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Meal Distribution Updates

May 20, 2020 Update:

Meal distribution following the Memorial Day holiday will take place on Tuesday, May 26th from 11 am - 1 pm to allow staff time to prepare meals. Distribution on Friday, May 29th will resume a the normal time, from 9 am - 11 am at both locations. Tuesday distribution will include breakfast and lunch for 3 days (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday). Friday distribution will include breakfast and lunch for 4 days (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday).

April 23, 2020 Update:

Meal distribution will take place on Tuesdays and Fridays each week from 9 am – 11 am at both locations. Tuesday distribution will include breakfast and lunch for 3 days (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday). Friday distribution will include breakfast and lunch for 4 days (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday).


ISD Continuity of Education Plan

School District Iroquois School District
Superintendent Shane S. Murray
Address 800 Tyndall Avenue
Email/Phone smurray@iroquois.iu5.org
 814-899-7643 ext. 4002
Website https://www.iroquoissd.org/
Goal of Plan
The objective of this plan is to provide quality educational services to our students during the COVID-19 mandatory school closure, which was implemented by Governor Wolf on March 13, 2020. We are committed to providing the best possible educational program that can be delivered during this stressful and difficult time. Our goal is to enable all students to have access to both review and enrichment activities, and build to a point where we can proceed with planned instruction. We want to provide learning opportunities for our students without creating undo stress on them and their families.
Overview of Plan
The District will engage in Review and Enrichment activities from March 30 until April 24, 2020. During this time, our teachers will experiment with various online learning tools and transition to developing unique online lessons with packets being produced for the students who do not have access to a working WIFI, a computer device or both. With the anticipated support of the state through the Continuity of Education Equity Grant, we hope to be able to provide all of our students with access to a stable WIFI connection sometime during the week of April 20th. We will then hand out student devices and move toward planned instruction. We will spend the first 5 days of planned instruction on ending Term 3, and then we will proceed to a shortened Term 4 grading period. This plan is dependent upon receiving funding from the Education Equity Grant and the availability of the necessary equipment.
Expectations for Teaching and Learning
To create meaningful and engaging lessons that provide all students with the opportunity to learn. To create an environment of support and compassion during this difficult situation facing our country.
Communication Tools and Strategies
To be determined based on parent and student access.
Access (Devices, Platforms, Handouts)
To be determined based on availability.
General Staff Expectations
To be available to answer student and parent questions during their assigned digital office hours. To promote learning while being mindful that each individual student will have a different level of support at home.
Student Expectations
To work to the best of their ability to complete assigned work. To ask for help from their teachers if they need assistance.
Attendance/Accountability
Student attendance will be monitored by the completion of assignments. Records will be kept by individual teachers and forwarded to their School Offices.
Good Faith Efforts for Access and Equity for All Students
Families were surveyed to determine who needed Internet access along with a device to connect to the Internet. Those who indicated they were in need received either an Internet hotspot, a device, or both.
Special Education Supports
We are committed to providing each student receiving special education services the Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) included in their IEPs to the maximum extent possible. We will provide support through email, phone calls, or video calls. Activities and assignments, curriculum, and/or expectations will be adapted and/or modified in accordance with SDI, as outlined in student plans. Related service personnel will be available to provide support and consultation through email, phone calls, or video calls. Teachers are also available to answer questions and provide live support as students work through lessons/activities/assignments. We also encourage our students and families to reach out to our staff.
EL Supports
EL teachers will reach out to their caseloads to provide support, where needed. They will also collaborate with the classroom teachers to provide strategies/suggestions for their enrichment/review materials. We also encourage our students and families to reach out to our staff.
Gifted Education
We are committed to providing each student receiving gifted education services the Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) included in their GIEPs to the maximum extent possible. We will provide support through email, phone calls, or video calls. Lessons/activities/assignments will be enriched in accordance with SDI as outlined in student plans. Teachers are also available to answer questions and provide live support as students work through lessons/activities/assignments. We also encourage our students and families to reach out to our staff.
Building/Grade Level Contacts
IES – Mr. Brian Bronson/Mrs. Jennifer Foutz
IHS – Mr. Doug Wilson/Mrs. Jeannene Willow Special Education – Mrs. Maria Modzelewski

Curriculum – Dr. Thad Urban

Superintendent – Mr. Shane Murray

Complete Staff Directory posted on District website (www.iroquoissd.org)

Resource Links

Available on the District website (www.iroquoissd.org)