CASA GRANDE — It’ll be back to learning on Monday for Casa Grande Elementary School District students the old school way, without a computer.
The district has been reaching out to parents via email, social media, letter and phone calls this week to let them know that distance learning packets will be available for pickup for all students at their schools from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, said Mike Cruz, district communications and marketing specialist. Each school will have the packets separated by grade level, he said. Parents can simply drive up to the correct grade level area and they will be handed a packet.
“If you don’t have a computer, that’s totally fine,” Cruz said.
The packets are all inclusive and have a week’s worth of learning and school work inside, Cruz said. They are designed to be used without access to a computer or the internet, although the packets do include website addresses for additional learning opportunities for those families or students who do have access and want more information on a topic.
The district will be handing out the packets each week on Monday until the school closure lifts, he said. As of right now, the district is expecting schools to reopen to students on April 13. The district has been in contact with the state and has not heard of any changes in the date to reopen the schools, Cruz said.
District teachers will be offering office hours online and by phone. Cruz asked parents who have not yet had contact with their student’s teacher to please contact the teacher and parents who have made contact with their child’s teacher to stay in contact with them.
The district is also sorting through the books in its library and will be handing out some of the books it plans to get rid of to families during meal and packet pickups.
Any parent who has questions can reach the district by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, Cruz said. The district is constantly monitoring that email address and will respond quickly to all requests.