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.
- 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.
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.
- Chromebooks have been distributed to all 6-12 students, and as needed for K-5; please contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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.