Distance Learning Students and Families
  • Distance Learning 2.0

    On Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 the district hosted two webinars for parents to introduce Distance Learning 2.0, including the new state requirements for providing internet access, daily live interaction, required daily instructional minutes, weekly student engagement tracking, etc. as well as guidelines, best practices, and norms developed by a working group over the summer. You can view the parent webinars by following the links below:

    New State Guidelines for Distance Learning

    Senate Bill 98 was passed along with the state budget this summer and contains new requirements and guidance for districts when offering distance learning. These new requirements aim to increase the rigor and structure from what distance learning was in the Spring, and include a requirement to respond to students who do not engage on a regular basis. Key among these new requirements are the following:

    • Online access for all students
    • Daily live interaction with the teacher and student peers
    • Minimum daily instructional minutes
    • Daily student participation
    • Weekly student engagement tracking
    • A focus on key standards
    • Implementation of Individualized Education Plan accommodations, modifications (if applicable), and delivery of services
    • Designated and integrated English Language Development for English Learners
    • Academic support for English Learners, foster youth,  youth experiencing homelessness, and other students with learning gaps

    Distance Learning 2.0 Resources for Students & Families

    Please refer to the linked documents below for more specific information on PCS' plans for distance learning:

    Elementary Resources (Grades TK-6)

    Secondary Resources (Grades 7-12)

    Is Your Student Experiencing Tech/Device Issues?

    Students and families can receive technology support for PCS issued iPads and Chromebooks by sending an email to helpdesk@petk12.org. Please include the following:

    • Student’s full name
    • Student ID number
    • School
    • Preferred contact information
    • A thorough description of the issue

    A representative from the PCS Technology department will make contact and attempt to resolve the issue remotely. If PCS Technology determines that the device needs to be swapped out, they will provide instructions for drop-off/pickup.

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