Wicomico Recovery Plan 2020 -2021

29 Part II: Student & Family Services Recovery Planning The Division of Student & Family Services continues to provide support and direction in areas including enrollment, student attendance, transportation, school guidance, mental health, Special Education, FIT (Families in Transition) services, and school health services. In addition to the division’s work with schools, the Student & Family Services team continues to work directly with our school families on enrollment and transfer requests, assistance with resources, and matters of health and safety in the school setting. Student & Family Services maintains a wide array of ongoing collaborations with community agencies and partners to support the health, safety and wellness of students. ENROLLMENT The enrollment process will continue in all WCPS schools. School office associates and pupil personnel workers (PPWs) are available to assist families with the enrollment process. All enrollment forms and materials are available at www.wcboe.org. Families enrolling students in grades 1 through 12 can download these forms, complete them and then provide the completed forms along with the required documents to the school office via scanned document, email or in person (when possible). Families enrolling students in Prekindergarten and Kindergarten can utilize the online registration forms found at registration.wcboe.org and can upload the required documents on that page. Families are encouraged to contact their school office or the Division of Student & Family Services at 410-677-4538, 410-677-5226 and 410-677-4487 for assistance with any questions. STUDENT ATTENDANCE Procedures have been developed in collaboration with MSDE to monitor and record student s’ daily attendance. (Requirement #10) STUDENT ATTENDANCE WCPS recognizes the importance of daily attendance in the success of our students. We continue to follow all state and local guidance and regulations relating to the collection and reporting of daily attendance. Recording Attendance During Virtual Learning Model Teachers will record student attendance daily in the X2 Aspen system. Student attendance records will default to “present” during virtual learning on both s ynchronous and asynchronous days. A student will be marked “absent” when there is no evidence of any daily engagement in the online platform classroom. The Virtual Attendance Verification report, Virtual Attendance Invalid and Virtual Attendance Review Needed filter will be generated and monitored daily. Elementary Schools o Teachers will take attendance at the beginning of each day of synchronous instruction in X2 Aspen. o Teachers will use student presence in Zoom classroom platform to validate attendance. o Attendance on the day of asynchronous instruction will be recorded as “present” based on evidence of daily engagement which may include: