At-Home Instructional Learning Update:

We have school district teams working around the clock to ensure at-home core class instruction (ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies) can begin on March 30 for all students (VPK-12th grade).

Digital Option: Families will be able to participate in the virtual learning using their own technology and internet access. Next week, more information will be shared regarding the online digital resource platforms including login information. This learning should begin March 30. We are also working on instructional videos to help parents and students navigate the learning platforms. These videos are expected to go out early next week.

Print Option: Paper packets are also available for pick up for those who do not have internet or technology at home or will need a packet. If a student needs a paper packet (they do not have technology or internet access at home), they will be available for pick up at elementary schools at the same time as the iPad pick-ups listed in the chart below. The packets will be available at Middle and High Schools Thursday, March 26 and Friday, March 27. (Please note specific pick up times for middle and high schools will be made available next week for each school site. )

Technology Checkout & Deployment Overview:

To support the at-home instructional plan, a limited number of iPads and laptops will be distributed from school sites for check out. Data collected from the Technology at Home Survey will guide the deployment of devices for schools. iPad deployments will take place March 25-27 at each K-5th grade school site during a designated date and time (please see chart below). Laptop deployments will take place April 6-9 at each 6th -12th grade school site during a designated date and time (further details will be shared early next week).

Elementary K-5 Students:

For those elementary students who do not have technology at home and would like to check out an iPad we have set these dates and times below for elementary school students who need to borrow iPads. Please know, we have a limited number of devices.

iPad Deployment 7:00-10:00 AM & 3:00-6:00 PM

Wednesday 3/25 Thursday 3/26 Friday 3/27

1 Blue Lake 1 Citrus Grove 1 Chisholm

2 Champion 2 Edgewater 2 Coronado

3 Deltona Lakes 3 Enterprise 3 Cypress Creek

4 Discovery 4 Forest Lake 4 Debary

5 Friendship 5 Indian River 5 Freedom

6 Holly Hill (K-5) 6 Longstreet 6 George Marks

7 McInnis 7 Manatee Cove 7 Horizon

8 Ortona 8 Orange City 8 Pathways

9 Palm Terrace 9 Ormond Beach 9 Pine Trail

10 Pierson 10 Osceola 10 Port Orange

11 South Daytona 11 Osteen 11 Spruce Creek

12 Spirit 12 Pride 12 Sweetwater

13 Starke 13 Read-Pattillo 13 Tomoka

14 Turie T. Small 14 Sugar Mill

15 Volusia Pines 15 Sunrise

16 Westside 16 Timbercrest

17 Woodward

Middle and High School Students 6-12 Students:

Prior to the mandatory school closures, laptops were being prepared for state testing. Since state testing has been suspended and school closures are taking place until at least April 15, teams will be working around the clock to prepare laptops for distribution for 6th -12th grade students. If a student needs a paper packet (they do not have technology or internet access at home), they will be available for pick up at every middle and high school site on Thursday, March 26 and Friday, March 27. Please note: specific pick up times will be made available next week for each school site. Paper packets will ensure middle and high school students who do not have access to technology at home can begin their at home instruction on March 30. Laptop deployments will take place April 6-9 at each 6th -12th grade site during a designated date and time (further details will be shared in the coming week).

FOR ADDITIONAL and UPDATED INFORMATION, please go to the Volusia County Schools webpage at

www.vcsedu.org

Also, The Counseling Department has an official twitter page.  Please follow them @CNsbhs