Since Governor Edwards announced that schools would remain closed
for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year, Sabine Parish School officials
have been talking about what learning should look like during this time away from the classroom as well as what learning will look like in August when students return to school.
In Sabine Parish we are coming together to focus on what is best for students
in the coming months and preparing for the 2020-2021 school year, said officials a recent press release.
The press release continued, “With this in mind, we will continue providing a variety of online or virtual learning resources and paper learning packets for students throughout the remainder of the closure. Our teachers will continue to reach out to parents and students during this time.
Additionally, teachers will continue providing feedback on completed lessons. Our teachers are doing incredible work untethered by current educational policy to ensure that students remain connected to their learning.
The Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) has provided guidance
concerning final grades for seniors. Starting this week, each senior student
and/or parents will be contacted by school counselors or school designees
to discuss grades, graduation, prom and any other questions senior families
may have at this time.
Graduation ceremonies will be scheduled after the Governor lifts the “stay at
home” order and large gatherings are allowed. We know this is an important
and special time for the class of 2020 and we are actively planning for the
sendoff they deserve. We sincerely want to congratulate our seniors.
“This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”
Promotion and required learning support for students in grades K-11 will be
decided on a case-by-case basis and involve a variety of data. Considering
the circumstances, decisions will be made in the best interest of the students.
Parents should expect correspondence from their child’s principal, school
counselor or teacher with more detailed information within the next few
Summer school programs are being discussed, however at this time a
decision is pending. We will provide updates, as the Governor and the
Louisiana Department of Education releases more information.
Students will return to school August 6, 2020. Schools will include a block of
time built into master schedules dedicated specifically for student
intervention or acceleration and shall target each individual student’s needs.
Diagnostic measures will be utilized to determine learning paths for students.
We will continue to use high quality Tier 1 resources. It is our goal to ensure
that ALL students are provided with the learning supports necessary to close
any learning gaps caused by the COVID-19 school closures.
Meal delivery should begin next week for those that completed the
registration process. Meals are provided through the district’s partnership
with Baylor’s Meals to You Program and will be delivered through May 18.
Unprecedented times call for extraordinary action and we are committed to
doing all we can to meet our students’ needs. We are disappointed that our
students will not return to campus this year, but we will do all we can to
support continued learning.
For more information, contact our office Monday through Thursday, 9:00 to
11:00 a.m., your school Tuesday or Thursday 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. or visit our
website at https://www.sabine.school/.