Academic Plan Starting April 6

Academic Continuity Overview

MPS is a place where we desire to have every student develop a love of learning, cultivate intellectual curiosity and dream of a future full of amazing possibilities. We are committed to providing guidance and support to our learners, and families.


DELIVERY OF LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT

MPS will provide blended learning instruction and support to families, and will provide feedback to learners in relation to mastery of standards. Currently schools are conducting technology surveys, teachers will contact parents to determine if technology devices are available to students within their homes.  Our goal is to ensure we promote continuous learning during this time of crisis without adding further stress to our families.


Feedback relative to each child’s submitted work will be provided to parents in INow. This approach allows our families and learners to focus on learning, with the following serving as our primary goals:


  • Support learners in the mastery of the Priority Standards as outlined by the Alabama State Department of Education.
  • Facilitate to ensure continuous learning to help ensure our learners are as ready as possible to begin the 2020-2021 school year.


  All communication to families will be delivered either from the principal or the teacher. The district will provide general guidelines every school should follow.


ATTENDANCE


As directed by State Superintendent Dr. Eric Mackey, formal student attendance will not be taken from April 6 through May 21.


Seniors


All seniors who are on track to graduate and are in good standing as of the third nine weeks reporting period will have their final grades for the year reported by using the student’s third nine weeks grade. These seniors will be considered “graduates.” Seniors that wish to bring their grades up may communicate with their teachers. 


All seniors who have not met the graduation requirements as of the third nine weeks reporting period will have to continue to work, and their final grades for the year will be reported by using the average of the first, second, and third grades with fourth nine-week assignments grade for end of year grade. Those students will be “graduates” if they satisfy all Carnegie units by May 21. 


K-11 students


Final grades for the year for any student in Grades K-11 will be reported using the average of the first, second, and third nine-week grades with the fourth nine-week assignments. We will also provide an opportunity for a joint conversation with the principal, the teacher, and the parent/guardian to promote a student with the Pass/Fail Option. We believe during a time of crisis, this is the most equitable approach to support our students in the reporting of formal grades.


Pre-K


The Office of School Readiness will be sending out enrichment activities for pre-K students. 


English Language Learners

MPS will continue to support English Language Learners by providing effective two-way communication with family


Our administrators, teachers, and service providers will explore options to appropriately and feasibly benefit, support, and continue the learning of each individual student. 

Teachers and 504 Coordinator, to the extent possible, will provide services for all learners with disabilities, including learners with Section 504 plans.

Our dyslexia-specific interventionist will provide resources to continue serving each learner with this specific need. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Aside from the lessons and learning activities your teacher will provide, we are also happy to suggest web-based learning tools that are age-appropriate for your learner.  Speak with your child’s teacher for further information.

We encourage you to maintain communication with your teacher and offer feedback as to how we are doing. For additional resources please click here: add the link. 

Technology Support

If you need help with password recovery or other tech support, please visit our website or contact tech support at 334-223-6810.


Letter from the Chief Academic Officer-MPS Letter to Parents.pdf

-- Students can log in to Clever here. For a link to all Clever instructions, click here. -- For Important ACCESS information for parents and students, click here. -- For a Parents' Guide to Google Classroom, click here. -- For a link to Sample Schedules to Keep the Brain Alert, click here.
-- For a link to Renaissance MyON Parents as Partnersclick here.
-- For a link to all I-Ready documents for Grades K-8, click here. -- For a link to Freckle Math printables for Grades K-8, click here. -- For a link to MyOn Learning for Grades K-3, click here.
-- For a link to Pre-K resources, click here.

-- For a link to Special Education resources, click here. -- For a wide range of summative assessment resources, click here.

-- For a wide range of resources and links, including many educational websites, Montgomery Public Schools invested websites, resources for teachers and tutors, websites to prepare for college and career decisions, and websites to stop the "summer slide," click here.  

-- Information for keeping children safe on the internet. -- For additional resources for parents and students, click here.

NOTE: Free access to internet and WiFi is available for 60 days to student and teacher households that do not currently have internet or WiFi service. Click here for more information.

*If you need your child's login information for Clever or other resources, please contact your child's school.