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Continuity of Teaching and Learning During an Emergency



A catastrophic event may result in the official suspension of face-to-face classes at Pathways to College K8. The nature of the events/disruptions will determine the conditions under which instruction may be impacted. While the specifics of the conditions may vary, one or more of the following general conditions may be the impetus for enacting the plan:

  1. Loss of teaching and learning facilities including loss of public infrastructure or access to our facilities. Classes may need to be held at alternative locations or online.
  2. Significant reduction in teachers, staff, and student attendance related to illness, natural disasters, or other events.
  3. Need for “social distancing” to provide instruction without face-to-face contact (Pandemic).

Continuity of learning is the continuation of education in the event of a prolonged school closure or student absence. It is a critical component of school emergency management, as it promotes the continuation of teaching and learning despite circumstances that interrupt normal school attendance for one or more students. However, many considerations play a role in the development of distance learning programs, such as accessibility, type and quality of materials, and the length of time that this type of learning must be maintained. There are also a variety of potentially viable distance learning methods. The following has been prepared to outline plan description and resources that PTC has available.

Elements of the Continuity of Learning Plan
Action Plan
An action plan has been developed to address continuation of student learning during a catastrophic event to minimize student confusion, list expectations, and facilitate continued instruction.
Comprehensive learning continuity planning and implementation support:

This Plan anticipates the use of alternate methods for delivery of course material and for student-teacher communication. Ensure all student contact information is UP-TO-DATE and housed in the student file.

  • Teacher Check-Ins
  • Tutorials
  • Recorded Class Meetings
  • Live Class Meetings
  • Telephone and Video calling
Online Platforms The readiness statement outlined in each packet should proactively instruct students on what platforms will be used to access the online content and how to access it.

Google Drive

  • Classroom
  • Sheets
  • Slides
  • Documents
Hard Copy Packets / Printed Materials
  • Hard copy packets will be assembled for each teacher and made available in the office for pick up during office hours.
  • In the event of a school closure, arrangements will be made so that students may take their assigned textbook and/or workbook home with them.
  • Other media may be available online (discuss with teacher).
  • Library Books
  • Textbooks, workbooks, online books, and printable books
  • Each packet will include a pencil and sharpener.
  • If paper is needed, please request that to the Staff.
  • School Library will be open during school hours, 8:00 am to 3:30 pm, for students to check out books.
Communication & School Website
School will ensure to provide the most up-to-date information.
  • Email: Gmail or SchoolWise
  • OneCall Now
  • SchoolWise
  • Class Tag
  • Google Classroom
  • Refer to the Virtual Presence Checklist
Technical Assistance Staff and students who require assistance with any technical difficulties with any of the platforms, please contact the help desk at (760) 949-8002 or


Call: (760) 949-8002
Other student supports
  • School will develop plans with local agencies to ensure that time sensitive supports for students are available.
  • Contact school to inform what tools may be needed to support distance learning.
Call (760) 949-8002
Meal Programs
  • The USDA has approved a request from California to allow meal service during school closures to minimize potential exposure to the virus. These meals are available at no cost to each student enrolled at PTC to ensure kids receive nutritious meals while schools are temporarily closed.
  • Meals are provided through a pick up service from Monday through Friday, during the school closure. Cars will pull up to the designated area and receive a meal for each child that is:
      • Physically in attendance (in the vehicle).
      • One breakfast meal and one lunch meal per student per day.
      • Children (18 years and younger) and children and adults with special needs (22 years and younger).
  • In conjunction with the "social distancing" order, meals will be served using the current end of day car pick-up system. Parents/guardians will form a line, drive up to the serve area, and inform the staff how many children (who fit the above criteria) are in the vehicle. Meals are provided through pick-up only, there will be no areas allowed for eating on site. 
  • PTC’s food service program will offer meals during the planned school closure.
  • Meals served include:
    • Current day lunch
    • Next day breakfast
  • Meals will be served  Monday through Friday from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm ONLY.
Call (760) 949-8002
Google Classroom
Here is a guide on how to use Google Classroom:
Meal Service offered daily at Pathways K8!
Community Resources
Common Sense created Wide Open School to offer resources to support kids' educational, emotional, and physical development. It includes sections such as academic supports, emotional well-being practices, and children with special needs.
The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health continually updates a curated list of COVID-19 Resources for Children with Special Health Care Needs.  
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