Voluntary Educational Enrichment Opportunities Guidance for Parents – April 13, 2020

Voluntary Educational Enrichment Opportunities Guidance for Parents 
South Winneshiek will provide Voluntary Educational Enrichment Opportunities for our students while school buildings are closed. Student participation is voluntary and no grading or credit is given.  Opportunities will be offered as equitably as possible taking into consideration the needs of students; with disabilities, learning English, who lack access to technology including internet or devices for learning.
South Winneshiek Beliefs:
  1. Focus on essential learning for students — “Less is More”
  2. Be flexible and ready to adapt as needs arise
  3. Emphasize relationships in this new learning environment
  4. Support & provide training for all staff
  5. Extend grace to all in these unique and trying times
  6. Provide a good faith effort to make learning equitable to all students
*Adapted from Kansas Continuous Learning Task Force Guidance
Teachers will develop and promote learning opportunities that:
  • focus on critical standards to prepare students for the following school year
  • utilize current curriculum & resources
  • are not graded, although feedback should be provided
  • integrate social emotional support
  • are delivered through Schoology for grades 6-12, Google Doc, SeeSaw, Google Classroom Class Dojo,or Padlet for K-5
*Specials, ELL, Title, TAG, School Counselors special education teachers will collaborate with classroom/content area teachers and send activity ideas through them.
Recommended Student Learning:
Our recommended guidelines for maximum student commitment each day are as follows:
Preschool – 30 minutes
Kindergarten & 1st grade – 45 minutes
2nd & 3rd grades- 60 minutes
4th & 5th grades – 90 minutes
6th – 12th grades- Maximum of 3 hours  (30 minutes per teacher)

Please go to the South Winneshiek website and click on the COVID-19 link at the top of the page or simply click on the following link, https://www.southwinn.com/covid-19.  Then select the appropriate building for your child.  Elementary (PK-5), Middle School (6-8), or High School (9-12)  Finally you can select either your student’s teacher or subject area for the Voluntary Educational Enrichment Opportunities.