CONTINUITY OF EDUCATION PLAN
|OVERVIEW OF PLAN|
|EXPECTATIONS FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING|
Planned Instruction – Teachers use learning progressions, learner goals, and courses of study to introduce new concepts, skills, and learner outcomes.
Enrichment and Review – Teachers consider levels of mastery for each learner as they provide activities to reinforce or extend prior learning.
Online Synchronous Learning – Occurs in real time, but from different locations. This can occur during teacher office hours, or as a scheduled learning experience provided by the teacher.
Online Asynchronous Learning – Occurs 24/7 through pre-arranged learning experiences. These experiences might include full coursework through an online platform, recorded lessons, or pre-assigned paper-pencil activities.
Office Hours – Online opportunities where staff is available to engage with individuals, or small or large groups of learners who have similar learning goals.
|COMMUNICATION TOOLS AND STRATEGIES|
|ACCESS TO TECHNOLOGY AND MATERIALS|
Using school-issued iPads and other technology, learners will have access to instruction through Schoology, Google Classroom, and other platforms, sites and apps that learners have used throughout this school year. Wireless access devices have been ordered for loan during the closure. Information will be available if/when they are received.
Learners who are unable to access instruction virtually will be provided with materials and supplies to enable learning to continue.
- Maintain daily online office hours to engage with learners in individual, or small or large group opportunities.
- Develop learning experiences designed to enrich, reinforce, or introduce new concepts.
- Monitor learner engagement and performance.
- Maintain communication with learners' families.
- Inform office staff of attendance issues.
- Attend staff meetings.
- Login to Schoology account daily.
- Stay in contact with teachers through email, Zoom meetings, message boards, or other method determined by the teacher and learner.
- Complete work and submit assignments.
- Participate in live meetings for instructional assistance or to check in with teacher.
- Ask for help when needed.
|GOOD FAITH EFFORTS FOR ACCESS AND EQUITY FOR ALL LEARNERS|
|SPECIAL EDUCATION SUPPORTS|
The Ligonier Valley School District has an obligation to avoid discrimination on the basis of disability under Title II and Section 504, while cooperating with public health authorities to ensure that learners with disabilities have access to the school’s education program. Educational services shall be maintained for a learner who has an Individualized Education Program (IEP) through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) or receives services under Section 504 and is required to stay home by public health authorities or school officials for an extended period because of COVID-19. During the school closure and implementation of the Continuity of Education plan, the District will continue to provide children with a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) in good faith. The learner shall receive all services, including related services, specially designed instruction, and applicable accommodations in a virtual environment. These services shall be provided in a good faith effort to meet the needs of the individual child as outlined in the Individualized Education Program.
|Laurel Valley Elementary School||
Wayne Waugh, Assistant Principal
|R. K. Mellon Elementary School||
Chris Theys, Assistant Principal
|Ligonier Valley Middle School||
David Steimer, Principal
Paulina Burns, Assistant Principal
|Ligonier Valley High School||
Tim Kantor, Principal
Rachel Kurdziel, Assistant Principal
Special Education, Alternative Education, Homeless Learners, Elementary Principal
Ed Moran, Director of Learner Services and Elementary Principal
|724-238-5696, extension 103|