Parent Information for Extended AMI Plan 3_27_20

Posted by Amanda Rather on 3/27/2020 8:30:00 PM

Printable Parent Information for Extended AMI Letter

Lonoke School District will provide meaningful instruction in accessible, flexible pathways that
meet the needs and requirements of each of our students. We will evaluate our process weekly
to refine and augment areas that need additional support. We will continue to provide services
and support that are included in a student’s IEP or 504 plan for continued academic
engagement throughout this process.

Unfortunately we received word that we will not be able to serve lunches/breakfast meals for
Saturdays and Sundays. If this changes, we will let you know and of course provide services as
we can.

LPS (K-2)
Curriculum and Instruction

All core instruction K-2 will be provided through PBS AMI (Channel 2 on your TV) and
supported through Google Classroom. This will air daily from 8:00-9:30 am. This requires AMI
materials to be available to all students. Along with the April 1st distribution of packets, they
may be picked up Wednesday at schools in designated zones for pick-up and drop-off. These
packets will correspond with the information being shared on PBS. Each school will provide a
designated place for pick up that is accessible at all hours. Along with PBS Lonoke Primary
School will use Google Classroom to push out Phonics and Heggerty lessons.

*If you miss the airing from 8:00-9:30 am, remember that it will be broadcast online after 4pm.

Communication

All teachers will have office hours from 10:00-12:00 (M-F) via email, Remind, or text messaging.
During this time, Mrs. Lucia will be available to facilitate and translate for our Spanish families

LPS office personnel are accessible by phone M-F 8:30-3:30 to answer questions and support
our families. All parents need to check their Remind each day for ongoing communication.
Please make all communications with teachers during office hours from 10-12 daily. During the
week, questions should be answered within 24 hours of the question/concern. Parents if you
have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact the building principal at
dean.campbell@lonokeschools.org

LES (3-5)
Curriculum and Instruction

All core instruction 3-5 will be provided through DESE-supported PBS AMI Platform and
supplemented through Google Classroom. This will be aired daily from 9:30-11:00 am. This
requires AMI materials be available to all students. Along with the April 1st distribution of
packets, they may be picked up at the school Monday - Wednesday from 9:00-11:00 am. Along
with PBS, LES will utilize Google Classroom to push out other essential lessons. Every grade
level 3-5 will participate in a novel read-aloud and Phonics/Structures Lesson that will be
available on Google Classroom, Facebook, and Dojo. These videos will start April 6.

*If you miss the airing from 9:30-11:00 am, remember that it will be broadcast online after 4pm.

Communication

Lonoke Elementary teachers will have office hours daily from 10:00 - 12:00 (M-F) via email,
Dojo, or text message. During this time, Mrs. Rameirez and Mrs. Holly Richardson will be able to
facilitate and translate for our families in which Spanish is their first or preferred home language.

LES office personnel are accessible by phone M-F 8:30-3:30 to answer questions and support
our families. All parents need to check their classroom DOJO each day for ongoing
communication. Please make sure that all communications with teachers happen during
designated office hours 10:00am-12:00pm. During the week, teachers and administrators will
answer questions within 24 hours of submission. Parents if you have any questions or concerns
do not hesitate to contact the building principal at matt.binford@lonokeschools.org

LMS (6-8)
Curriculum and Instruction

All core instruction 6-8 will be provided through DESE-supported PBS AMI Platform aired daily
from 11:00am-1:30pm and supported through Google Classroom. Along with the April 1st
distribution of packets, they may be picked up at the school Wednesday, April 1st and every
Monday thereafter. This will be in a designated location for families to access at any time.

*If you miss the airing from 11:00 am-1:30pm, remember that it will be broadcast online after
4pm.

Communication

Lonoke Middle School teachers will have office hours daily from 10:00 - 12:00 (M-F) via email or
text message.

LMS office personnel are accessible by phone M-F 8:30-3:30 to answer questions and support
our families. Please make sure that all communications with teachers happen during designated
office hours 10:00am-12:00pm. During the week, teachers and administrators will answer
questions within 24 hours of submission. Parents if you have any questions or concerns do not
hesitate to contact the building principal at jeannie.holt@lonokeschools.org

LHS (9-12)
Curriculum and Instruction

Traditional Classes
All 9-12 teachers will utilize Google Classroom to provide instruction to students through videos
as well as other resources such as Virtual Arkansas. Students without internet will be provided a
packet that is closely aligned with the work assigned on google classroom.

Envision Classes

Envision students will continue utilizing the Onfire LMS platform to access essential curriculum
only. AMI packets will be available for those students without internet access.

Communication

LHS office personnel are accessible by phone Monday - Friday 8:30-3:30 via email, Google
Classroom, and by phone to provide clarification and assistance on assignments. Teachers will
have office hours that will be placed on the school website as well in Google Classroom.

Special Services

OT/PT

Allied will offer three different avenues for providing these services. Our staff will contact you to
determine which avenue best meets your needs:

1. Telehealth - must have internet
- must have a parent or caregiver present during the session
- need to know what day and time

2. Clinic is open - Students can be seen in either clinic. Allied therapists are practicing
appropriate distancing and proper cleaning of surfaces and areas at the clinics. The parent may
want to take the students to either clinic or even to another safe location.

Clinics are located at:
1500 Wilson Loop, Ward
5332 JKF Blvd. North LIttle Rock

3. Through AMI packets which Allied will develop for each student that is unable to be served
through # 1 or # 2 above

Speech

AMI packets will be sent with directions and links to online materials that will address your
child's needs.

Annual Reviews

Will continue as scheduled. They can be conducted via telephone or any other popular
application that allows for video chats.

Parents will receive notices beginning this week. If the scheduled time is not acceptable, email
your child's teacher or call the special education office and leave a message at 501-676-7066

Parent/Student Information

If you need to access school wifi from a SCHOOL ISSUED device
Please note the following areas around the district with stronger wifi connection. Areas
are indicated with a green striped rectangle. Your school issued device will automatically connect.

Elementary School

LES WiFi Areas

Middle School

LMS WiFi Areas

High School

LHS WiFi Areas

How Do I Access PBS?

Tune to Arkansas PBS ( KETS-Channel 2 in Central AR) to watch Arkansas Alternative
Methods of Instruction (AMI) over the air or through your cable or satellite provider. You can find
out how to watch at myarkansaspbs.org/channelinformation

Arkansas AMI Daytime Broadcast: Monday - Friday

PK-2 8:00-9:30
Grades 3-5 9:30-11:00
Grades 6-8 11:00-1:30

How can I get help?

Having trouble getting the shows on your TV? Technical staff are available to help.
* Email: info@myarkansaspbs.org
* Phone Number: 501-682-2386

Need help with the lessons? Educators are available during the daytime broadcast.
* Email: amihelp@myarkansaspbs.org
* Phone Number: 501-682-0317

Additional Television Reception Tips

myarkansaspbs.org/onair/troubleshooting

What do I do if I miss the live broadcast?

The AMI instructional content and shows will be available online after 4:00 P.M of the
same day of broadcast. Click here to connect to our website:
* https://www.myarkansaspbs.org/ArkansasAMI

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