Please see Assistant Principal Amanda Malsch’s message below …
I hope this note finds you well during these unprecedented times. I’m writing to provide some clarification to the district’s messaging from last Friday.
We became aware late last week that the district would be surveying families about their preferences for returning to schools. Schools were asked not to send additional surveys as the data would be collected centrally.
In the survey sent last Friday, parents were asked to select either a HYBRID or LEARN-AT-HOME model. The district’s definition of these models are below:
HYBRID: “In the hybrid learning model, your child would attend school in-person two days a week, learn independently at home two days a week, and engage in three hours of real-time virtual classroom instruction one day a week.“
LEARN-AT-HOME: “Students will engage in a minimum of five hours of instructional activity per day and attendance will be tracked. While they won’t have live instruction, teachers will design activities, including pre-recorded lessons, independent work to build skills, and independent projects connected to the curriculum. One day a week, on Wednesdays, students will join their class for a fully remote teaching session with their teacher that will offer real time instruction. We are developing the final model based on the number of families who want the learn-at-home option.”
Communication was sent via email or text to the PRIMARY contact of the student. If you did not receive the survey, please first check with your partner, spouse or co-parent to see if they received the communication. If no contacts received the message, please email Assistant Principal Amanda Malsch (AJMalsch@cps.edu) and Clerk Tiara Collum (TCollum@cps.edu) to update your child’s contact information — include your child’s name, your name, your working phone number and email address.
One message per student was sent, so if you have 3 children in the district, the primary contact would have received three messages. Please make sure to submit a response for each child you have in CPS.
Choosing either one of the models will NOT affect your child’s enrollment at Prescott. For example, if you choose the “Learn-at-home” option, you will still have a “spot” at Prescott when schools fully reopen.
New Prescott families will receive their surveys by Wednesday, August 5th.
At this time, we are not able to accommodate requests for specific pods or days of attendance, more information on this process will be forthcoming from the district.
Lastly, Ms. Collum and other staff have done a phenomenal job of getting families connected to the Parent Portal in ASPEN. This is where you can access grades and attendance for your child, as well as receive district communication. If you do not have a Parent Portal account, please do so immediately by following the directions here.
Do not hesitate to reach out for more information. I suspect we will hear more next week.
Stay tuned and stay well!
Assistant Principal, Prescott