Indian River School District announces remote learning plan during school closures

SELBYVILLE, Del. – The Indian River School District announced on Wednesday that they will implement a remote learning plan for students in Pre-K through 12th grade beginning on Monday, April 20th.

Officials say that instruction will be delivered through a variety of platforms while schools are closed through May 15th. Once remote learning sessions begin, parents can expect communication via phone, email, and/or other platforms, online and hardcopy lessons, weekly assignments, projects, video lessons, and additional learning experiences.

We’re told that although this will not be graded work, the district believes this plan will provide the necessary instruction to make sure each child is ready to move on to the next grade level. Details will be communicated to parents in the coming weeks, and in the meantime, students should continue working on the instructional activities located on the district’s website.

Teachers will be contacting parents and students regarding the availability of technology and internet access in their homes. This will help the district in designing and implementing the last phase of the plan before it’s rolled out on April 20th. Parents who do not hear from their child’s teacher in the next few days should call the school between the hours of 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.

In addition, with schools closing through May 15th, the district is revising its school calendar. The third marking period has ended and report cards will be posted on the district’s Home Access Center on April 16th.

The Board of Education will also be required to approve a series of changes to dates for the last senior day, last day for students, and graduation ceremonies for Indian River High School, Sussex Center High School, and Howard T. Ennis School. These dates will be released as soon as they are approved.

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