Notes from the Principal's Desk. .
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Olathe North Families-
I wanted to send you a follow up to the district email regarding our move back to online learning. We will begin full online remote learning on November 30th, the first day back after Thanksgiving and continue this mode until the end of the first semester. Attached you will find a December Odd/Even calendar and a school wide online bell schedule. We will revert back to the exact same schedule we used in September with 90 minute block, odd/even structure. School will continue to start at 7:45am.
Classes will continue to be taught, breakout sessions utilized, projects created and as I have communicated before – nobody expects students to sit through 90 minutes of just lecturing via zoom. Our teachers will continue to be creative. So while students will attend classes on zoom and receive 90 minutes of instruction, that 90 minute instructional time could be part-lecture, part-independent/group work, part-practice and support, etc. I have no doubt, our awesome staff will continue to work with your student and provide them with support while remaining flexible.
1. We will continue to offer on-site support for our special education students on Temporary Learning Plans (TLPs)who require assistance, particularly our CBR and Connect program students.
2. We will be developing a plan to support our ELL students and more information will be passed along soon.
As we get to the regularly scheduled “finals” days – you need to reimagine what they will look like. This will be more of a culminating activity. It may include a unit test, a presentation, a group project discussion or other things needed to reach closure for semester classes. It may not be a typical semester final, teachers will communicate their expectations.
The culminating activity schedule is:
December 16th – Hours – 1,3,5 and 7 Full Day – 7:45am – 3pm
December 17th – Hours – 2 and Seminar (This seminar will be utilized for struggling students. Teachers may require students to come to seminar.) Half Day 7:45am – 11am / PM – Teacher Grade Prep
December 18th – Hours – 4 and 6 Half Day 7:45am – 11am / PM – Teacher Grade Prep
As always – I appreciate all you do and I am thankful to have such a talented group of people in our ON community who will continue to support our students and teachers.
Olathe North High School