As we begin the second week of the APS Continuous Learning Plan, we want to thank our teachers, staff and students who are working hard, as well as you, the families who are supporting them and sharing your input with us. I want to provide you with additional information and resources about our continuous learning plans, as well as address some frequent questions from families.
- Additional Information on Continuous Learning Plans: This addresses frequent questions related to the development of the plan, how teachers are engaging with students, the decision to focus on new learning activities that build on Quarters 1-3 concepts, and the PreK-2 instructional resources, including a new Parent Guide to the K-2 Instructional Packet. All of this information can be found in the Continuous Learning section of the APS website.
- “Distance Learning” – What’s Up, APS? Podcast Episode 31 (40 minutes): Hear from APS leaders and teachers how the distance learning plan was created, how it fits with the Strategic Plan and how teachers are implementing it; transcripts are available in English and Spanish.
- April 16 School Board Meeting (3:40 hours): View as School Board members and APS leaders discuss questions from families; the segment related to the school closure is within the first two hours.
- APS COVID-19 Online Resources: Review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on instruction, technology, meals for students, mental health resources, and more. FAQ are updated regularly and translation is available on the website. If you have specific questions about your student’s learning and the support available, contact your student’s teacher first. Send other questions or general comments about the plans to email@example.com.
I hope these resources are helpful as we move forward together to support students. Thank you for your support and engagement. Again, we encourage you to review the Additional Information on the Continuous Learning Plans, and contact your student’s teacher about specific instructional questions. Any additional general questions and comments can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please know that our students are our top priority. All of us at APS are committed to working hard to ensure that our plan is responsive to the diverse needs of our students, and we are committed to reflecting on the feedback that we receive as we move forward.
Department of Teaching and Learning