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Lower and Middle School Remote Learning March 13, 2020

Dear Craig Parents,
As all of you are well aware the New Jersey Department of Health has issued the following statement. “In the event a board of education is provided a written directive by either the NJDOH or the health officer of the jurisdiction to institute a public health related closure, the board of education may utilize home instruction to provide instructional services to enrolled students”. Our obligation is to ensure we are preparing and planning for any emergency that could create an impact on our Craig campus. We have been exploring alternative instructional delivery methods. As mentioned in Mr. Jacks’ letter we have ready a plan for the delivery of 14 days of content. This includes packets and remote instruction for every grade. The packets and coversheets will be hand delivered today. If there are additional packets they will be mailed to you next week. Texts will be sent home where appropriate. Each teacher will be providing their own packet and offering the students an explanation of the content. All explanations for the work samples can also be found on the students’ Google Classroom. Each teacher will be addressing curriculum individually.

Our remote learning will follow your students current time schedule. We expect our students to be prepared for school days running as usual from 8:30 to 3:05. Clearly nothing can replace face to face instruction but each teacher will be available via Google Classroom to pose questions, answer questions and carry students through their specific content. For example, if your student has reading from 8:30 to 9:55 that teacher will be available remotely to guide the students class assignment. Student schedules will remain intact for all of the five content area subjects, Reading, Math, LA, Science and Social Studies. If you have issue with the internet, technology or your student’s personal schedule please contact us as soon as possible. Students will be expected to submit completed work through Google Classroom. The packets with hard copies can be submitted on the students return to school.

Our Clinicians will also be available for emails and / or phone calls during the school day. Best practice would be to email times that you could receive a phone call from the clinician.

Please be patient with the process since this is all new to us. Each teacher may make adjustments along the way to best serve the needs of their students. We want to emphasize that these are school days and our students will not get credit for their days if they do not participate in Craig’s remote learning program. Our goal is to support our students’ well-being and academic progress when the conditions for teaching and learning are less than ideal. If there are any questions and /or concerns do not hesitate to reach out.
Sincerely,
Janet M. Cozine

Deb Gallo

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