The students of the Sulphur Springs community completed the last two and half months or last nine weeks of school virtually. Due to a lack of proficiency and efficiency in the use and availability of technology many parents and students were unable to navigate the virtual platforms and failed to complete the last nine weeks of school successfully. Consequently, many of the students of the community fell even further behind.
On Thursday August 6, 2020, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we watched in the School District elected to begin the first 30 days of the 2020-2021 school year virtually. We must act fast, the dismal finish of the 2020 school year and the addition of the summer slide, virtual schooling will further be a dagger into the heart and hope of educational opportunity for the already at-risk youth of the Sulphur Springs community.
There is good news! The students in the homework and tutoring program offered by Novous Vitae, Inc. demonstrated remarkable academic achievement and finished well during the last nine weeks of the 2019-2020 academic school year. Our program continued its’ tutoring and reading coaching via Zoom for the students that were able to participate, through socially distant home visits and via phone.
To counter the high rate of academic failure due to the technology gap across the community, Novous Vitae, Inc. will expand its’ Better Readers Better Achievers program to include a Virtual Learning Lab. The Virtual Learning Lab will provide instruction and technology support for parents in the use of virtual platforms with the intent of assisting their students with school and homework. The expansion will allow Novous to continue offering tutoring and homework help for both students and parents. and provide devices and internet access to students who are without.
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