ARP: Safe Return to In-Person Instruction & Continuity of Services Plan
The recently passed American Rescue Plan (ARP) provides substantial federal resources to support states and local school districts. As a result, school districts are required to develop a plan, which details the safe return to in-person instruction and the continuity of services. This plan is developed with stakeholder feedback and will be monitored and revised based on ongoing review through Sept. 30, 2023.
The required components of the Oakwood Schools plan are listed below. Please visit each link to review our ongoing work to bring students safely back to school.
After reading the plan, you have the option to share your feedback.
How will ARP ESSER funds be used to implement prevention and mitigation strategies that are, to the greatest extent practicable, consistent with the most recent CDC guidance on reopening schools, in order to continuously and safely open and operate schools for in-person learning?
Oakwood Schools is working and listening to local, county and state agencies on recommendations and protocol for a safe start of school. Masks will be required for those not eligible for the vaccination (see Mask Policy for details). The District is making masks optional for those where the vaccine is available. Cleaning and air purification practices are both high priorities for the district.
Specific details of the
How will funds be used to address the academic impact of lost instructional time through the implementation of evidence-based interventions, such as summer learning or summer enrichment, extended day, comprehensive after school programs or extended school year?
The District will utilize assessment data and leadership teams at each building to determine the learning loss needs and targets. From there, the District will work with area partners (MCESC, Wright Memorial Library, Pre-school providers, Oakwood Schools Foundation, Wright Patt liaison, Learn to Earn Dayton) on plans for recovery.
In addition the District will employ social-emotional supports to ensure the whole child is ready and able to learn. The District will use tutoring, mentoring, credit recovery programming, adjust IEPs/WEPs/WAPs, support of 7-12 grade through 28 minute support programming, 3rd grade test tutoring, differentiations/small class sizes/targeted interventions, extended school year, summer reading immersion programming, summer reading interventions programming, summer school, clubs and field trips as ways to bridge the gap.
How will the remaining funds be spent?
The District is looking to spend the remaining funds on the following:
- Investments in student programming, curriculum needs and access
- Investment in our facilities and infrastructure
- Safety and security measures
- Continuation of services to ensure continuity and availability of quality employees
How will interventions, including but not limited to the interventions to address the academic impact of lost instructional time, be implemented to 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?
The District will use various types of assessments to monitor growth and further identify needs. District teams will be assessing and determining best courses of action for remedying the gaps and needs. The District will also be implementing social/emotional supports to meet the needs of the whole student.
Total Academic Programming: $683,676
Total Social/Emotional Programming: $622,073
The District will conduct a mid-year review of the Continuity of Services plan and provide the Board of Education with an update. Revisions and updates to the plan will be implemented as needed.
To provide feedback to the plan, you can email Superintendent Dr. Kyle Ramey at firstname.lastname@example.org.