Vance Charter School Announces K-8, High School Curriculum Info.

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-Information courtesy Vance Charter School

As you know, Gov. Cooper issued an executive order closing all NC public schools for students from March 16 through March 30. After advisement from the NC Department of Public Instruction, Vance Charter School has enacted the following schedule to help continue the learning process for our students:

Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17 are designated Required Teacher Workdays. No instructional obligations will be expected for our students these two days.

Wednesday, March 18 will be our first distance learning day. Distance learning days will extend through March 30. We will give you more information on instructional expectations before Wednesday.

Report Card Night is canceled for this Thursday evening. If you do not have access to PowerSchool, you may pick up your child’s report card at Vance Charter on Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Also, Junior and Senior families, Herff Jones will still be on campus Thursday evening from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. to distribute class rings and graduation items.

Finally, we are still planning on maintaining Spring Break as scheduled. If the need arises to alter spring break, we will communicate this to you as soon as possible. More information will follow in the coming days. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.

K-8th Curriculum Information

While there is no ideal situation when it comes to delivering distance education, we are making plans to support instruction for an entire K-12 campus. This is why for now, we are giving priority online instruction to high school students as we assess technology availability for all of our students.

Vance Charter School will begin distance education on Wednesday, March 18 through Monday, March 30. Teachers in grades K-8 have prepared review packets that can be picked up from school on Wednesday, March 18 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Teachers will be available via email during this short-term school closure to answer questions that you or your child may have. We will not be using an online platform for students in grades K-8 for these short-term instructional days (March 18 – March 30).

Your child will keep their review packet until they return to school or until further instructions are sent.

We do have wonderful online resources for students to continue to practice their skills. I-Ready is an online resource that was purchased for students in grades K-8 to support individual learning in the areas of math and reading. If you would like for your child to continue to practice using I-Ready, we strongly encourage them to do so.

As communicated earlier, report cards will be available for pick up Thursday between 8 am and 4 p.m. if you do not have access to his information in PowerSchool. If you were unable to pick up instructional packets on Wednesday, these will also be available Thursday during report card pick up times.

High School Curriculum Information

Wednesday will be our first distance learning day. All teachers will be establishing communication with our students to ensure there are no connectivity challenges that will impede learning. Beginning Thursday, all students will begin receiving assignments for completion. To help our students be successful during this two-week period, we are operating under the following procedures:

Teachers will facilitate prior learned material only. No new learning standards will be presented at this time.

All teachers will have office hours from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Teachers will be available to respond to student needs in a timely manner. Students can contact their teacher through Google Classroom.

If families have internet connectivity problems, teachers will provide hard copy materials that will be available for pick up in our high school office.

Students currently enrolled in NC Virtual Public-School class will continue their classes as usual, unless otherwise told by their teacher.

For students taking VGCC courses, VGCC spring break has been moved to this week. Your classes will resume next week on Monday, March 23 in an online or hybrid format. Students need to check their VGCC email or the VGCC website for updates on a DAILY basis.

Please help us reinforce to your child how important this time is to continued learning; grading will continue to take place. We have one more quarter to complete this school year and it is up to all of us to make the best out of difficult circumstances. Thank you in advance for your patience, understanding, and support.

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