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BOE votes to transition to remote learning for all grade levels effective Dec. 2

Wichita Public Schools elementary schools to transition to remote learning effective Dec. 2

Here are details on our pivot to remote learning:

  • Wednesday, Dec. 2 – Temporary shift to 100% remote learning model until further notice. All families should make arrangements for care of their child during the school day.
  • Dec. 2-3 - All students will utilize instructional materials sent home with your student to engage in self-paced learning with teacher contact in the morning and mid-day. Teachers will use this time to transition their lesson plans to a remote learning format, and will allow your student to become familiar with this new learning model.
  • Dec. 4 - All students will engage in a full day of remote learning with their classroom teacher. Your child already knows how to access TEAMS, which is the platform we will be using! We're so proud of them!
  • Jan. 11 - The Board of Education will evaluate COVID data at its meeting on Jan. 11, 2021, to determine when we will be able to bring our onsite students back to our school.

This decision hasn’t been made lightly, as our district leaders understand the stress such a change can pose to you, your student, and your family. However, COVID-19 has significantly impacted our employees, in particular the significant number of our staff impacted by close-contact quarantine requirements. We will make every effort to minimize the impact this interruption in onsite learning has on your student’s educational progress. Please know that we will be working to determine the best way to support your student upon the return to onsite instruction. This decision will not affect current MySchool Remote students.

 

Here are some tips for successful remote learning:

Getting ready for remote learning