The Elton Gregory staff miss all of our students.
Our wonderful FAN advocates are still available during the school closure
Counselor for Students with Last Name A-K - Peter Hower, firstname.lastname@example.org
Counselor for Students with Last Name L-Z - Elizabeth Platt, email@example.com
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Tips to Support Distance Learning at Home
Advice from Superintendent McIntosh on Learning at Home
Superintendent Mike McIntosh offered the following advice in his email to families on Friday April 17th.
Give yourself grace...start slow and celebrate small successes.
Work in partnership with your child’s teachers and school staff to co-facilitate learning.
In weekly connection with teachers, share successes and challenges you are experiencing so they can work with you to make at-home learning successful.
Create a productive learning environment and consistent “school” routines at home that include breaks for play, movement, and time outside.
Structure and Routines are Important
If you are interested in reading a little more about the role of routine and structure, please click on this link to a resource available on the Parents Resources page of the EngageRedmond site.
Example Schedule for your Student's Day
Agendas help with organizing tasks
Additional Tips for Supporting your Student at Home
- Set a timer for work time for your student. A few places you may have a timer that you could use are microwaves, cell phones, and alarm clocks.
- Explain your expectations ahead of time. Sometimes it is difficult for children to know how to act or behave in new situations, so it is helpful for us to remind them what we expect.
- Whisper to get your children's attention. Yelling only adds to the noise and the chaos and the teacher’s voice blends in. But, when a teacher whispers, students stop talking so they can hear what she’s saying.