PMSD HOME LEARNING DURING COVID-19 SCHOOL CLOSURES
Pocono Mountain School District understands the many challenges families are facing due to the COVID-19 school closures. District officials are committed to supporting parents' efforts to create a schedule, structure, and daily routine while children are at home. Our administrative team has carefully researched resources to assist parents' efforts and support the reinforcement and maintenance of previously learned skills to keep children engaged in the educational process while schools remain closed across Pennsylvania.
The PMSD Home Learning Resources Section was created to provide Continuity of Education for District students throughout the school closures. The pages contain a robust offering of educational enrichment and review resources and activities for students of all abilities in grades Kindergarten to 12.
Pocono Mountain School District's Continuity of Education plan is a multi-phased educational learning plan for students, as follows:
Phase 1, for Week 1 of the school closures: District Administrators encouraged students to use the web-based educational resources that are always available to students through the District website to engage in educational enrichment and review of skills previously learned in the classroom.
Phase 2, for Week 2 of the school closures: District Administrators created this new robust PMSD Home Learning Resources Section on the District website with individual pages of resources for each grade level, students with disabilities, students who are mentally gifted and English Language Learners. Online resources cover core curricular areas. The section even includes sample daily schedules for parents to help them plan their children's days during Week 2. There are also virtual educational field trips available to students. Phase 2 educational offerings provide a more expanded educational enrichment and review experience for students. Students are encouraged to work at their own pace on materials to reinforce and practice their skills at Math, English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Health/Physical Education.
Phase 3, for Week 3 of the school closures: District Administrators expanded the PMSD Home Learning Resources Section on the District website to include new Extended Learning Activities resources pages for Grades K-2, 3-6, 7-8, and 9-12. More information will be released to parents shortly on these new offerings for students for Week 3.