Carson City — Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the closing of schools and non-essential businesses to close, the governor has identified public schools as an essential service. School districts across the state have been working feverishly to develop a system of remote teaching and learning. This new method of conducting educatoin begins Monday, March 23.
Teachers and school administrators are scrambling to coordinate lesson plans for remote learning. Students and families have returned to their schools to retrieve Chromebooks, music instruments and other academic essentials.
Beginning Monday, March 23, all students within the Carson City School District will continue their education through remote or at-home resources. Those resources are available on the CarsonCitySchools.com website on the Remote Learning page. There will be weekly materials for elementary, middle and high schools. Students will receive instruction from their teachers using Google Classroom. Teachers will also make arrangements for copies to be printed and available for pick up in school offices for families who may not have the ability to remotely print them from home.
In preparation to Monday’s launch of remote learning, Carson City School District Superintendent Richard Stokes shared the following with students and families in a district-wide message via email and phone.
“I want to thank all of you for being brave during this pandemic. I know you were looking forward to the springtime activities offered through the schools. Our current situation is disappointing; however, I urge you to help your families by doing chores, being kind and keeping your room clean. This is a hard time for all of us. With your help we can limit the spread of COVID-19 and protect those who are most likely to become ill. We are all feeling apprehensive and nervous, which is okay. Carson City is an amazing place, and we will get through this hard time together.
On Monday, your school will begin a system of remote learning. It is important for us all to be patient as this new way of teaching starts. We are working with state leaders to help all students finish the school year strong. Your teachers, principals, school counselors, social workers and other school staff are available to respond to emails and provide support to you remotely.
If you are a senior, know that we are doing everything possible to address your concerns and get you across the finish line at graduation. If you are on track to graduate, you will not be penalized for the unforeseen changes occurring in our schools. I know the suspension or cancellation of events and activities is disappointing. However, I know your strength and am confident we will get through this challenging time.
I will continue to keep you and your families all informed about any changes in our schools. In the meantime, please stay safe, stay home as much as possible, hug your families and remember to wash your hands thoroughly and frequently. We care very deeply for each one of you and look forward to having you back at school as soon as possible.”
Mr. Stokes strongly recommends that students and their families continue check the Carson City School District website at CarsonCitySchools.com, and our social media sites Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for further updates.