Moving Forward Together

  • We Are Stronger Together

    It will take all of us, students, families, staff, and our community, working together to support a safe and successful 2020-2021 school year.

    Our core values of equity, excellence, and community are levers that drive us towards achieving our shared vision to produce graduates who are globally competitive learners through equitable access to high quality academic, social, and applied learning; students are ready to excel in college, careers, and in life. Even in this pandemic, we remain committed to our mission, vision, and core values.

    We have experienced these last six months; we are stronger working together, and it is together we can get through this. 

    Supporting Student Success in Remote Learning

    Students

    Students can support their own success in remote learning by:

    • Attending all remote learning classes as scheduled during the typical instructional school day.
    • Ensuring they know the usernames and passwords for instructional resources that are accessible via the district website.
    • Ensuring they set up a workspace at home and calendar to manage their time.
    • Attending office hours to connect with the teacher and receive additional support as needed.

    Families

    Families can support student success in remote learning by:

    • Assuring that a device and internet access are available at home, reaching out to the Digital Learning Team if they don't have the needed resources.
    • Ensuring students all remote learning classes as scheduled during the typical instructional school day.
    • Engaging with the students' teacher(s) regularly to understand student progress. This includes attending orientations and conferences to connect with the teacher and receive progress reports to support student success.
    • Helping students remember their usernames and passwords for instructional resources available via the district website and Digital Learning Toolkit.
    • Keeping contact information up to date in Skyward Family Access throughout the school year and in the summer.
    • Requesting translations and interpreters as needed for all meetings and information from the teacher or principal.

    Team KSD

    Teachers, school-based staff, and central office staff can support student success in remote learning by:

    • Following District supported and/or school-based curricula scope and sequence.
    • Offering live (synchronous) instruction during designated periods based on student enrollment and the teacher's assigned course schedules.
    • Internalizing district-supported remote learning materials.
    • Setting office hours to connect with students to support their learning remotely.
    • Participating in designated professional learning and attending remote learning sessions.
    • Following guidance from their administrative team and instructional coaches regarding instructional delivery to students.
    • Checking emails daily, reading thoroughly, and responding promptly as appropriate.

     School-based and central office leaders can support student and staff success in remote learning by:

    • Leading for equity and committing to providing social-emotional support and overall positive culture for remote learning.
    • Coaching teachers and/or support staff to ensure they provide rigorous, culturally, and linguistically responsive instruction in a remote environment.
    • Leveraging district and regional resources for curriculum and instruction and coaching and supporting teachers in remote learning.
    • Setting office hours to connect with parents and students to support remote learning for students as applicable.
    • Participating in professional learning and attending remote learning sessions. Including training to be the COVID-19 Site Supervisor or back-up supervisor for their school/site and working to form and implement the Healthy Safety School Planning Team.
    • Ensuring teachers and teacher leaders maintain collaborative teacher planning, data analysis, coaching, and support structures during remote learning.
    • Ensuring teachers and students are prepared to pivot to the hybrid or traditional learning scenario as soon as the public health conditions allow the District to do so safely.
    • Checking emails daily, reading thoroughly, and responding promptly as appropriate.

    Preparing for the First Day of School

    We would like to thank everyone who played a role in informing and developing this Plan. Implementation will be an ongoing process in the weeks leading up to the first day of school and into the 2020-2021 school year.

    At the time, this plan is being published, our legal and labor team continue to meet with our labor partners to bargain the impacts of operationalizing our Back to School plans. Wages, hours, and working conditions are generally matters that require bargaining. During this entire COVID-19 pandemic, the hours of collaboration it has taken and will take to ensure our entire staff, especially our eight labor partners, to first respond to and now implement a change of this magnitude cannot be understated. We so appreciate our staff and their commitment to our students, our mission, and preserving the health and safety of our entire KSD community. Respecting our staff means respecting the bargaining process; this means all bargaining must be done at the bargaining table.

    Discover the latest updates about our 2020-2021 Back to School Plan.

Last Modified on August 3, 2020