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Superintendent connects with Royal Elementary students in virtual meeting

Franklin County Schools Superintendent Dr. Rhonda Schuhler met with Royal Elementary School students on May 4th in an online video call that provided insight into remote learning.

Prior to the COVID-19 closure on March 17th, Dr. Schuhler had met in person with student panels from a dozen of the district’s schools. Those meetings focused on topics from school playgrounds to schedules and mobile phone usage in schools.

Remote learning became a new topic of interest during this virtual meeting with students who have been learning from home.

The elementary school students on the video call said they prefer online learning through Google Classroom using their Chromebooks, rather than paper packets. Being in elementary school, the students had not received FCS’ issued Chromebooks for home-use prior to the COVID-19 closure.

As part of FCS’ response, Chromebooks were made available to fourth and fifth grade students for use at home. Middle and high school students already had access to Chromebooks and were allowed to take them home.

The students on the video call also learned about Dr. Schuhler’s career journey from teacher to superintendent. She provided them with academic and career path guidance.

She also talked with them about the next school year and how the COVID-19 pandemic may cause adjustments to the academic calendar, as well as the implementation of other new standards related to social distancing.

a screenshot of an adult female on a video call with elementary students