Public Health Related School Closure Distance Education Plan

Education Philosophy
The mission of Paterson Charter School for Science and Technology (PCSST) i s to provide a
responsive educational model that will empower all students, through a standards-equity
based academic program founded on expectations for high achievement that will graduate
literate , responsible , self-directed persons who have the core knowledge and skills
needed to be successful, contributing members of society.
Continuity of Student Learning
Continuity of l earning i s the continuation of education i n the event of a prolonged school
closure or student absence. It i s a critical component of school emergency management, as i t
promotes the continuation of teaching and l earning despite circumstances that interrupt
normal school attendance for one or more students. However, many considerations play a role
in the development of distance l earning programs, such as accessibility, type and quality of
materials, and the length of time that this type of l earning must be maintained. There are also
a variety of potentially viable distance learning methods.