Cooper P.A.W.S.

Please "PAWS" with us for a Cooper School Update

November 16, 2020

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PTA Updates:

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Announcements:

WE Return to Learn


We are so excited to welcome the students returning for in-person instruction for the Hybrid Learning schedule. Below are some notes that will be helpful for families of both Hybrid and Remote Learning plans.


District At-Home Screening

In order to keep all staff and students safe, all students and staff must complete a daily self-assessment before reporting to school. Please familiarize yourself with this COVID-19 At-Home Screening plan prior to your child's return to school. (Click here for information on how to obtain a free thermometer.)


IMPORTANT!!!! Student Arrival and Dismissal Plans:

Please review the attached Arrival & Dismissal Plans in preparation for your child's first days of in-person schooling.


Elementary Schedule Overview:

Mondays

  • Cooperative Learning Day (SEL, Encore, Small Group Instruction, etc) *no change from current schedule

Tuesdays

  • 9:00am-1:00pm: Hybrid Cohort A will attend in-person while students in Cohort B and Full Remote will attend online through synchronous instruction.
  • 2:10pm-3:30pm: Flexible scheduling of small groups (teacher will provide schedule). All learners work on independent practice, make-up work, and reading. Instrumental lessons and related services may be scheduled at this time.

Wednesdays

  • 9:00am-1:00pm: Hybrid Cohort B will attend in-person while students in Cohort A and Full Remote will attend online through synchronous instruction.
  • 2:10pm-3:30pm: Flexible scheduling of small groups (teacher will provide schedule). All learners work on independent practice, make-up work, and reading. Instrumental lessons and related services may be scheduled at this time.

Thursdays

  • 9:00am-1:00pm: Hybrid Cohort A will attend in-person while students in Cohort B and Full Remote will attend online through synchronous instruction.
  • 2:10pm-3:30pm: All learners work on independent practice, make-up work, and reading. Teachers will engage in professional development, staff meetings, collaborative planning, etc.

Fridays

  • 9:00am-1:00pm: Hybrid Cohort B will attend in-person while students in Cohort A and Full Remote will attend online through synchronous instruction.
  • 2:10pm-3:30pm: All learners work on independent practice, make-up work, and reading. Teachers will engage in professional development, staff meetings, collaborative planning, etc.


What to bring to school-

  • Updated Dismissal Form for the Main Office
  • District issued Chromebook must go back and forth each day. (Students who have not borrowed a Chromebook will be assigned a device to use in school.)
  • A set of headphones
  • Basic school supplies such as pencils, crayons, etc. (Teachers will let the students know which workbooks to bring.)
  • Wear a mask and bring an extra (just in case)
  • Dry, peanut-free snack (must be able to open and consume independently)
  • Water bottle (preferably with a straw)
  • Clean towel (to sit on outside - weather permitting)
  • Dress in warm layers


Parent Conferences-

Conferences will be held Nov. 30-Dec. 3. Be sure to sign-up using the Genesis Parent portal. Click here for instructions.


District Updates-

Check out the latest CHPS Postcard and Minute with Dr. Meloche for district updates. Click Here to review the full WE Return to Learn Plan

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What's Happening:

11/17: Cohort A Begins In-Person Instruction

11/17: Birthday Lunch with the Principal (Gr. 3-5)

11/18: Cohort B Begins In-Person Instruction

11/25: Early Dismissal- Staff and Students

11/26-11/27: School Closed Thanksgiving Recess

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Support for Families:


During this time of transition keep in mind that we are all in this together. The transition to hybrid will be a bit of an adjustment, and may be bumpy at times, but we have an amazing community of students, staff and parents here at Cooper School who all want the best for the students.


With patience and grace, we will rise to this challenge...and ROAR with Pride!

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