January 10, 2022
We understand the stress an adaptive pause to in-person learning puts on everyone. Our district appreciates the flexibility of community partners and families as we move to remote learning for the next three days.
Attached is a summary of policies, expectations and resources applicable during the adaptive pause occurring this week on Tuesday (January 11), Wednesday (January 12) and Thursday (January 13). Remember, Friday (January 14) is a Teacher Institute and Monday, (January 17) is the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, so there are no classes on those days.
This information is also posted on www.kahoks.org. You should hear from your child(ren)’s teacher(s) and/or school with class- and building-specific instructions. Please reach out to them if you have any questions.
The new year may have started with uphill challenges, however, I am confident if we keep our focus on our students, we will get through the current trials thanks to the support of our families and the dedication of our staff. Stay healthy.
Mark B. Skertich, Ed.D.
Remote Learning during Adaptive Pause
Students will engage in learning activities facilitated by their teachers. The lessons will focus on essential course skills and content appropriate for an abbreviated day of remote learning. School buildings will be open daily and teachers and staff will be in attendance to prepare and deliver lessons using available classroom technology equipment.
Teachers will periodically monitor their email and respond to questions during their school hours. Teachers will be available outside of these hours by appt. only. If you need an appointment please reach out to your teacher. Teachers will use various means to stay connected with students, including: webpage updates, Google Classroom updates, ClassDojo, emails, phone calls, Remind updates, etc., to help the instructor connect with, reassure, and provide students with feedback and encouragement.
Attendance will be taken daily using methods designated by the teacher or school.
Live Video Conferencing Sessions
Google Meet will be one of the primary video conferencing tools used to host live class sessions in communication with students during Remote Learning Days. If a student is unable to attend a live session, the classroom teachers may provide either notes or a recorded version of the session.
- Elementary students (Grades K-6): will include in their morning announcement the times students are to log in for live instruction.
- Middle and high school students (Grades 7-12): staff will use the abbreviated class times when scheduling synchronous (live) sessions. The following schedule will apply:
CMS and CHS Daily Schedule
|Class Periods||Collinsville High School||Collinsville Middle School|
Students with Special Education Services
- Students receiving special education services in Grades 7-12 will follow their class schedule outlined above for CMS and CHS.
- Students receiving special education services in Grades K-6 will be expected to attend Google Meets set up by their assigned classroom teachers.
- Students who receive special education services in the General Education setting will continue to receive instruction and assignments from their general education teacher(s).
- Students who receive special education services in the general education and special education setting will receive instruction and assignments and activities from their general education teacher(s) and from the special education teacher(s).
- Students who receive special education services in the Special Education Setting will receive all of their instruction and assignments and activities from their special education teacher(s).
- Related Services: Speech, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Adapted PE- Students receiving related services per their IEPs will be communicated with on an individual basis from their related service providers regarding service delivery model and schedule.
Scheduled IEP meetings will continue to take place via Google Meets. IEP Coordinators will send out emails with the google meets link and invitation. If for some reason the IEP meeting would need to be rescheduled, all IEP Team members will be notified as soon as possible. Please reach out to your child’s special education teacher/case manager with any questions.
Students will be expected to complete all assignments, assessments, and projects in a timely manner. All assignments will be graded when appropriate and students will be provided with feedback on each graded assignment.
All students have been provided with a Chromebook and charger for remote instruction. Students who do not have adequate access to the Internet will be provided with a hotspot/router. Here are instructions on connecting to WiFi: English or Spanish. Please contact your building principal if you have connectivity issues.
Use this link for a list of school-by-school contact information for student/parent technical support.
COVID 19 Testing Availability
If your student is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, and you would like them to be tested for COVID at school, please contact your student’s school health office to request an appointment. Appointments will be made based upon availability on a first come, first served basis and will only occur during the School Health Staff’s contractual hours. Use this link for contact information.
The district is partnering with the Collinsville, Maryville and Troy YMCA to allow families access to child care and/or latchkey service regardless if student attendance is in-person or remote during the adaptive pause. Y Club will be offered from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm on January 11th, 12th, and 13th at Renfro Elementary for current students. School’s Out Camp will be held on the 14th and 17th at the YMCA. Interested families should contact the CMT YMCA at 618-346-5600.
FREE student meal service will be provided to students (ages 1-18) on Remote Learning Days during the Adaptive Pause in CUSD 10. We encourage families to take advantage of this offer to ensure children are fed. (Click HERE for a printable PDF of food service information and map.)
On Remote Learning Days during the current adaptive pause, meal service will be available Tuesday (Jan 11), Wednesday (Jan 12) and Thursday (Jan 13). Since January 14 and 15 were scheduled non-attendance days, food service is NOT available on those days.
Curbside Pick-up: Bagged meals will be available via curbside pickup from 7 am-12 pm, at the following locations:
- Collinsville High School (Back of School by Dock)
- Dorris Intermediate School
- Kreitner Elementary School
- Webster Elementary School (Back of School)
Delivery Route Pick-Up Locations: First Student school buses will deliver meals designated neighborhoods using the following routes and schedule:
|10:00 am-10:40 am||10:50 am – 11:30 am|
|BUS I||1. Fairmont City Community Center||2. Kinder Park (Fairmont City)|
|BUS 2||3. Metro Park Apartment Mailboxes||4. Hollywood Heights School|
|BUS 3||5. North Bluff/United Dr Trailer Park||6. Maryville Elementary School|
|BUS 4||7. Caseyville Elementary School||8. Collinsville Middle School|
|BUS 5||9. Fairmont City Church (61st Street)||10. Safari RV Park (Collinsville Rd)|
|BUS 6||11. Skyline View/Johnson Hill Road||12. Summit Elementary School|
|BUS 7||13. Jefferson Elementary School||14. Woodland Park – Collinsville|
|BUS 8||15. Black Ln & Paul St Park (State Park)||16. State Park Fire Department (until 11:10)|
|17. Fairmont City Racetrack (11:15 –11:30)|