Informal Education Plan

MARCH 24, 2020
INFORMAL EDUCATION PLAN
SCSD Parents/Guardians,
The Susquehanna Community School District will be implementing an Informal Continuity of Education Plan beginning March 30, 2020. The informal plan, which is the plan type that will be implemented by all school districts in Intermediate Unit #19, will consist of reinforcing and enriching previously learned knowledge and skills. Recommended learning activities will be posted on the district’s website (www.scschools.org) and, in some cases, mailed to those students who do not have Internet connectivity. The activities will be updated each Monday.
The recommended learning activities are entirely voluntary and should be viewed as optional activities to support the continuity of education during this difficult time. These activities will not be graded; it will not have an impact on student grades/GPA, nor will they impact the earning of academic credit. When feasible and possible, teachers may attempt to collect student work to provide feedback and will attempt to check in with students and parents to assist with any questions or concerns. While these activities are entirely optional, the district urges every parent to support the continuation of their child’s education in some fashion.
The district will be providing a Chromebook to families who indicated on last week’s technology survey that they did not have a computer at home. If you have a single computer at home but due to having more than one student in your household would like to borrow a Chromebook, please contact your child’s school (570-853-4921 Ext. 1340 Elementary, Ext. 2344 High School) on Thursday, March 26, 2020, between 9 AM and 1 PM. The district will attempt to meet your requests and schedule a date/time for distribution.
Some of the optional learning activities may involve the utilization of your child’s textbooks. Before the students left school on March 13, students were instructed to take their textbooks home with them. Once the optional learning activities are posted or received in the mail, if you determine that your child does not have his/her textbook, please contact your child’s school. School personnel will refer you to an online textbook or make arrangements for the textbook to be acquired.
It is my goal that the Informal Continuity of Education Plan serves as a learning bridge until we can return to face-to-face instruction. The plan should be considered a work in progress that may be modified as needed. Rest assured, the district will continuously evaluate the plan’s effectiveness. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your building principals.
Thank you,
Bronson Stone