Amidst this crisis, Dinwiddie County Public Schools has developed a list of Roles and Responsibilities that help outline our commitment to our students and their families.  From central office staff, to administrators, to teachers, to students and parents, and to all our employees in between, we are in this together!

Roles Responsibilities
Central Office Staff ● Provide consistent updates to School Board, staff, and community members
● Continue to monitor guidance from state and federal agencies and adapt local plans as needed.
● Provide high-quality professional learning to teachers and other school staff
● Develop, curate and distribute resources to schools in support of students, teachers, and families.
School Administrators ● Communicate with families regarding distance learning at your school. Be sure families know who to contact with questions or needs.
● Ensure school-based support staff (School Based Facilitators, Special Education, English Learner, Counselors, Reading Specialists, Librarians) support student participation and respond to the unique needs of special populations
● Determine touch points (formal and informal) you will maintain with your staff
● Think about and plan for the unique needs of your school community
● Continue to model flexibility in your approach and be mindful that guidelines may change based on new information or a shift to teaching new content
● Facilitate learning packets for families as needed
Teachers ● Plan synchronous and asynchronous learning for students aligned to school and division guidelines
● Schedule check in for student support
● Collaborate with school administration to connect with families not engaging in distance learning
● Collaborate with other teachers and colleagues to provide appropriate accommodations and support to all students
● Respond to communication from school and families on a consistent basis
● Provide weekly feedback to students and parents regarding the student’s progress
● Participate in school level meetings and division professional learning as available
● Develop learning packets for families as needed
● Resource/Encore Teachers – Support classroom teachers and division leaders with planning educational extensions and activities that promote physical and cultural learning and well being
Consultative Supports ● Collaboratively plan, support, and provide synchronous and asynchronous learning for students with disabilities to provide appropriate accommodations
● Manage IEPs and 504 Plans to support student goals, monitor  progress, and accommodations
● Collaborate with related service providers
● Respond to communication from school and families on a consistent basis
● Participate in school level meetings and division professional learning as available
● Collaboratively plan, support, and provide synchronous and asynchronous learning for students with disabilities to provide appropriate accommodations
● Manage IEPs and 504 Plans to support student goals, monitor progress, and accommodations
● Collaborate with related service providers
● Respond to communication from school and families on a consistent basis
● Participate in school level meetings and division professional learning as available
● Develop learning packets for families as needed
Speech Pathologists
Occupational Therapists
● Collaborate daily with teachers to support student needs
● Develop learning packets for families as needed
● Deliver services, as reasonably feasible, using multiple platforms such as video modeling, Google Classroom, learning packets, and/or teletherapy
● Respond to communication from school and families on a consistent basis
● Participate in school level meetings and division professional learning as available
● Participate in IEP meetings, support student goals, monitor progress, and provide accessibility support
School Counselors ● Partner with teachers in connecting families to available community resources and make referrals if needed
● Provide non-interactive counseling and SEL lessons using evidence-based techniques to promote wellness
● Support students/parents in individual academic advising sessions to help relieve academic concerns and stress
● Assist principal in student scheduling for the upcoming school year.
● Collect individual course requests and placement recommendations for FY21 to support master schedule development
● Provide web access for college and career information
● Collaborate with school administration and teachers to ensure a smooth transition from grade 5 to 6 and 8 to 9
● Participate in virtual Child Study, Eligibility, and IEP meetings
● Provide check in/check out with parents/students as requested
● Provide consult services with students through parents directly or students with parents present
● Participate in school level multidisciplinary meetings and division professional learning as available
Instructional Interventionists, Facilitators, and Specialists ● Support teachers with professional learning and just-in-time training on instructional best-practices and technology tools
● Support teachers with designing instruction to be delivered at a distance
● Help teachers identify and select appropriate instructional practices and technology tools for distance learning
● Support the school administration in planning for and addressing the unique needs of their school community to support distance learning
● Share best-practices and lessons learned with teachers and other support staff.
● Model and promote digital citizenship skills with teachers and staff
● Provide coaching support to administrators, teachers, and teams in the elementary, middle, and high schools they are assigned to enhance teacher practice and student learning for continuity of education
● Build teacher capacity and efficacy through coaching, collaboration, and high quality professional learning that supports distance learning.
● Support Professional Learning Communities by virtually participating
and/or facilitating Collaborative Learning
● Assist with creating lesson plans for distance learning
● Collaborate with content supervisors to develop and identify resources and instructional practices to support teachers with planning for distance learning
Innovation Specialists ● Support teachers with professional learning and just-in-time training
● Support teachers with designing instruction to be delivered at a distance
● Support teachers with designing instruction to be delivered at a distance
● Help teachers identify and select appropriate instructional practices and technology tools for distance learning
● Support the school administration in planning for and addressing the unique needs of their school community to support distance learning
● Assist with creating lesson plans for distance learning
● Help teachers identify and select appropriate instructional practices and technology tools for distance learning
● Model and promote digital citizenship skills with teachers and staff
Librarians ● Provide support with knowledge and curation of resources for use in the creation of hyperdocs embedded in instruction
● Provide instruction on literacy skills, research skills, digital citizenship
● Provide professional development on a variety of topics such as research tools, tech tools, maker ideas, digital citizenship
● Develop other resources, as needed, for instruction and student involvement in literacy (reading challenges, book trailers/reviews, webquests, pathfinders, etc.)
● Support with connections beyond the classroom (such as virtual field trips, subject area experts, etc.)
● Develop learning packets for families as needed
Students ● Establish daily routines for learning
● Identify a space in your home where you can learn comfortably
● Check your Google Classroom and DCPS email daily
● Participate in synchronous learning opportunities
● Be a good digital citizen
● Communicate with your family, teacher and/or school counselor if you feel you need additional resources or are feeling overwhelmed
Parents/Families ● Help your child establish routines
● Identify a space in your home where your child can learn comfortably
● Encourage physical activity and exercise
● Support your child’s digital citizenship
● Communicate with your child’s teacher, school counselor or administrator if you feel your child needs additional resources or is feeling overwhelmed