Continuity of Education Plan (Online Learning)
Due to the extended school closure, the Franklin Regional School District executed its Continuity of Education Plan (CEP) for students, teachers, and families with instruction beginning on March 30, 2020, through the time it is deemed safe for our students and staff to return to our schools. Instruction will primarily occur with Google classroom and Google Suite. Teachers will invite students to their Google classrooms and provide additional information in those classrooms.
The District is committed to continuing the education of its students through online learning and supporting the Franklin Regional School Family in this new environment. The District expects that all students will complete their learning activities and assignments as if they were in school. Because we are counting CEP days toward our days of instruction, students should expect to engage in rigorous work. However, teachers recognize and will account for the fact that many parents are working remotely and are not able to provide constant support for their children’s educational programming. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility during this changing time.
Attention FRSD Families…Change in Attendance Procedures
Franklin Regional School District is changing its attendance procedures during the school closure. Students should continue to log in and complete the FRSD Attendance Form one time during each day of instruction. This form is available on the FRSD website under the “Continuity of Education” button. To receive attendance credit, students may complete the form anytime during the scheduled school day and do not have to complete it before 10:00 am. We are changing this procedure to try to be more flexible with the needs of our families. Please remember that students must log their attendance and complete their assigned work since these days count toward days of instruction. If you have any questions, please contact your building secretary or principal. Thank you and please continue to stay-at-home and practice social distancing!
Technology Support for Students and Parents
Students and parents will find technology resources and how to access technical support by clicking on this link.
Instruction During Extended Learning
During the extended closure, instruction will occur asynchronously and synchronously.
Asynchronous learning is student-centered instruction where students engage with pre-recorded video lessons, assignments, and other learning tasks on their own and instruction is not being delivered in person or in real-time. This will be the primary instructional delivery method for FRSD so that families can manage learning around their schedules and to minimize the stress on Internet connectivity.
Synchronous learning is online or distance learning that happens in real-time, but not in the same physical location. This will occur during some class times and may occur during office hours.
Office hours are times when teachers will be available to assist small groups or individual students, answer questions, and provide additional help.
Each level (high school, middle school, and elementary school) created schedules to help organize instruction for students and maximize teacher availability throughout the week. These schedules may be used by students and parents to organize their days.
The schedules reflect when teachers will be scheduling small groups or office hours for students to allow for synchronous work and when teachers will be working together to respond to asynchronous work and plan for future lessons.
Our goal is to be as responsive to students and their families as possible throughout the week. Please reach out to teachers via email or in the Google classroom with specific questions, concerns, and needs and they will do their best to provide assistance. Students and families may find the email addresses for teachers on their school’s webpages under “Directory.”
Students with Special Needs
During the school closure and implementation of the continuity of education plan, the District will continue to provide children with a free, appropriate, public education (FAPE) in good faith. More information is available by clicking on the link.
Assessment and Grading
The Franklin Regional School Board adopted modified grading practices for the third and fourth grading periods of the 2019-2020 school year in an effort to try to ensure that as few students as possible are disaffected by the school shutdown and the move to an online learning environment. More information is available by clicking on the following link.
Feeling Stressed? Concerned About Someone?
This time may be stressful for people. Our school counselors are available for our students to provide assistance. Students and families are also encouraged to reach out to their school nurses with questions or for support. Our school principals are also available for assistance. Students and families may find the email addresses for counselors, nurses, and principals on their school’s webpages under “Directory”.
Additional information for the Counseling Services is available by clicking HERE
To email your School Counselor, please click on their name below:
Newlonsburg Elementary School Counselor
The Safe2Say hotline is also available during this school closure and FRSD staff are monitoring incoming reports.
This document outlining Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) from The National Child Traumatic Stress Network may assist families as well.
Additional Resources to Support Continued Learning and Enrichment
The Franklin Regional School District organized some resources that families may access to continue their learning while not in school. These resources are organized for high school, middle school, and elementary school. Families are encouraged to check them out!
Additional information is available by clicking HERE