Admin

End of Year Plans

Planning for Distance Learning 2.0 and the End of the School Year
Posted on 05/07/2020
Distance Learning
South Washington County Schools is preparing for the end of the school year. We wish to share important dates and expectations with families, as well as some changes to distance learning. We hope this information helps families plan and prepare for the month ahead.

Distance Learning 2.0

On Tuesday, May 5, Distance Learning 2.0 began. A number of changes were made based on feedback from students, families and teachers during the first phase of distance learning. Our goals for Distance Learning 2.0 include:

  • Support the health, safety and well-being of students and staff
  • Maintain continuity in the relationships with students and families, continually reflect on and strengthen practices, and determine any additional support needed for our most underserved students and families
  • Continually assess the appropriateness and effectiveness of our programming and services, including intentional outreach to students struggling in the distance learning environment
  • Provide students and families appropriate feedback related to student progress, keeping in mind the challenges created due to distance learning
  • Seek community feedback through surveys with intentional outreach to traditionally marginalized students and families
  • Develop a plan to prepare for the transition back to school in the fall

Learn more about Distance Learning 2.0.

End-of-year Calendar

With distance learning in place, there are some slight adjustments to the original school year calendar that are noted below. If you have any questions about the end of the school year, please reach out to your child’s teacher or school office.

Elementary School Calendar

  • May 29 – Final day teachers will share new learning activities with students
  • June 1-3 – Wrap-Up Activities
    • Teachers will provide parents with an update on their student’s growth in reading and math
    • Teachers will connect with students and families who have been less engaged during distance learning
    • Schools will host opportunities for families to drop off district-issued devices and pick up any materials left at school prior to the start of distance learning. Watch for more information from your child’s school.
  • June 3 – Last day of school for elementary students

Middle and High School Calendar

  • June 1 – Final day teachers will share new learning activities for students in Schoology
  • June 2-5 – Personalizing Learning for Students and Wrap-Up Activities
    • Teachers will assess learning and finalize grading with students
    • Teachers will work with students at risk of receiving a grade of “no credit” through additional support to them complete the class
    • Schools will host opportunities for students and families to drop off district-issued devices and pick up any materials left at school prior to the start of distance learning. Watch for more information from your child’s school.
  • June 5 – Last day of school for secondary students