April 24, 2020 Update
Dear Mari-Linn Families,
Congratulations! You have survived week 2 of Distance Learning. I hope that you all have settled into a nice routine of supporting your students with their learning. We realize that some of our students are struggling to see the importance of distance learning. Please remember that not only is this a requirement, but what your student learns now is meant to help prepare them for next year. It is not the same, but just as important. Just like any other skill, learning must be practiced and routine.
Our teachers appreciate all of the support parents have provided in working with your children. We realize how difficult it is to manage your own workload, family responsibilities and student learning. Please remember to give yourself a break and do what you can. It is ok, if you don’t get to everything. Concentrate your focus on the learning from your student’s homeroom teacher. Extras, like PE and Music are supplemental learning. We know that students are active in many different ways. If your child prefers to ride their bike or jump on the trampoline rather than do the planned activities, let Mr. Mills know what your child did. Some students are passionate about PE and Music, those activities are very important to them and are meant to keep your students’ mind curious. If your child is really struggling to understand their core subjects, please reach out to the teacher and ask if there is a way to modify or change assignments. Our teachers are here to help support you and your students.
Sadly, we have a few students that are not participating in their online learning, but are joining in on chats and being social. Students that are seen online and not completing school work, will be asked to return school Chromebooks. They will then be provided with paper pencil activities weekly. Parents are being notified by the teacher and/or myself when their child is not engaging with their learning.
We understand that students are needing to be social and are doing this through technology. Parents please remember that it is your responsibility to monitor what your child is doing online. If you have concerns about what may be communicated through school platforms, please report your concerns to me. The district continues to have filters on the computers, but we may not pick up everything.
Don’t forget that grab and go lunches are available everyday starting at 11:45 for all kids ages 1-18. Packet pick up is Monday from 11-2. Students that believe they have items left in lockers can pick up their items during the Monday pick up times.
Thank you for all of your support,
Jeri Harbison, Principal