Frequently asked questions about internet connectivity, login procedures, web filtering, device care, and tech support are addressed on this page dedicated to the use of district-issues devices from home.
PA Department of Human Services provides a statewide list of childcare providers for employees who work in life-sustaining positions.
Resources are available for all grade levels, as compiled by L-S teachers, to provide educational content during the school closure. Families are also encouraged to visit Schoology and SeeSaw pages for information from classroom teachers.
- Preliminary Guidance for 2020-2021 Phased Reopening
- Continuity of Education Plan
- April 9 FERPA Notice of Privacy Rights During Continuity of Education
- April 9 Statement from Dr. Peart
- April 9 - General Expectations for Planned Instruction
- April 3 - Virtual Board Meeting Notice
- March 30 - General Expectations for Continuity of Education
- March 24 Statement from Dr. Peart
- March 12 Statement from Dr. Peart
Expectations for Planned Instruction During Spring 2020 Closure
Our goal is to provide students with planned instruction. Planned instruction is formal teaching and learning similar to that which occurs in a classroom setting. Within this process, teachers use planned courses of instruction of new concepts/skills aligned to grade level standards. Teachers assess the learning of their students and make adjustments to instruction based upon student progress. In order to receive a grade or credit, students must attend regularly and complete the course requirements.
- Lesson Delivery Model
- Modifications and Adaptations of Content and/or Delivery
- Lesson Preparation and Collaboration with Peers
- Attendance and Grades
- Communication with Parents
- Grades K-2 (Lampeter Elementary) Expectations
- Grades 3-5 (Hans Herr Elementary) Expectations
- Grades 6-8 (Martin Meylin Middle School) Expectation
- Grades 9-12 (L-S High School) Expectations
- Online Learning
- Curriculum will be evaluated to determine essential standards that were taught and what
- standards should be covered in preparation for the next grade level or course.
- Lessons and/or activities should introduce new content based on essential standards for learning based on the grade level/course curriculum.
- Lessons and/or activities will be assessed and/or graded.
- Lessons and/or activities should be delivered through synchronous* and asynchronous** learning environments per building schedule
- Independent practice activities to reinforce concepts may be assigned. Teachers will be expected to be aware of the recommended time outlined for each course when assigning independent practice activities.
*Synchronous learning: a learning event in which a group of students are engaged in learning at the same time through real time interaction (i.e. livestream sessions with students and/or discussion boards in real time)
**Asynchronous learning: Students learning the same materials at different times/locations. (e.g., directing students to online practice materials, agendas, teacher created videos)
Lesson Delivery Model
- The instructional week will consist of four days of new content delivery and one day of extension/review/enrichment activities (see schedule below)
- Daily lessons will be created and delivered based on the essential curriculum through
- synchronous and asynchronous online learning environments. Each school building will
- communicate daily schedules for synchronous and asynchronous lessons (see below).
- The recommended instructional times listed below are guidelines that will remain fluid. These times may be adjusted if needed.
- Each staff member should hold online office hours for a minimum of 45 minutes, four days per week. Students and parents should be notified in advance of the time each day.
- Digital Learning activities may include many different forms of media, such as online texts, articles, videos, images, etc.
- Learning should be authentic including project-based learning or choice boards that may
- include a review of instruction through video or small group synchronous meetings.(Note: Use this opportunity to try something new using video or new online tools!)
Modifications and Adaptations of Content and/or Delivery
- All staff are required to make a good faith effort toward ensuring adaptations and/or curricular modifications are delivered to the extent they are necessary in a virtual setting and/or feasible in that setting for all second language learners, students with Section 504 plans, students with GIEPs and students with IEPs.
- It is the expectation that general education staff collaborate regularly with Special Education and gifted teachers as well as the ESL/ELD Program Specialist to provide appropriate accommodations and/or modifications.
Lesson Preparation and Collaboration with Peers
- Staff will use the review/enrichment day to work collaboratively towards the development of engaging lessons for students within an online learning environment.
- Preparation and collaboration should take place daily to create and post daily lessons and/or activities.
Attendance and Grades
- Daily assignments and assessments will be graded and students will receive a “pass/fail” (secondary) or “proficient/non-proficient” (elementary) grade.
- The focus should be on student mastery of the essential standards being taught. Attendance will be measured by student work completion.
Communication with Parents
- Staff responses to student/parent questions should be within 24 hours on scheduled school days.
- If a student has no activity within the course for two (2) consecutive days, parents should be contacted via email or phone call. If you do not get a response from the parent, the building principal should be notified.
Grades K-2 (Lampeter Elementary) Expectations
Grades 3-5 (Hans Herr Elementary) Expectations
Grades 6-8 (Martin Meylin Middle School) Expectation
Grades 9-12 (L-S High School) Expectations
- Online Learning is a way to deliver content in a meaningful way, not worksheets made digital.
- Online learning is student engagement online, not busywork to do.
- Online learning is a variety of learning modalities to appeal to all learners, not long-range projects without check-ins.
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Lampeter-Strasburg School District
1600 Book Rd., Lancaster PA 17602
Administration Building: 717-464-4699
Lampeter Elementary School: 717-358-1880
Hans Herr Elementary School: 717-509-0300
Martin Meylin Middle School: 717-509-0289
Lampeter-Strasburg High School: 717-509-0485