Continuous Learning
         
in the Colville School District

Although our schools are closed, your district employees continue to focus on supporting our students with continuous learning opportunities and nutritious meals. Over the last few weeks administrators and teachers have been planning and engaging in professional development to learn how to equitably teach your students remotely.

What is continuous learning?
The term “continuous learning” means establishing and maintaining connections with students and families to provide learning materials and supports using a variety of modalities e.g., email, phone, printed learning materials, Moodle and Google Classroom platforms.

On April 27th, the Colville School District will transition to an online continuous learning plan using a lesson delivery platform called “Moodle” for kindergarten through eighth grade. A link to the Moodle platform and information about the Mobile App for offline users can be found below. Students will be able to participate in online lessons by accessing Moodle from their own device or a Chromebook checked out from their school. Students with limited or no internet access at home will be able to work from home after downloading coursework to a device using any wireless access point. (For a list of Stevens County Internet hot spots visit https://extension.wsu.edu/stevens/bat-free-public-wifi/.) Your principal will be in touch with you should you need to check out a Chromebook and to inform you of student tutorials.

Over the next few weeks you will notice a gradual increase in expectations and communication from teachers. Please continue to respond to teachers’ emails, phone calls, Moodle, Google Classroom and Zoom communications. Through June 19, student work will be monitored, assessed and feedback will be provided.

Continuous Learning is:
● Weekly lessons and activities, consisting of digital and non-digital materials, which students work on independently.
● A model of instruction that can occur at any time -- students independently self-pace their learning once teachers share the resources.
● Teacher communication is through phone, email, Moodle, Google Classroom, and Zoom video conferencing.
● Teachers offer online office hours and/or telephone feedback for students.

What does this mean for students?
● Work in Moodle (kindergarten through 8th grade) and Google Classroom (9 - 12th grade) each week and complete the weekly assignments provided.
● Connect with your teacher(s) at least once a week.
● Reach out to your teacher if you need support or have questions. Ask your teacher(s) for their office hours.
● Engage in other learning activities, such as reading, researching and accessing online resources.

What types of lessons and activities can I expect to see?
Teachers will provide online, offline and print materials from the essential WA state standards, core subjects and core curricula in a variety of ways, including but not limited to, pre-recorded videos, live lessons, projects, paper-pencil activities, and short responses.

Make a daily learning schedule
Average daily time expectations are as follows:
Preschool - 30 minutes
Grades K-1 - 45 minutes
Grades 2-3 - 60 minutes
Grades 4-5 - 90 minutes
Grades 6-8 - 20 minutes per class (2.5 hours maximum per day)
Grades 9-12 - 30 minutes per class (3 hours maximum per day)

Teachers will be providing printed materials on a weekly basis for students who do not have the necessary technology to work in online or offline platforms or choose the paper-pencil option. These materials will be delivered to meal distribution sites each Monday. Completed work should be dropped off at each building’s collection site. Call your building’s main office for more information.

Meal distribution locations and times:
Hofstetter Elementary - 640 N. Hofstetter St., 509.684.7690: Mondays and Wednesdays  11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Colville Junior High - 990 South Cedar St., 509.684.7820: Mondays and Wednesdays  11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Additional Information

Skyward Family Access
Visit www.colsd.org and click on the Skyward link in “Quick Links”. Log in and update contact information or email your child’s teacher. Forgot your username and password? Contact your school secretary, advisor or counselor.

Moodle Access
There are two different ways to access Moodle coursework; online and offline. While having Internet access is the easiest way to interact with class materials through the Moodle website, the offline option entails downloading the Moodle Mobile App and syncing class materials weekly. For a full step-by-step tutorial with pictures and descriptions, please visit www.colsd.org  and click the dropdown tab titled 'Moodle" from the menu bar.

