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all right welcome and thank you for joining us tonight for this town hall meeting where we are planning to bring quite a bit more information uh as we work towards our first day of school first of all i’d like to introduce connie hellman an ell para educator and school district interpreter and at this time i’ll turn it over to connie connie buenas noches gracias a las familias de habla thank you very much i’m going to go around the panelists and just have folks introduce themselves uh tell them what the relationship is with the with the um with the district i’ll start off with you first uh dr sarah wolverton hi i’m sarah wolverton and i am executive director of student services thank you sarah becky uh good evening everyone um i’m becky brockman i’m the director of academic leadership with the snohomish school district thanks becky dr mickelson good evening everyone my name is miriam aurelius mickelson i am the executive director of teaching and learning here in the district thanks miriam sean hello everyone my name is sean stevenson i’m the executive director of academic services all right thanks everyone well here we go um you know i’m just going to go over what tonight’s agenda is all about uh first of all it’s just some general clarifications i’m going to be answering some questions that have come up over the week just to clarify some things that i know folks have been thinking about then we’re going to turn to schedules our student schedules that we have set um here at uh working with the folks at the district to share with you what the online schedules look like and then we’re going to talk about options and enrollment i know a lot of folks are talking about uh how do i or when do i mention where my kids going to fit in is it going to be online parent partnership and we’re going to go over that pretty pretty uh clearly tonight and then we’re going to do a little bit of a wrap up and that includes questions please know that as you go into the q a that not all questions are going to be answered but during this town hall we got people behind the scenes that are trying to get the general idea of questions and bring them to us and we’ll try to answer them best we can this really worked well at the last town hall because there were some clarifications that needed to be made as we were doing the presentations and we’re able to go back and do the clarifications at that time so i thought that worked really well tonight’s meeting will last at most an hour and if it it doesn’t last an hour that’s fine we’ll uh cut it short and go everyone can go enjoy their evening and we’ll move on but we’re giving ourselves about an hour for tonight okay so let’s get started on some of the general questions as we move forward first off um last week i mentioned that the state’s going to hold us accountable for a typical school year they want learning to occur they want to encourage districts to do that and by doing so we’re being held to the the traditional time of having our kids spend a thousand 27 hours in instruction now the question that came back was when you take a look at that is that twenty seven hours in front of the screen with a teacher and the answer with that is no what it really means is it’s a thousand twenty four hours under the direction of a teacher and that can be live which we have and it also can be independent work under the direction of a teacher so if a teacher has a projects or homework or research or work for a child to do then that counts towards that 1027 hours so please the big point i want to make is that doesn’t mean screen time that doesn’t mean directly in front of the teacher that just means teacher directed that’s the 1027 hours the next question that came out was when will school offices be open well the school offices are really open now all of our folks are back in the office when i say that i mean like our uh principals our executive assistants uh secretaries are back in the office and are now taking phone calls the thing that they’re not doing is it’s not open to the public to come in and talk at this time so if you need to get ahold of your school by all means give a call you’ll get that familiar name that familiar voice that you have and ask questions that you want if you have questions for counselors that’s a good place to start as we’re working towards the first of the year so give your school a call they’re there to help you

they’re there to answer your phone but they’re not there to be open for public to come in what does welcoming start really mean this was a concept that we introduced last week is that the first three days september 9th 10th and 11th will be really a welcoming start we’re building on this at this point and what we really want to do is even though we’re starting remotely how do we make a welcoming atmosphere for our kids whether that’s virtually to really have an excitement of coming back to school we’ve talked about transition classes we’ve talked about how do we get involved in all this and that’s what we want to take these first three days to do right at this point our principals are coming up with ideas and events that could happen to to build this community and as those come around and as we come with come up with those events we’ll let you know it’s also a time those first three days is that we’ve got to distribute resources textbooks uh technology all of that is going to happen during this time and so this welcoming start is a way to get us going to get us ready for when the education and the learning and the interaction with our teachers really begin one last thing that i’m i’m really excited about and and uh that we have going and that’s the family education series the family education series is a set of videos uh that are that’s online that is really help our staff excuse me our families um with the uh help them with the learning that’s going to happen occur online whether it’s canvas or just how to help your child or social emotional learning just a lot of tips you’ll find this on the on the district website and on each school’s website under family education series when dr mickelson comes on i’m going to ask her to just say just a little bit about that just to clarify anything that i have so with that we are going to get on we’re going to get rolling and start talking about the online schedules and what we have and with that i’ll turn it over to dr mickelson miriam thank you very much dr coach and good evening everybody and thank you very much for joining us tonight the family education series is an opportunity for us to truly