All support programs, including before/after school assistance, which includes both academic and social emotional support, is available to all students; however, sites will also use D/F reports, free-reduced reports to help decisively support students who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID. Moreover, before/after school tutoring, extended day credit recovery courses and Summer credit recovery programs include courses options that support students with IEPs and students who are English Language Learners.
Amphitheater will ensure that the interventions it implements to address the academic impact of lost instructional time, will respond to the academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs of all students, and particularly those students disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including students from low-income families, students of color, English learners, children with disabilities, students experiencing homelessness, children in foster care, and migratory students.
Psychologists will help families find resources and small group activities to deal with emotional trauma and mental health due to COVID. Project R.I.S.E. will provide teachers to address learning loss and credit recovery, and The Amp Up! summer school program will provide instructors for remediation including teachers and paraprofessionals to address learning loss and offer opportunities for credit recovery. After-school tutoring will be offered at each school, which will provide instructors to help students with credit recovery due to learning loss caused by COVID.
Capital technology items will be purchased to support the Teacher's ability to offer remote instruction due to COVID. We will increase fresh air intake in ventilation systems by installing new HVAC systems, in accordance with CDC guidance. Professional development activities will be implemented to assist instructional staff in curriculum development, instruction techniques, and staff training to improve instruction for all students who were affected by COVID learning loss. A Pandemic Mitigation and Compliance Officer will be responsible for implementing mitigation measures, in accordance with CDC guidelines. Instructional Technology Specialists will support remote instruction between teachers and students and prepare for future responses to outbreaks. School Health Assistants will be added due to added responsibilities of health office due to COVID.
Pandemic Teachers will be added for supplemental instruction for all students to overcome learning loss due to COVID. Teachers will establish baseline academic achievement levels for individuals and small groups of students, prepare acceleration plans to close gaps between expected achievement levels and current levels which may have been caused by school closures, hybrid learning models, and remote online instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A new Grant Administrator will be hired to support additional work associated with ESSER Grants. Retention stipends will be offered to employees to retain staff due to COVID workforce shortages. PPE and cleaning supplies will be purchased for increased sanitization of schools in accordance with CDC guidance. The internship center at Amphitheater High School will be remodeled to allow for social distancing and to provide additional opportunities for students who were affected by learning and opportunity loss due to COVID.