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Cyber Day replaces Snow Day Make-Up

Kingsway announces Cyber Day to replace Snow Day make-up

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact:          

Dr. James J. Lavender, Superintendent  

           

Kingsway Regional School District

(O): 856-467-4600 ext. 4205

(C): 856-217-5192

(F): 856-467-5382

 

 

Woolwich Twp. – The Kingsway Regional School District Board of Education announced at Thursday’s Board meeting that it will make-up the February 20th snow closing day with a district-wide “Cyber Day” on Monday, April 22nd. As a result, school will be closed to students on the Monday after the Easter holiday in lieu of completing a technology-based learning assignment per class. The day will instead be used as a staff training day as originally planned in the 2018-19 school calendar.

 

As a result, Kingsway’s middle and high school teachers, grades 7-12, will communicate assignments directly to their roster of students, prior to spring recess, which is scheduled to begin Monday, April 15th through Friday, April 19th. Each “Cyber Day Assignment” will be tied to the existing curriculum and serve as a purposeful continuation of learning for the student. Teachers are expected to make every effort to use technology as a channel through which the student engages in the learning experience.

 

Dr. James J. Lavender, Superintendent of schools, recommended the plan to the Board of Education and stated, “We are embracing technology as a way to enhance education and prepare our students for life after high school. Many of them will enroll in a college or university that will take a blended approach to education, utilizing both traditional forms and e-learning platforms, to deliver instruction and facilitate learning. Other students, whether its post-high school or post-college, will be employed in organizations that will most likely utilize technology to complete work responsibilities from home. As time goes on, technology will continue to enhance these opportunities and we want our students to be ready to embrace each one.

 

District administrators plan to follow up the proposed Cyber Day with surveys to better gauge the success of this approach for future consideration as a viable means to make up snow closing days.

 

To review the District’s 2018-19 school calendar, click HERE.

 

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About the Kingsway Regional School District

Kingsway is a limited purpose regional school district that offers its students a rigorous academic program and a myriad of enrichment programs and services for students in grades 7 to 12. Kingsway Regional Middle School (Grades 7 to 8) and Kingsway Regional High School (Grades 9 to 12) cater to the individual needs of our students and promote opportunities for students to pursue their own areas of interest. Our population of approximately 2,700 students is multicultural and reflects the diversity of the communities it serves. Its mission is to ensure that all students receive rigorous and engaging instructional experiences that promote high levels of student achievement, including those with diverse learning needs. To learn more visit the District’s website at http://krsd.org/Page/1.