Principal's Update

Non-Traditional Instruction Week of 5/11/2020

Dear Families,

We hope this week's newsletter finds everyone safe and healthy at home.


Please make sure your students are checking in with their teachers through their Google Classrooms and making progress on their assignments whether online or on paper. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.


Superintendent Caulk has asked for buildings to be closed. However, instructional packets for the remainder of the year will be available for pickup this week from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., Tuesday through Thursday. If your student is working on a Chromebook, there is no need to pick up a packet. Please note there will not be any staff at the school after 11:00 a.m. or on Monday or Friday. You can contact staff by email to make other arrangements if necessary.


At this time, we are awaiting guidance from FCPS as to how to handle locker clean outs and personal item pick ups for staff and students. As soon as we get more information from the district, we will communicate the plan for Crawford. Thank you for your patience.


Take a look at this week's video for more information.


Sincerely,

Mr. Jones, Mrs. Piatt, and Mr. Taylor

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Weekly Update May 10

8th Grade Virtual Promotion

We are currently working on a virtual 8th grade promotion. We know it's not the same as the in person ceremony, but we want to recognize all our 8th graders' hard work during their three years of middle school.


One thing we need from families is to encourage your 8th grader to join Ms. Massey's 8th grade guidance Google Classroom. This week 8th graders will receive an "assignment" to be included in the virtual promotion. All 8th graders have been invited to join her classroom. Most of them have accepted the invite, but we still have some students who have not yet joined.


The link for students to join the classroom is: https://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/MTYwNDU1MjMxNTRa and the class code is apwbgxk.


More information about the virtual promotion will be included in next week's newsletter.

Packet Pickup for Weeks 5 - 8

Tuesday, May 12th, 9am to Thursday, May 14th, 11am

1813 Charleston Drive

Lexington, KY

Instructional packets for the remainder of the year will be available for pickup this week from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., Tuesday through Thursday. Please note there will not be any staff at the school after that time or on Monday or Friday. You can contact staff by email to make other arrangements if necessary.

NTI Days Extended through the End of the Year

The FCPS School Board amended the school calendar last week. The last day of school for students will be May 27. Students should continue working on their NTI lessons and checking in to each of their teacher's Google Classrooms. Teachers will be available from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Monday - Friday to provide assistance. Students can always email their teacher and teachers will be available during the week through Zoom or Google Meet if students need face to face support.

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NTI SRR Expectations

Zoom/Google Meet Schedule

Please check the schedule periodically as it is a "living" document and some tweaks have been made to when teachers are available.

FCPS Meal Service

Message from FCPS regarding meals this week:


While schools are closed, FCPS will distribute food twice a week between 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.


For as long as schools remain closed because of COVID-19, youths can pick up meals on Mondays and Wednesdays during the lunchtime window. Please help limit social interaction and maintain social distancing to protect students, families, and employees. FCPS has ordered additional food and implemented ways to adjust quickly to meet increased needs at any site. Any youth age 18 and younger can receive meals at any of the following pick-up locations, regardless of where they live or attend school.


  • Arlington Elementary
  • Booker T. Washington Elementary
  • Breckinridge Elementary
  • Bryan Station High
  • Cardinal Valley Elementary
  • Clays Mill Elementary
  • Deep Springs Elementary
  • Glendover Elementary
  • James Lane Allen Elementary
  • Julius Marks Elementary
  • Lansdowne Elementary
  • Leestown Middle
  • Mary Todd Elementary
  • Meadowthorpe Elementary
  • Millcreek Elementary
  • Northern Elementary
  • Southern Elementary
  • Squires Elementary
  • Tates Creek High
  • William Wells Brown Elementary
  • Winburn Middle


FCPS is working with community partners to provide supplemental meals to families in need and expand capacity. With new offerings constantly developing, anyone seeking information about these resources should call the United Way of the Bluegrass 211 Contact Center for the most up-to-date information. Dialing 211 from any phone will connect to this service.

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Technology Help During NTI

The district’s technology department has set up a temporary call-in help desk for families. Families who need technical support with their student's FCPS account or Chromebook can call our temporary Student Tech Support number at (859) 381-4410. Support is available Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Support will not be available during Spring Break.

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