Old Rochester Regional to review content with online learning

Mar 20, 2020

While students in the Old Rochester Regional School District have been out of school for a week already, with few expectations set on them by their schools, that’s about to change. 

While school can’t resume until at least April 7, per Governor Charlie Baker’s orders, the school announced on March 20 that starting on March 23 teachers will be communicating daily  with their students online and over the phone.

Educators will add resources and materials to an alternative learning website page that the district has set up, and offer other learning opportunities on their websites or learning platforms to practice and keep up with their current skills.

Lessons will not address new content. Teachers will reach out by email, videos, phone calls, and more to provide feedback on the activities but will not assign grades. 

Students should check in on their teacher’s learning platform on their website,  Google classroom or schoology on a daily basis. Administrators expect that students will be ready to learn when they return to school. Teachers and administrators are also in contact with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education daily, and may need to adjust their strategy based on feedback. 

If students have questions or cannot get materials online, they should contact their building principal, who will make arrangements for them. 

For an extensive list of age-appropriate alternative learning resources visit: https://sites.google.com/oldrochester.org/orrsdextlearn/home