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At Home Learning (COVID-19)

At Home Learning Assignments Listed Below  (COVID-19 District Closure)

Parent Letter - At Home Learning Instruction COVID-19/Coronavirus (March 16, 2020)

 

This page is to provide information on calamity days, and the district’s plan for missed assignments and remote learning, due to the number of school closures based on weather-related events, COVID-19, other illinesses, or state of emergency should Springboro Schools fall below our own desired hours for instruction in the classroom or the State of Ohio’s minimum number of hours.

 

Calamity Days

Springboro Schools, as well as all Ohio districts and schools, are on hour-based, not day-based, schedules during the school year. As a result, there are no longer “calamity days” in Springboro Schools. Instead, beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, Springboro Schools has scheduled “excess” hours above the minimum number of hours required to accommodate weather, COVID-19, other illness, or state of emergency situations that delay or cancel school. Hours missed above the required minimum do not have to be made up.

 

While the State of Ohio no longer requires using the term “calamity days,” Springboro Schools feels as though the number of hours missed due to weather, COVID-19, other illness, or state of emergency events, is best communicated when presented in “days.” Therefore, should the district be closed, due to a weather, illness, or state of emergency event for - 

 

One (1) to five (5) days

No assignment work will be sent home

 

Six (6) to ten (10) days

Assignments will be posted online with teachers available (during school hours)*

 

Eleven (11) days or more

School days will be added to the district calendar for weather-related closures (exceptions could be made for COVID-19, other illness, or state of emergency), and communication will be sent to parents/students

 

*Please Note: Assignments being sent home for remote learning will be grade level assignment work, generated by grade level teachers in grades K-8, related to work activities/e-learning on reading and math subjects for grades 2-4 and reading, math, and science for grade 5. Junior High school assignments will be in the four (4) core areas of instruction (English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies). High school (grades 9-12) coursework will be generated based on the individual student schedule due to the various courses taken. This will be communicated to the student through Google Classroom, the teacher website, or via e-mail. This will be authentic work, based on the curriculum, and is not considered a “blizzard bag.” Assignments being sent home, in the event the district is closed for six (6) to ten (10) days due to a weather-related event, will be available on Springboro Schools’ district website for students to access and complete each grade level assignment, based on their current curriculum in the four (4) core areas of instruction.

 

We appreciate your understanding, and realize the possible need for further explanation on the State of Ohio’s hour-based schedules during the school year. Should you have questions related to this, please visit our Calamity Days FAQ webpage (listed below) or our COVID-19 webpage. Also, as always, feel free to contact your school building directly or the Springboro Schools' Central Office at 937-748-3960.

 

FAQs

Q: How many Calamity Days is Springboro Schools at now?

A: As of March 11, 2020, Springboro Schools has missed one (1) school day during the 2019-2020 school year, due to weather. Therefore, should Springboro Schools be forced to close for weather, COVID-19, other illiness, or state of emergency, that would start with day two (2). School Work/Remote Learning would begin on day six (6) of missed school. 

 

Q: How many hours of instruction were each of your schools originally scheduled for the school year?

A: Based on grade level; Half-Day Kindergarten (455 Hrs. - State minimum), 1st-6th Grade (910 Hrs. - State minimum), and 7th-12th Grade (1,001 Hrs. - State minimum), the amount of hours scheduled for instruction will differ, based on the State required minimum number of hours. Springboro Schools intentionally schedule over this required minimum amount, in order to avoid falling below the minimum hours of instruction, as required by the State. The number of hours of instruction during a school year is based on 180 days; Therefore, the required minimum per day for;

 

Half-Day Kindergarten would be 2.5 hrs. (455/180 = 2.5). We set ours above this to account for weather related closures.

1st - 5th Grade would be 5.05 hrs., not including lunch time (910/180 = 5.05). We set ours at 6.45 hrs. per day to account for weather related closures.

6th - 12th Grade would be 5.6 hrs., not including lunch time (1,001/180 = 5.56). We set ours to 7.00 hrs. per day to account for weather related closures.

 

However, even though our numbers were set well above the minimum required by the State , we still intend to make up any instructional time that would exceed what would amount to 5 days (the hours vary, depending on grade).

 

Q: Will Springboro Schools only make up instructional time if you risk going below the state's minimum number of hours? Or do you have some different policy, such as stating that you'll make up time if you miss a certain number of days?

A: Even though Springboro Schools’ numbers were set well above the minimum required by the State and we will not exceed this, we still intend to make up any instructional time that would exceed what would amount to 5 days. Please see the steps above.

