Home Learning Resources
March 24, 2020
Dear Shoreline Schools Families,
We want to thank you for your patience and support as we have been working to meet the needs of our students, staff and families during this difficult and uncertain time. The purpose of this email is to share learning supports for students and families during the school closure.
In addition to the Home Learning Resources information below, we have also created a School Closure Resources section on our website. It has information and resources related to food service, childcare, financial resources, staying healthy and more. This section can also be found under the “Community” tab of our district website.
We are providing resources both on paper and also through technology. If your family needs access to a device or to internet services, please complete the Laptop and Hotspot Request Form. Those who request a laptop and/or hotspot will receive a confirmation email with an assigned day and time to pick up their device.
Educational resources will be provided in three phases. During each phase, sample schedules for families to follow will be provided with the understanding that family needs and schedules vary.
We have incredible teachers and educators who do amazing work in our classrooms. While that experience of in-classroom instruction cannot be replaced, we hope that our Home Learning Resources are supportive of your efforts at home.
First, beginning on Wednesday, March 25, we will make our Home Learning Resources Shoreline Home Learning Resources available to students and families. This webpage will be live on Wednesday, March 25 at 9 am. Our goal for this first phase is to provide options so families have some easy-to-implement activities to practice skills, prevent regression and learning loss during an extended break.
Grade level printed packets will be available on Thursday, March 26 at the school meal pick up sites listed below weekdays from 11:30-12:30. They will be available at those sites daily through Wednesday, April 1. If you are unable to pick up a packet or access one online, please complete this online form and they will be mailed to you. The online learning packets are identical to the printed learning packets. UPDATE: due to the high number of those requesting packet mailings, mailing of packets may be delayed.
Learning packet pick up sites:
- Aldercrest Campus, 2800 NE 200th St.
- Ballinger Homes, 2200 NE 201st Ct.
- Echo Lake Elementary School, 19345 Wallingford Ave. N
- Meridian Park Elementary School, 17077 Meridian Ave. N
- North City Elementary School, 816 NE 190th St.
- Parkwood Elementary School, 1815 N 155th St.
- Ridgecrest Elementary School, 16516 10th Ave. NE
- Shorecrest High School, 15343 25th Ave. NE
- Shorewood High School, 17300 Fremont Ave. N
Learning activities are a combination of paper and technology-based options across multiple subject areas, including consideration for student physical and mental wellness. In addition to these resources, we have prepared activities that are available for students who receive additional supports including dual language, highly capable, and special education services.
We recognize that there are many ways in which students learn and engage, and we hope these resources will be helpful.
During phase two, which will begin on Monday, March 30, as students continue to interact with the materials and online resources shared in phase one, we will begin offering access to learning videos. As the week goes on, additional videos will be provided. These videos will be designed to provide more direct instruction to students in key content and skill areas. These videos will be available on-demand for families; in other words, you do not have to tune in at a specific time to watch the video. Additionally, you can anticipate that you will be receiving contact from staff members from your school during this phase. The purpose of this contact will be to check in to see if you are able to access learning resources and have the resources you need to access phase three.
In phase three, which will begin on April 13, we will have additional packet materials for families. These will be distributed in the same manner as the packets this week.
We recognize that each student’s situation, support and resources at home will vary. During phase three, students will receive more contact with staff members to include checking for student understanding and provide feedback about their learning.
These phases are designed to offer support from now until our presumptive return to school date of April 27. We are exploring and preparing additional options should the closure be extended.
High School Updates
High school students and their families will receive additional guidance soon. We understand and recognize that these students, in particular our seniors, have additional needs including the acquisition of credits toward graduation and in required classes. We anticipate that required senior courses will resume coursework next week and all courses in grades 9-12 can expect to resume coursework no later than Monday, April 6. In the coming days, high school students can expect to hear from their teachers through Canvas. Additionally, we are in the process of recommending to our Shoreline School Board of Directors that local graduation requirements, which includes the community service hour requirement and the culminating project requirement, be rescinded for our seniors. Additionally, the State Board of Education is meeting Thursday, March 26 to consider other revisions to graduation requirements for this year. Additional guidance regarding AP, UW in the Classroom, dual credit and other specific programs will be coming to our high school students soon.
We do know that state assessments are canceled statewide for the remainder of the 2020 school year. This has the benefit to students and staff of gaining back valuable instructional time upon our return to classrooms. The assessments being canceled include: Smarter Balanced Assessments; Washington Access to Instruction and Measurement (WA-AIM); English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA21); Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science; Washington Access to Instruction and Measurement (WA-AIM) Science; WIDA Alternate ACCESS for English Learners; and WaKIDS for Transitional Kindergarten.
We realize that there are many challenges this extended closure places on our students and families. Please know that we greatly appreciate our Shoreline community and hope that you all remain safe and healthy. We will continue to provide you with updates when there is new information or resources to share.
If you have questions, please contact our Instruction Department at email@example.com.