Continuous Learning

four scenes showing students studying at home with parents

By order of the governor of Virginia, APS schools are closed through the end of the academic year.

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The Department of Teaching and Learning has prepared Continuous Learning Plans to address the academic and social-emotional needs of all students during the school closure.

Listen to our podcast What’s Up, APS? Episode 31: Continuous Learning Plan Discussion

Teachers will reinforce previously introduced learning from the first three marking periods to ensure all students have mastered key concepts. Students will also have opportunities to enrich and extend their learning through a variety of activities.

APS will also broadcast a series of “At Home with APS” videos designed to bring teacher-led instruction into the homes of APS students. New videos will be released each week and will be accessible via TV, Vimeo and YouTube, beginning on Thursday, April 23. See episodes and the broadcast schedule here

For specific details on Continuous Learning, use the links at the left to explore the plans and suggested schedules and activities:

For information about grading, please see the learning plans or the Frequently Asked Questions.

For students who receive special education services, Case carriers will collaborate with classroom teachers and related service providers to modify assignments and activities as appropriate for students. More information

Teachers of English Learners (ELs), in both sheltered English Language Development (ELD) classes and general content classes, will include sheltered instruction strategies to ensure content is accessible and scaffolds are in place to support student learning.

For specific details on the Standards of Learning from the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), please visit this link. The Curriculum frameworks for English, mathematics, science, and history/social science detail the specific knowledge and skills students must possess to meet the standards for these subjects.

Technology

As students find themselves with more unsupervised time, parents are encouraged to take an active role in checking to see how students are using their devices. Please take time to review and remind students of the acceptable use policy that was agreed to at the beginning of the school year.

If students experience technical difficulties, they should contact their school. Each school has an email address for technology questions. This mailbox will be monitored by the school ITC.


Questions?

If you have questions, please email engage@apsva.us