partner with our families and help build your capacity and supporting your students so that they can be academically successful this year there are opportunities to learn about canvas see saw our learning management system to learn how to best support your students social emotional needs and the learning will be provided via videos um as dr coltran mentioned also as a live zoom session and there will also be drop in lab open lab sessions where families can come in with whatever questions you might have about canvas canvas technology um or anything else so um we’re very excited about it so please check uh check it out we have um some of the topics listed there might be a few changes here or there and uh when they do we’ll be sure to update the update the um posting there but we’re very excited about that so um my role tonight is to talk to you about our students online schedule for for the fall i know we have some staff members tuning in or watching tonight the schedules that we will show tonight will be our student schedule uh teacher specific schedules have been communicated to you and and you can have that your principals will have conversation with you about the schedule that is more teacher specific but for tonight’s purposes we will show our families uh the student schedule i would like to preface my presentation by saying that the schedules represent our wholehearted efforts to mitigate the educational disruption and adverse educational impact presented by the pandemic uh it is um it represents the schedules represent our best collective thinking around how to foster student learning in less than ideal situation during this pandemic in a way that is also supportive and cognizant of the needs of our families and supportive of the work that our teachers are doing so when you review the schedules um in greater detail these are posted on our district website if you do have questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to reach out to us we would love to hear from you send us your questions you can email us at reopening at snow snow dot webnet.edu

again that’s reopening at snow.webnet.edu uh let us start with our elementary schedules and kim is going to um put up the schedule for everyone to see um we divided our elementary schedule into three grade level dance k2 third and fourth fifth and sixth and um the reason for that we just want to be more mindful of the different developmental needs of our of our students and so we’ll start by looking at k2 and so the schedule you will notice consists of distinct blocks of time so let’s start with the first block of time for two hours from 8 30 to 10 30 kim can you um roll down a little bit so we can see the whole live instruction vlog yes perfect thank you very much so monday for friday our k2 students they will have two hours of live instruction and live instruction means that our students and the teacher the whole class they are learning together in real time and it does not mean that our students are glued to their device for the entire two hours listening to the teacher that is not a reasonable expectation we cannot expect our students to carry that cognitive load for that entire period so we will have to break up that two hours of live instruction by making sure that we embed transitions and brain breaks and stretch breaks snap breaks um and that kind of thing and the teachers your students teachers they will know when to stop a lesson for for a short brain break or a stretch break we will also make sure that as much as possible given the constraints of remote learning that we offer lessons that are as interactive as possible again the whole idea is we don’t want our students sitting right in front of their thighs for two hours so the life instruction starts with a morning meeting that’s about half an hour 25 minutes half an hour and the morning meeting consists of uh an opportunity for our students to share their stories to build relationships build connections and just humanize that virtual classroom if you will during that morning meeting time our students also will be engaged in a math activity that we call number quarter centered on the classroom calendar after the morning meeting which really is an opportunity to address our student social emotional needs so that they can be ready to access content and skill for the day so after that our students will engage in lessons in reading writing and math again transitions and breaks will be embedded all throughout science and social studies and art if you’re wondering those may be embedded in the lessons on reading writing in math but we want to be very strategic at this great level these grade level bands we want to be very strategic on what we want our students and our teachers to focus their learning time on and that really is setting those or mastering those foundational and essential skills and reading writing and math that will propel our students for success in the next grade level so the next block of time is a family contact time so after the morning live instruction instruction in real time 10 30 to 11 30 that’s family contact time that’s an opportunity for the teachers to meet with our families and students individually to answer questions our families might have to offer feedback or information on our on their students academic progress it is also during this time that our students receiving supplemental services will have um the opportunity to connect with uh teachers who will be providing and offering them those supplemental services students if they are not meeting with a teacher or for their family contact time or their um special services teacher then they will be engaged in independent self-guided work the next block of time is a lunch and independent work so lunch would be about half an hour more information

