Governor Inslee has closed all school facilities to on-site education; however, learning is continuing for students. Clover Park School District is implementing a continuous learning plan to support students for the remainder of the school year.
Access to Technology
A new element of the district’s continuous learning plan is the incorporation on online communication and learning components. Students will need to have access to a computer at home to support their learning.
K-5 families will be emailed their student’s username and password information the week of April 20 along with instructions on how to access email and download Microsoft Office 365 apps on their home computer. Click on this link to download these instructions in English and Spanish.
The district will begin distributing computers to families that need access to a computer for their child’s learning at home the week of April 20. Families will be notified directly using the district’s notification system of the day and time they will need to pick up their device.
Distribution will be staggered to honor social distancing requirements. Due to the volume of computers being distributed and to better serve you, it is important to adhere to your computer pick-up date and time.
Note: District staff are continuing to confirm information provided through the family technology survey to identify the student/family so they can be added to the distribution queue. This may cause a slight delay in notification by the district.
Teachers are connecting with students and will launch student instruction on Monday, April 27. Student learning for students in grades K-8 will include a combination of weekly learning packets and online learning with their classroom teacher.
Schools are creating schedules for teachers to meet with students online. Teachers will use weekly learning packets aligned to rigorous learning standards to meet with students to teach, re-teach and give feedback to students through synchronous and asynchronous learning* throughout the week. Teachers will provide students with assignments and assess student learning weekly.
*Synchronous learning is online or distance education that happens in real time, whereas asynchronous learning occurs through online channels without real-time interaction. Many hybrid learning models will include a blend of both asynchronous and synchronous online learning.
Weekly learning packets are available every Wednesday through the following methods:
- Packets will be ready for pick up from the district’s Student Services Center (10903 Gravelly Lake Dr. SW, Lakewood, Wash. 98499).
- Packets will be available for pick up at each meal delivery location.
Fourth quarter begins Monday, April 27, for high school students. Students will engage in learning with their teacher and complete classwork and assignments on a daily/weekly basis. Seniors will be expected to join their classmates and teachers in daily instruction in the district’s Microsoft Teams instructional model.
Students are expected to maintain or improve their grades from third quarter during the remainder of second semester in order to earn credit toward graduation. Information will be shared from your student’s advisory and classroom teachers on how to participate in continuous learning from home.
High School Seniors
There are many questions and concerns about graduation and other requirements for the 2020 senior class. The district is working hard to address all questions and support our seniors.
Be assured that students will not be negatively impacted as a result of events beyond their control. That is our commitment.
The district is working on a plan to support seniors to earn credits for classes they are currently enrolled in, as well as any others they need to meet graduation requirements. Students should check their email frequently to stay updated on the most current information from their school, teachers and counselors. Fourth quarter begins April 27.
Clover Park School District has updated grading for the 2019-20 school year, in compliance with directives from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction:
Please contact your student’s teacher if you have questions or need additional assistance.