Continuity of Instruction

During this unprecedented time, ongoing learning remains essential for our students as the foundation for their future grades, courses, and post-secondary plans.  For the duration of the extended school closure Chatham Central Schools is providing instruction that is designed to support students in their journey through K-12 education through an online platform.

PARTICIPATION

  • All students are expected to participate.
  • Teachers will provide clear expectations for students.
  • Materials will reflect grade level.
  • When possible, there will be two-way feedback between teachers and students.
  • Parents and guardians are important partners and digital role models.

FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE

Flexibility is key to this at-home learning plan. The district understands the unique challenges families are facing at this time. So with this new learn-at-home plan, patience, understanding and empathy will lead the way, every day. Students will be expected to participate but will not be restricted by a traditional schedule. Expectations for student at-home learning time should not exceed the recommendations listed below:

  • K-2: 1-1.5 hours per day total (5-7 hrs for the week) as directed by the classroom and special area teachers.
  • 3-5: 1.5-2 hours per day total (6-8 hrs for the week) as directed by the classroom and special area teachers.
  • 6-8: 2 hours per week for core subjects; 1 hour per week for encore subjects.

NO FORMAL GRADES*
Complete (Evidence of Learning): A student has demonstrated learning of curriculum based on what was taught or assigned.
Incomplete (Not Yet Learning): Student has not completed assignment or work completed does not yet demonstrate learning of the curriculum. Students will have the opportunity to resubmit work.
*Courses for college credit may receive traditional grades. This will be communicated by the course instructor.

COMMUNICATION

  • Chromebooks have been distributed to all 6-12 students, and as needed for K-5; please contact helpdesk@chatham.k12.ny.us or call (518) 392-2400 x4041 if you are in need of a Chromebook.
  • Teachers will share assignments regularly via Google Classroom.
  • Content will be focused on key foundational concepts and essential standards.
  • Regents classes will follow the existing syllabus; currently awaiting further guidance from NYSED.
  • College course instruction will follow guidance of the associated college/university.
  • AP courses will prepare students for revised exams based on content from September 2019- March 2020.
  • Special Education and Related Service providers are working with students, parents, and general education teachers to support individual students learning needs.
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