In March 2020, education changed forever. School districts shut down with little knowledge of what was to come. As the pandemic lingered, it became clear there would be no traditional end to the school year and presumably an uncertain start for the next. Despite challenges, learning persisted at Putnam County Schools (PCS).
Throughout the remainder of the 2020 school year, PCS educators and students communicated and learned virtually. Families opened their homes to learning, and educators found unique and meaningful ways to share messages of hope with their students. Graduations were transformed into parades and broadcasted ceremonies from football fields.
Navigating through the pandemic, the start of the 2020-2021 school year was like no other. Putnam County families chose an instructional delivery model (in-person or virtual) for their children. Whether in-person or virtual, students, families and staff adapted to the challenge of virtual learning.
In June 2020, the PCS Board of Education approved the purchase of technology devices for all students and teachers in grade levels K-12. This newest technology initiative helped support an environment that engages technology to enhance student learning with meaningful curricular integrations. PCS also implemented new resources for students, families and staff, including an online employment portal…