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JMCSS "New Normal" Initiative Road Map

July 31, 2020 - Pre-K Options Update

PreK will be most impactful when it is attended in person. The premise of Pre-K is to allow students experiential play and help them explore and develop language skills through conversations. Teacher and assistants include developmentally appropriate practices. In addition, research supports that children’s screen time should be limited. However, we understand that some have health conditions or other reasons to not want to attend during this time.

Traditional Pre-K
  • Students attend with their peers
  • Students will have "Big Experiences" aligned with the Pre-K curriculum Big Day
  • Students will be involved in using manipulatives inside centers for play and exploration
  • Students will develop social and emotional skills through interactions with other students
  • Students have scheduled meal, snack, and nap times

** For all students with IEPs, they will have in person therapy for OT, PT, speech, etc.

Virtual Pre-K
  • Students will attend class virtually during 4-5 scheduled times throughout the day. The Pre-K day will run for 5 1/2 hours (9:00-2:30). Students will not be on the computer continuously during this time.
  • Cumulative screen time will be 1 to 1 1/2 hrs
  • Students will need to have a personal device and internet to access their classroom
  • Daily whole group lessons might include: morning meeting (welcome), phonological awareness lesson, read-alouds, math lesson, and others.
  • Activities will be suggested for students to complete that align with the whole group lessons while students in classrooms are in their centers
  • Students will have feedback from teachers on their work
CyberSchool Pre-K
  • Students will view videos aligned to Pre-K standards/curriculum
  • Students will need to have a personal device and internet to access their classroom/videos
  • Activities will be suggested for students to complete that align with the video lessons or Pre-K curriculum
  • Teachers will check in periodically with students
  • Another option would be to re-select virtual every 9 weeks

**For Virtual and CyberSchool, all students with IEPs, they will have the therapy through the platform teletherapy for OT, PT, speech, etc.

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