• Updates

    (January 2021)
    K-12 Instructional Learning Plan - January 2021

     (November 2020)
    K-12 Distance Learning Transition
    Preschool At Home Plan

    Distance learning in D60 in 2020-21

    As part of District 60's Return to School Plan for the 2020-21 school year, families were given the option for students to have a 100% online learning model for at least the first semester of the school year. 

    Details about distance learning option

    Descriptive Elements and Rationale:

    • Provides alternative learning option for families who prefer a fully online option or for students who for health reasons are unable to attend in-person learning
    • For staffing reasons, families who choose this option will be asked to commit to a minimum of one semester of fully online learning before being allowed to transfer back to in-person learning
    • All parents of in-person learners will be given the option of transferring to the fully online option at semester
    • A “hardship” transfer request process will be in place for requesting a change in instructional model in the middle of the semester
    • All students will be issued a technology device. Students in grades K-1 will receive an iPad; students in grades 2-12 will receive a Chromebook
    • Grades K-5 will engage in ½ day (AM or PM) synchronous learning taught by a D60 elementary teacher using Google Meet, and ½ day asynchronous learning lessons and will utilize D60 Board adopted elementary curriculum materials
    • Grades 6-12 will engage in asynchronous learning and will utilize Board adopted APEX self-paced online courses. D60 content licensed teachers will manage APEX student accounts and reach out to students individually to provide supplementary instructional lessons and support
    • ESS, CLDE, READ Act, and GT support will be provided by a D60 qualified teacher to those students who qualify
    • Social-emotional support and counseling services will be provided as needed by the home school
    • Students will remain enrolled in their home school to provide an easy transition back to in-person learning when appropriate
    • Virtual online instructors will be hired from existing staff. Priority will be placed on teachers who request accommodation and meet the definition of "Vulnerable Individuals” under the Governor's current order. A group interview process will be conducted at the district level.
    • Additional recommendations from a K-12 online teacher feedback group will be shared with district and school leadership for implementation

  • Internet Options for Families

    • Comcast / Xfinity - Comcast offers their Internet Essentials Plan for $9.95 a month which includes Access to their WiFi hotspots throughout town. No credit check and no contract. Visit www.internetessentials.com to apply.

    • Comcast has published a map of “hotspots” (Comcast account MAY BE REQUIRED to use) where students and families can attach to available Wifi. There are many locations around Pueblo that may be easy for students to connect to. Check the following website and search by zip code to locate locations near you. https://wifi.xfinity.com/

    • Secom (local company) was offering Special Discounted Pricing on services such as Wireless and Fiber for 90 days. Families would need to reach out to see if they are in the service area and what special pricing still applies by visiting visit http://www.secom.net, or via email sales@secom.net, or call 719.383.1349.

    • CenturyLink - CenturyLink provides Internet but does not have any current specials that we are aware of. To inquire further, visit: https://www.centurylink.com/home/

    • Cellphone Carrier - We recommend families reach out to their cell phone provider to see what options exist to enable HotSpot service on their plans.