UPDATE 4/18. 5:15PM
ON-CAMPUS CLASSES SUSPENDED THROUGH THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR
In the last hour, the State of Florida has announced that the current distance learning procedures due to COVID-19 will remain in effect through the remainder of the school year. More information will be posted when it becomes available.
UPDATE 3/30, 5:40PM
ON-CAMPUS CLASSES SUSPENDED THROUGH MAY 1ST
By order of the State of Florida, on-campus classes will remain suspended through Friday, May 1st. The current Instructional Continuity Plan will remain in effect throughout this suspension. At this time, on-campus classes are scheduled to resume on Monday, May 4th. Links to Education Packets, the Instructional Continuity Plan, and frequently asked questions have been posted on the District Website home page at www.suwannee.k12.fl.us, as well as the FOCUS Student and Parent Portals.
UPDATE 3/20, 1:30PM
INSTRUCTIONAL CONTINUITY PLAN PARENT INFORMATION
SCSD will resume instructional services for all students on Monday, March 30, 2020, in a variety of formats appropriately designed with students’ grade levels, technology skills, and internet access being
Students in grades PreK-5 will receive paper packets of instructional materials to work on weekly. These materials will be available online, at the school sites, and will be delivered to homes by school bus on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning March 30, 2020. All assignments that are being sent home will also be posted on the SCSD website (www.suwannee.k12.fl.us) for elementary students who have access to a
computer and printer in their home.
The primary method of curriculum delivery will be via the student assigned Chromebook. For those without access to the internet, methods for alternate delivery of curriculum will be formulated by each school site administrative and subject area team. All subjects on the student schedule should have a curriculum delivery method via online or duplication ready material(s) beginning March 30, 2020. Assignments will be posted on Monday of each week. Students will be given a full week to complete assignments.
COVID-19 SCSD MEAL PLAN
Beginning Monday, March 30, meals will be provided for drive thru pick up at a site in Live Oak and a site in Branford. In addition, school buses will be delivering meals and student assignments for students and families that do not have transportation ability to go to the pick-up sites. Meal services will only take place on Mondays and Wednesdays. The student must accompany the parent for meal delivery or pick up.
Links to more information and frequently asked questions such as grade promotion information and meal pickup times have been posted on the District Website home page at www.suwannee.k12.fl.us, as well as the FOCUS Student and Parent Portals.
UPDATE 3/18, 2:07 p.m.
RESUMING INSTRUCTION FOR ALL STUDENTS PreK-12
Following a statewide conference call with the Department of Education (DOE), and other state officials yesterday, the Florida public schools were notified that classes will remain suspended through April 15, 2020. However, during this statewide extension, education for students will resume.
Since Friday evening, the Suwannee County School District (SCSD) has been preparing for the possibility of an extended school closing, through April 15, 2020, by developing an Instructional Continuity Plan (ICP). The ICP outlines the District’s intent and ability to provide for all students to continue their education with their current teachers from home. Although not all details of the plan are completed, like all districts throughout Florida, the SCSD will continue to work to complete the details of the plan for implementation to begin on Monday, March 30, 2020. The District’s website and Facebook page will have the most up to date information regarding specifics related to how and where students will be able to receive their instructional materials. An overview of the plan is provided below.
The Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 5 Plan will support students with prepared instructional materials by grade level in Reading, Math, Science, and Social Studies. Beginning on March 30, parents will be able to download the packets from the home page of the District website, pick up instructional packets at the school sites, or possibly receive packets from school buses that will be traveling their normal transportation routes. Details regarding the exact times and locations will be made public in the next couple of days.
The Grade 6 through Grade 12 Plan will support students using online instruction in the Canvas learning management platform. All students in grades 6 and up already have an assigned Chromebook, and most have been utilizing the Canvas system to access course materials in some classes for the last two years. In the event that a student does not have internet access, an alternate paper assignment will be made available for download, pickup, or delivery by school bus.
RIVEROAK Technical College (RTC) (adult, secondary, adult education, and English as a Second Language programs) will support students utilizing online instruction via the Canvas learning management platform, other web-based standalone programs, and/or instructional packets. If needed, instructors with specific information that will include directions for accessing Canvas and web-based programs will contact its adult students. Additional information will be pushed out to all social media platforms and the RTC website at: www.riveroakcollege.com
Additional District-wide information includes the following:
- All school extracurricular activities and events are canceled through Wednesday, April 15, 2020.
- Schools are planning for students to return to classes on Thursday, April 16, 2020.
- All statewide testing for the school year has been canceled; as well as, ACT and SAT testing until at least June. We have not received final guidance on Advanced Placement assessments.
- We will monitor all developments closely and provide staff, students, and families with information as it is made available.
Food Service will begin on Monday, March 30, 2020.
At this time, there are two potential possibilities. We are awaiting approval from the federal government for our emergency feeding plan. There are potential feeding sites that will open in Live Oak and Branford, similar to the summer feeding sites that are available in the summer months. We are also exploring using school buses to deliver meals and student assignments twice weekly. More details on the feeding program will be made public as they are available.
State Food Service guidelines require the student to be present for meals to be distributed.
Any person 18 years old or younger can be served at the Food Service pick up sites.
Students may pick up meals for themselves without a parent present.
Meals may only be picked up at the school sites listed above. There will be NO onsite dining.
UPDATE 3/17, 6:00 PM
By order of the State of Florida, students will be out of school from Monday, March 16th through Tuesday, April 14th. Classes are scheduled to resume on Wednesday, April 15th. All extracurricular programs, athletic events, and after school programs are canceled for this time. There will be more information to come when it is known.
UPDATE 3/13, 7:10PM
All SCSD employees should report to work as scheduled for the week of March 16-20, 2020. Continue to monitor the SCSD website and school conference folders for the most up to date information. New information will be posted as soon as it becomes available.
For planning purposes, be aware that Spring Break is being moved from April 20-24, 2020 to March 23-27, 2020 by mandate from the State of Florida. Please make any necessary arrangements.
ANNOUNCEMENT 3/13, 5:00PM
By order of the State of Florida, Students will be out of school from Monday, March 16th through Friday, March 27th. Classes are scheduled to resume on Monday, March 30th. All extracurricular programs, athletic events, and after school programs are canceled for this time. There will be more information to come when it is known.