on as a meal distribution i will be available to you a very soon so please be on the lookout for that but from 11 30 to 1 our students will enjoy their lunch and this is also a time for them to engage in independent work it’s also a great opportunity for the students to go outside play a little bit relax recenter do some practice from the morning lesson and then be ready for the afternoon um during this time on a friday you will notice that um there will be an opportunity for teachers and students to engage through office hours office hours means that our teachers are available to answer questions that families may have so please take advantage of this time it’s that we’ve allocated this time and in the schedule so our teachers are available for you if the teacher is not available immediately at the time that you need them please be just be a little bit patient they may be working with another student or with another family so feel free to um send them an email or leave them a voicemail as well but the idea is we want to carve time and the schedule for our students and families to have um ready access for our teachers so then the next block of time is um from one to two our students will engage every other day in music pe and or library so lessons and videos will be available for our students to access on canvas or on seesaw on opposite days our students will also participate in small group instruction one-to-one instruction or intervention as a follow-up or an extension to the warnings lessons or the lessons the previous day if a student is not doing small group instruction on a tuesday for example then we encourage them to do some self-guided independent work and then the final block of time is office hours we close the day uh with office hours from 2 15 to 3 o’clock again another opportunity for our families to reach uh to reach out to teachers if they have if they have questions about the day’s lessons or if they want some clarity on what the lessons for the next day will be um on fridays there are no office hours at the end of the day because uh our teachers will be participating in what we call professional growth fridays so if you remember free covent we had early release friday so our teachers will continue to on fridays um collaborate and learn with each other and so that is why on on fridays from 2 15 to 3 o’clock there are no office hours available um during that time but there was there’s office hours um carved out from noon to 1 so that’s day two so two hours of live instruction for k2 for for third and fourth the schedule follows the same format the same structure and the one major difference is that live instruction for third and fourth grade is going to be three hours again it doesn’t mean that our third and fourth grade students will be expected to for the entirety of the time sit in front of their computer screen we’ll break up the we’ll break up the time with transitions and brain breaks we will do our very best to offer interactive lessons so our students are stepping away for a little bit from the screen um and again live instruction starts with a morning meeting attending to the social emotional learning of our students by building that community uh deepening the relationships and making sure that there are connections there between our students and and their teacher and another corner is also an activity that they will start with that day um reading writing and math also are the areas of focus and third and fourth grade with social studies and science embedded and from sometime from nine o’clock until 11 30 towards the end there will also be an opportunity for our students receiving special services to connect with their special education teacher so um same as k2 our students have a block of time for lunch and independent work and on fridays there’s office hours and um from one to two o’clock

again an opportunity for our students to engage in specialist lessons music pe library or participate in small group instruction or one to one and we’re again closing the day with office hours so i would encourage you to please take advantage of the office hours that we have parked in the schedule and then finally we have fifth and sixth grade students if your student is a highly capable student they will follow the um fifth and sixth grade schedule again similar to k2 third and fourth fifth and sixth follows the same schedule there’s a block of time for three hours for live instruction real time instruction and then there’s lunch music pe library or guided reading small group instruction in the afternoon and can you go down a little bit cam and then closing the day with office office hours uh one one thing to note is that for the fifth or sixth schedule are students receiving special services they will connect with their with our special education staff um from one to two monday through thursdays on fridays they’ll do that from 12 30 to 1 15. okay so that’s elementary let us move on to middle and high school we have one schedule for our middle school and high school students and this one is fairly straightforward we have live instruction happening in the morning periods one two and three monday wednesday and periods four five and six tuesday and thursday and all the class periods meet on friday so class periods are shorter on fridays after the morning live instruction there’s time for our students to to get some lunch and to engage in independent work do some practice do some review from the morning’s lessons get ready for the next day and then in the afternoon there’s a good chunk of time for teachers to work with a small group of students for intervention for enrichment for additional instruction and again we are closing the day with office hours from two to three an opportunity for our students to reach their teachers if they have any questions um so the periods are um on fridays are shorter obviously because we are meeting with all of our students periods one through six so class periods are only about 25 minutes with some brain breaks in between and after lunch lunch will be at 11 30 to noon and um students will have an opportunity to do independent work and um again closing the day with office hours the day is shorter on friday because of professional growth fridays so early release bring cobin and in the afternoon on fridays our teachers are collaborating with each other learning doing some learning together so those are the um our sample or model schedules and i say model schedules because they do offer a framework for what our days would look like for k-12 students they offer parameters they offer framework within set district parameters our teachers do have the flexibility to make intentional and purposeful adjustments in response to students needs without compromising flexibility without compromising predictability so again if you have any questions or concerns about the schedule we would love to hear from you please email us at reopening snow.rednet.edu back to you dr colchin thank you mary man i know that’s a lot of information at once the schedules are posted on our website at this time you can go there right now and take a look at them like miriam said uh please then ask us questions we’re going to be really flexible with these things also know that this is a good solid foundation to offer a great education to our kids but we know as we get into this so there may be have to be adjustments but that’ll be something that we work together as partners and and with our teachers and with you as families but i think that gives us a good idea what i really like about the schedules and what the team came up with is it also offers a little bit of normalcy

