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Distance Learning Initiative

As we continue to deal with the situation created by the COVID-19 virus outbreak, Governor Tate Reeves has closed schools through April 17th. Additionally, we have been asked to create a Distance Learning Plan to insure students continue learning.

Administrators from all eight schools, the Career Center and the District Office have been working alongside Superintendent Bill Brand to create a Distance Learning Plan we believe balances student and staff needs for safety, student learning and teacher instruction.

The ASD Distance Learning Plan includes but is not limited to the following:

Mix of online, internet-based instruction and paper, teacher-prepared packets provided and made available to students and parents weekly.

  • Mix of delivery methods and parent pick up times at schools
  • Face-to-face interaction with teacher: Zoom, Google Meet, Skype, etc.
  • Making devices available for students who have need to check out and use at home
  • Empowering, providing and educating parents to resources for home instruction
  • Continued provision and growth of meal delivery for students
  • Continued support and preparation to meet the needs of families and students

The ASD Distance Learning Plan will be adjusted as each school meets the unique needs of the community. If you have any questions regarding the distance learning plan at your school, please contact the school office.

Pre-K - 8th

  • Instruction and practice in mathematics, reading and science using online and paper resources
  • Google Classroom as the Learning Management Platform - Training for teachers, students and parents will be provided
  • Project Based Learning, documentaries, videos, review, etc. for social studies and other classes
  • Health and PE activities provided to help manage challenges of being home an extended time

9th-12th

  • Canvas as the Learning Management Platform - Training for teachers and students provided
  • Teacher created videos/online resources for instruction
  • Devices provided to students in need
  • Face to Face with teachers and counselors using Zoom, Google Meet, Skype, etc.

It is important to know that we are here for you and we will be in communication throughout these trying and challenging times as we all work together to get through this crisis.

MR. BILL BRAND,

Superintendent of Education