Teachers across Putnam County have contacted students across the system this week to check on well-being and rollout next week’s remote learning plan.
“Do you have food? Do you have shelter,” Interim Director Of Schools Corby King said. “And then we’re going to assess your educational needs as we implement this plan. Do you have electronic devices in the home? Do you have internet connectivity?”
King said the school will have Chromebooks available beginning Friday for students who need them. In addition, the school system has ideas on helping families without internet get access. That plan, King said, will be rolled out early next week. Paper packets will also be available through individual teachers.
While teachers cannot be present as normal, King said the system understands parents cannot shoulder the educational burden.
“We’re not asking parents to become home school teachers,” King said. “We’re not asking our teachers to become online teachers. We understand the structure of the day is going to be different than a traditional seven-hour school day.”
King said the system will continue to effort to maximize learning during the next four weeks while schools remain closed.
“We’re just trying to provide some resources,” King said. “We’re going to be flexible. We’re going to be understanding as we move through this and try and meet the needs of our students.”
If your child’s teacher has not yet reached you, King said please contact your school.