April 10, 2020
Dear Parents and Families,
While school facilities are closed for the remainder of the school year, we are excited to get teacher driven remote learning started. Our focus is to work closely with you to help students learn and grow.
On Monday and Tuesday, April 13-14, teachers will be finalizing plans for providing remote learning for our students. Throughout the week, teachers will be contacting parents and families to discuss learning plans and needs. Please look for phone calls, and/or emails.
We expect all students to be engaged in learning approximately 11-13 hours per week. We understand this may be difficult for some, as each family has different challenges. In partnership with your child’s teacher/s, please do your best to set a learning schedule for your child. Your help in assuring that your child is engaged in their learning for the remainder of the school year is needed and appreciated.
Teachers will be providing regular feedback to students to support learning. At the high school level, grades will be assigned in a relatively traditional manner while at the middle and elementary level it may look a bit different. For those of you with high school seniors, if your senior was on track to graduate before the school closure – they will graduate. As we get deeper into our remote learning delivery, you are likely to see some adjustments in our grading practices so that we meet the needs of our students during this unique circumstance. The goal is to help your child learn and grow.
Understandably, you will have questions. Please reach out to your teacher, principal or me with any questions, we are here to help and support you.
While we would rather see you in school, we are excited to get remote learning started. Our teachers and support staff are fantastic and will find the best ways to help students learn. It will take some time for us to establish the best ways to deliver instruction remotely but know that we will make it a successful learning experience for your child.
I hope you are enjoying time with your family, reading with your kids and staying healthy.
Dan Zorn, Superintendent
Longview Public Schools