USD 290’s number one priority is to help protect the health and safety of each individual in our community. We also understand our families and students are processing a variety of emotions as we follow the recommended state, county, and district guidelines. Please know that our staff is here to support our students and families throughout this transition to continuous learning.
Our teachers are working diligently to develop continuous learning plans for students that include a combination of instructional models through non-technology resources and virtual platforms to meet their learning needs, while following local health department guidelines.
The overall goal for the USD 290 Continuous Learning Plan is to focus on essential learning and to remember LESS IS MORE!
Our goals for PreK students are to equip our parents with activities they can do with their children that will continue to develop their Kindergarten readiness skills. (Recommend 30 minutes of learning per day)
Our goals for K-8 students are to maintain learning to this point as well as focus on fourth quarter critical standards for reading and math. Recommended learning time per day:
- K-1 = 45 minutes
- 2-3 = 60 minutes
- 4-5 = 90 minutes
- 6-8 = 3 hours maximum (about 30 minutes per class)
Our goals for 9-12 students are to focus on critical standards for students to demonstrate competency in order to receive credit in their courses and understand that students may demonstrate these competencies differently. (Recommend 3 hours maximum per day, about 30 minutes per class)
Staff will also be offering additional content resources for students to access as well as ways to support their social and emotional well-being.
It is important that our students continue to be THINKING!
Teachers will be communicating with students/parents through a variety of methods and will have a set “Office Hour” time that they can be contacted for questions. If you have ANY questions, please contact your child's teacher.
Through this unprecedented time in your child’s education career, USD 290 is committed to providing continuous learning that ensures our students maintain their learning thus far, even though the learning will look different.
Stay healthy, be flexible, and remember we are all in this together!
For more information, please see the following two documents:
KSDE Family Guide to Continuous Learning
Resources for Learning
KSDE Family Guide to Continuous Learning - Guidance from the Kansas State Department of Education for families as it relates to communication, continuous learning, and other considerations.