Remote Learning

Click Here to Access Remote Learning For Students and Updates Amid School Closures
Posted on 03/15/2020

Remote LearningClick Here to Access the Remote Learning Page and Student Assignments

Summer Learning Resources
The Carson City School District is pleased to announce that ST Math is now being utilized across all six elementary school sites as a supplemental math program. ST Math is a visual instructional program that engages children in creative and rigorous problem solving. We hope you will join us in a partnership by helping your child with access to this program at home.  Please see the “How to Access ST Math” instruction.

Additionally, myOn, by Renaissance Learning, is a digital library where students may access their favorite books and complete learning activities throughout the summer. 


Students needing computer support may take their computer or Chromebook to the District Office parking lot at 1402 West King Street. The Technology Kiosk will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Students may also email for help at StudentHelpDesk@carson.k12.nv.us.

If you were unable to obtain a hard-copy of your child's remote learning packet at his/her elementary school, they will also be available at the Carson City School District Office, 1402 West King Street. Please call 775-283-200 in advance. 


COVID-19 Information Hotline: 775-283-4789
If you have questions or concerns about COVID-19, please call the COVID-19 Hotline at 775-283-4789 or visit gethealthycarsoncity.org.


Update, Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Update from Superintendent Richard Stokes, Remote Teaching Process to Continue Through June 3, 2020

At a press conference yesterday, Governor Sisolak made an official declaration that schools in Nevada would not return to "in person" learning for the remainder of the current school year. This means that at this time, schools will not resume normal "on-campus" operations this year.  According to our District's academic calendar, the last day of this school year is June 3, 2020.

As a result of the Governor's decision, we will continue to provide remote learning services to our students and families until the final day of school. For the elementary grades, the packets that were prepared and distributed yesterday and today are intended to provide grade-level instructional materials through the end of the school year. Secondary materials will continue to be developed and delivered using electronic means by each teacher. The same conditions already established of teachers making contact with students are still in effect. While this system of instruction delivery is unique to the pandemic, our intent is to provide new and challenging lessons and learning opportunities for our students. Since we now know that we will be holding school remotely for the remainder of the school year, teachers will plan and deliver work and expectations accordingly. As in the past, please be aware that operations may change according to new information or conditions. 

I am so appreciative of the concern and work that our teachers and everyone has contributed during this unusual school year. Parents, students, and community members alike have expressed their appreciation for our commitment, care, and professionalism as we continue to provide educational services. Thanks to our teachers and staff for their dedication, integrity, and desires to help our students and families during this extraordinary time.

As we turn our eyes to the immediate future, please consider that we will be facing an "end of a school year" that will be very different from any we have experienced previously. While getting ready to bring this school year to a close, we are still being asked to maintain appropriate social distancing and not to meet in groups of more than 10 people. As such, we should expect significant limitations on any typical end of year events. Knowing that students will not be returning to our campuses, we will be providing additional guidance in closing out the school year and preparing for the next one. Because this is new for all of us, I invite you to share your creative ideas and suggestions, with your colleagues, principals, supervisors, and District Office staff in completing our professional tasks while also recognizing and honoring the work and accomplishments of our students.

I wish you all good health and happiness as we continue to contribute to the well-being of our district, community, state, and nation.
Sincerely,
Richard  


Update, Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Update From Superintendent Stokes: Schools Closed Through April 30

In response to Nevada Gov. Sisolak’s announcement this morning to extend the “Stay at Home” directive through April 30, the Carson City School District will continue with Remote Learning for teachers and students through the remainder of the month.

The school district’s Superintendent Richard Stokes shared the following to students and families in a districtwide message via email and phone this evening.

“Today the Governor of Nevada issued a “Stay at Home” directive due to the continued threat of exposure to the Coronavirus. The Governor’s actions officially extended the school closure date to April 30, which aligns with the guidance provided by the President of the United States. As a result, Carson City School District will continue to provide educational services through the remote teaching and learning process for now.  In addition, student meals will continue to be assembled and distributed at various locations including Carson Middle School, Carson High School, The Ron Wood Center, the Boys and Girls Club, and Empire and Seeliger Elementary Schools. As a reminder, April 10-17 is the District’s scheduled Spring Break. No lessons or meals will be provided during this time.

I know these are challenging times. We all miss our school friends and teachers and look forward to the time when school things can be “Normal” again. Until then, keep being strong. Focus on the things you can control like your school and home responsibilities and duties. You can also do your part by staying at home, washing your hands frequently, not going out if you are sick, and maintaining your social distancing.

