D91 Parent Resource Center

Last Updated: 9/15/2020 10:57 AM
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Our schools are implementing a number of new protocols and procedures to try and minimize and mitigate the risks of COVID-19, and these plans are now available for review. The school plans incorporate the directives outlined in D91’s Getting Back to School Plan, which was shaped by input from parents and staff, developed in collaboration with Eastern Idaho Public Health and include guidance from the CDC and other health organizations. D91 is working hard to get students back to school and encourages everyone to do their part by staying home when they’re sick, practicing social distance when possible, wearing a face covering or mask when social distancing isn’t possible and washing their hands frequently or using hand sanitizer.

Tips for Home Learning

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  • Create a schedule that can become routine. Students are very accustomed to working off schedules, so creating something similar at home can ease the transition to home learning. Don’t forget to build in time to be “unplugged” from devices and media.
  • Designate a primary learning space for your children and gather typical school supplies and books for easy access. To personalize their learning space, let kids decorate it with their artwork and other fun decorations to make the space more engaging.
  • Involve your children in their own learning choices. This will go a long way to motivate them. When building a learning plan, focus on the basics using a variety of resources, but don’t get bogged down in the planning.
  • Build in recess with physical activity. If you can, get outside to take a walk or just play, but if weather doesn’t allow it, have a dance party or exercise session.
  • Find a good learning balance. Most kids love hands-on and active learning, so try to find a good balance of book-type work, online learning, digital media, and hands-on, project-based learning. Set aside plenty of time to read to your child every day.
  • For your own sanity, devise a signal for your children if you shouldn’t be disturbed in your own work if you’re in a meeting or on a call. This could be as a simple green or red paper hung outside your home office space.