At-Home Learning Plan Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 3/19/20
Cleveland City Schools At-Home Learning
Cleveland, TN: Cleveland City Schools will launch the At-Home Learning experience for students on March 23, 2020. Teachers have been working diligently this week on preparing common learning activities to be completed daily at home. Students who have Internet access and an electronic device can access these learning resources during this At-Home Learning season. The CCS At-Home Learning webpage, www.ccsathomelearning.com, will be opened up this weekend. This site will provide links to resources that students and families can access to create a focused learning experience. For students with limited digital access, paper copies of resources will be located at local schools and meal distribution sites.
In an effort to continue as many of the positive qualities of public education, teachers will utilize different methods to connect with families during this time of social distancing. CCS teachers will access apps, online tools, phone calls, emails, and other forms of communication to support students and families during this time away from campus. Communication is very important to the learning experience especially in a distance learning format.
Dr. Elliott, Chief Academic Officer for Cleveland City Schools, stated, “The Cleveland City Schools team looks forward to delivering learning support while students are away from our buildings. We miss our students and the excitement they bring to our schools. While we know this can be a stressful time for parents and students, we will continue to find alternative ways to provide the quality professional support Cleveland City Schools offers.”
Cleveland City Schools plans to continue with the At-Home Learning experience throughout the period of time students are out of school because of COVID-19. The district wants to assist families with their child’s education while students are at home. This program will put an emphasis on age and grade-appropriate resources students can use.
Dr. Cody Raper, Director of Innovation for the school system, shared, “Cleveland City Schools has long employed a blended approach to teaching and learning by mixing cutting-edge digital resources with traditional teaching methods to create environments where students can best learn and grow. Therefore, we’re well-positioned to continue to deliver educational resources during this time away from our physical buildings. Whether families choose to access the materials on our ccsathomelearning.com website with our district-provided laptops, on devices they already have at home, or through traditional print materials they can pick up during meal drop offs, we’re confident Cleveland City Schools teachers have created educational activities that will stretch students and allow them to grow.”
Families who need to update contact information can either call the CCS Administrative Offices at 423-472-9571 extension 2014 or go directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.