Until next time, please take care or yourselves and each other as we work together to defeat the effects of COVID-19.

Goodbye for now.”

Please continue checking the Carson City School District website carsoncityschools.com and our social media sites Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for further updates.


Update, Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Students needing computer support may take their computer or Chromebook to the District Office parking lot at 1402 West King Street. The Technology Kiosk will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Students may also email for help at StudentHelpDesk@carson.k12.nv.us.


Update, Monday, March 30

Nutrition Services will provide free lunch and breakfast for all Carson City School District students and siblings ages 18 and under beginning Tuesday, March 17, with the first pick-up containing lunch for that day as well as breakfast for the following morning.

  1. Meal pick-up hours of service will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  2. Locations will include the following (please view maps and drive-thru directions here):
    • Empire Elementary School, 1260 Monte Rosa Drive
    • Carson Middle School, 1140 W. King Street
    • Carson High School, 1111 N. Saliman Road
    • Seeliger Elementary School, 2800 S. Saliman Road
    • Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada, 1870 Russell Way
    • Ron Wood Family Resource Center, 2621 Northgate Lane
  3. Meals will include lunch for that day as well as breakfast for the following morning
  4. Meals will be served in bags in a “grab ‘n go” style either in a drive-thru or walk-up method
  5. In order to receive a meal, ALL CHILDREN MUST BE PRESENT (in the vehicle or with their parent).
  6. We will be working with the city to implement traffic speed reductions during these peak hours around the locations.


Update, Friday, March 27, 2020
A message from Superintendent Richard Stokes:

Carson City School District has just completed its first week of Remote Learning.  I want to thank our parents, students, teachers, and staff for your flexibility and commitment to education during these extraordinary times. 

In an effort to keep our community informed about the changes happening in Education, the following updates are important for you to know:

  1. All High-Stakes Tests are cancelled for the remainder of the school year.This means all ACT, SBAC, End of Course, and Career and College Assessments won’t be taken this year.
  2. The date for the possible re-opening of school is now April 20, 2020 for Carson City School District.
  3. Remote Learning will continue until school reopens.
  4. School Board Meetings will be held using virtually means.See the District’s web page at www.carsoncityschools.com to learn how you can participate.
  5. If your Chromebook is malfunctioning, you can visit a kiosk in the District Office Parking Lot at 1402 West King Street from 11 am to 1:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays where a working device will be assigned to you.

In closing, I encourage you to continue washing your hands and keeping safe through appropriate social distancing.  My thanks to everyone who has been so generous with their time, talents, and trust as we adapt to a new way of holding school.

Goodbye for now.



Update, Thursday, March 26, 2020

Ring Ring! Teachers are calling! Here are a few things that you need to know about phone calls during school closure:

  1. Your child's teacher will be using phone calls to take attendance for your child. It is important that they are able to speak to your child 1-2 times each week.
  2. We realize this can be a lot of phone calls if you have multiple children who attend the same school. If this is the case, tell your child's teacher and they will make each phone call short and sweet.
  3. Some teachers may be calling from an unknown number. If you are unable to receive unknown numbers on your phone, please communicate this to your child's teacher.
  4. Zoom video and or Google Meet sessions also count for student attendance. If your child is attending these sessions, they may not receive as many phone calls from their teacher.

Thank you for your continued support and appreciation! We are all incredibly thankful to have such a wonderful community of parents and students!



Update, Monday, March 23, 2020

This past weekend, Gov. Sisolak and state authorities provided updates and clarifications regarding statewide school closures amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the top of the list most impacting students and families in Carson City were four points: 1) all testing has been waived, 2) schools will not reopen prior to April 16, 3) all school employees are deemed to be “essential” and 4) the Nevada Department of Education has approved the request for Emergency Program of Distance Education from the Carson City School District.

  1. All testing used for accountability purposes, graduation requirements and federal reporting has been waived for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. This includes EOCs, ACTs, SBACs, and Career and College Ready assessments.
  2. Schools across the state of Nevada will not reopen prior to April 16, 2020. Students and employees within the Carson City School District will be on Spring Break from April 10-17, so if the state's medical officer deems it safe to do so, schools will reopen Monday, April 20. Again, this is only if it is deemed safe to return and congregate. Please note, during spring break, no educational or food services will be provided.
  3. All school employees are deemed to be "essential" and therefore may be called upon to assist with any support deemed necessary to sustain our students, even if that means working from home in some cases, working at off site locations and working outside of job descriptions.
  4. The Carson City School Board President Mike Walker and Superintendent Richard Stokes have received approval from the Nevada Department of Education to provide Remote Learning (Emergency Program of Distance Education). The program was developed per the governor’s Declaration of Emergency Directive and will follow the guidance from the State Superintendent Jhone Ebert. All students in the state are expected to receive remote instruction from their respective school districts effective today, Monday, March 23.

