Cabell Connected Classroom Project Launched to Provide Distance Learning Support for Students and Parents
As school facilities in West Virginia remain closed as part of Governor Justice’s “stay home” order, many parents have questions or concerns about how their children will access online learning, complete assignments or engage with their teachers.
To help those parents get answers, today Cabell County Schools is launching its Connected Classroom project. The goal of this website-based project is to provide families with a central source of information regarding instruction, testing, meal delivery, and social and emotional supports. The link to Cabell’s Connected Classroom can be found at the top of the district’s website, www.cabellschools.com.
“We are truly on a journey in uncharted territory,” says Ryan Saxe, Superintendent of Cabell County Schools. “However, we are all in this together and need to lean on one another as we navigate this trying time. We appreciate everything parents and guardians are already doing at home to support their children. While learning at home can seem overwhelming, through Cabell’s Connected Classroom project, we are mobilizing the entire school district to help provide parents with the resources necessary to assist their children during this period of transition.”
Superintendent Saxe says while this transition to a new way of learning is going to be a difficult process for everyone, he hopes the Connected Classroom project will continually evolve and grow in order to help ease apprehension and provide families with as much support as possible.
“Even though the learning environment is different, the relationships between teachers, parents and students remains equally important,” says Mr. Saxe. “We want our students and parents to know we are here for you.”
Families should expect several contacts from teachers and school staff this week. During the week of Spring Break, through its Schoology platform, Cabell County Schools recorded 141,064 interactions with more than 6000 student assignment submissions.
About Cabell’s Connected Classroom:
Cabell’s Connected Classroom can be accessed on the district’s website, www.cabellschools.com. Simply look for the link in the banner at the top of the page. On the site, visitors will find distance learning information for each programmatic level, access instructions for online learning platforms such as Schoology and Clever, Grab-N-Go meal delivery sites and available Wi-Fi hotspot locations. Parents will also find direct phone numbers for the district’s schools that they can call with questions about take-home packets or other needed supports provided by social workers or mental health professionals. For more information, please contact Kelly Watts, Assistant Superintendent over Leadership and Instruction by calling (304) 528-5203 or by email at [email protected].
For further information about the district’s transition to distance learning, the district has produced a video that can be viewed on the Cabell County Schools YouTube channel or at the following link: https://www.cabellschools.com/CabellsConnectedClassroom.aspx
Student Meal Grab-N-Go Sites Serve 40,000+ Meals during Spring Break
Cabell County Schools is continuing the district’s weekday meal delivery for students at all previously-announced sites.
The district served more than 40,000 student meals this week, which was the county’s Spring Break.
Any child 18 and under, or any currently enrolled student, may visit any meal delivery site. Children may visit any meal site that is convenient.
To view the most up-to-date list of “Grab-N-Go” meal sites and distribution times, please visit the Connected Classroom page on the district website, www.cabellschools, com. You may also visit the site listing directly at the following link: https://www.cabellschools.com/StudentMeals.aspx
Guidance for employees will be sent separately through district email. Please contact your supervisor with any questions or concerns.
Employees receiving their pay through direct deposit will have their paycheck stubs sent to their regular worksite Monday, March 30. Employees who have not elected direct deposit will receive their March 30 paycheck via U.S. mail. Employees with payroll questions are encouraged to contact the business office by calling (304) 528-5025.
Cabell County Schools COVID-19 Information Center
The district will continue to update the public about its response to COVID-19 on it’s website, www.cabellschools.com, or you may access the district’s COVID-19 Information Center directly at https://www.cabellschools.com/protected/ArticleView.aspx?iid=42222&dasi=3G3Y
You may also find the latest information about COVID-19 activity in our region by visiting the Cabell-Huntington Health Department website at www.cabellhealth.org. The health department has also established a call center to help answer any questions you have concerning COVID-19 and our community’s response. That number is (304) 526-6544.