Hershey Public Schools will be having a Remote Learning Run Through Day on Monday, November 30th. Students in grades K-12 will be logging in to school from their Chromebooks and practicing a remote learning day. Teachers will be sending home the learning schedule for each class in K-6 in the upcoming days. Students in 7-12 will be following the normal bell schedule. After school extracurricular activity practices will be held at school. Coaches and sponsors will be communicating the start times of these practices with their students.
Please note that morning and afternoon Preschool will be in session for in-person learning at the school as normal.
Our Return to School Committee has met and discussed that by holding this Remote Learning Run Through Day it will give us the opportunity to get valuable feedback on how prepared we are with our remote instruction and technology infrastructure.
Chromebooks for students in grades K-6 will be sent home on Tuesday, November 24th. We are asking the students to bring these Chromebooks back to school when we resume in-person learning on Tuesday, December 1st. These Chromebooks will be in a backpack with a charger.
This is just a run through session for our teachers, students and parents. Students in grades K-6 now have a learning management system in place (K-2 - SeeSaw and 3-6 - Canvas). We feel it is important to make sure the students and parents know how to login and utilize these programs. We also believe that it is essential for our teachers to have an opportunity to prepare their instruction.
By no means are we planning on extending the Remote Run Through beyond one day. November 30th was chosen as a good day as it is the next day after Thanksgiving break and it gives the teachers, students and parents enough time to plan for this day. After this day, we will be sending out a survey to get feedback on how the day went and work to improve the educational experience for students that may be home due to quarantines or illness. Students will be learning new content.
Thank you, and if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.