Additionally, the governor signed an emergency directive related to how public bodies in the state of Nevada must operate public meetings. The directive suspends the requirement that there must be a physical location designated for meetings of a public body where members of the public are permitted to attend and participate in-person.

Any public body that holds a meeting pursuant to this Executive Order must find an alternative way for the public to participate without having to be physically present. The directive also states that if a public body holds a meeting by teleconference or video conference, there must be a way for members of the public to provide public comment.

As such, the Carson City School District will have its March 24 School Board Meeting, tomorrow, as planned. The posted Agenda contains information for the public to attend the meeting remotely and participate electronically. If you have questions or would like to learn more how you can participate in the school board meeting remotely, please contact the Carson City School District’s office, 775-283-2000.

Please continue checking the Carson City School District website carsoncityschools.com and our social media sites Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for further updates.



Update, Friday, March 20, 2020

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and at the close of the first week since Nevada Gov. Sisolak ordered school sites and non-essential businesses to close, what may not be known to the general public is the governor has identified public schools as an essential service. School districts across the state have been working feverishly to develop a system of remote teaching and learning. This new method of holding school begins Monday, March 23.

As teachers and school administrators scramble to coordinate lesson plans and logistics for this remote learning, the Carson City School District acknowledges the hard work and expertise of educators. Students and families have demonstrated a continued commitment to education during the current school building closures as they have returned to their respective schools to retrieve Chromebooks, music instruments and other academic essentials. Given the circumstances on education, the teachers and school staff have been the real heroes. They have been asked, with specific and tight deadlines, to create curriculum for remote learning and meals for school nutrition. And they have done so, masterfully.

This worldwide health crisis has brought challenges to everyone in one way or another. For education, it has become impossible to reliably administer required federal assessments and comply with the related accountability, school identification and reporting requirements.

The Carson City School District learned this morning that the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) put in place a process for State Education Agencies to request waivers of assessments, accountability, school identification and reporting requirements established in the Every Student Succeeds Act. See attached national and state letters.

Beginning Monday, March 23, all students within the Carson City School District will continue their education through remote or at-home resources. Those resources are available on the carsoncityschools.com website on the Remote Learning page. There will be weekly materials for elementary students, and all secondary students (middle and high school students) will receive instruction from their teachers using Google Classroom. Teachers will also make arrangements for copies to be printed and available for pick up in school offices for families who may not have the ability to remotely print them from home.

In preparation to Monday’s launch of remote learning, Carson City School District Superintendent Richard Stokes shared the following to students and families in a districtwide message via email and phone.

“I want to thank all of you for being brave during this pandemic. I know you were looking forward to the springtime activities offered through the schools. Our current situation is disappointing; however, I urge you to help your families by doing chores, being kind and keeping your room clean. This is a hard time for all of us. With your help we can limit the spread of COVID-19 and protect those who are most likely to become ill. We are all feeling apprehensive and nervous, which is okay. Carson City is an amazing place, and we will get through this hard time together.

On Monday, your school will begin a system of remote learning. It is important for us all to be patient as this new way of teaching starts. We are working with state leaders to help all students finish the school year strong. Your teachers, principals, school counselors, social workers and other school staff are available to respond to emails and provide support to you remotely. 

If you are a senior, know that we are doing everything possible to address your concerns and get you across the finish line at graduation. If you are on track to graduate, you will not be penalized for the unforeseen changes occurring in our schools. I know the suspension or cancellation of events and activities is disappointing. However, I know your strength and am confident we will get through this challenging time.

I will continue to keep you and your families all informed about any changes in our schools. In the meantime, please stay safe, stay home as much as possible, hug your families and remember to wash your hands thoroughly and frequently. We care very deeply for each one of you and look forward to having you back at school as soon as possible.

Good bye for now.”

Please continue checking the Carson City School District website carsoncityschools.com and our social media sites Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for further updates.


Update, Thursday, March 19, 2020

As part of the Remote Learning or at-home lesson plans set to launch Monday, March 23, the Carson City School District (CCSD) has made a number of resources available. A Remote Learning page has been created to provide parents and students with weekly materials for students of all grade levels. All secondary students (middle and high school students) will receive instruction from their teachers using Google Classroom. Teachers have also made arrangements for copies to be printed and available for pick up in school offices for families who may not have the ability to remotely print them from home. Click here for more information regarding Remote Learning.


