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District Provides Homework Packets for Grades K-12
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Friday, March 20, 2020




Dear Ridgefield School District Parents and Guardians,

While Ridgefield schools are closed, we are partnering with families and the community to support our scholars’ learning while they are home. We are providing this homework packet to assist families in supporting their individual learners while schools are closed.

In this packet, you will find hardcopy lessons and activities for use at home. The contents within this packet can be completed without the use of technology or online supports.

The purpose of this work is to provide the ability for your child to practice standards they’ve previously been taught this school year. You can support your child’s learning by doing the following:

●   Share the importance of studying and completing schoolwork so they do not experience a gap in learning

●   Provide space/location to allow for quiet practice of skills

●   Celebrate the completion of work

The packet can also be accessed on our website HERE.

Although not required for learning, there are resources referenced in the packet and at the end of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) to access additional learning online.

In addition to what is provided in this packet, individual teachers may offer suggested projects or activities for practice that pertain to their particular class.

We embrace our parents and caregivers as vital partners in the education of all our scholars.  We care deeply about your child’s academic and social emotional learning. If you have questions or need further support related to this learning packet, please contact 360-619-1300. 

 

Long-Term Closure

Learning-Related Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

 What if my child does not have access to technology (a computing device or internet)?

●       This packet was designed to be completed without the use of technology. In the event you do have internet access, there are extension activities provided.

What about after-school and extracurricular activities?

●       At this time all school district related activities are postponed until further notice.

Will this change the end of the year, such as the last day of school, and/or graduation?

●       We will be seeking guidance and following the parameters that are set forth by Washington State’s Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).

Our family depends on the Free and Reduced lunch program, what can we do?

●       We are currently serving to-go sack meals (lunch and breakfast) to our student population ages 0-18  at both elementary schools from 11:00 - 12:00. 

What about my high school child and their grades, transcripts, college entrance, AP/IB/Cambridge exams?

●       The intention of this packet is for your child to practice previously taught skills and standards. Overall grades, HS transcripts and college entry requirements will not be impacted.

●       The district will be working in collaboration with organizations to learn whether there will be any accommodations for students.

●       The packet also contains suggested activities to support your child’s courses including AP, IB, Cambridge test preparation, SAT/ ACT Prep, PSAT follow up/practice, High School and Beyond Plan, and college applications.

What if my child receives specially designed instruction (i.e. Special Education)?

●       This packet is being provided solely for the purpose of practicing. In addition, your child’s teacher may offer suggested modifications to support your child in their practice.

What if my child is receiving English Language Learner (ELL) services?

●       This packet is being provided solely for the purpose of practicing.

How do I learn more about the coronavirus (COVID-19)? How do I stay updated with the latest information about the school district related to the coronavirus situation?

●       Visit the website for Clark County Public Health at https://www.clark.wa.gov/public-health

●       Center for Disease Control at https://www.cdc.gov/

●       https://www.esd112.org/coronavirus-resources/

Where can I find additional online resources beyond what’s referenced in the packet:

Our partners at Curriculum Associates have made available for free printable practice pages for grades K-8.  You may find these resources at Supporting Students Away from School: Resources for Educators website, i-Ready.com/AtHome

  

Grades K-2

https://www.wilbooks.com/free-resources-free-online-books https://www.starfall.com/h/

https://www.verywellfamily.com/best-free-educational-websites-for-kids-3129084 https://www.khanacademy.org/

Online Extension for Math or Reading (i-Ready Reading, Math, Imagine Language & Literacy):

Clever at Home Login Instructions

Imagine Language & Literacy Login Instructions

https://clever.com/in/ridgefield

              

Online Extension for Second Step Social Emotional Learning: 

Go to www.secondstep.org to watch videos and access home link activities that help extend social emotional learning skills.  From the Second Step website, click on “Create an Account” and enter the activation key for your student’s grade level.

Kindergarten Activation Key:  SSPK FAMI LY70    

First Grade Activation Key:  SSP1 FAMI LY71

Second Grade Activation Key:  SSP2 FAMI LY72


Grades 3-8

https://classroommagazines.sch...

https://www.timeforkids.com/g56/ https://kids.scholastic.com/kids/home/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/forkids/

https://www.khanacademy.org/

 

Human Body Systems Overview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEUu-A2wfSE

Writing process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edZkuHHXDlo

SBA Practice: https://wa.portal.airast.org/training-tests.stml

Online Extension for Math or Reading (i-Ready Reading, Math, Imagine Learning Language & Literacy):

Grades 3-6 Only - Clever at Home Login Instructions

Grades 3-6 Only - Imagine Language & Literacy Login Instructions

https://clever.com/in/ridgefield

                             

Online Extension for Second Step Social Emotional Learning: 

Go to www.secondstep.org to watch videos and access home link activities that help extend social emotional learning skills.  From the Second Step website, click on “Create an Account” and enter the activation key for your student’s grade level.

Third Grade Activation Key:  SSP3 FAMI LY73      

Fourth Grade Activation Key:  SSP4 FAMI LY74

Fifth Grade Activation Key:  SSP5 FAMI LY75

Grades 9-12

●       https://kids.scholastic.com/kids/home/Appendix B- High School and Beyond Plan Resources:

SAT Prep Resources: Khan Academy  

How Students Link Their College Board and Khan Academy Accounts:

1.    Go to satpractice.org. Create an account on Khan Academy or sign in to their existing account.

2.    When prompted, agree to link their Khan Academy and College Board accounts.

3.    Send their scores.

Watch this video to learn how students can link their accounts. If you need help troubleshooting the process:

●       If your students took a PSAT-related exam, watch this video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1I6f51n3-dc to learn how to access those scores to troubleshoot your students' College Board accounts.

●       You can also call Customer Service for help at: 1-866-433-7728.

Advanced Placement (AP) Resources:

Enrolled in an AP Course? Join AP Classroom

AP Classroom is a suite of digital tools that teachers can use throughout the year to help you prepare for the AP Exam. The tools include personal progress checks with multiple-choice and free- response questions your teacher can unlock for you to receive personalized feedback on the skills and topics you're learning in the course. Your teacher may also assign AP practice or released exam questions using the AP Question Bank.

1.    Sign and Practice in AP Classroom https://myap.collegeboard.org/login

2.    Go to your course’s “Exam” page.

Visit your course page and go to About the Exam. You’ll find the exam date, details about the exam structure, and exam-taking tips. Go to the AP course index to find your course.

3.    Scroll to “Exam Preparation” to find all practice materials.

You’ll find resources to help you prepare such as questions from real exams, scoring guidelines, and sample student responses.

Can’t access AP Classroom?

1.    Visit https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/courses

2.    Click on the AP course you’re enrolled in

3.    Click on Classroom Resources

4.    Review course resources