Last week the doors of our schools slammed shut for the remainder of the year with plans for education in the coming months being tossed into the laps of local school districts.
We contacted our local supes to get a little info on what these plans might look like. The first one featured an interview with Grant’s Brett Zuver
In the second we heard from Fremont Superintendent Ken Haggart
This contribution comes from White Cloud Superintendent Ed Canning.
With the Governor’s Executive Order 2020-35 to close school buildings for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year, White Cloud Public Schools, along with districts across America are faced with the challenges of still providing instruction to our students.
Now that it’s official, the first step is the completion of the Continuum of Learning (COL) plan will be the framework that White Cloud Public Schools will use to instruct, communicate, and assess our students over the nine (9) week period, with a beginning target date of April 20, 2020.
During this unprecedented time, some areas of focus for White Cloud Public Schools have been the ability to provide meals, make connections with our families and students, focus on student mental health, and the challenge of changing our instruction model to distance learning.
White Cloud Public School’s food service personnel, transportation personnel, administration, and staff volunteers have been beyond amazing since March 16 in the preparation and delivery of lunches to our students. Our teaching and support staff have been focusing on what their next steps are going to be as we move forward.
We have been communicating with students, families, and the community with a variety of resources from phone calls, emails, letters, Facebook, and our website. White Cloud Public Schools understands that there is no one form of communication that works for all families in our district. This certainly will be one of the biggest challenges that all districts in Newaygo County will face, as we have discussed in our Superintendent collaboration meetings.
White Cloud Public Schools will remain committed to maintaining connections, which include educational expectations, health and safety, and overcoming the challenges in front of us. We have a great staff, we have great students, and we have a great community. We will get through this.
White Cloud Public Schools thanks the community for your continued support and patience.
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