We'll Keep Learning
This page is designed to help parents and students stay connected with learning during school closure.
Updates will be added regularly and will include resources, advice, and new information from the district and state.
Steps to continuing the learning during school closure:
1. Start with your teacher's webpage. This is the first way to stay connected. Teachers have been instructed to put tasks and resources on their webpages. You can find out what students should be doing and when teachers can be contacted for help. Go to the school>staff> and find your teacher(s).
2. Set a schedule for learning during weekdays. Some of our teacher have offered models for this on their webpages. Home schedules should include time for instructional tasks and should also include time for exercise, brain breaks, snacks or meals. Routines are a healthy way to keep focused. Flexibility during this unusual situation is encouraged.
3. Talk to your student about what they are doing. What are tasks are teachers providing? How confident is your child feeling about completing the tasks? What is the student producing? Having a daily conversation about the learning shows interest and importance to staying connected with the learning.
Our district has organized communication for students and parents through the teacher webpages. There are distinct terms students and parents should understand:
Teachers will provide two tasks (or bundles of tasks) per week. Students are expected to complete these tasks and teachers are expected to provide feedback on them.
Optional learning engagement opportunities have been listed and posted by all teachers. These resources offer either extra practice or enrichment to students who need it. These are not graded and are designed to give students more time with learning and keep their brains active as their daily schedules allow.
Two hours per week, teacher will be available for direct contact with students using online tools or phone conferencing. Teachers have designated times and days when these opportunities will occur.
More for students and families
Ideas for extra conversations, projects, challenges, and resources
As we are all made to be in our homes and there are many hours to pass, we have an opportunity to explore interests. What is something you've always wanted to learn about: (What's the difference between Basie and Ellington? How is hail made? What's the relationship between spheres and circles)? What is a skill you've always wanted to learn: (juggling? a capella singing? perfecting the sandwich?). Ask yourself or your family these questions and explore the resources available to you - teacher-recommended or online encyclopedia, or a special learning or community group that has a website (Audubon; NASA) or even some books in that have been neglected in the home library. This at home order gives us time to dig deep into topics in which we are interested.
Book Challenge (posted 3/30/20)
Nothing passes time like diving into an interesting book. It builds vocabulary! It expands our imaginations! It gives us context for future learning! Find a book that you've always meant to read and get started. Take a picture of your book and post it on Twitter: @SHSDtandl. Bonus points for adding inspiring/favorite lines from your book or book-inspired art you've made.
If a student has completed the learning tasks provided by the teacher, consider doing research and becoming an expert on topics that are important to our community or have high interest with you.