i’ve been asked many times why is the how’s the fall going to be different in the spring and i think you can see from the schedules it’s right there we have a starting time we have class times we have lots of time for you to interact with your teachers there’s time to interact with your peers as you’re on full group zooms or small group zooms it’s just a real normalcy if you will for schedule for school even though we’re not going to be able to come in under brick and mortar so thank you miriam for that and again they’re posted on the district website so please go take a look and see how that applies one thing i know that dr mickelson mentioned but i want to say it again because we’re getting a few questions our highly capable 456 program is in operation and will follow the 5-6 schedule so that’s good news next we want to talk about enrollment and we want to talk about program description and with that i’m going to turn it over to sean stevenson sean thank you and hello everyone uh tonight i’m going to be sharing with everyone how families are going to make the choice about what option they’d like their student to be in for the start of school in a minute i’m going to be sharing my screen so you can see what your choices will look like and what the document is that you’ll actually see when you make those choices i’m going to be talking through each opponent option and trying to clarify the differences between the choices and after we look at the document i’m going to discuss the actual process and timeline for how information will come out to families and how you will actually physically make the choice so kim can you bring up this the document and screen at this time so this document that you see shared on the screen is going to be what families actually see when they go in to make the school option we’re going to go right down the options that are listed here and talk through each one you can see the first one and a little bullet there that reads my student will participate in 100 online learning offered through my students home traditional school this is going to be the option for students wanting the teacher-led instruction with daily live instructional blocks that miriam just shared on those schedules a few minutes ago one of the questions we’ve been receiving a lot about the online option is can my students be in this option if i’m not home to help them and the answer is yes we believe they can we’re going to have a support and clear process in place for students to log on to their laptop and an easy way to click on the zoom to access the dailies the teachers daily instruction once the students log on to the zoom the teachers are going to provide instruction and work with the students to engage them throughout the daily lesson and keep them engaged through that time for the second choice i’m going to give it back to dr coltson thank you sean i i just had to go mute uh thank you as we take a look at parent partnership program i i want to bring on online uh to talk to you about this becky brockman becky becky is uh really taking charge of the parent partnership program and she’ll talk about how that is being offered becky thank you dr colton um good evening everyone it’s my pleasure tonight to be able to chat with you about another option we have for your students we recognize that prior to the covet 19 pandemic you may not have considered homeschooling as an option for your child yet during this challenging time it might be something that you’ve been thinking about so tonight i’m pleased to to spend some time with you talking about our home school district support program that we call the parent partnership program i’m going to be talking about three different things tonight what the parent partnership program is what it’s not and some considerations that you’ll want to keep in mind as you determine if this is the right choice for you so let’s start with what the parent partnership program is it’s exactly what what the name says it’s a partnership between the sonoma school district and homeschooling families in which the district provides academic and enrichment activities for our families choosing to homeschool their children classes and programs are available in grades k through 10 our high school classes offer credits students meet with highly qualified teachers up to three days a week depending upon the student’s grade level and the student’s family schedule and worked um and other considerations staff and families work cooperatively together to create a personalized learning plan for both home and school and we call that the student learning plan all of the schedules that that will be that will be at the parent partnership program you’ll find on our summer school sick webpage as of the other schedules that miriam spoke about tonight

so the coursework that’s available at parent partnership include the core courses reading math and writing as well as elective classes i’m going to talk a little bit about each grade level now kindergarten students come to parent partnership program up to one day a week for supplemental instruction the bulk of their learning happens at home through development of the parent teacher learning plan students in grades one through six are given core curriculum and a weekly learning plan they receive additional instruction at parent partnership one to two days per week and at this point time i just want to interject that while i’m saying um at parent partnership please remember that all of our courses are going to be remote until our schools open up um at some point during the school year um so anyway getting back to grades one through six um so they’ll they’ll receive instruction at parent partnership one to two days a week and the other days of the week parent or guardians will be teaching that plan at home for students in grades 7 through 10 they’re given core curriculum and elective curriculum to complete on the two to three days per week that they’re a parent partnership when they’re at home parents and guardians are ensuring that the students are completing their assigned work our parent partnership program can also offer expanded or supplemental activities for our students during this option parent partnership staff collaborate with families on home-based or supplemental um curriculum the teacher and parent design or select the curriculum and the student come