Dear CREC-CLHS Parents and Guardians,

On Thursday, March 26, 2020, CREC will begin an Interim Learning Plan while we are at home during the COVID-19 shutdown of schools in Connecticut. We have worked hard to get in touch with you. If you haven’t heard from one of our staff members yet, please call contact us ASAP. This plan will provide continued learning for all students with their regularly assigned teachers. Please read the information below to ready your children for participation next Thursday. We look forward to continued support for all of our students moving forward.

Schedules
Students will have scheduled learning activities Monday - Thursday. These will be a combination of video, live Zoom calls, and assignments shared with families. Live Zoom calls will be recorded in case your student cannot attend at the scheduled time. Watching videos and other assignments may be done at the students’ own pace, but we encourage following the schedule set by the school. The days will include lunch breaks, brain breaks, and transition time. On Friday, students are expected to read, explore, play, and complete any learning extensions provided. Teachers will also be available for support, depending on their meeting schedule.

The CLHS schedule is as follows:

CLHS Schedule of Virtual Learning for Students


Mondays

Tuesdays / Wednesday / Thursdays

Fridays

8:55-9:30

OFFICE HOURS:

ELA Zoom time

A1

Independent 

Work Day! 

9:35-10:10

OFFICE HOURS:

Art/Music/PE/Tech  Zoom Time

A2

Read...

10:15-10:50

OFFICE HOURS:

Soc. Studies & Theme  Zoom Time

A3

Write...

10:55-11:30

OFFICE HOURS:

World Language & ELL Zoom Time

A4

Explore...

11:35-12:10

OFFICE HOURS:

Math Zoom Time

A5

Complete any learning extensions!

12:15-12:50

OFFICE HOURS:

Science, Social Worker, School Counselor  Zoom Time



12:55-1:30

OFFICE Hours:

Special Education



By Appointment

Counselors, Social Workers, other online learning opportunities by appointment with teachers



Online Platform
Staff will deliver videos, materials and assignments through Schoology.  We will also be using Zoom for online “face-to-face” classes.  User tutorials will be sent out early next week. 

Click the banner below to access Schoology:

Schoology Logo

Student Technology Assistance Form
Students: If you have ANY problems with technology (Chromebook, internet access, etc.), please fill in and submit this form and we will assist you as soon as we can.

Student Guidelines

During the school closure, the goal is for students to be able to continue their learning. It is important to set up an area that is free from distraction. Students will be expected to:
- Communicate with the teachers and peers through zoom, email or the online learning  platform
- Participate in live classes as often as possible
- Plan to work 3 - 4 hours per day and have flexibility to complete assignments as they are able
- Watch posted lessons after the fact if you miss a live session
- Be courteous and kind to peers and teachers; appropriate behavior is expected
- Reach out for printed or emailed materials, if needed
- Dress appropriately for live classes
- Seek support from teacher, counselors, social workers, administrators, and other school  staff as needed

Teacher Expectations
Teachers will be expected to:
- Post/email materials, video, lessons, and assignments prior to the start of the day
- Host Zoom calls for whole group or small groups during class time periodically
- Recording and posting videos for students who cannot attend
- Have contact with students at least twice per week (this could be through a zoom  class, email, phone or task completion)
- Have posted office hours for students to get extra support
- Provide modifications and accommodations to meet IEP or 504 plans
- Assess student performance and provide feedback

At CREC, we are here to support our students and this will be a learning experience for all of us. We know that our students will rise to the occasion, and make this learning opportunity beneficial for all!

If you have questions or concerns about the information above, please feel free to reach out.

The staff at CREC-CLHS will be posting all relevant information on our website, so if you are ever wondering what is happening, please access the information here. If you have any immediate questions or concerns, please reach out directly to Mr. Larson at (860) 324-5535 or jlarson@crec.org.

We hope you are taking this time to be safe and care for one another. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Male it a great day,

Jeff Larson, on behalf of the CLHS Faculty

 


CLHS Admin & Support Staff Contact Request  This form should be used to request contact from a CLHS Support Staff or member of the CLHS Administration (i.e. Principal, Assistant Principal, Dean of Students, School Counselor, School Social Worker, Mr. Serrano- Financial Aid Assistance or Mrs. Perez- Family Engagement). Once you have completed the form you will be contacted within 24 hours through your preferred method of communication as indicated on the form.
Technology Assistance Form  Students: If you have ANY problems with technology (Chromebook, internet access, etc.), please fill in and submit the form below and we will assist you as soon as we can. Thanks!  
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