Continuity of Learning

ATTENTION ACPS PARENTS/GUARDIANS: 

The Maryland State Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Karen Salmon, recently announced an extended closure of all public schools in Maryland through April 24, 2020.  This is a necessary action in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  As directed by Dr. Salmon, school districts will be transitioning to an online learning platform, and learning packets will be provided on a weekly basis for those who do not have Internet connectivity and/or technology.  Schools are currently working on preparing all of these materials. 

During the week of Monday, March 30, 2020, through Friday, April 3, 2020, you and your child can find supplemental activities and assignments through the ACPS crisis management website, which can be accessed on the school system's website, selecting the "Our Schools" drop down menu from the top right corner of the page, and then selecting ACPS Crisis Management Site. The supplemental work, which can be found on the Continunity of Learning section, is organized by grade level and/or by content area.  It may look a bit differently depending on the content area, but everything by grade level will open to a specific document.  

In addition, you may have already received a phone message from your child's school to see if your child will need a learning packet. Please follow the directions provided by the school message.  These packets will be prepared for students who do not have connectivity and/or technology.

Beginning on Monday, April 6, 2020, continuity of learning will begin through an online platform or through learning packets for those without connectivity or technology.  The learning packets are being individually prepared next week. Therefore, it is critical that you call your child’s school during the week of March 30-April 3, 2020, to reserve your child’s packet if it needed.   If you have more than one child in an ACPS school, you will need to call each school your child attends.  Do not go to your child's school until the principal has sent a phone message regarding the pickup date/time of the learning packets. 

Packets will be prepared on a weekly basis.  Each week the principal will send a phone message regarding distribution and collection dates/times.  Do not go to your child’s school until the principal has sent a phone message. 

Directions for connecting students to the Google Classroom online platform for Grades 3-12 or to the Class Dojo online platform for primary grades will be added later this week. Please continue to visit the ACPS crisis management website at https://www.acpsmd.org/Page/3146. Information will be updated regularly.  

For those currently without Internet access in your homes, please call a local internet provider for possible free or discounted programs. For those without technology, please note that our school district is not equipped to provide 1:1 technology to our students.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this information, please call your child’s school and leave a message. 

Thank you for your cooperation and patience as we work through all of the necessary steps and precautions needed to ensure continuity of learning for our students and safety for all of our employees, students, and families.  

 

Published 3/29/20