Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan (LCP)
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic closed our 3 comprehensive schools and our 2 alternative ed sites, we scrambled to meet the needs of families and nearly 5,000 students during these unprecedented times. The economic impacts and trauma will also have effects that will likely worsen long-standing learning gaps. While it is difficult to speculate on what missing months of school may mean for student achievement we will plan for, and address some potential impacts of this extended pause in classroom instruction as students return to school.
Our mission has not changed, even in the midst of a pandemic: ensure students succeed academically. We must provide resources and support to families during and after this disruption. Making sure all students and families have access to appropriate, engaging materials, instructions, and support during coronavirus closures is one important way we can prevent opportunity gaps from growing. This will require addressing the most pressing challenges first, like closing the digital divide by providing increased access to the internet and technology.
Hanford Joint Union will use data to guide curriculum and instruction in support of students, especially to target resources and attention for communities most impacted by COVID-19 school closures. Unfortunately, California was granted a federal assessment waiver for CAASPP. Losing this data may make the challenge of understanding and addressing the disruption of the COVID-19 crisis that is occurring for our students, and especially for those who are historically underserved, more difficult. Moving forward HJUHSD will work collaboratively across stakeholder groups to determine how to best collect and interpret data that will help us mitigate the potential COVID slowdown or slide.
Check out the new draft of the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan below!