Update, Monday, March 16, 2020

The Carson City School District (CCSD) recognizes the situation regarding COVID-19 is very fluid, with conditions changing rapidly. Therefore, the following actions are being taken to best meet Governor Sisolak’s expectations in unprecedented circumstances.

  1. Tuesday, March 17, all school employees should continue to work as directed by their site administrator or school principal.
  2. Certified employees who can work from home should do so, under the coordination of their site administrator or school principal.
  3. As stated by Governor Sisolak, social distancing is not a one-size-fits-all – people should manage communication and meetings based on individual discretion.
  4. Deep cleaning and sanitizing of all the buildings will continue.
  5. Ill employees should stay home – coordinate with site administrator or school principal.
  6. Older people with underlying health conditions should stay home – coordinate with site administrator or school principal.
  7. Nutrition Services will provide free lunch and breakfast for all Carson City School District students and siblings ages 18 and under beginning Tuesday, March 17, with the first pick-up containing lunch for that day as well as breakfast for the following morning.
    1. Meal pick-up hours of service will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    2. Locations will include the following (please view maps and drive-thru directions here):
  • Empire Elementary School, 1260 Monte Rosa Drive
  • Carson Middle School, 1140 W. King Street
  • Carson High School, 1111 N. Saliman Road
  • Seeliger Elementary School, 2800 S. Saliman Road
    1. Meals will include lunch for that day as well as breakfast for the following morning
    2. Meals will be served in bags in a “grab ‘n go” style either in a drive-thru or walk-up method
    3. In order to receive a meal, ALL CHILDREN MUST BE PRESENT (in the vehicle or with their parent).
    4. We will be working with the city to implement traffic speed reductions during these peak hours around the locations.
  1. Students should not consider the school closure as an extended Spring Break.
  2. Teachers will have all Third Quarter grades finalized and entered by the end of the day Wednesday, March 18.
  3. Beginning Thursday, March 19, teachers will be building lesson plans and materials for students to work on remotely each week.
  4. Beginning Monday, March 23, students will begin remote learning via distance teaching methods available through weekly materials provided on each school’s website homepage or printed packets available for pick-up from the school’s office.
  5. Student engagement and participation will be documented.
  6. Students will be able to retrieve any items or materials left at the school prior to the closure. Visits to the school should be coordinated with site administrator or school principal.
  7. No community events will be allowed at any building site or school.
  8. Please be aware that conditions associated with the school closure may change at any time.
  9. More guidance will be provided if details change.

The Carson City School District encourage parents to assist in the effort to contain the potential spread of COVID-19 by keeping their children at home, by avoiding large private gatherings (more than 10 people), reinforcing proper hygiene techniques and maintaining social distancing. CCSD will react to all changing conditions associated with the virus or guidance from governmental agencies.

Please continue checking the Carson City School District website carsoncityschools.com and our social media sites Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for further updates.


Posted Sunday, March 15, 2020

Due to increasing concern around COVID-19, Governor Sisolak, after consulting with local and state agencies and officials, has decided all schools in Nevada will be closed starting Monday, March 16, through Friday, April 3. With this direction, ALL Carson City School District schools will be closed for three weeks starting tomorrow, Monday, March 16.

Over the next few days, our district will be sending out communication to schools, staff and our community about how this closure will be conducted. Information will include student access to education through virtual means, the offering of nutrition programs, student support services and the role of employees during the closure.

Again, the Carson City School District will be closed for students from March 16 through April 3. We are committed to providing you with timely information on a regular basis, so please check our website at carsoncityschools.com for updates regarding additional information.


 

 

