2020-2021 GRF Home Based Remote Learning
The health and safety of our students, staff, and families is of the utmost importance as we prepare to return to school. When the 2020-2021 school year begins, school will look much different than previous years, due to the new health and safety measures in response to COVID-19 K-12 students in Georgetown-Ridge Farm CUSD#4 will do 100% virtual home based remote learning for the first few weeks of the 2020-2021 school year. The first day of student instruction will be pushed back to Friday, August 21, 2020.
Equity and Access
GRF Public Schools is committed to equity and access to quality instruction for all students supported with safe and best practices during a pandemic. Our schools have a responsibility to be culturally responsive and meet the needs of ALL students, including language support for English learners and support for students with disabilities. All students must have opportunities that are accessible, personalized, culturally relevant, and responsive in order to achieve academic success.
Social and Emotional Learning
GRF Public Schools recognizes the social emotional impact of the pandemic including fear, loss, and isolation. The District is committed to increasing mental health supports for students in the upcoming school year. Our school staff will work with families to check on the well-being of our students. Daily engagement during Remote Learning between teachers is encouraged so we can assess student needs and provide support during this challenging time.
Why Virtual Learning?
By making the decision to begin the school year with virtual learning only, we are prioritizing the health and safety of students, staff, and their families firset and foremost. While school will look very different this fall from what our families are used to, our mission remains the same: ensuring that each and every GRF student receives a high quality and meaningful education.
Attendance and Grading
Even though students will be learning virtually from home, they will still be required to check in with teachers for daily attendance and will still receive grades for classwork. Grading for the 2020-2021 school year returns to normal expectations.
Internet Access Assistance
In order to address the digital divide that impacts many families, GRF#4 is offering assistance to ensure those families have internet access. Reach out to your student's school if you need assistance to get internet access in your home for remote learning. Technical support will be provided by QNS our technology contractors. If you have issues with a device or internet, please first try a hard restart of the device by holding the power button for 10 seconds to power down and restart. If that does not solve the issue, bring the device and the cord to your school office and a loner device will be provided until the original device is repaired by QNS. All new Chromebooks have a 3 year warranty through QNS.