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Susquehanna Valley Remote Learning

 
 
The Susquehanna Valley CSD is committed to providing the optimal learning experiences for all learners during the days of this unexpected, yet necessary closure, Susquehanna Valley will provide opportunities for Remote Learning. Remote Learning will require students to access online instructional materials and opportunities. This will help to maintain instruction during this unplanned school closures and the opportunity to continue the learning process.
Teachers will communicate directly with students and families to share school content, assignments, due dates and more.  Instruction will be provided through district approved learning management systems: Schoology and Google Classroom. Other applications will be used by teachers to support communication, collection of work and daily interaction between the teachers, students and families like Seesaw, Class Dojo and Remind.

Our Next Phase of Learning

As we venture into the second month of our remote learning experience, we bring you updated guidance for the weeks to follow.  As you know, the Board of Regents has canceled all Regents exams, thereby allowing us to move forward with more concrete plans for our next phase of learning, which at this point will extend through May 15th at the earliest.  

For students at Brookside and Donnelly:  Families can continue to expect regular contact from classroom teachers and sustained learning materials and activities for art, music, physical education and AIS.  As we move into the final quarter of the school year, however, the work that is assigned by classroom teachers is no longer simply suggested.  The assignments and activities will incorporate skills and concepts not previously taught that will ready students for a transition into the next grade level.  We encourage parents and caregivers to create a routine at home that allows for students to engage with their classroom work without feeling overwhelmed.  Please reach out to your child's teacher(s) with any questions or concerns.  

We have additional workbook resources available to students in Kindergarten through grade 2.  Parents can pick these up at either elementary school on Monday, April 20 between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm or on Tuesday, April 21 at SVHS between 10:00 am and 1:00.  If you cannot make either pick up date or time, please contact your child's building principal.  

For students at RTS and SVHS: As previously communicated, the third quarter will conclude on April 24; we still encourage students to turn in owed work to gain credit and improve grades for the third quarter.  The fourth quarter will begin on Monday, April 27 with a project that will be required for all courses in which students earn grades and credit (including music ensembles).  Students will need to attain checkpoints at approximate two week intervals to earn credit for their work.  Teachers are currently working to create these projects for their students in a manner that will reinforce previously taught skills and concepts and introduce those high-leverage skills and concepts that will prepare them for subsequent courses and grade levels.  While students who are enrolled in Regents classes will have their exam requirement waived, in order to receive credit for the course, they will still need to achieve a minimum grade of 65 in the course.  We will not give final exams this year, so students' grades will be based solely on the average of their four quarter grades (two quarters for half-year courses).  Guidance regarding AP and Dual Enrollment (FastForward) classes remains unchanged from prior communications.
 Please refer to this Remote Learning Reference Sheet for condensed information by grade level, and as always feel free to reach out with questions and concerns.  Continued wishes for your health and safety!

Susquehanna Valley Next Phase of Learning Experiences Remote Learning Reference Sheet

The chart below will outline the roles of teachers and students at both the elementary and middle/high school levels for the foreseeable future.  Should a date be announced for us to return to school, we will then make adjustments to our plan.  


Grades

Brookside & Donnelly

RTS MS & SVHS

All teachers will:

Continue to identify the critical skills and knowledge that students must have to move forward to the next grade level and design learning activities and tasks to develop students’ skills and knowledge

Continue to identify the critical skills and knowledge that students must have to move forward to the next grade level/course and design learning activities and tasks to develop students’ skills and knowledge

Specifically:

Classroom teachers will continue to communicate with students and assign work on a regular basis

Teachers of graded courses will design projects for students to complete through a variety of checkpoints

Students will:

Use Raz Kids, Moby Max and other assigned platforms, and communicate with their teachers on a regular basis 

Complete the checkpoints of the projects assigned by each of their teachers and communicate with teachers on a regular basis, making use of teachers’ office hours 

Learning materials can be found:

By using students’ ClassLink.  This will give students access to the sites they use most often.  Also refer to teachers’ communication for additional resources.

By using students’ ClassLink.  This will give students access to the sites they use most often (typically Schoology and Google Classroom).  Refer to teachers’ communication for additional resources.

Grading and Feedback

Teachers will use the data they gain from student engagement to be able to provide comments to parents on a final report card for the third trimester in June.

Students will receive a 4th quarter grade based on the completion of checkpoints for each project:


64 = no attempt to take part in project

75 = one checkpoint completed by target date of  5/8

85 = two checkpoints completed by target date of 5/22

95 = three checkpoints completed by target date of 6/5

100 = entire project completed by 6/19

Tips on Preparing For Digital Learning

Students

• Engage in flexible and/or e-learning activities being offered by their teachers and/or the District.

• Ensure you know the usernames and passwords for instructional resources that are accessible via the District websites.

Families

• Ensure that they are monitoring District communication platforms for up-to-date information regarding school closures and instructional continuation plans.

• Encourage their students' participation in flexible and e-learning content.

• Review the appropriate grade-level information linked within the District website.

• Ensure they know their students' usernames and passwords for instructional resources that are accessible via the District 

websites.

Teachers

• Provide instructional resources and materials through digital learning means such as Google Classroom and Google Meet.

• Participate in group professional learning and virtual learning sessions intended to support distance learning.

• Ensure that they are monitoring District communication for up-to-date information regarding school closures and instructional continuation plans.

Accessing Apps

A majority of applications used by the teaching staff can be accessed via the districts ClassLink site. ClassLink is the district Single Sign-On (SSO) that will be used by students and staff to access digital curriculum/resource sites that are SSO capable. Students can access Susquehanna Valley's ClassLink:  https://launchpad.classlink.com/svsabers
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