Updates for Community

Community update 4/01/2020

 

Grandfield Schools Continuity of Learning Plan

 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

As you are all aware, the Oklahoma State School Board approved the plan for Oklahoma schools to continue the rest of the school year through Distance Learning during this unprecedented pandemic.  It is a time of great uncertainty for everyone, no matter who we are.  Despite this uncertainty, the Grandfield teachers, staff, and administration have been working countless hours to create a plan for continuous learning that will best suit the needs of our students and community.  Despite the great challenges this task has created, we have developed a plan that balances technology and distance learning activities that can be completed at home with limited resources.  Our number one concern is the safety of each of students, staff members, and their families.  Beyond that, we will continue to provide high quality instruction for students to develop those skills needed for success in the years ahead.

 

 Below you will find general guidelines of how instruction will be delivered to your students in each building.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to teaching staff or administration with questions as we make this transition to distance learning.  

  

Students in K-6

  • Electronic instruction may be delivered through the use of electronic devices and teacher web-pages and private Facebook pages.
  • Students in Grades K-6 do have devices to use in the classroom daily, and they are familiar with their use for instruction.
  • Students in Grades 3-6 are familiar with Study Island.
  • Students should have a balance of time on Study Island and other technologies, as arranged by the School, as well as time to work on the assignments given without technology.

Students in Grade 7-12

 

  • Instruction will be delivered through the use of student devices and Google Classroom.
  • Students in Grades 7-12 routinely use the Google platform to communicate with teaching staff and engage in instruction.  Links to specific learning tools: IXL, Study Island, NoRedInk, NewsELA, Khan Academy, and YouTube will be embedded into Google Classroom for students to access.
  • Content will be delivered through in Google Classroom and may be digital or offline. Students may have a balance of time on Google Classroom as well as time to work on the given assignments without technology.

Assignments and Return of Work

Teachers will provide specific instructions either electronically or with each packet on assignments and how to turn work in. Most often it will include either turning work in via Google Classroom or through taking pictures of completed work and emailing it to the teacher.  If you do not have any internet at all, please hold on to all written work and packets, and we will contact you when it is safe to deliver it to school. All teachers are available to students and parents Monday-Thursday between the hours of 9:00 am and 12:00 pm.

Teachers will provide feedback on all assignments as it pertains to the skill being practiced. 

 

Student Expectations

 

Students will be required to complete assignments as assigned by their teachers through paper packets, on-line learning, or a blend of both.  Students should expect to participate in learning activities for the suggested amounts of time listed below according to their grade level:

  • PK:  20-30 minutes daily
  • K-1st:  30-45 minutes daily
  • 2nd-3rd:  45-60 minutes daily
  • 4th-5th:   60-75 minutes daily
  • 6th -12th:   2-3 hours daily 

 

If time allows, teachers have shared many high-quality resources for reinforcement and enrichment.  The PTO Facebook page also has multiple resources for students.  We encourage you to use these sources if you are looking for further learning opportunities.

 

Chrome Book and Paper Packet Pick-Up Information

  1. Chromebooks and packets will be distributed on Monday, April 6th.  
  2. We will use the driveway in front of the Elementary.  It will be a drive-thru process, so you must stay in your vehicle and supplies will be handed to you.  
  3. Please enter the driveway from the north side (by the school sign) and exit through the south.

 

Please use the following schedule to pick up your supplies: Monday, April 6th.

 

Elementary Students:        10:00-12:00

 

JH Students:                          12:00-1:00

 

HS Students:                           1:00-2:00

 

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