Schools closed for in-person learning
Information is current as of June 24, 2020, and subject to change.
Phase 1: Remote education for all students
- This is NOT the district's preference. PSD would be ordered into this phase by health and/or state officials, depending on public health conditions and orders.
- Instruction is predominantly delivered via technology but may also include use of tangible learning materials.
- PSD staff and educators are evaluating remote teaching and learning to identify successes and areas of improvement and establish best practices for remote education in the future.
- Provide consistency and easy access to a student's remote learning resources in one place via online learning pages. For example, an elementary teacher's page may feature messages from the teacher, and links to Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams, other learning applications.
- Mental health services and supports will be available.
Integrated Services planning for 2020-21
Integrated Services staff are actively planning for delivering education and services in a remote or in-person environment for students with disabilities. They are planning the specifics of what teaching and learning will look like in each of the four phases of education for the 2020-21 school year. Information will be shared in alignment with general education plans. Integrated Services leaders continue to monitor state and federal guidelines as well as fiscal and educational resources to support students with disabilities.
- Teachers provide instruction and lessons using computer-based and/or activity-based lessons. Instructional materials are distributed on a regular basis. Lessons are structured consistently to avoid confusion, following the same schedule and means of access each day.
- Curriculum approach includes:
- Consistent lessons per week in subject areas, including specials
- Student academic time suggestions per grade level (this includes classwork plus independent work and is not necessarily continuous)
- Interventionists and service providers support learning with consistent instruction.
- Fridays are teacher collaborative planning days to prepare lessons and materials for the next week.
Middle and High Schools
- The school week is designed around four days with teacher support for students and one independent work day for students.
- Teachers provide instruction and lessons using computer-based and/or activity-based lessons.
- Lessons follow a consistent structure and use common platforms. Students may have classroom instruction with lessons pre-recorded by teachers.
- Lessons focus on standards and authentic learning.
- Instructional materials are distributed on a scheduled basis.
- Interventionists and special service providers are available to students.
- Fridays are teacher collaborative planning and professional development days to prepare lessons and materials for the next week. Teachers are not available to students on Fridays.