Fall planning update

Fall planning update
Posted on 08/07/2020
Fall updates

The district continues to plan for its two instructional models: ASD Hybrid and ASD@Home. The ASD Hybrid model will include an eventual phased-in approach to in-person learning. ASD@Home is a fully remote option, with a parent or guardian as the primary teacher/ coach and ASD staff offering support. Current AMS Principal Ryan Pike will lead ASD@Home. 

 

School will look different this year than it ever has before. While there are challenges, there are also opportunities for us to re-think our entire education system. School will also look different than it did last spring, when we were forced to shut down with very little planning and minimum guidelines provided by the state. The health and safety of our students and staff remains our utmost priority. 


Requirements for the upcoming school year, based on OSPI guidance: 

  • School year will be 180 days 

  • There will be a weekly schedule and daily attendance requirements 

  • Instruction will be focused; expectations for students and staff will be more rigorous than last spring 

  • Assessments will be provided throughout the year to monitor student progress 

  • Universal screeners will be used to assess gaps in student learning   

  • Additional supports will be provided for students receiving special services, including IEPs, 504 plans, English language learners, and others 

  • Staff training will be provided before the first day of school and will be provided throughout the school year 


Two Learning Models: ASD Hybrid & ASD@Home 


ASD Hybrid 

Students in greatest need of additional support as identified through an agreed upon set of criteria participate onsite with in-person instruction up to two (2) days a week. All other students participate in distance learning. Staff able to be onsite for the purpose of planning and delivering instruction.


The daily schedule will remain similar to past years. The curriculum for elementary remains core/ district-adopted curriculum designed/ converted into a digital format. This model will be taught by ASD teachers. 


ASD@Home 

This year-long, fully remote option, will be supported by ASD staff, with families providing 4-5 hours of coaching support. The district will pay for the subscription. 


The elementary curriculum will be Calvert, and the secondary curriculum will be Edmentum. 

The daily schedule can be adjusted depending on student and family schedules and needs. Students will not be expected to be on a computer screen during the entire day. Further details and resources are continuing to be worked out by our teams. 


Virtual Information Sessions 



All sessions will be recorded and posted on our website after the session, as well. 


Selection Process 

All families will be asked to select their learning model between August 17-19. Families will be sent a survey via email to make their selection. We are continuing to develop plans to allow families to make a well-informed decision before these dates. 


Videos: 

Check out these videos to see how staff are planning for the fall: 

*New* Community & Staff Engagement 

District Directors Update


FAQs

We continue to update our website with further information. Please review our fall planning page and FAQ page


Thank you for your continued patience and support. This is not how any of us would like to be preparing for the upcoming school year, but know that we are committed to doing what is best for our students, staff, and community. 


Questions? Contact (360) 503-1200 or information@as103.org 


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