Teaching and Learning Resume

Teaching and Learning Resumes on March 30
Posted on 03/26/2020

Through email sent on March 25, district families learned that teaching and learning in USD 305 will resume on Monday, March 30. 

Starting March 30, kindergarten through grade 8 students will be using packets for learning. These students will receive a Chromebook soon, but teachers felt strongly that school needed to begin as soon as possible. Students in grades 9-12 already have Chromebooks and online instruction will begin for them on March 30.

All instruction, kindergarten through grade 12, will be online in the future. After surveying families about access to Internet and Wi Fi, the district is working to ensure every student has Internet access. More information about this will be available soon.

Schools’ families also were notified of plans to retrieve their students’ personal belongings and kindergarten through grade 8 learning packets. District-wide, the pick-up date is Friday, March 27 at the school buildings. Families received an email of specific directions from their student’s school building. To protect families and school staff, assigned times are established to meet the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s recommendations for social distancing and families need to remain in their vehicles for the pick-up process.

Frequently Asked Questions (March 26, 2020)

How will instruction be delivered?

Kindergarten - 8th grade

  • Initially packets will be used for instruction.

  • When Chromebooks have been distributed, instruction will be delivered online. 9th grade - 12th grade

  • Instruction will be delivered online.

How and when will I get my students’ personal belongings?

On Friday, March 27, families will pick-up belongings and instructional materials at their schools.

Why are there assigned times for pick-up of materials?

We want to protect you, your family, and our staff. Assigned times ensure we are able to meet the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s recommendations for social distancing.

What if I can’t make it to my assigned day and time to pick-up my students’ belongings and instructional materials?

Please email your building principal to make arrangements.

What if my high school student doesn’t have their Chromebook at home?

Email the building principal.

Will K-8 students get a Chromebook?

We are currently preparing Chromebooks for our K-8 students. You will be notified when the Chromebooks are ready for pick-up.

What if I don’t have Internet access at home?

We will be working with families who do not have access to home Internet to make sure they have access to instruction.

If I have a high school student and don’t have home Internet access, what options do I have until the district solution has been determined?

There are several places in our community that have offered to allow students to use their Internet. We have a list of options on our website (usd305.com). We have also provided Kansas Department of Health and Environment guidelines that students should follow.

What programs will be used for instruction?

We will be using Zoom and Google Classroom.

What if I am not familiar with Zoom and Google Classroom?

We will be providing materials to assist parents and students with using the Chromebook, Zoom, and Google Classroom. This information will be provided when we distribute Chromebooks to K-8 students.

What are the important dates to know?

Friday, March 27 - Personal belongings and instructional materials pick-up Monday, March 30 - Instruction begins