Williamson County Schools and Franklin Special School District are providing alternative ways for students to learn while schools are closed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to a press release, WCS staff and officials have worked through spring break to provide online learning materials to students of all grade levels.
“Thank you for your patience and continued support during this unprecedented time,” Superintendent Jason Golden said in a release. “We know that our teachers want to reconnect with their students; our students are missing the normalcy of being with their friends in school; and you, as parents and guardians, want what’s best for your child.”
Online educational resources are posted online at https://www.wcs.edu/student-resources, where students can log in using their ClassLink accounts.
Along with math, language arts, science and social studies content being added online by WCS staff for appropriate grade levels during the school closure, ACT preparation materials will also be available through students’ ClassLink accounts.
Members of WCS’s technology department are also working to distribute Chromebooks and charging cords to students without access to a computer at home, though the number of available school laptops is limited.
According to the release, there will be no required assignments, grades or attendance taken during the school closure period. According to a video with the superintendent recorded March 20, schools are scheduled to reopen April 3.
Additionally, FSSD will distribute physical copies of learning packets for students at all of its schools on March 24. Chromebooks for students in grades 4-8 will also be distributed. According to an announcement on the school district website, the learning material from the packets will be posted online by March 25.
“These review packets are for your children to use to remain engaged in their education, but are strictly optional and nothing is required to be turned in,” the announcement read.