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The continued safety, well-being, and success of our students, teachers, staff, and community has always been our top priority as we navigate the complex and evolving coronavirus crisis. To that end, our comprehensive task force has outlined a school reopening plan that includes a return to full-time in-person instruction for students in grades PK-5, 6, and 9, and an alternating schedule with a combination of in-person and synchronous real-time online learning for students in grades 7-8 and 10-12.
La seguridad continúa, el bienestar, y el éxito de nuestros estudiantes, maestros, empleados, y la comunidad siempre ha sido nuestra prioridad más importante a manera que enfrentamos la compleja y evolucionante crisis del coronavirus. Con eso en mente, nuestro integro y dedicado grupo de trabajo ha preparado un plan de reapertura de las escuelas que incluye un regreso a la enseñanza en persona de tiempo completo para los estudiantes que están en los grados del PK al 5, en el 6, y en el 9, y un horario alternativo con una combinación de aprendizaje en persona y un aprendizaje sincronizado en vivo en tiempo real en línea a través del Internet para estudiantes en los grados 7 al 8 y del 10 al 12.
A drive-through Community Resource Center will be open from 12:00 p.m. - 5 p.m. on Wednesdays throughout the months of June and July. Bilingual staff is available at the Learning Services Center, 401 S. Pratt Parkway in Longmont. El Centro de Recursos Comunitario de autoservicio estará abierto los miercoles de 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. durante los meses de junio y julio. Personal bilingüe estará disponible en el Centro de Servicios de Aprendizaje, 401 S. Pratt Parkway en Longmont.
The original purpose of this redesigned plan was to show students how to use exponential data to make changes to a growing community. This quickly developed into a great project on creating a business. As Longmont grows, it will inevitably need more resources such as roads, housing, grocery stores, schools, restaurants, and more. The students picked the resource that they were most interested in building and started to work through the numbers. The first major task they dealt with was population density. They had to determine when the town would need another one of their resources based on the exponential growth of the city. For example, how many more people would Longmont need in order to justify having another McDonald's? Once they were able to calculate the approximate timeline of their projects, they had to calculate the funding using standard business loans from local banks. Loan interest is also an exponential function, so the math was reinforced as they had to calculate details like interest, loan payments, and total cost of their projects. With their price tags raging from $1.5 million to $25 million, the students quickly realized how difficult it can be to truly fund a new business and how much money businesses need to make in order to stay afloat. The students responded positively to the realism of this project. Knowing how to use those exponential functions and gaining an understanding of the money involved in creating something that superficially seems so simple really gave students a much better perspective on money and business. Resources to revamp this unit were provided through the RTTT grant from the US Department of Education.
The Innovation Center is a comprehensive research and development center. It provides an environment tailored to aspiring student inventors, designers and entrepreneurs.Click to Learn More
Rigorous K-12 Programming that includes STEM at all levels. This initiative aligns and transforms Skyline feeder schools with a STEM focus.
Offering competitive and innovative 21st Century learning through Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
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