Home School Procedures
With the suggestions and orders in place to modify school activities, we wanted to send home some suggestions and procedures so that parents had a general idea of how to work with their children at home and to ensure that they are not getting too far behind in their academics.
Setting Goals – It is important that each student continues to set goals when working from home. Use the Student Take-Home notebook provided at the beginning of the year to write in goals so it is easier to track what work has been accomplished each day. This will also aid the supervisor when the student returns to school.
Checkups – During an extended homeschool period, parents may sign for students to do Checkups and Self Tests as long as the parent feels the student can do these without looking back. It is important to the learning process for the student that they do not look back in the PACE as they complete Checkups and Self Tests.
Scoring – Scoring can be arranged with your student’s supervisor. Students may work up to, and including, the Self Test without scoring. However, scoring must be completed before the PACE Test can be taken. If there is an extended time being off, we will make other arrangements for scoring. We can accommodate a few students at a time at a school meeting. We may be able to help with scoring on a conference call as well, but those would be limited because of time. Supervisors will not give correct answers over the phone, only tell the student if their answer is correct or incorrect. These calls require a parent to be present on the phone.
Pace Tests – Tests must be done at the school with a supervisor. Please contact them to arrange these times. Goals should be set so that the student can test in a PACE within 3 weeks. This would average to approximately 3-4 pages per day in each subject.
Help – Supervisors are here to help. If you are running into problems with some of the work, feel free to reach out. We are available to help throughout the week. I would ask, however, that you not try to contact supervisors after 6:00pm, before 9:00am, or on weekends. They are willing to schedule for the off hours, but as a principal, I am asking that you call during regular hours to schedule those off-hours visits or calls.
We are asking that all calls made to supervisors come from parents. This helps provide accountability for staff and students. As things continue to change, I am sure we will need to make other adjustments in the future.
I know that these uncertain times can be difficult. We are here for your child as well as your family. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any needs, questions, or concerns. We love each and every one of our students and want to be able to help out in any way we can.