Posted: March 19, 2020
Tomorrow marks the last day of our initial week of closure and a bustling week of activities happening in the background.
We served nearly 1,400 meals in just four days thanks to our incredible troops on the ground: bus drivers, food services staff, and a host of other staff members who helped us get food to students who rely on it. Speaking of meals, a common question we’re getting is around tomorrow. Yes, we will be serving meals tomorrow.
Technology staff members have created helpdesk support (http://bit.ly/camasremotelearning) for Chromebooks and for staff. Next week, they will begin testing buses with wi-fi capabilities that will be placed in strategic areas around the district. We will be sharing an interactive map for families with bus locations and times to determine the most convenient location for wi-fi access if they need it.
Also, this week, our teaching and learning team developed comprehensive professional development for our educators which will take place remotely on Monday and Tuesday next week. Our learning goal for next week remains focused on assessing students’ ability to access resources and to continue learning that was happening prior to school closures when appropriate. After the staff training, we will begin shifting our focus to the development of enrichment learning opportunities for students through online and other methods of outreach with a launch date of April 6. Next week, we are also expecting guidance about instruction for high school students and graduation requirements from the state, which we will communicate out.
Thank you for sharing your StoriesfromCamas (http://bit.ly/39XdAx2). It is heartwarming to hear from you so, keep the stories flowing! You can send pictures and ideas about what your family is doing during the closure, and I will continue to post updates to that page. Again, thank you for your support.
Jeff Snell, Superintendent
Camas School District