TPS Remote Learning
Students in fully remote learning environments will be enrolled in their home school and be connected to their school's activities and events. They will log into their classroom each day, greeted by a TPS teacher. Direct instruction will be done for core content areas through Seesaw at elementary and Google Classroom at the secondary level. Learning will be standards aligned and independent work will incorporate project based learning . Students will participate in the required 1,116 hours of instruction.
For 2020-21 school year only, the student is regularly enrolled in the school district he or she would normally have attended on-site, but the student is attending remotely because of concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Curriculum and instruction are prepared, provided and/or supervised by local teachers and staff in the student’s home district. Remote Learning should approximate the student learning experience that is taking place in the On-Site (brick and mortar) classroom.
The student completes assignments and coursework provided by a KSDE approved virtual program or school. It is important to note the list of KSDE approved virtual programs and schools and the grade levels served by those programs and schools has already been established for 2020-21. No additions or changes including the grade levels being served, can be made to virtual programs and schools for the 20-21 school year.
Beginning in Phase 2, elementary school students attend their home school every day Monday-Friday. Students are placed into small, stable groups reducing the risk of exposure to Covid-19. Teachers deliver targeted, data-driven instruction to meet the academic needs of students.
Community wide internet is a responsibility of the community to offer Broadband. Absent of that, we are doing what we can as an added support, although it's not required to do so.
Cox is offering a free 60-day trial of their Connect2Compete program to help assist any families who would like to engage in digital learning during the COVID-19 school closure. To be eligible for the Cox Connect2Compete (C2C) program, families must:
Have a child in grades K-12 living in the household
Participate in free or reduced school lunch through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) or other government assistance program, including SNAP, TANF or Public Housing.
With this program you will recieve 30 days of complimentary service, after this trial period the rate will be $9.95/month. This includes help desk support for any technology needs and in-home WiFi equipment and installation with no additional fees. If you are interested please click here to learn more about the program.
Talking To Your Children about COVID-19
PBS: How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus (with PBS Kids Videos and shows that discuss handwashing)
NASP: Talking to children about COVID-19