Advanced Placement exams are still going to be conducted in school buildings for certain students according to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. They have released their plan as to how to issue the AP exams, yet not spread COVID-19 infection. It is up to local schools to make sure the rules are followed.
According to their plan, students and staff will be required to wear face coverings at all times. All students and staff must apply hand sanitizer upon entering the building. Students will be monitored by staff while in the building while still maintaining social distance. Social distancing standards of at least 6 feet will be maintained before, during, and after test administration.
How will they protect students and staff from contracting COVID-19 from the beginning of the AP exams to end? Check back here as we will list how they plan on achieving this goal. Their AP testing plan may be a sign of what is to come for everyone once they decide to open up schools again for all students.
Advanced Placement exams for 2020 will still be conducted in-person at local schools on a limited basis, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The option to test at a school will only be made to a restricted number of students. Only those students who do not have adequate access to a computer and internet connectivity at home will be allowed to take an AP exam in a school building. This shocking news is according to a newly released memo from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. They published guidance for Advanced Placement testing for school districts.
Check back here as we will post their plan as to exactly how they will be allowing students and staff into school buildings to conduct these tests, while keeping everyone safe from COVID-19.
Everyone must become part of the national effort to slow the coronavirus spread using social distancing. In the case of Y3K Tutor In Your Home, we continue to educate our students. Although during the coronavirus shutdown we are no longer to able to personally teach inside your home, we are still seeing all of our students with online tutoring. In many cases we are the ONLY educators left in that child or young adult’s life. The work of our staff is essential to those we serve. Our Y3K Tutor In Your Home tutors continue to tutor all students using FaceTime, Skype, Zoom, WhatsApp and more! Lessons are as if we are in your home sitting right next to you.
During this time of coronavirus (COVID-19) it is heartening to know that Y3K Tutor In Your Home never stops – never sleeps – and is always educating those students in our care.
We donated again this year to the Franklin Elementary School PTO Auction to help the students of Newton, MA. Look for the Y3K Tutor In Your Home tutoring and test preparation donation at the auction. Our donation and your bids during a challenging year will make a difference. The money we raise will expand technology, make purchases in both the library and classroom, help with the creative arts and sciences program, and enhance with field trips.
Y3K Tutor In Your Home donated tutoring and test preparation services to the Jackson Walnut Park School Auction. This generous donation will positively impact the education of many children at this Newton, MA school. Good luck bidding!
Our Y3K Tutor In Your Home tutor has been terrific for my 7th grader with executive function and decoding issues. He met a boy frustrated about school, quickly established a great rapport and turned him into a boy with some confidence that he could meet the demands of 7th grade. It is an ongoing process. Our tutor helps each week with organization of materials and assignments and working on homework where a little more explanation is needed. He has been particularly helpful in helping with writing assignments, getting my son to think through the question, his argument and then really thoroughly explaining and supporting his arguments. Before he was struggling to write 3 paragraphs, and now he is checking to make sure he has articulated every thought clearly. Our tutor’s support each week reinforces the lessons and keeps my son on track and organized. His grades have come up, but most importantly he is confident in himself as a student and is engaging more with teachers during the day.
Bigelow Middle School Parent
Bowen Elementary School in Newton, MA will be having their Spring Fling and Raffle soon. Y3K Tutor In Your Home provided them with tutoring and test preparation services as prizes for their fundraiser. The Bowen Elementary School is one of the largest elementary schools in Newton. Every year, the Parent-Teacher Organization provides services to families including: creative arts and sciences programs, community events, grants for innovative teaching projects, technology resources, books for the library, and providing resources directly into the classroom. We are honored to help the Bowen Elementary School students by funding the PTO and allowing them to continue to provide these important services.
When browsing though the items in the Underwood School PTO auction, make sure to check out the Y3K Tutor In Your Home donation. Your bids on our tutoring and test preparation services will help the families of Newton, Massachusetts raise money for many projects. Some include purchasing new supplies, technology and enrichment programs. Our donation and your bids will continue to make the Underwood Elementary School in Newton, MA a special place.