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    GOVERNOR'S EXECUTIVE ORDER

    In accordance with Governor Whitmer’s executive order, EO 2020-35, Lakewood Public Schools is committed to a distance learning plan (DLP) that supports students through remote learning to meet the states Continuity of Learning requirement. The DLP focuses on providing educational support, social-emotional support, and a path to move all students forward for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, which ends on June 3, 2020.

    LAKEWOOD PUBLIC SCHOOLS DISTANCE LEARNING FRAMEWORK
    Key Concepts of Distance Learning*
    The ultimate goals of these recommendations are to provide direction, information, and resources to ensure that:

    • all students have opportunities for continued learning/review that focuses on critical standards;
    • the district works to minimize instructional loss; and,
    • students and families are given routines and structures to ensure they stay connected to schools and learning in a balanced, reasonable manner.

    To accomplish these goals, the following principles will be a focus:

    • all students and families should have access to quality educational materials and to the supports needed to access those materials successfully;
    • given the reality of the digital divide, the district will provide non-digital access to all content;
    • students access meaningful/high-quality educational materials that align to state standards;
    • students and schools/teachers maintain a personal connection that supports necessary academic work in a manner that is respectful of students’ contexts (their mindset, feelings, responsibilities, etc.);
    • simplicity is best during this time -- the simplicity of the framework, of communication structures, of expectations;
    • support the whole child -- their mental health, nutritional needs, and safety needs;
    • parents receive clear information and ample resources; and,
    • teachers receive support, encouragement, and compassion to ensure their success and resilience

    Finally, consider:

    • implement remote learning that addresses the needs of all students and families by taking into consideration language, diverse learning needs, home living situation, legal status, access to technology, access to parental support; and,
    • acknowledge the need for resilience, critical and creative thinking, thoughtful responsiveness, and empathy to help ensure that students continue to grow personally and academically