to students come to school once or twice a week to have a staff member support them um all of the coursework that that high school students are taking is for credit and so if you are going to choose a supplemental curriculum that curriculum will need to be approved by the principal um prior to starting uh the school year so now i want to talk a little bit about the role of the parent or guardian in the parent partnership program so here are some of the things that you’re going to have to do you’ll need to support provide support and instruction when your child is not receiving instruction from the parent partnership teachers you’ll need to communicate frequently with your teachers around your child’s progress toward their student learning plan goals you’re going to need to turn in work samples that demonstrate their progress toward their goals on the 20th day of each month you’ll need to use skyward and family access to stay informed of your child’s academic progress if your child is absent you’re going to need to contact the parent partnership office um and um you then you will also need to communicate with your child’s teacher about how you’re going to make up those missed assignments you’re going to plan on your students fully participating in our spring uh testing statewide testing of course you’ll just like when you’re in your home school you’re going to need to read all my emails and communication from school to stay informed about the school happenings and you’ll need to plan on attending three all parent meetings which are typically held in september january and may the september meeting will be held via zoom while our schools are not serving students in person i want to talk a little bit about grading now the progress of students in grades k through six is monitored monthly by the teacher each goal on the student learning plan will be marked as either being as making progress or not making progress at the elementary reporting periods students are given a grade of satisfactory or unsatisfactory on their goals elementary and middle students will progress to the next grade level at the conclusion of the school year high school students progress toward graduation is measured by the credits that they earn so now let’s talk a little bit about what parent partnership is not parent partnership is not a five day a week online program parent partnership does not follow the same instructional model as your child’s home school if you’re enrolled in our parent partnership program you’ll not be a part of your homeschool program however if you decide to transition back to your neighborhood school at any point during the year or whenever you decide that you’d like to go back we will make sure that we support you in that process parent partnership just is not just a social program for homeschool families as there are academic expectations outlined by the teacher and the co-created student learning plan

parent partnership will not offer in-person instruction while the school district is offering remote learning services due to the covet 19 model the staff will utilize see-saw canvas and zoom during this remote instruction so here are some things that i’d like you to keep in mind um to consider if parent partnership is a good option for you if you don’t want the screen time involved in our online five day week option if you do not want your child’s school schedule to potentially change throughout the school year if we go back to in-person instruction in our home schools and if you have the flexibility to support your child in their learning when the parent partnership classes are not in session parent partnership might be the right fit for you at the time this time in your child’s educational career if you have any questions about parent partnership you can find a wealth of information on our school district website by going to the parent partnership tab um the parent partnership offices are open they would love to hear from you and answer any questions that you might have and of course i’m always available if there’s anything i can do for you as you make this important decision in your child’s educational future thank you dr colton thanks becky i appreciate that information about parent partnership it certainly is going to be a great option for many families as we walk through this time sean back to you to finish up those options that we have yes thank you and i don’t know if we lost the screen share but that took us through the first two choices on the document that you’ll see the the third choice on the sheet um is going to be for students at the secondary level well it looks like it’s coming back up i’ll wait a second so you can see we went through the first first two choices the second being parent partnership the third choice is for students at the secondary level who want to take all of their classes through apex online learning and we want to be clear that this option is for students who are very independent motivated and able to complete instructional tasks without much guidance apex especially taking all your courses through apex is not the right decision for most students it is likely an exception and not the rule another important note of apex courses is they do not meet the requirement for ncaa athletic eligibility for students planning to participate in college athletics you should have a conversation with your school counselor prior to choosing apex as an option so if you look at the fourth option this is for secondary students who want to roll in some classes through their home school so their home school for example being snohomish high school and a couple apex courses to total six total classes again the details regarding apex apply to this decision as well but that being said for students who want to do one or two apex courses mixed with their online classes with their home school this would be the choice you would make the final option listed is for secondary students who are registered with running start students who are enrolled full-time in running start or students enrolled partially will both choose this option so that takes us through all the different options on school enrollment and what you’re going to choose as a family what i want to do now that you’ve seen all the option i want to to talk about and take a minute how the process is actually going to work when we reach out to you tomorrow on friday august 14th all families will receive an email message with directions about how to log into skyward for families that do not yet have skyward access there will be information how to gain access there’s also going to be information how to reset your password if that’s needed when you log into skyward there’s going to be a pop-up announcement that has a prompt and a link that you’ll fill out that’ll walk you through this and i’m going to have that come up here for a second so when you log into skyward what you see on the screen there is this is going to actually be the prompt that comes up and you’re just going to click click on the link there that says fill on this form it shows you there that the form needs to be completed by thursday august 20th families will receive the prompt and they must complete the form for each child that you have in your household attending snohomish schools so if you have three students in snohomish schools you’ll have three prompts and three forms to fill out that way we know your intention for each child and in some cases families might not make the same decision for each of their children any family that selects an option other than the 100

