Phase II Learning In Place Plans to Cover April 6-24
To ensure students continue their learning during the extended school closure, Norfolk Public Schools created Learning in Place plans for all grade levels (see below) for the first two-week closure. Now that Governor Ralph Northam has extended the closure through the end of the academic year, Phase II of the Learning in Place plans by grade level is now available (see the links below). Again, please check your children’s school websites for additional supporting activities. Phase II of the Learning in Place plans extends from April 6 through April 24.
For families who do not have access to the Internet, paper copies of Learning in Place plans will be available Monday, Wednesday and Friday at one of the “grab-and-go meal” distribution sites for students the week of April 6. These sites are open from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. As a reminder, food service sites are: Booker T. Washington HS, P.B. Young ES, Azalea Garden MS, James Monroe ES, Suburban Park ES, Lake Taylor School, Coleman Place ES, Camp Allen ES, Oceanair ES, St. Helena ES, Norview ES, and Southside STEM Academy. For the week of April 13 (Spring Break), there will be no distribution of learning packets. Distribution will resume the week of April 20 on Tuesday and Thursday only.
In addition to being available at the 12 "grab-and-go meal" distribution sites, paper packets may be picked up at your child’s school. However, parents/guardians MUST make an appointment via e-mail with their child’s principal. This is necessary because the state’s current restrictions only permit 10 individuals to gather in one space in a school setting at any one time. The most expedient way to obtain paper packets is to pick them up at the food distribution sites.
All classroom teachers will maintain daily virtual office hours from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. (weekdays only) for students and parents/guardians to reach out to them with questions (via e-mail, Class Dojo, etc.).
Why Students' Completion of Learning Plan Activities is Important
Phase II of the Learning in Place plan covers new instructional material. As much as possible, these plans will provide the same level of pacing as if schools were in session. Students are expected to complete assigned activities. These activities will be assessed by their classroom teachers which will result in a grade for the fourth quarter. The administration is currently working to finalize the methodology to fairly calculate grades based on students’ work.