APS Meeting Daily Challenges Online

Finding Solutions For All Students
Posted on 04/08/2020
Image of APS Sylvester Small Administration Building(Jennifer Pignolet for Ohio.com/Akron Beacon Journal)

In an effort to make sure no child falls through the cracks during the COVID-19 outbreak, Akron Public Schools is launching a network of trained staff to reach out to individual students and their families.

The district will train staff members who would normally be based at school — including nutrition workers, educational assistants or IT staff — to become “connectors,” whom teachers can rely on to help bring students who are struggling at home back into the fold.

At least 900 students who have yet to sign into their online learning platform can expect a call in the next week, Assistant Superintendent Ellen McWilliams-Woods said. Principals and teachers will be able to ask a connector to reach out to any other student they believe needs a firmer point of contact with their school.

Their primary role will be to link families to any resources they may need, and secondarily to help students keep up with their school work, McWilliams-Woods said. Read more here >>.
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