WEST ALEXANDRIA — Twin Valley Local Community Schools 7-12 Principal Derek Flatter reported on distance learning, prom, various school trips, class scheduling, and the student handbook during the Board of Education meeting on Monday, April 27.
Flatter started with a message to staff on what the next phase of distance learning will look like:
•May 4 and May 5 will be planning days for teachers.
•Two Google Meets between May 6 and May 26 by all teachers per class.
•All assignments due no later than May 26. This is so the last two days can be focused on organization and grading.
•Schedule for teacher time on campus from May 26-29 will be released.
•They are currently in a “no harm” period with grades. Student GPA will not be affected during this time.
The school has scheduled a tentative date for prom on July 11 at Miami University. This is contingent on restrictions and guidelines that are given in the following months.
Washington D.C. trip
During the meeting, the board approved the new dates for the 2019-2020 Eighth grade overnight trip to Washington, D.C., rescheduled for Nov. 22 through Nov. 25. This is the week prior to Thanksgiving — students will return the day prior to Thanksgiving.
Seventh grade trip
The seventh grade trip has been canceled, refunds are being mailed home for those who have paid.
A Google Form was sent out to all of next year’s high school students on Friday, April 24. An explanation of classes offered was emailed the day prior.
The board approved the 2020-2021 Twin Valley South High School Handbook as presented. Flatter reviewed several changes to the handbook:
•Change in the bell schedule.
•Common Time, named Panther Time, used for interventions, academic supports, club meetings, and group projects.
•1:1 Device Program
•Eighth Period Program — after school supports for students not reaching their potential
•Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) — District-wide program that provides a systematic approach to the responses of student behaviors.
•Updated language in the Electronic Device Policy.
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