Important Information About Phase II of Remote Learning
Franklin Township Public Schools have been operating under a Remote Learning Plan since March 19, 2020. The first phase consisted of 12 Remote Learning Days during which students were able to access assignments online in Learning Modules and via paper copies. We have updated our Remote Learning Plan.
Phase II of the Remote Learning Plan begins on Tuesday, April 14 and will consist of an additional 12 Remote Learning Days ending on Thursday, April 29, 2020. During this Phase, assignments will also be available online in Remote Learning Modules and, for those without internet access, via paper copies.
New Requirements for the Submission of Work
All of the assignments in Phases I & II were originally intended to be handed in when we returned to school for regular sessions. These would then have counted toward attendance credit using an attendance credit accountability rubric. However, now that the stay-at-home order has been extended and multiple remote learning phases are likely, we are now asking our students/parents to submit exemplar samples of the work completed during Phase I and Phase II in order to receive attendance credit.
We have asked our teachers to work with the students in their classes to gather these examples of their best work. In order to receive attendance credit, we are asking students to submit to each of their teachers, two assignments for Remote Learning Phase I, one from the first half of the Phase, and one from the second half of the Phase. This process will continue for Remote Learning Phase II. Students are encouraged to submit these exemplar samples remotely, via email, Google classroom or by taking a photo of a given assignment and sending the image to the teacher. Building Principals and teachers will work with families who do not have internet access so that those students can also submit exemplar samples.
Student Accountability - Attendance Credit for Phases I & II
As noted above, teachers will work with students to ensure that the exemplar samples submitted are processed toward attendance credit. While only a few assignments will be processed toward attendance credit during these Phases, students are expected to "attend" school every day. Teachers will continue to be available to students during the times outlined in the Remote Learning Plan and may interact with students in a video group setting. In order for your child to participate in a video group, a Video Consent Form must be submitted via the Genesis Parent Portal. We continue to encourage students to seek and heed feedback on their daily assignments and have provided our teachers with a template for feedback during this Phase. As was the case in Phase I, during Phase II, a student will not be penalized if they cannot sign in at a particular time or submit an assignment on a particular day. At this time we are forcasting the need to implement Phase III of Remote Learning. At that time we will implement a more formal means of assessing student work. We are in the process of completing a rubric for student accountability in Phase III. We hope to be able to share more details with you on April 20.
Updated Free Meal Information - Once a Week Bulk Meal Pick Up
Free meals will continue to be provided to families in need and will be available for bulk pick up once a week, on Tuesday, April 14 and then on the following Mondays from 9:30 - 11:30 am at EAS; HIL; PGM and the Hamilton Street Campus of Franklin Middle School. Meal buses will also be stopping at designated locations from 9:15 - 10:30 on those days. Call our Transportation Office on designated pick up days from 8 am – noon at 732-828-6620 to find the stop closest to you.