online learning with their home school will be receiving a phone call to assist you with next steps for families choosing parent partnership you will be contacted to clarify this choice and discuss the next steps for enrollment at the secondary level this will include clarifying either the apex classes you would like or for running start clarifying both the classes and the number of periods that you’re going to be taking in running start and so if we look at it again this is the form that you’re going to see when you after you click into skyward and you click on the form it’ll bring up your selection choices and the ones that we went through you can also see on the information at the bottom that you can click on the reopening website and have additional information on each of the programs you can also see the numbers for all the schools in case you have other questions okay thank you for your time and going through these and i’m going to send it back to dr culture thank you very much sean i want to clarify something that was on that screen um if a parent wants to call about parent partnership i did not see the number for that becky sort of give me a thumbs up can they call the aim high school to get uh information about partnership um you know what i am going to give you the number right now you’d think after all the night time the number of times i have shared it that i would remember it but i want to make sure i get it right tonight you can reach call 360-563-3423 that’s 360-563-3423 all right thanks becky and we’ll get that make sure that posted up on the line so yeah it’s not frustrating that number’s right at your fingertips for when you want to call about parent partnership i do encourage you to call yours your school your neighborhood school or your high school they’re there and waiting and willing to help you as you walk through this enrollment time there’s been a lot of questions go on uh go on on the on the chat and so i want to just share a few of them i will be asking sean and sarah and miriam to sort of help me out with some of these questions as we move along um so first of all um i want to talk about uh will classes be taped or recorded right now we’re truly looking into that because we know that some working families will have to tape or record to do it a later date and we’re really working on that answer for you and we’ll have that very very shortly on how that’ll work if it’s going to work or how we can manage that with you in the working families so know that the recorded or taping of those live classes is something that’s on our plate and is actually a high priority to get you an answer miriam i’d like to to uh adjust this or excuse me send this question to you there was a questions in there about hey the high school is only going to do periods one two three one day and four five six the other day how are they going to get to all of the information if they’re only doing three periods per day you want to walk us through that miriam yes that certainly is an inherent challenge presented by uh remote learning um in this time of global crisis experts educational experts researchers and system leaders uh they have recommended that we be very strategic we as educators we there we be very strategic about the lessons and the content and the skills that we ask our students to learn and engage in because we don’t have the same amount of time for to teach our students in the same way that we did pre-covet so it is important for us to focus on essential standards what content and skills do we really need our students to learn in this truncated amount of time so that they can still be prepared for the next grade level for college and so i i understand that can be anxiety inducing for some of our students with aspirations to go to college for example um a lot all students in the country are in the same situation as our students here and that they are faced with less time for instruction than they had before so we are committed to really ensuring that we are very strategic and really just focusing on those essential content and skills so that you can still be successful for the next grade level so that you can still be very competitive for whatever pursuits you may want to

engage in after high school thank you very much miriam hey there’s another question when we know about student schedules all of that well we take a look at the timeline uh we’re opening up the enrollment uh starting tomorrow and going through the 20th um it’s going to take a little bit of time to put all that in but we also took a look at traditional times when we open these up so we’re sitting september 3rd as the date when we’re going to open up where kids schedules are and teachers and things like that so september 3rd is that date if you have any questions up to that point feel free to call your schools and they’ll walk you through some of those questions and answers but i know it’s going to take them a while to take the enrollment information we’re going to get in the next week and then transform it over into those schedules and teachers sean i’d like you to go and sort of tackle this question the question is is how is the music pe and library specialist going to be done in the elementary especially on friday when teachers have pgf but yet kids are going to have music pe and library could you answer that question please yes our elementary specialist will be delivering um instruction through uh both taped video so asynchronous but taped videos that they make available during the three specialist blocks that are in the afternoon session uh they are going to be likely doing those by great bands and not for