How high school teachers are connecting with students during Plan C

How high school teachers are connecting with students during Plan C
Posted on 11/18/2020
MHS teacher Stephanie Guliano meets with a student Mehlville School District recently transitioned high school students to Plan C, our virtual learning plan, due to increasing cases of COVID-19 in our community. Our high school teachers are working hard to continue to connect with students while we’re in the virtual format. 

Students and teachers have intervention time built into their schedule each day from 9:40 a.m.-11:55 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.-2:50 p.m. During this time, teachers are meeting with students both virtually and in-person.
MHS teacher Stephanie Guliano
Image: Mehlville High School math teacher Stephanie Guliano reviews a Geometry-in-Construction assignment with sophomore Zack Gaines.

“I enjoy being able to see whether the students understand the math that I am teaching,” said Stephanie Guliano, Mehlville High School teacher. “Some of the students really struggle with online learning. In-person support can help them connect with a teacher. They are able to ask questions and clarify their thinking with a live person.” 

The Mehlville School District Transportation Department has buses available during the morning intervention time for students who don’t have transportation to and from school. 

“Our bus drivers have remained flexible throughout the pandemic to do what is necessary to benefit our students,” said Dr. Chad Dickemper, Executive Director of Planning and Development. “I encourage families to collaborate with teachers to take advantage of this opportunity.” OHS teacher John Ries
Image: Oakville High School social studies teacher John Ries and junior Grace Boyer review an assignment she is working on for American Government class. 

We know that most students learn better in-person. This intervention time can help students stay on track.  

 “It’s better for students who struggle learning online to connect with their teacher and better understand what they’re doing,” said Grace Boyer, an Oakville High School junior. “I’m one of those students who has trouble learning virtually. Coming here to school helps me better focus on the subjects I’m studying.”  

Mehlville School District has safeguards in place to keep students and staff safe during in-person intervention including face covering and social distancing requirements, as well as one-way traffic flow. Visitors are limited to those scheduled through the school. 

 “These intervention times allow our students and teachers to continue to connect and to provide the best learning experience possible, given our current circumstances.”  said Dr. Brian Smith, Assistant Superintendent, Teaching and Learning. 

If your child would benefit from intervention time, please have them reach out to their teacher. They should request transportation when scheduling a time, and our high school office staff will arrange a school bus for them.
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