SCSD parents and community,
Due to the concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus and with the advise of local government and health officials, the City of St. Charles School District has decided to cancel classes from March 16th-April 3rd as a means to slow the community transmission of COVID-19.
At this time, we have planned for 10 days of instructional practice/support for students. Teachers have developed learning opportunities that are developmentally appropriate and connected to the learning taking place in the classrooms. Students should be able to complete the work independently. Assignments are a combination of paper-pencil, performance tasks, and/or electronic tasks.
K-6 grade learning packets are currently being printed and will hopefully be ready in the next few days. All learning packets will be available on our district website for downloading and printing at parents' convenience. Our intent is to have PreK-6 packets for families who do not have internet or printing capabilities available to pick up during the Blackhurst and Monroe breakfast/lunch distribution times starting Wednesday morning, March 18th.
7-12 grade teachers are creating essential learning activities for students to continue to practice and support essential learning skills. They will maintain correspondence with students through email, Google classroom, and classroom websites. Students and parents should send emails to teachers if they have questions. Teachers will contact all of their students by the end of the day Wednesday, March 18th to provide suggested home activities, online resources that students can use at home (usernames and passwords included) to enhance learning, and to offer other learning services. Students who indicated that they needed a Chromebook or wifi hotspot to continue online work can check them out from their school on March 17th between 12-2pm. Students enrolled in LAUNCH virtual courses will continue their virtual learning as normal.
Completion of this work is highly encouraged to ensure students remain on track for their learning goals, especially in core areas and any MAP, EOC, AP and/or college-level courses. Students who complete this work will be better prepared for formative and summative assessments when they return to school