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New NTI information for Parents and Students

April 5, 2020

 

Dear Camden Families, 

 

We have made it through 2 weeks of Non-Traditional Learning! I am so proud to report that 94% of our students have participated! It looks like Kona Ice may become a reality when classes resume! Keep up the good work!  Starting tomorrow, April 6th, we will launch another 4 weeks of Non Traditional Learning. This time, we will begin instructing students on new content, which is different from the previous weeks as we were reviewing concepts that had already been taught at school.  

 

How will the new NTI Days work?

Virtual Field Trip: With this change, comes a modified plan for instruction.  Tomorrow, Monday, April 6th, we will launch our next round of NTI days with a virtual field trip!  You can access the virtual field trip links HEREParticipation is required. Please be sure to complete the tasks and submit evidence of your learning to your teacher for that day.  

 

Starting on Tuesday, April 7th, your student will be engaged in learning digitally in reading, writing, math and related arts with their teacher.  A grade level teacher will post videos for the daily direct instruction, followed by instructions for student work time (at home) and a means for sharing their learning. The work your student will be assigned will count towards their third trimester progress report. It will be assessed by their teacher, who will be available throughout the next four weeks for support, questions and feedback. 

 

How will I know what my student needs to complete? 

Please use this LINK to see what learning activities your student needs to complete for the day. The link will take you to a school grid, where you can select your students' grade level. Here you will find the activities.  Please know that in order for the NTI days to be excused, and not made up this summer, schools must have at least 85% of the student work completed. More importantly, though, students need to complete the work in order to continue their academic success.  

 

How will my student receive their materials?

Most everything students will do will be online and can be accessed digitally HERE (Google, Seesaw or Google Classroom).  For those families borrowing devices, please be aware that you need to use your own Internet safeguards with those devices.   To block unwanted content at school on student devices we have a proxy server, but when those devices are hooked up to the Internet in a different location there are no safeguards.  You must be vigilant about what your students are accessing, and apply the appropriate safeguards that you deem necessary, as this is a school device, and content accessed should only be pertinent to school work.   

 

There may be some materials that students need printed.  If you need printed packets, you can come to Camden on Tuesday, April 7th and retrieve it from the grade level tubs outside.   You will verify that you are working on your new set of materials daily with your classroom teacher.

 

What if my child needs help?

Teachers will be working even though school is not in session. They will be available to support you and your student from 9:00 am-3:30 pm (8:00-9:00 is for teacher planning), Monday-Friday. You can reach them through email. Their email address can be located at the top of the lessons or on our school website.

 

How does my student turn in their work?

Your student will turn in materials as they complete them online.  Primary teachers (K-2) will use Seesaw (or a similar alternative), Related Arts will use FlipGrid and Intermediate (3-5) will use Google Classroom.   

 

What if my student needs supplies they do not have at home?

If your child does not have the necessary supplies at home to complete an assignment, please email the teacher as soon as possible so that we can help you resolve the problem.

 

What if I will not have electronic access during the hiatus?

If you do not have an electronic device for school work, please complete this survey (if you have not done so already).  A Camden Station staff member will reach out to you soon to communicate when these devices are available to pick up. If you have additional concerns, please email Mr. Martin (stu.martin@oldham.kyschools.us), Mrs. Scott (julie.scott@oldham.kyschools.us) or Mrs. Corson (dana.corson@oldham.kyschools.us). 

 

What if my student is home without support to complete their assignments? 

The teacher will be posting daily videos for your student to receive their instruction, which should alleviate you from having to do it.  As we know, young children will need prompting to complete work, so that is where they may need support. However, if you are struggling, please contact us and we are always happy to help. 

 

This continues to be uncharted territory for us. Please keep in mind our guidelines are coming from the state government, Kentucky Department of Education, health departments and our local school board. We realize that this may be a time of frustration and uncertainty for your family. With that in mind, we are keeping our focus on what’s most important: 1) the health and safety of our Camden Community, and 2) the continued academic engagement of our students.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of service in any way.  

 

Sincerely, 

 

Stu Martin, Principal

stu.martin@oldham.kyschools.us