School Buildings Closed, Learning Continues
4J Learns Together: District will continue to provide distance learning and student supports
The new model of distance learning for all, while presenting many challenges, positions our teachers to do what they do so well: connect with every student and help them learn new knowledge and skills. It also provides high school students the opportunity to earn credits and keep progressing toward graduation.
4J teachers began the transition to distance learning by connecting with students, working with families to get devices connected, sharing information about how to use learning platforms, and reviewing digital citizenship expectations. They have since embarked on teaching and learning of new content, with middle and high school students starting new compressed spring term courses.
While instruction days do not look like they did in schools just last month, our 4J schools will continue to serve families and to provide a distance learning environment where students can learn, grow, and be supported. We are doing our best to create thoughtful and meaningful experiences for all of our students.
This different mode of teaching and learning at home is challenging for families as well as for teachers—balancing family, school and work at home isn’t easy for anyone. It is a tremendous change and it will take time to adjust to the new normal. We seek to share grace and patience for all as we adjust and improve over time.