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Week 2 Distance Learning Update
South Prairie School
Sunday, March 29, 2020

Update (March 29th): We are excited to start week 2 of Distance Learning! Last week, teachers asked students to connect with them and get started with some basic assignments. We saw great participation from a majority of students and families! Those who haven’t made contact online will be contacted tomorrow to make sure we have all of our students connected! Instructional packets will be sent home tomorrow following the bus routes, but students should NOT send work back. If work needs to be returned, it should be done online or by sending a picture. This is also the last week that students in grades 6-12 will get packets sent home. After this week, all instruction will be done online, with the exception of elementary students who will continue to receive instructional packets each week. 

Please view the detailed information (regarding attendance, the class schedule, assignments, and Microsoft Teams) for grades 6-12 on the Distance Learning section of our website or by following this link: https://5il.co/eakn 

Students in grades 6-12 will start completing all of their class work through Microsoft Teams. In order to track attendance and keep all classes information in one location, we have implemented the following schedule for grades 6-12: 

Monday: Receive instructional materials and look over what is coming up for the week. 

Tuesday: Periods 1, 3, 5, 7

Wednesday: Periods 2, 4, 6, 8

Thursday: Periods 1, 3, 5, 7

Friday: Periods 2, 4, 6, 8

**Each day that the class period meets, students will check in to each class at any time between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Teachers will track attendance by making sure students check in to their class (interacting with a post on the class’ Team). For example, if you are in English 5th period, you would check in on Tuesdays and Thursdays at some point between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. in order to be counted present for those days. If you don’t check in, you will be marked absent according to our existing attendance policy. 

Each teacher will only be assigning a maximum of TWO assignments each week which will be posted on Teams. This should help students organize and plan for the school work they need to complete throughout the week. 

Please refer to the new “Distance Learning” page on the website to view South Prairie’s Distance Learning Plan which was approved by DPI and other helpful information like more details on the plan for 6-12 and how to use Microsoft Teams.