Alternate Learning Plan

Issuing Devices

Currently NCSS students in grades K-5 are being assigned an NCSS device. Upon notification of being quarantined, students will take devices home to access their alternate learning plan.

Students with Devices and Access to Internet

Devices will be assigned to students when they initially quarantine. Teachers will establish ZOOM links to use for their classroom times. This will be used by students who have stable internet connections at home. Canvas will be updated regularly to include assignments.

You may access teacher Canvas links here.

Students with Limited Internet Access

Packets will be provided for students unable to access online instruction. If a packet is required, it will be available after 3pm the following day.

Teacher Office Hours

For students using packets, teachers will reach out to parents to establish times for “check-ins”. This can include phone calls during planning time or after school (2:15pm-2:55pm). Please do not call the school during the time from 2-2:15pm as we are focusing attention on dismissal.

Technology Support

mfes-techsupport@newton.k12.ga.us

 

Attendance

While your student is quarantined, the student will not be marked absent if he or she is participating in instruction according to the alternate learning plan. If you happen to see an absence, please know this absence will be excused and not held against your student. If your student is prevented from participating in class according to the alternative learning plan due to COVID-19 symptoms, we will follow the NCSS handbook policy for reporting this type of absence and the timeframe to make up assignments.

Communication to Families

If students are being quarantined, parents will be notified by the school nurse or the administrative team.

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