W.E. Striplin Elementary
600 Cleveland Avenue
Gadsden, AL 35901
Remote Learning Plan 2020-2021
Remote Learning Plan
Remote learning for all Gadsden City Schools students begins August 17th, 2020.
W.E. Striplin elementary school will utilize the Google Classroom platform to communicate activities, deliver instruction, and assess student performance. Instruction will be a combination of live Google Meets (face-to-face via video) instruction and/or recorded video instruction provided by the student’s teacher, as well as curriculum-based content videos, independent practice activities, etc, as needed. Google Classroom will be used to get all instructional components to the student and family. Anything that a teacher conducts in a live setting, will be uploaded and available for later viewing.
Teachers will continuously connect with students and families via email, Google Classroom, telephone, and other methods of correspondence. We recommend that parents use student Google emails that will be provided to receive information that is instructional-related.
Attendance will be determined by student participation in daily instruction and completion of assignments and assessments. Student online time will be recorded using an app through Google. Remote learning will align with traditional learning when students return to the campus.
Students in grades K-5 will earn numerical grades and a final letter grade at the end of each nine-week grading period using the following scale. Grading for Kindergarten will be assessed and monitored using a standards-based skills checklist prior to the first progress report. Grades can be accessed through the iNow parent portal, and you can expect regular feedback from your child’s teacher.
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Students with IEPs , IELPs, and 504 Plans can expect to have services provided as part of their learning plan. The special education , English Language Learner, and classroom teacher will be communicating with students/parents directly regarding those services, as those will vary by child.
In addition, the school counselor will provide guidance services to students with social, emotional, and behavioral needs, as well as regular guidance classes via Google Classroom.
Additional activities will be offered to students such as music, art, computer, library, and physical education. These classes will use the Google Classroom platform to deliver lessons.
The library will offer weekly activities that can be found on the school’s library website. These activities can be used as needed to provide enriching activities for all students. We would like to recommend that MyOn online library and other online resources for literature be the primary source used. Mrs. Cameron will be available to help with technical support for teachers, students, and parents. Office hours are 8:00 am – 3:00 pm. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Gadsden City Schools is pleased to offer the use of Chromebook devices for students on an as-needed basis. Fill out a request form located at www.gcs.k12.al.us Internet service is needed to access the Google platform. Please contact Gadsden City Schools if you have internet needs.
Supply Pick up
Please visit W.E. Elementary Striplin Elementary on Wednesday, August 12th and Thursday, August 13th. At this time, students will receive materials and individualized supplies that will be used to enhance remote instruction. Chromebooks will solely be provided for families that completed the Chromebooks request form at this time. This will also give students an opportunity to safely meet their teacher in person. Below is the schedule for both days.
- 5th grade- Wednesday, August 12, 2020- 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
- 4th grade- Wednesday, August 12, 2020- 9:05 a.m. to 10:05 a.m.
- 3rd grade- Wednesday, August 12, 2020- 10:10 a.m. to 11:10 a.m.
- 2nd grade- Thursday, August 13, 2020- 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
- 1st grade- Thursday, August 13, 2020- 9:05 a.m. to 10:05 a.m.
- Kindergarten- Thursday, August 13, 2020- 10:10 a.m. to 11:10 a.m.
Drive-through pickup will be set up at the main student drop off and pick up location. Each teacher will have a designated station that will be marked. Parents will be instructed to remain inside the vehicle, open the trunk, and the teacher will place supplies required for remote learning inside the vehicle.
The following times are based on the ALSDE recommendations and are subject to change. Additional remote learning options, such as fine arts and enrichment, are not included in this time frame. Daily instructional schedules will be shared with you by your child’s classroom teacher prior to the first day of remote learning.
Child Nutrition Program
Gadsden City Schools will be providing meals to students on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 12-1. Food can be picked up in the carline following our usual pick up route. More information will be shared on the school’s website, Facebook, and Schoolcast automated message system.
Anthony Ash Jr.,
W.E. Striplin Elementary Principal
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