Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) Announcement

UPDATED: May 27, 2020

Dear JCPS Families,

You and your child made it! Today is the last day of school for the 2019-20 school year.  While this wasn’t the end of the school year we’ve all come to expect, it is certainly one for the history books, and we’ve been constantly amazed at how our students, staff and families created innovative ways to keep learning.

Now that school is out for summer break, JCPS is offering multiple summer learning opportunities to continue engaging and supporting students.  The programs are being held as virtual experiences, although the district will make every effort to host face-to-face learning late in the summer if circumstances change:

·       Summer League, June 22-July 31, is open to students in grades 1-12 and is designed with the appeal of video game-based learning in mind.

·       Lit & Camps, beginning mid-June, are designed for third-, fourth- and fifth-graders, offering campers the opportunity to learn about chess, yoga, karate, hip hop and fencing.

·       AMPED, beginning mid-June, is designed for students in grade 6 and up and will teach students how to download and install audio production and editing software and how to make, edit and publish beats.

To learn more about the programs, go to our website. We’ll be posting updates and ways to access the experiences on this site.

In order to support these learning opportunities, students who received Chromebooks and/or hotspots from the district will keep those throughout the summer.  In addition, we want your thoughts on how NTI went.  Your feedback will be valuable as we assess how to improve remote learning, especially if we have to go to a learning-from-home situation again in the future.  Surveys are open until Friday, June 12 for parents and students. Paper copies are also available at all food sites.

And speaking of meal sites, they will continue to be open throughout the summer on the same Monday-Wednesday-Friday schedule, with additional mobile sites starting Monday, June 1.  A couple other changes to note: Wilt Elementary’s food site will be closed after today but Laukhuf Elementary will open for meals beginning Friday, May 29, and the Community Connections mobile stop will have its last day on May 29.  For a list of sites and times, click here.

Again, we are so proud of the way our students, parents, families, teachers and staff have handled the adversity of the past ten weeks. Thank you for your support and thank you for entrusting your child with JCPS. Have a great summer! 

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This story was originally published on March 19, 2020.