FAQ | Instruction / At-Home Learning
Revised March 26, 2020
1. How will at-home learning work? Is it live feeds, posting assignments, and turning in assignments? How will Cityscape Schools monitor and regulate online instruction for every teacher?
2. How do we get started with at-home learning?
As previously stated, Cityscape’s at-home learning program has been uploaded onto the Cityscape Schools’ website at: www.cityscapeschools.org/at-homelearning
3. Will students still receive report cards or grades for the remainder of the semester?
- Teachers should provide instruction and progress monitoring of students and will assign a P for passing or F for failing for each assignment and for each grading period.
- Students should expect to receive a minimum of one assignment per subject per week.
- Students will receive a P for Passing or F for Failing for the 5th and 6th weeks grading cycles.
- Middle school students will also receive either a P or F for the second semester grade.
- For students in 1st- 8th grade, promotion will be determined based on the average of the 1st – 4th grading periods.
- Grades must be submitted by teachers by Tuesday morning, April 14, for the 5th six-week reporting period. Report cards for the 5th grading cycle will be disseminated on Friday, April 17, 2020.
- For the 6th six-week reporting period, grades must be submitted by teachers by Friday, May 29. The final report card will be disseminated during the week of June 8, 2020.
- For any student who has not made progress and is in danger of being retained, the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support Committee (MTSS) must have documentation of interventions, progress monitoring, parent conferences, tutoring and other pertinent information. Summer school recommendations /requirement (for a student to continue receiving support) should also be considered before a final determination is made. Final decisions must include documentation with appropriate signatures of parents, teacher(s) and administrators.
- For students receiving Special Education Services, progress should be considered based on Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals and/or curriculum mastery. An Admission, Review and Dismissal (ARD) meeting must be held to discuss potential failure of a student.
- For students who are English learners (ELs), a Language Proficiency Assessment Committee (LPAC) must be held to discuss potential failure. Teachers will have to provide documentation of continuous linguistic supports.
- Documentation of adherence to the Individualized Section 504 plan must be provided
4. How can I get books for my children to read at home? Are community libraries open?
5. Will codes for Google classroom be given to students and parents? If so, how?
Yes. More information will be coming soon.
6. Will I need to submit my child’s work daily or weekly, and will it count toward their grades?
Yes. Please work with your campus leadership, as well as your child’s teacher(s), to meet these expectations.
7. What happens if my child is ill and cannot do work on a given day, or needs to go to a medical appointment? Will it be counted as an absence?
8. How will attendance be measured/recorded for the at-home learning program?
Teachers will use a variety of methods to measure/record attendance – Google classroom, Ring Central, email, telephone, etc.
9. Are there any workbooks available for parents to help at home?
Yes. Please check with your child’s teacher.
10. What should I do if I am not receiving emails from the school?
If you are a Cityscape parent and are not receiving updates, please check your spam folder to ensure it is not going to spam. If it is not there, please send your correct email address to your student’s teacher, and they will make sure it gets to the correct team to update your information in our system. The primary email on your account is used when sending updates. Once updated, it may take up to 24 hours for you to begin receiving messages.
11. What does “indefinite closure” mean?
Cityscape Schools’ campuses are closed “until further notice.” It does not mean that school is closed for the remainder of the year. There is a possibility that we could return to school this school year. In the event that we are able to return to the classroom, Cityscape Schools will notify families through a variety of channels – website, social media, email and phone.
12. If we don’t return to school this year, will families be allowed to return to campus to gather items that were left behind?
The safety and well-being of our students is always our top priority. Campus administrators will work with individual families to schedule convenient times during which a family representative may return to campus to pick up any items left behind before Spring Break.
13. Does Cityscape Schools provide daycare at this time?
14. What do I do for at-home learning if I don’t have an Internet connection?
15. Will Cityscape Schools be providing computers for students to complete learning?
Finding solutions for families with limited or no technology is a top priority for our district. Cityscape Schools has sent out a survey to all families to find details of access to technology in each household. We will be providing more details of available technology soon.
16. My child has special needs and receives special services. Will these services continue?
Yes. Services will be continued. Please see your child’s teacher for available resources.