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Instructional Resource Materials for K-2 Ready for Families

Submission Date: March 25, 2020

Release Date:  For Immediate Release

Contact: J.D. Hardin, 770-957-6601 ext. 161, john.hardin@henry.k12.ga.us

(Release # 0039-3-2020)

Instructional Resource Materials for K-2 Ready for Families  

Instructional Resource Materials for K-2 Ready for Families

Latest resources for remote learning during school closure

 

HENRY COUNTY, GA – As the second week of remote learning for Henry County Schools reaches an end, district officials are ready to provide a second set of instructional materials for families of students in Kindergarten through 2nd grade.  These materials are supplemental to the activities and assignments already provided by teachers.

Limited amounts of printed resources are being provided for those families that may not have access to technology at home.  The newest materials for the district’s youngest learners will provide instructional materials to cover all subjects during this time away from school.

Parents have a couple of options to access the materials starting Thursday, March 26.

All six of the food distribution sites – Hampton Middle, Locust Grove Elementary, McDonough Middle, Oakland Elementary, Stockbridge Middle, Wesley Lakes Elementary – will also be distributing the instructional materials to families with students in Kindergarten through 2nd grade, one per student for the corresponding grade level.  Pick-up times are 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The other option for families to get the supplemental materials is to utilize the Never Stop Learning resource link on the district’s website.  Families with digital capabilities can select the Parent Resource tab, once there, and that will provide access to the newest information.

“We want to make sure that our students have multiple ways to receive these important learning materials to utilize as a part of our Remote Learning Plan,” said Kathleen Truitt, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction & Learning.  “The supplemental materials available for pick-up at our distribution sites are already printed out and require no access to technology to complete.  For those with technology and internet access at home, they can download the materials at their convenience.”

Those families stopping by one of the distribution sites will also receive a packet of crayons and pencils for each K-2 child, and any child in the vehicle can also receive lunch for the day and breakfast for the next day.

Board Chair Josh Hinton noted that he saw great excitement from families he was able to meet with during the first week of meal distribution, and the students he saw were eager to share how their remote learning experiences were going at home.

“We saw a lot of cars pass through our meal distribution sites in just the first three days,” said Hinton, “and there were many smiles on our students’ faces when we asked them how learning was going at home.  We are glad to be able to share additional resources with them during this unique time for our school system.  I applaud all of our employees for the work they are doing to meet the needs of our students and families.  We have the absolute best employees and school community.  No matter the task, everyone is rallying to support our schools.”

 

Truitt echoed the praise for the work witnessed in just the first week and a half of remote learning.  Everyone has rallied together to ensure that we keep learning going at the highest levels possible for our students.

"Our students and families have done a great job during our first two weeks of remote learning, as have our teachers,” added Truitt.  “Their adjustments to our new way of learning have been remarkable, and we are thankful for everyone’s patience as we work to provide the highest-quality learning resources and experiences to our families.”

Henry County Schools will continue remote learning through April 3 and observe Spring Break April 6-10.

For more information on Henry County Schools, visit www.henry.k12.ga.us.

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