  1. Tuesday, March 17, all school employees should continue to work as directed by their site administrator or school principal.
  2. Certified employees who can work from home should do so, under the coordination of their site administrator or school principal.
  3. As stated by Governor Sisolak, social distancing is not a one-size-fits-all – people should manage communication and meetings based on individual discretion.
  4. Deep cleaning and sanitizing of all the buildings will continue.
  5. Ill employees should stay home – coordinate with site administrator or school principal.
  6. Older people with underlying health conditions should stay home – coordinate with site administrator or school principal.
  7. Nutrition Services will provide free lunch and breakfast for all Carson City School District students and siblings ages 18 and under beginning Tuesday, March 17, with the first pick-up containing lunch for that day as well as breakfast for the following morning.
    1. Meal pick-up hours of service will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    2. Locations will include the following (please view maps and drive-thru directions here):
  • Empire Elementary School, 1260 Monte Rosa Drive
  • Carson Middle School, 1140 W. King Street
  • Carson High School, 1111 N. Saliman Road
  • Seeliger Elementary School, 2800 S. Saliman Road
    1. Meals will include lunch for that day as well as breakfast for the following morning
    2. Meals will be served in bags in a “grab ‘n go” style either in a drive-thru or walk-up method
    3. In order to receive a meal, ALL CHILDREN MUST BE PRESENT (in the vehicle or with their parent).
    4. We will be working with the city to implement traffic speed reductions during these peak hours around the locations.
  1. Students should not consider the school closure as an extended Spring Break.
  2. Teachers will have all Third Quarter grades finalized and entered by the end of the day Wednesday, March 18.
  3. Beginning Thursday, March 19, teachers will be building lesson plans and materials for students to work on remotely each week.
  4. Beginning Monday, March 23, students will begin remote learning via distance teaching methods available through weekly materials provided on each school’s website homepage or printed packets available for pick-up from the school’s office.
  5. Student engagement and participation will be documented.
  6. Students will be able to retrieve any items or materials left at the school prior to the closure. Visits to the school should be coordinated with site administrator or school principal.
  7. No community events will be allowed at any building site or school.
  8. Please be aware that conditions associated with the school closure may change at any time.
  9. More guidance will be provided if details change.

The Carson City School District encourage parents to assist in the effort to contain the potential spread of COVID-19 by keeping their children at home, by avoiding large private gatherings (more than 10 people), reinforcing proper hygiene techniques and maintaining social distancing. CCSD will react to all changing conditions associated with the virus or guidance from governmental agencies.

Please continue checking the Carson City School District website carsoncityschools.com and our social media sites FacebookTwitter and Instagram for further updates.

  1. Tuesday, March 17, all school employees should continue to work as directed by their site administrator or school principal.
  2. Certified employees who can work from home should do so, under the coordination of their site administrator or school principal.
  3. As stated by Governor Sisolak, social distancing is not a one-size-fits-all – people should manage communication and meetings based on individual discretion.
  4. Deep cleaning and sanitizing of all the buildings will continue.
  5. Ill employees should stay home – coordinate with site administrator or school principal.
  6. Older people with underlying health conditions should stay home – coordinate with site administrator or school principal.
  7. Nutrition Services will provide free lunch and breakfast for all Carson City School District students and siblings ages 18 and under beginning Tuesday, March 17, with the first pick-up containing lunch for that day as well as breakfast for the following morning.
    1. Meal pick-up hours of service will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    2. Locations will include the following (please view maps and drive-thru directions here):
  • Empire Elementary School, 1260 Monte Rosa Drive
  • Carson Middle School, 1140 W. King Street
  • Carson High School, 1111 N. Saliman Road
  • Seeliger Elementary School, 2800 S. Saliman Road
    1. Meals will include lunch for that day as well as breakfast for the following morning
    2. Meals will be served in bags in a “grab ‘n go” style either in a drive-thru or walk-up method
    3. In order to receive a meal, ALL CHILDREN MUST BE PRESENT (in the vehicle or with their parent).
    4. We will be working with the city to implement traffic speed reductions during these peak hours around the locations.
  1. Students should not consider the school closure as an extended Spring Break.
  2. Teachers will have all Third Quarter grades finalized and entered by the end of the day Wednesday, March 18.
  3. Beginning Thursday, March 19, teachers will be building lesson plans and materials for students to work on remotely each week.
  4. Beginning Monday, March 23, students will begin remote learning via distance teaching methods available through weekly materials provided on each school’s website homepage or printed packets available for pick-up from the school’s office.
  5. Student engagement and participation will be documented.
  6. Students will be able to retrieve any items or materials left at the school prior to the closure. Visits to the school should be coordinated with site administrator or school principal.
  7. No community events will be allowed at any building site or school.
  8. Please be aware that conditions associated with the school closure may change at any time.
  9. More guidance will be provided if details change.

The Carson City School District encourage parents to assist in the effort to contain the potential spread of COVID-19 by keeping their children at home, by avoiding large private gatherings (more than 10 people), reinforcing proper hygiene techniques and maintaining social distancing. CCSD will react to all changing conditions associated with the virus or guidance from governmental agencies.

Please continue checking the Carson City School District website carsoncityschools.com and our social media sites FacebookTwitter and Instagram for further updates.