Moodle Website for Online Learners:
1. On any web browser, go to https://moodle.colsd.org.
2. Click the ‘login’ button on the top-right corner.
3. Login by entering your Colville School District student account (first.lastname and student password)

Moodle for Offline Learners Using a School Chromebook:
The first time you login, you will need an Internet connection. You will only need to login one time to the Moodle app, as your account will save your information. Sign in on the school Chromebook using your Google account (first.last@students.colsd.org).
1. Make sure the Chromebook is connected to the Internet. Please wait while the new settings and Moodle app downloads to the device.
2. Click on the Moodle icon on the bottom of the screen.
3. Enter your site address: moodle.colsd.org and click 'connect!'.
4. Login by entering your Colville School District student account (first.lastname and student password) 
5. Download all coursework for offline use by clicking on the three dots on the top right corner of the screen. Choose ‘show download options’ and click the download button in the shape of a cloud with an arrow.
6. Login to the Microsoft Office app that will also appear the first time you are connected to the internet.  To do this, use your Colville School District student Google account (first.last@students.colsd.org).  Similar to the Moodle app, this login will need to be done just once.

Moodle for Offline Learners Using a Personal Device:
1. Download the free Moodle mobile app from the Apple Store or Google Play.
2. Enter your site address: moodle.colsd.org and click 'connect!'
3. Login by entering your Colville School District student account (first.lastname and student password) 
4. Download all coursework for offline use by clicking on the three dots on the top right corner of the screen. Choose ‘show download options’ and click the download button in the shape of a cloud with an arrow.

Zoom Meetings Access
Your child’s teacher may send an invitation to participate in a Zoom video conference. To access this meeting on a computer, click on the link provided in the invitation. To access this meeting over the phone, you can call the number provided or download the Zoom mobile app at https://www.zoom.us/download.



LATEST COVID-19 INFORMATION


April 12, 2020

This is a brief message from the Colville School District reminding you that student meals will be available for pick up on Monday’s and Wednesday’s until further notice.  These meals may be picked up at the Jr. High School or Hofstetter School from 11am – 1pm.  There will be new work packets available as well. Stay safe and stay healthy.


April 9, 2020

Dear Colville School District Parent(s), Guardian(s) and Student(s),

The past month has been a trying time for our school district and our community.  We are not alone as people all across the nation are facing similar issues.  I am very appreciative of the Colville community where folks have pulled together to address needs and take care of one another.  As you know by now, Governor Inslee has extended Proclamation 20-9.1 that extends a statewide school closure until 11:59 p.m. on June 19, 2020.

We are cancelling third quarter report cards and progress reports.  In the next few days you will be hearing from our building principals and our staff.  You will see us shift to a Continuous Learning model where we will be pivoting away from optional work to work that will be evaluated.  Technology will be incorporated more into daily work.  For those in need, Chromebooks will be available for checkout.  We have an opportunity over the next ten weeks to work and learn together as we strive to provide a positive learning experience for all our students.  

Food pick-up will remain on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at both Hofstetter and the Junior High.  We have been serving approximately 600 bags of food per day containing four to six meals each.  On April 15, we will be increasing our lunch capacity to 650 per day, and we will continue to increase if the need arises.  Thank you to our Nutrition Services staff, our food packers and those that hand out meals at both buildings.

Making sure our seniors are ready to graduate is a focus for us now.  We are also looking at a way to honor seniors if we are not able to hold a traditional graduation ceremony.  We are in the initial stages of planning for summer school and will have additional information about that for you soon.

Please stay safe.  Let’s go for it over the next ten weeks and let’s learn together—it will make a difference.

Respectfully,

Pete Lewis
Superintendent




April 7, 2020
This is a message from the Colville School District regarding two topics: student meals and the Governors order to close schools until the end of this school year.
A reminder that tomorrow Wednesday, April 8
th, there will be six meals available for pick up at either the Jr. High School or Hofstetter School from 11am - 1pm. This will include 3 lunches and 3 breakfast meals to provide food through Friday. In the future there will be no food pick up on Fridays.
In regards to the Governors order to close all public and private K-12 schools until this end of this year, you will be receiving additional information in the near future outlining our district’s plan for the remainder of this school year. We realize these are trying times for everyone. Please stay safe -- stay healthy




 

Washington State Dept of Health
*** Notification ***  

2019 Novel Coronavirus and Schools.pdf

Colville School District does not discriminate in any programs or
activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national
origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender
expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or
service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other
designated youth groups.

The following positions have been designated to

handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:
** Civil Rights **
Coordinator - Exec. Director of Business & Operations, Section 504
Coordinator - Exec. Director of Student Services, Title IX Coordinator -
Exec. Director of Student Services.

Contact:
217 S. Hofstetter Street,
Colville WA 99114
services@colsd.org 
509-684-7850

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