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STSD Return to School Options

 

 

As the district prepares to reopen schools in the fall on August 31st, we do so with student and staff safety at the forefront of our planning. On Monday, July 13, 2020, the school board approved the district’s Health and Safety Plan which outlines our plan for reopening. Click here to read the plan. The district will offer three (3) learning options for our students. Please note that details of each model may be modified as state and federal guidance evolves. We ask that you commit to your choice for at least one full marking period, after which time you may notify the school to change your option.  

 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A PDF OF THE THREE (3) LEARNING MODELS

 

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO WATCH A BRIEF VIDEO EXPLANATION OF THE THREE (3) LEARNING MODELS

 


Traditional Model

  • STSD teachers provide in-person instruction of the district curricula (academic, social emotional learning and extra-curricular activities) in the students’ school of record
  • Teachers and students use Microsoft Classroom, Teams, and Seesaw as a resource throughout the day/year
  • Support and enrichment services available from a STSD counselors and/or gifted support teachers
  • Special Education services delivered as outlined in a student’s IEP
  • Attendance and Grading based upon district policy
  • If the school/district closes:
    • Classroom teachers will provide instruction through Microsoft Classroom, Microsoft Teams, or SeeSaw
    • Live instruction of the STSD curricula (academic & social emotional) will be delivered by the student’s teacher multiple times per week, online
    • Recorded instruction of the STSD curricula will be delivered by the student’s teacher multiple times per week, online
    • Content will be available for viewing at the student’s convenience
    • Instructional support and assistance will be available from the STSD teacher
    • Delivery of Special Education services to the maximum extent possible
    • Support and enrichment services available from STSD counselors and/or gifted support teachers
  • Attendance and Grading based upon district policy
    • Attendance will be monitored

Next Steps: If your student will be attending school in person and is registered, you do not need to do anything!





All Remote Access (ARA)

  • Students log in to Microsoft Teams to view and participate in live lessons taking place in their school of record delivered by their STSD teacher
  • STSD teachers provide instruction of the district curricula (academic, social emotional learning and extra-curricular activities)
  • STSD teachers provide a schedule for students to follow from home
  • Limited number of recorded lessons of the STSD curricula from a STSD teacher and/or online content will be available for viewing at the student’s convenience
  • Students will interact online with grade level peers
  • Support and enrichment services available from a STSD counselors and/or gifted support teachers
  • Special Education services delivered as outlined in a student’s IEP
  • Attendance and Grading based upon district policy
  • Students may participate in extracurricular activities at their school of record

Elementary/Middle School

  • Students may participate in instrumental lessons with a STSD teacher via Microsoft Teams

High School

  • Instructional support and assistance will be available from a STSD teacher during office hours
  • Grades will count toward STSD class rank and grade point average (GPA)
  • If the school/district closes: Students will continue to receive virtual instruction from STSD teachers

Next Steps: If your student will attend as an ARA student, please contact your building administration.





HANNA Cyber Academy (HCA)

  • Program facilitated by the Capital Area Intermediate Unit (CAIU) through CAOLA (Capital Area Online Learning Association)
  • Student-paced program instruction
  • Tutoring assistance available from an online teacher
  • HCA courses are aligned to the PA Common Core standards. Students may participate in extracurricular activities and field trips at their school of record
  • Students will have supports from a STSD program advisor and administrator
  • Completion of assignments counts as attendance
  • Grading is based on assignments, quizzes, exams, and hands-on projects Grades are reflected on an STSD Report Card
  • Students remain enrolled as a student in the Susquehanna Township School District
  • If the school/district closes: Students will continue to receive virtual instruction from their online teacher

Next Steps: If your student will be attending HANNA Cyber Academy, please CLICK HERE to begin the enrollment process.