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Parent FAQ on COVID-19 Remote Learning

The following FAQ has been developed to help answer questions you may have about remote learning and other related topics. We will continue to add to this list and communicate information as it becomes available. 

The intention of remote learning at home is to have students continue with meaningful work which aligns with our current curriculum.  It is not the intent to match the length of assignments to a typical class period.  You can also download the document using this link.

 

1. Q - When will remote learning start for students? 

A - Students in Preschool through First grade will start learning packets on Monday, March 30th. Your child should have brought his/her materials home already.  If you do not have a packet of materials, please call the Board of Education Office at 330-875-1666.  Additionally, students in grades 2-12 will utilize their district-issued Chromebook to start lessons on Monday, March 30th. 

 

2. Q - Will staff be available during remote learning days?

A - Since the remote learning days are considered “typical” school days, staff and administration will be available to students and parents during normal school hours. The most effective way to reach staff during this time will be through email.  Click here to look up a staff members email: https://www.louisvillecityschools.org/staff  

 

3. Q - How will students receive and submit their work?

  • Preschool students received activities to complete at home. Grades K-1 students had assignments sent home and parents will be submitting completion of student work online. Communication on the process will be shared with parents through email and on our website. 
     
  • Grades 2-3 have access to technology utilizing our Chromebooks which your child should have at home.   Parents will be submitting completion of student work online. Communication on the process will be shared with parents through email and on our website. 
     
  • Grades 4-12 Instructions and assignments will be delivered through Schoology. Students will be responsible for submitting all work within Schoology. 
  • No work is to be returned in paper form due to possible contamination.  

 

4. Q -Will there be assignments in every class, daily? 

  • Preschool- Learning activities were sent home with students.    
     
  • Kindergarten-Grade 2 - Initial focus on reading and math lessons with the addition of science, social studies and specials (art, music, gym) if needed April 6th. 
     
  • Grades 3 – 5 - Initial focus with all core classes (math, reading, science, social studies) with the addition of specials (art, music, gym) if needed beginning April 6th. 
     
  • Middle School - Initial focus with all core classes (math, reading, science, social studies) with the addition of reduced daily assignments in co-acs (art, music, gym, STEM, work and family) if needed beginning March 30th. 
     
  • High School- Assignments in each scheduled class with the addition of reduced daily assignments in electives. 

 

5. Q - What about CC+?

A - According to our college partners, face to face CC+ classes will be held online starting March 16. 

 

6. Q - What do we do if my child does not have internet access at home? 

  • The district will provide information about where internet access is located outside of our buildings.
     
  • Comcast is offering 60 days of free internet for low-income families.  To sign up, applicants can visit www.internetessentials.com to apply.  
     
  • Charter communications is offering free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a subscription. The offer begins Monday. Those interested in enrolling are asked to call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households. Charter will also open Wi-Fi hot spots across its footprint for public use. https://tinyurl.com/tflvy5o
     
  • Parents or guardians can contact their teacher(s) for individual situations if needed. For those without internet access, all incomplete work will be made up upon returning. 

 

7. Q - What technology supports will be available for students and parents? 

A - To accommodate remote learning days, Chromebooks are already in the hands of grades 2-12.   The login information for grades 2 and 3 are on the Chromebook.  Home support will be provided with links through the District website as well as bookmarks saved in each student’s Chromebook.

 

8. Q - Will the assignments count towards my child's grades? 

A - All assigned work will be accounted for upon return to school.  At the elementary level, completion grades will be given.  At the middle and high school, assignments will be graded. 


9. Q - Will my child receive teacher feedback on their work? 

  • At the elementary, teachers will be interacting with parents/students to answer questions through emails or phone calls, if necessary. 
     
  • Grades 4-12, teachers may opt to utilize email, Remind, Schoology, or phone calls, if necessary.  
     

10. Q - Do we know if State testing will be delayed? 

 A - ODE has not issued any information about state testing being delayed.

 

11. Q - Will our athletes still practice and compete? 
A - The district is following the guidance of the OHSAA. https://ohsaa.org/

       All Sports:

A MANDATORY no-contact period is in effect for all school-sponsored sports March 16 - April 5, 2020. Additionally, there will be a mandatory shut down of facilities used for the purpose of conducting athletic activities from March 16-April 5, 2020. We will share additional guidance as it becomes available. 


12. Q - Will music performances continue?  
A - All OMEA state-level competitions have been canceled for the year.  Any remaining school performances are postponed until further notice. 


13. Q - My child is in the middle of completing requirements to submit for scholarships. What should we do? 

A - Students should submit any requests for letters of recommendation to their teachers as soon as they are able.  We will be working to develop a system to submit all paperwork for scholarships if needed.  

 

14. Q - When will the third nine weeks end? Will students receive a report card? 

A - The third nine weeks marking period will end March 20th. The district will send an all-call message when grades are available in the Home Access Center.  At that time parents and students will be able to view their grades. 

 

We are Leopard Nation. In times of crisis, we come together to serve our students and families. We want to thank you for your continued support of the Louisville City Schools.

 

Please understand that we will continue to communicate with you as we move forward.

 

Michele Shaffer
Superintendent