ONLINE LEARNING AT WPS
information about carrying on during this time
INFORMATION ABOUT CARRYING ON DURING THIS TIME
This newsletter brings a lot of information about our plans to move forward with online learning. You will find information from the administration and counselor, resources for parents, and an overview of our online learning plan. Please contact the school with any questions, and remember to check the school website and Facebook page for updates that occur after this newsletter has been posted.
Item pick up from school
Counseling services will still be provided through The Village as well.
School Breakfast and Lunch Program
Distance Ed. and Dual Credit Classes
Overall Plan For Learning
Teachers will spend the week of March 23-27 reaching out to students and preparing their online platforms.
Teachers will post their first lessons by Monday, March 30th, 2020 with introductions and overviews. Students can start getting acclimated to this new learning format.
We are working to deliver clear plans that will move learning forward without overwhelming students and parents. We are thankful in advance for patience as we work out any kinks that might take place. The staff will be meeting regularly and virtually to discuss how we can continue to improve and strengthen teaching and learning.
Teachers will be posting their "office hours" in their Google Classrooms with details about how students can check in during live online meetings or contact the teacher through email and/or remind to answer questions, check-in, listen to mini-lectures, participate in discussions, or just say, "hello."
We are excited about these opportunities for students and teachers to interact simultaneously, but we also understand that students' schedules will not always be the same as their teachers' schedules. We hope that students will make efforts to attend these live sessions and office hours. We know that it will not always be possible for every student to attend every session, and so recordings will be available for students who cannot attend the live sessions.
If students have any problems with technology, they should contact their teacher. Their teacher will then contact the correct people to resolve the problem as quickly as possible.
Distance Learning Feasibility
Distance Learning Feasibility
Last Wednesday, while we were surveying people on their capabilities for remote education, we asked every household if they had internet and if they had a tablet or computer that the students could use. I am happy to say that we have an overwhelming amount of families with internet capabilities. We have been in contact with SRT to get the families that lack the internet the services they need to be successful.
When looking at devices, we have found a vast majority of our families have an item their student could use. If a student or family did not have a device or if there are not enough devices in the household for the students, we are loaning out Chromebooks to the students to use in this process at no charge to the family. If you find that your device does not work, or you have a need for a device, please contact the school and we will provide one for you to use during these uncharted times.
Distance Learning Information For Westhope Elementary Students
If you have questions, please contact your child's classroom teacher.
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