Update 9.23.2020

Update for 9-23-2020

The restart of schools is a very good thing!   The first two weeks of school this year have gone quite well overall.  Dealing with many new procedures for students can be overwhelming at times.  Parents, you really are doing great with all of this!    

In-person students and their families have done an amazing job with returning to school.  Bringing students to school at the designated drop off times and pick up times is so very helpful.  Thank you parents!   Thank you for keeping your children home from school when they are not feeling well, have symptoms that are consistent with COVID or when the student or a household member has been in contact with a person who has a confirmed or suspected case of COVID.  The best way we can continue to have in-person learning is for all of us to monitor our health and be cautious to not attend school if we are questionable.  

The online learning programs are also in progress. The district has used the Edgenuity program (Grades 6-12)  for many years and staff are well versed in that platform.  There are lots of elective course options in this platform which is great to match up student interest with elective classes.  The Accelerate Learning Program (Grades K-5) is a new learning platform and our elementary staff are focused on building their user knowledge and being helpful to the students and their parents.  Having a daily routine for school days helps most students to establish a routine and develop the study skills important to success with an online learning program.  All students have teachers assigned to them.  Frequent communication with the teacher and student is another great way to help students engage more in their learning.  

Change for Three (3) Days From In-person to Virtual Learning Format: October 2, November 6 and November 25 

These school days were originally scheduled for half days, but these will become virtual learning days.  Students will not come to school on the days listed above.  The tiered busing system has been working well to provide social distancing and aligns well with the staggered drop-off system at school.   With the implementation of the tiered bus system, there is a 45 minute stagger to the start of the day and a 70 minute stagger at the end of the day.  So on a half day, this would result in about one hour of face-to-face instruction.  Therefore, changing these days to “virtual learning days” makes a lot of sense.

Each school will provide specific and more detailed information to students and families.  Below is a sketch of the schedule/expectations for the virtual learning days. 

Bailey 

  • These dates are not scheduled days of school for preschool classes

  • Mrs. Smith’s ECSE Class: Mrs. Smith will send home the specific learning expectations for each classroom in advance. 

  • Mrs. Moore’s Developmental Kindergarten Class: Mrs. Moore will send home the specific learning expectations for each classroom in advance. 

  • Mrs. Hibbard Kindergarten Class:  

    • All students should take their chromebooks home on Thursday. 

    • Mrs. Hibbarb will send home the learning expectations for each classroom in advance.  This may include using Zoom, pre-recorded content on such sites as Scholastic and Literacy Footprints.  

    • Students will log into Google Classroom for assignments.

    • Students with no internet access will be provided paper learning packets.

    • Lesson content will be in language arts and math.

    • The school day is 8:00-11:00 AM.

 

Gier:

  • All students should take their chromebooks home on Thursday. 

  • Teachers will send home the learning expectations for each classroom in advance.  This may include using Zoom, pre-recorded content on such sites as Scholastic and Literacy Footprints.  

  • Students will log into Google Classroom for assignments.

  • Students with no internet access will be provided paper learning packets.

  • Lesson content will be in language arts and math.

  • The school day is 8:00-11:00 AM.

 

 Davis

  • All students should take their chromebooks home on Thursday.

  • Grades 5 & 6

    • Teachers will send home the learning expectations for each classroom in advance.  This may include using Zoom, pre-recorded content on the chromebook.

    • Students will log into Google Classroom for assignments.

    • Students with no internet access will be provided paper learning packets.

    • Lesson content will be in language arts, math, and social/emotional development.

    • The school day is 8:00-11:00 AM.

  • Grades 7 & 8

    • Teachers will conduct lessons online.  This may include using ZOOM, Google suite functions, pre-recorded content.

    • Students will sign in to Google Classroom at 8:00 AM to access lessons and assignments.

    • Students will have three (3) classes.  The school day is 8:00-11:00 AM.

    • Period 1 (8:05-9:00), Period 2 (9:05-10:00), and Period 3 (10:05-11:00).  

    • FYI: On the next virtual learning half day, the schedule will rotate

    • The school day is 8:00-11:00 AM for all grades.

 

HHS/Horizon

  • All students should take their chromebooks home on Thursday. orizon:

  • Teachers will conduct lessons online.  This may include using ZOOM, Google suite functions, pre-recorded content.

  • Students will sign in to Google Classroom at 8:00 AM to access lessons and assignments.

  • Students will have three (3) classes.  The school day is 8:00-11:00 AM.

  • Period 1 (8:05-9:00), Period 2 (9:05-10:00), and Period 3 (10:05-11:00).  

  • FYI: On the next virtual learning half day, the schedule will rotate.

  

Meals for All Students:  Meals will be sent home with students on Thursday in preparation for the virtual learning days of Oct 2, Nov 6, and Nov 25.   Reminder, all meals (including these take-home meals)  are provided to all students at no cost until further notice.  Taking home meals for the half days is certainly not a requirement for students.  We are pleased to provide this as an option for all students.  

 

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