Elkton Elementary School Memo
August 17, 2020
Dear EES Students and Families,
I hope this memo finds you and your family doing well considering all the issues this pandemic has brought to you. Teachers and staff returned to the school building this week. They will be busy these next few weeks preparing to provide your child great learning opportunites. Teachers will participate in a variety of professional development sessions that support digital instruction. Sessions include Zoom, SeeSAw, Nearpod, Book Creator, and Breakout EDU. This will allow teachers to deliver engaging and exciting lessons for your child.
The health and safety of all is our top priority. Teachers will be trained in safety protocalls given from the RCPS Steering Committee. The RCPS Heath and Safety Plan will be coming out later this week. Look for it in a school message from RCPS.
For students returning to school, we are requesting the parent do a health check the evening before school or that morning. The link below is an example of the things we would like you to check for. This form does not have to be brought to school. Reuse it each day at home.
I want to clarify the difference between the Home Learning Academy vs- Blended Model for grades 2-5. This chart explains the difference.
Home Learning Academy
Provides a certified teacher not necessarily from your child’s school
This model is designed for students who do not plan to attend school physically (At least for the first nine weeks.)
Provides a certified teacher from your child’s school (This may or may not be the teacher that your child has upon return to the school building.
This model is designed for students who plan to transition back to school physically.
Students PreK - 1 can attend school physically four days a week.
Students in grades 2 - 5 will start school virtually for the first nine weeks and transition back to school physically when schools reopen.
Class lists are still being worked on. Due to to daily changes and trying to balance the number of students per class, more time is needed to finalize these lists. Some grade levels may be assigned to several teachers to begin the year. I appreciate your understanding in this matter.
Barbara Palmer, Principal
Bus Transportation Form
New Staff to EES
Clear Water Bottles
Immunizations/ Physicals Update
Any new student (PreK- 5), that is new to RCPS must have an updated physical on file.
Deployment of devices will be on Sept. 8/9. Details on this will come out later.
Parents requesting a HotSpot will recieve this as well.
The device release form is below, if you want to print it out, read, and sign before Sept. 8/9th.