individual classes so that the full the full grade level can access those and do similar things they’re going to work at the school level on creating what the schedule is so students and families know what one am i accessing on a given day whether it’s library pe etc on the friday students will be able to access a taped specialist learning situation while teachers are engaged in pgf there is likely going to be times when there’s opportunities to do live sessions but always the um specialist instruction can be accessed uh through video so that people can access it when when they’re available but it will be available during those three blocks of times as the schedule indicates all right thanks sean here’s a couple questions um if we return face-to-face let’s say when we return face-to-face can students stay online and the answer is absolutely uh we want that option there because no matter how we get through the year uh some families will want that deal it’s just for their kids to stay online and so yes you have that choice to stay online um plus uh i want to turn this over to sarah there’s a couple of questions about special education sarah you just want to get your voice in the conversation thank you sarah no more vanna white for me um so special education services are going to be delivered much like general ed services and what i mean by that is that if the minutes that we’re going to be provided is going to be some mixture of in person and live online i mean when i say in person live online instruction and independent work time perhaps with calling in or zooming in with the teacher during the office hours or perhaps getting some additional small group support in the afternoons during that time when teachers are not delivering live instruction so what’s going to happen at the secondary level is of course students will enroll in their classes as they would anyway and special education services for the most part are delivered through the sixth period class schedule at the high school level in the elementary level we’ve identified bands of time per grade level where general ed teachers will not be delivering core academic instruction they will instead during the same time be doing small group work independent work assisting students individually or in small groups and during that time students who require special education services will be in small group zooms with their special education teacher getting the start of their specially designed instruction in their goal areas that are in the iep and then they may be continuing that work in the afternoon just like all students who will have some independent work to do some practice opportunities things like that in the afternoon so that’s the schedule for most students and if your student does have an iep every goal area in that iep will be addressed in the plan for them during the school year for students who really really cannot benefit from an online learning model they really must be face to face in person with a teacher in order to get a particular service either because they have significant cognitive challenges that interfere with their ability to learn online significant behavior challenges that interfere with their ability to work on to learn online or maybe it’s the service itself like braille service or physical therapy occupational therapy it cannot be effectively delivered

online we’re looking at ways to bring those students in for some time on some days to get some support with those skills and then to set the students up for the work they will do on those skills when they are doing the part of their work that is at home and right now we are we are finalizing the protocol or rubric for evaluating data to determine which students may be that group of students that cadre students next week we have a group of teachers coming in to evaluate files and determine which students may need in-person services once we have an idea we will be calling you parents of those students to talk about what that might look like that does not mean you have to send your student if you’re not comfortable we will still provide online or at home services even if you don’t want to send your student in but we’ll be giving you an opportunity to send your student in we do intend to use our buses to bring your student to school if that’s what needs to happen so we will be providing transportation for special needs students who require services in person these will be in very very small groups and they will be for shortened duration not all day no student will be coming in for all day so that will all become more solid for us next week and we have had a number of parents writing emails to a variety of us here in the central office we’ve tried to get back to all of you unfortunately mostly what we could say is we’re working on it and we’ll have details soon but we really appreciate your patience i appreciate your patience because we know there’s a lot of anxiety on top of all the normal parental anxiety about what this is going to look like and how you’re going to manage if you’re trying to work and all of those things we know that if your child has special learning needs or needs ell support or other supplemental services that that anxiety is even higher so thank you for your patience we do have the contact email s-p-e-d so that’s sp as in special ed is education sped at snow.webnet.edu if you’d like to send us an email jamie boyd has been answering those emails so feel free to email us and we will get back to you as soon as we can all right thanks sarah real quick question sarah can i choose if i’m a parent parent partnership and still receive special education services sarah yes or no uh it’s not ever that easy in the special dimension uh dr coltrane if the student has the kind of services that can be provided through a resource room teacher and minimal supplemental services such as speech therapy we may be able to support that if your student requires a much more significant level of instructional support especially design instruction it’s probably not the best model to choose for your student all right thank you very much there’s a lot of real questions uh that i want to answer sean one that i’m going to turn towards you here in a minute or two we only have five minutes left is can can parents jump from program to program maybe they start with online or apex and want to go back so if you could get ready to answer that real quick in their last couple minutes miriam there’s a question here about hands-on learning what about ceramics what about band what about choir if you could just give some answers to that i