Jacksonville, FL — Clay County District Schools is sharing an update with parents as distance-learning for the county is set to kick off on Tuesday, March 31st.
Superintendent David Broskie says over the past week, their teachers, curriculum specialists, and leaders have been putting together a plan and preparing tirelessly for the start of distance-learning.
He's also released the following list of things to keep in mind with all of the changes:
• Give yourself grace to learn as you go. Moving our entire brick and mortar school system to distance learning is new for all of us--students, teachers, parents, and leaders.
• We understand that you may be under a lot of stress with the circumstances at hand, including possible job instability and care of family members. In addition, you may have to continue working during this time. This is a big adjustment for all of us and we will remain flexible as we work around changing family dynamics and schedules.
• Our expectation is for instruction to continue from our teachers. We are asking parents and guardians to assist in connecting your students to distance learning content and resources.
• We encourage setting up a daily learning schedule for your children. We advise students to create their own work space where they feel comfortable and are encouraged to learn.
• Since this is a new frontier for education, we encourage you to utilize all of the School Services that are embedded into the Instructional Continuity Plan, including the opportunity to connect with your school counselor, school social worker, school psychologist, and mental health clinician.
He says teachers will contact students beginning the week of March 31st via phone, email, Google Classroom, etc. to connect with your family regarding distance learning.
If you're in need of a Chromebook, distribution is underway now. You can find that information HERE.