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Guidance for Course Credit
Posted 4/9/20

Guidance for Course Credit


Bossier Schools is offering supplemental learning options in two formats: online and in print. These learning opportunities are meant to provide a review of prior content, as well as provide new learning where applicable and as desired by students and their parents. While this learning will not take the place of regular classroom instruction, we strongly encourage our students and families to utilize these resources to supplement and extend learning at home.  


GENERAL GUIDANCE 


  • Bossier Parish Schools is providing opportunities for students to learn through their teachers’ Google Classrooms or other approved virtual platforms. These learning opportunities are meant to provide a review for prior content, as well as provide new learning. 


  • Teachers should continue assessing students’ work for the purpose of “grade recovery” and begin assessing mastery of new student learning standards taught. 


  • The Principal and/or his/her designee(s) is expected to monitor all Google Classrooms for content and engagement on a weekly basis. 


  • Students shall not be penalized academically because of their inability to access devices, the Internet or academic resources. If a student’s current situation does not allow him/her to take part in academic activities, the principal and/or teacher shall excuse all assigned work. 


  • If a student declines academically during this period of school closure, his/her grade will revert back to the grade he/she had at the time of the school closure, e.g., Do No Harm Practice.


  • Teachers may communicate with students and families through Google Classroom, phone calls, Illuminate, Zoom conference calls, email, and other approved platforms. 


  • Attendance will not be taken during the mandatory school closure. The annual 63,720 instructional minute requirement has been waived via the Governor’s proclamation.


  • No standardized testing will be given during the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.


  • No final exams will be given for the 2019-2020 school year. 


  • The requirement to use standardized test scores when making promotion and placement decisions for students has been waived.  


  • BESE has waived the LEAP Placement Test requirement for fifth and ninth grade transfer students from nonpublic and home schools for the 2020-2021 school year.