schools (ESSER Funds - Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief).
Based on data collected from our teachers, we have identified approximately 600 students that would qualify for one or more of the support systems over the course of the next two school years. We are reviewing academic growth, participation, attendance, and levels of engagement.
The Learning Recovery Program is planned to include:
- 1-1 tutoring during the Summer of 2021
- A Jump Start Program prior to the start of the next school year
- In school small group support sessions during the school day
- After school small group support sessions
- Summer school during the summer of 2022
- An online platform that will be made available to all students
The identified students may qualify for one or more of the programs based on the data we have collected.
All students will be assessed throughout the course of the upcoming school year to determine if they either continue to qualify or no longer qualify for these services. Should the availability of the ESSER funds be extended beyond the 2022-23 school year, we will look to extend our services as well.
Parents are being contacted directly if their student qualifies for programming prior to the start of the service. Please be sure to check your emails, text messages, and USPS mail. We are currently reaching out to qualifying students regarding tutoring.
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Online Registration For Returning Students
Proof of Residency Process 2021-2022
2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR UPDATE
If you missed, or want to view again, the message from Dr. Pacatte that was emailed and texted on Tuesday, May 18th, on the 2021-2022 School Year update, please click on the video below.