 
 

At Home Learning Assignments

No new assignments will be posted after Wednesday, May 6. All assignments due by Wednesday, May 20.
 

At Home Learning Assignments - Information

Calamity Day Six (6) - Ten (10)
Assignments being sent home for remote learning will be grade level assignment work, generated by grade level teachers in grades K-8, related to work activities/e-learning on reading and math subjects for grades 2-4 and reading, math, and science for grade 5. Junior High school assignments will be in the four (4) core areas of instruction (English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies)High school coursework has been generated based on the individual student schedule, due to the various courses taken. This will be communicated to the student through Google Classroom, the teacher website, or via direct e-mail. This is authentic work, based on the curriculum, and is not considered a “blizzard bag.”
 
  • Teachers will assign 2-3 hours per day of e-learning activities for reading and math subjects for grades 2-4. Reading, math, and science for grade 5. 
  • Teachers will share information with families and provide office hours of availability.

 

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not see your school's or grade level's assignment work just yet, they are currently being worked on and will be posted.
 
 
Parent Letter - At Home Learning Instruction COVID-19/Coronavirus (March 16, 2020)
 

Gov. Mike DeWine announced all schools, K - 12, in Ohio will remain closed through the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Springboro Schools will remain closed now through this school year, in accordance with the State of Ohio’s order. At home learning instruction will continue through the remainder of this school year (2019-2020). However, no new at home learning assignments will be posted after Wednesday, May 6. All assignments are due by Wednesday, May 20 (unless otherwise specificed by your teacher). 
 
No decision has been determined as to the start of the 2020-2021 school year, which is still set to start on Wednesday, August 19. Any decision made regarding normal classes resuming, for all grade levels, will be in direct accordance with the recommendations/orders from the State of Ohio, the Ohio Department of Health, the Warren County Health District, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

At home learning for all students, PreK - 12, will continue throughout the district's closure. No new at home learning assignments will be posted after Wednesday, May 6. All assignments are due by Wednesday, May 20 (unless otherwise specificed by your teacher). Assignments will continue to be posted on the district website, or shared via Google Classroom by the student’s teacher(s) up until Wednesday, May 6.
 
Based on Gov. Mike DeWine’s latest press conference, Springboro Schools will be following guidance from the State of Ohio and the Ohio Department of Education, in order to continue educating our students during the district’s closure, as a result of COVID-19.

Five Points Elementary (2nd - 5th Grade)

  • Monday and Thursdays - students will only have MATH instruction/assignments
  • Tuesday and Fridays - students will only have ELA instruction/assignments
  • Wednesdays - students will only have SPECIAL area instruction/assignments and 5th grade students will have SCIENCE too. On Wednesdays, students should choose 2-4 activities to complete for special area classes. Ideally, they will select one activity per special class (art, music, PE, technology). Dennis students have 2 music classes this quarter and will only be required to complete 1 assignment for music. Five Points students will have 2 art classes this quarter and will only be required to complete 1 assignment for art.

Dennis Elementary (2nd - 5th Grade)

  • Monday and Thursdays - students will only have MATH instruction/assignments
  • Tuesday and Fridays - students will only have ELA instruction/assignments
  • Wednesdays - students will only have SPECIAL area instruction/assignments and 5th grade students will have SCIENCE too. On Wednesdays, students should choose 2-4 activities to complete for special area classes. Ideally, they will select one activity per special class (art, music, PE, technology). Dennis students have 2 music classes this quarter and will only be required to complete 1 assignment for music. Five Points students will have 2 art classes this quarter and will only be required to complete 1 assignment for art.

Springboro Intermediate (6th Grade)

Assignments will be provided via Google Classroom (Check with Teacher)
Students Must Check School Email for Communication From Teacher
 

Springboro Junior High School (7th - 8th Grade)

Assignments will be provided via Google Classroom (Check with Teacher)
Students Must Check School Email for Communication From Teacher 
 

Springboro High School (9th - 12th Grade)

High school coursework has been generated based on the individual student schedule, due to the various courses taken. This will be communicated to the student directly through Google Classroom, the teacher website, or e-mail. Please check for direct communication from your teacher/administrator for "At Home Learning" assignment work.
 
Students Must Check School Email for Communication From Teacher
 
 
For information on grading, report cards, 3rd Grade Reading Guarantee, or State Testing, please visit our COVID-19 Resources Web Page.
CDC Fact Sheet
 
CDC DIY Masks 
In accordance with State and Federal law, Springboro Community City Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities who wish to attend and/or participate in school events. Such individuals should notify the Superintendent if they require a reasonable accommodation.

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