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April 9, 2020

The information below is an overview of the information parents received from principals regarding how Richland Two will use the e-learning/remote learning assignments to assess students’ progress. For complete details please refer to the email from your principal. In these unprecedented times, our focus remains on student progress and learning. Teachers will continue to offer appropriate grade-level instruction while being flexible and considerate of each family’s unique circumstances. If your family’s current circumstances are impacting your student's ability to complete the e-learning assignments, please reach out to one of your student’s teachers or his/her school counselor. We care deeply about our students and their families and are here to support you and your student during this unique time of teaching and learning. 


ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
Report cards will not be issued for the third-nine weeks. The third-nine weeks grades listed in Parent Portal should now be considered as interim reporting on your student’s performance through the midpoint of the second semester. The third- and fourth-nine weeks will now be counted as one grading period for the second semester.

Students will not receive a traditional numerical or letter grade for the second semester:
  • PreK – first grade: Students will receive a “Satisfactory” or “Needs Improvement” in English/language arts and math for the second semester. Students will not receive a grade in related arts.
  • Second grade: Students will receive a “Pass” or “Not Pass” in English/language arts and math for the second semester. Students will not receive a grade in Related Arts.
  • Third grade – fifth grade: Students will receive a “Pass” or “Not Pass” in ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies for the second semester. Students will not receive a grade in Related Arts.
The remote learning work assigned to students for March 19-April 9, and the e-learning/remote learning assignments starting on April 20 will count toward a child’s progress in their classes. The instructional packets will be collected when we return to school in May. If the school closure is extended beyond April 30, we will announce plans for a safe collection of the work similar to how we distributed the packets. For now, please keep our child’s work in a safe place.


MIDDLE SCHOOLS
Report cards will not be issued for the third-nine weeks. As of April 9, 2020, the third-nine weeks grades listed in Parent Portal should now be considered as interim progress reports on your student’s performance through the midpoint of the second semester. When final grades are calculated for the second semester there will not be separate grades for the third nine-weeks and fourth nine-weeks. For semester-long courses, the final grade will be based on all the work completed in Semester 2 instead of an average of a third nine-weeks grade and a fourth nine-weeks grade. For a year-long course, the final grade will be an average of the Semester 2 grade and the Semester 1 grade. The Semester 1 grade will not change and will be based on the average of the first nine-weeks grade and the second nine-weeks grade.

The e-learning assignments that started on March 19 will count toward the completion of your students’ courses for the 2019-2020 school year. It is very important that they complete all e-learning assignments. Missing e-learning assignments will be denoted in Parent Portal. E-learning assignments from March 19-April 9 must be submitted no later than Friday, April 24. Starting April 20, teachers will introduce new content through e-learning. Teachers will assign appropriate due dates for the new e-learning assignments.


HIGH SCHOOLS
Report cards will not be issued for the third-nine weeks. The third-nine weeks grade listed in Parent Portal for your child’s classes should now be considered as an interim report on your student’s performance through the midpoint of the second semester. When final grades are calculated for the second semester there will not be separate grades for the third nine-weeks and fourth nine-weeks. For semester-long courses, the final grade will be based on all the work completed in Semester 2 instead of an average of a third nine-weeks grade and a fourth nine-weeks grade. For a year-long course, the final grade will be an average of the Semester 2 grade and the Semester 1 grade. The Semester 1 grade will not change and will be based on the average of the first nine-weeks grade and the second nine-weeks grade.

The e-learning assignments that started on March 19 will count toward the completion of your students’ courses for the 2019-2020 school year. It is very important that they complete all e-learning assignments.
Missing e-learning assignments will be denoted in Parent Portal with a temporary grade of 50. E-learning assignments from March 19-April 9 must be submitted no later than Friday, April 24. E-learning assignments from April 20-30 must be submitted no later than Friday, May 8.

Seniors
Regardless of whether or not schools are reopened on May 1, grades for seniors will be finalized by 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 14. Content/credit recovery for eligible seniors will take place between May 11-21.


March 31, 2020

MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS are continuing with e-learning.

