School District 1 Implements Learning Plan

District 1 Superitendent Pete Kilbride shares information about the learning plan that goes into effect Monday. (Photo from Sheridan Media files)

Sheridan County School District 1 will implement a learning plan that combines online instruction with paper packets and some face-to-face learning for special education students when school resumes on Monday.

Pete Kilbride, who’s the district superintendent, said for the special education students, some learning can be done online.

According to an adapted learning plan provided to Wyoming’s Department of Education earlier this month, online learning will be provided to students in the district’s middle and high schools and in the upper grades of the elementary schools. But education will be delivered through textbooks and paper packets to students in kindergarten through third grade.

Kilbride said the packets will go back and forth between the students’ homes and the schools.

Kilbride said there are a couple of students in the district for whom English isn’t their first language. The adapted learning plan calls for those students to meet as a small group twice a week via Zoom for specialized instruction.

According to the adapted learning plan, all teachers have provided office hours for families so that students know when their teachers are available for immediate help, and students have access to their teachers’ emails.

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