APS has created two weeks of pre-planning for our teachers and staff, starting August 3, called the Runway For Learning. These activities will be mostly virtual, but some may be in person and in small groups. During this time, we are also providing professional development to prepare all our staff for our virtual teaching and learning model districtwide.
As part of Runway Week, we are paying particular attention to student wellness and preparation. We will find multiple ways – as part of our trauma to transition efforts – to connect with students to build relationships and ensure good mental health. This work is essential so that all of our students – and all of us – remain well through these challenging moments.
During the week of August 17-21, all activities will be mostly virtual with some in-person activities needed in small or limited groups for parents to pick up needed supplies and materials from their schools for the first nine weeks. Please contact your school for more specific information about activities that week.
This chart helps illustrate our Runway for Learning leading up to Day 1:
Key Dates Interaction Key Activities
August 3 - 7, 2020
August 10 - 14, 2020
Mostly Virtual, some in person activities may be needed in small or limited groups for staff.
Focus on planning for virtual model:
- Connect with Families
- Team Building
- Teacher Planning
- Teacher Professional Development
- Safety + Yearly Planning
RUNWAY FOR RETURN TO LEARNING
August 17 - 21, 2020
Mostly Virtual, some in person activities may be needed in small or limited groups for parents to pick up needed supplies and materials for the 9 week period.
Focus on Student Wellness + Preparation:
- Assess Student Learning
- Social Emotional Learning Support
- Health+Wellness Checks
- Student Supply Distribution
- Emergency Contact Information Submissions
DAY 1: FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
August 24, 2020
Distance Learning (Virtual) for all students for at least the first 9 weeks of school, or until we have entered minimal / moderate spread.
Focus on Student Learning and A Strong Start:
- Students Engage with Curriculum
- Additional Student Assessments
- Get to Know You Activities
- Learning Expectations