ELEMENTARY STUDENTS

  • The remote learning packets distributed last week contain enough work for students to last through April 9.

  • Students in Grades 2-5 will begin e-learning April 20. If your child will need a district-issued Chromebook to complete e-learning assignments, we will be distributing Chromebooks April 1-3. Look for information to come before April 1 from your child’s school regarding the process for distribution.
  • For Child Development through first-grade students, teachers are preparing learning packets to be completed April 20-30. The learning packets will contain a lot less pages than the first packet. Learning packets will be available beginning Wednesday, April 1. Your child’s teacher will email the packet to you, and it will also be accessible on the school’s website. However, if you do not have access to a printer and need to pick-up a hardcopy packet from the school. Schools will send out details on the distribution of packets.
For all students: The South Carolina Department of Education has pulled together a team of instructional leaders to figure out solutions so that the e-learning/remote learning will count toward the completion of this school year. Based on what has been shared with us so far, we do believe the e-learning/remote learning days will count.   In the coming weeks, we anticipate getting guidance from the state department so that we can update parents and students about grades including the final grades for the third nine weeks, grades for the fourth nine weeks as well as final grades for second semester and the school year. We will share this information with teachers, students and parents as soon as possible.

Spring Break: Students and employees will observe Spring Break as previously planned. Students will observe Spring Break from April 10-17, 2020, and employees from April 13-17.


 

March 24, 2020 Update

The Governor announced that schools will be closed through April 30, 2020. District officials and school leaders have been preparing for this possibility and are reaching out to you to share the updates below. 


Thank you for your continued flexibility, support and patience during the school closure. Most of all, thank you for supporting student learning while juggling all the other changes caused by this global health emergency. Together we will continue to prepare our students to lead and excel in their chosen pathways.

Elementary Students: The remote learning packets distributed last week contain enough work for students to last through April 9. The district is preparing to transition students in Grades 2-5 to e-learning beginning April 20. If your child will need a district-issued Chromebook to complete e-learning assignments, we will be distributing Chromebooks April 1-3. Look for information to come before April 1 from your child’s school regarding the process for distribution. By April 9, students in grades Pre-K through 1st grades will receive new learning packets. Students will begin working on the new packet April 20.  Again, more information is to come about this.

Middle & High School Students will continue with e-learning.

All Students: We are awaiting guidance from the S.C. Department of Education regarding introducing new content via e-learning and grades.

Spring Break: Students and employees will observe Spring Break as previously planned. Students will observe Spring Break from April 10-17, 2020, and employees from April 13-17.
 


March 17, 2020 Update

Although we can never replace the value of traditional instruction, we are committed to supporting our students while they are out of school during the COVID-19 school closure (through April 30, 2020). Richland Two’s elementary students will engage in remote learning by completing a work packet specific to their grade level. The work packet contains assignments correlated with the South Carolina College and Career-Ready Standards.

On Tuesday, March 17, 2020 elementary principals are emailing parents to explain how they can obtain printed copies provided by the schools. Parents also have the option of printing the packets at home using the links in the principal's email or the links below.  


Remote Learning Packets for Elementary Students

 


 

Center for Child Development 4K          Kindergarten         First Grade

Second Grade          Third Grade          Fourth Grade          Fifth Grade


E-learning for Students at Middle and High Schools

Students at Richland Two middle and high schools can access their e-learning work online using a personal device or using the district-issued Chromebook. Teachers are emailing students directly and updating Google Classrooms with information on the e-learning work. Please have your child check their district email and Google classrooms regularly. If they have not received information for all of their classes by Thursday, March 19, 2020, students should email their teachers for assistance.

For assistance with Chromebooks during the closure, students should begin by informing their teacher. The teacher will request assistance for the student through the schools Technology Learning Coach. If a student needs to pick up his/her Chromebook from school, the student can notify one of their teachers. The teacher will share the request with an administrator who will confirm a day and time for pick-up with the student/parent.


Teacher office hours

While we are out, all Richland Two teachers will have “office hours” Monday-Friday 9–10:30 a.m. and 2:30–4 p.m. During these times, teachers will be available to check and respond to emails and to talk via telephone.