Jackson Local Board of Education unanimously approves remote learning in December
Jackson Local School District Pivots Learning Models
The Jackson Local School District is committed to the safety and health of our students, staff, and community. At Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting, the Jackson Local School District Board of Education unanimously approved a modification to deliver instruction to students in the district amid COVID-19 community spread, which has created significant staffing challenges. At this time, COVID-19 community spread is negatively impacting our workforce and our ability to continue to provide in-person instruction.
In an effort to reallocate resources, Jackson High School students will transition to all remote learning (eLearning 2.0 POLARIS) on December 2. By reallocating staff to K-8 buildings, the district believes it will maintain in-person instruction at the K-8 buildings through December 4. All remaining grades levels will transition to eLearning 2.0 on December 7, until in-person instruction resumes on January 4. Please see the attached calendar for more information.
The district has advised parents to develop contingency plans for childcare needs for those in grades K-8. By making this decision now, Jackson Local K-8 parents will have more than two weeks to plan and arrange childcare for December 7-18. As a reminder, all plans are subject to change based on the developing COVID-19 pandemic.
Jackson Local’s Restart Jackson learning models were developed over the summer to create flexibility and mobility during these unprecedented times. One of the guiding principles from the CDC and Department of Education was to design plans that are flexible. Many of our families have transitioned between in-person and eLearning 2.0 since the start of the school year. We are appreciative for the support we have received from our parents, stakeholders, and community members. We believe this path forward during December gives us our best opportunity to remain open after Winter Break.
More information on student-specific services will be communicated in a timely manner. Parents with questions or concerns can email us at RestartJackson@jackson.sparcc.org.
Superintendent Chris DiLoreto Statement: “We recognize the incredible work being done by our teachers, who have provided 60 days of in-person and eLearning 2.0 instruction. Their work has provided our families with flexibility,” Jackson Local Superintendent Chris DiLoreto said. “However, at this time community spread of COVID-19 continues to negatively affect our ability to provide in-person instruction. Our learning models were built with the intention to pivot between in-person and eLearning 2.0 POLARIS instruction when needed.
“By planning now and pivoting after Thanksgiving, we are providing our families with time to create contingency plans for those who need childcare. We are appreciative for the support we have received from our parents, stakeholders, and community members. We believe this path forward during December gives us our best opportunity to remain open after Winter Break.”