want to answer some of the the easier ones uh that are here that are great questions of what’s going on live instruction that means you’re on a zoom call with your teacher in your class all in one they’ll be able to see each other they’ll be able to interact with one another that’s that time where they can get to know one another and build that community and also go through learning together i want to talk about laptops a little bit because we are getting prepared to get every child a laptop even in our kindergarten we’re not going to get kindergartners a laptop but we purchase tablets for all of our kindergarteners to use that’ll be coming up later as we really get those uh details ironed out um let me um here’s a question sean that you can answer also if we want to be hybrid eventually when we come back face to face should we choose online 100 percent so sean you got those two questions miriam can you answer the question about the hands-on learning hands-on learning that is a continued conversation that we have with our administrators and teachers we want to make sure that we offer meaningful and learning experiences in these hands-on classes so how do we leverage technology to provide meaningful opportunities in these kinds of classes we’re looking at um options that we may that may be available so for example

if a student is um taking culinary arts are we able to send some materials home but how can we do that safely so and at this point we don’t have a definitive answer uh for a hands-on learning types of classes but please know that that is certainly a part of our conversation and we want to be very intentional and purposeful on that so more information to come all right sean could you answer those questions that i asked you yes thank you so first let’s talk about the opportunity to switch between options and the answer to that is yes there will be opportunities for families to switch between options the the length of time is what we’re still working on uh in terms of uh creating uh class rosters and meeting the needs of families wanting different options we will need to move some things around depending on how enrollment choices are made so what that means is we won’t be able to switch people between options on a weekly or even monthly basis with that being said we’re not asking families to make a decision for the year there will be opportunities in a process to make changes that is likely at the quarters where we can review and have a process to say what happened especially at the secondary level that creates opportunities where there’s breaks and credits so that students are not impacted on transcript and making uh changes from one option to another so the short answer is yes there will be an opportunity to change between options uh the more detail to that is there will be a process and a timeline for that to happen the second question was around if i eventually want hybrid should i choose the 100 online option and the answer to that is yes if you want to be linked to your home school or your traditional school you should choose the 100 online whether you want online or hybrid and what we will do is at the time when we are available to come back to school we will be asking again to clarify what families want at that time because we don’t know what the conditions will be or the time that it will take to get to that point so yes choose 100 online if you’re looking for hybrid all right thanks sean there’s just a couple more cleanup questions that we have that uh obviously computer-wise families if you have your own computer set up and you’re comfortable please uh stay with that there that’d be great um so we can spread resources out other places but also if you’re comfortable please have your own computer that would be great to have that i’m just going through some of the real quick questions families where there’s where there’s two homes where there’s a mom and a dad out there this form will be sent to both of you and we hope that you work together and and sign your child up together as as as a family but the forms will be sent to both families um i’m just let me just get through here some of the real quick and easy questions that are good questions i want to remind you that on our website we have an faq page please go to the faq page on our website we’re also going to add some more faq questions based on tonight’s questions and comments because we have over 240 right now or right at 240 questions and comments that we can’t get to and we’ll and we’ll line those up i know that we’re not getting to a lot of your comments but they’re really driving where we’re gonna go to next here’s a question will students be enrolled with teachers from their home school yes they will at this point we’re able to do that and so know that you from home school that’s something that they’re really important to do uh when will laptops be distributed we’re looking at that welcoming start that 9th 10th and 11th although we do have principles saying can i do a little earlier so we’re working in that time frame to get that happening i have a question here about zero hour that i can’t answer right now but let us get a quite an answer for you we’re at ten o’clock or excuse me we’re at eight o’clock right now we’ve taken an hour uh i wanna move on with this i want to tell you what next steps are the next steps really are tomorrow morning you’re going to receive how to start to enroll your child please do that please get online please spread it to all of our friends we have about 750 800 people online we need all 10 000 kids in this and enrolled so we can start making the next step i can see the need for another town hall although i don’t know when that’ll be but will be shortly and we’ll contact you for that i can see we need to talk about technology how uh how we can also help of working families maybe with recorded sessions how we can answer some of these very detailed questions it it makes me feel glad that to begin with we answered these big chunk questions and now we’re getting down to really smaller detailed questions that we’re going to have answers for you so thank you very much for being with us thank you very much for coming and spending this hour i hope it was informational to you

go to your websites look at those schedules call your schools your principals their secretaries the assistants are there ready and waiting to help you to help us walk through this time again thank you and all you do and uh we’re getting ready for a great year and a great year for our students have a good evening bye

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