The Patriot

April 2020: Parent Newsletter (Virtual Rawlinson)

A Message from Mireles

Update from NISD: Due to Governor Abbott's Executive Order this afternoon, Northside ISD will extend distance learning until May 4, 2020.

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Good evening Patriot Families,


I hope this update finds you well! As we dive into Distance Learning, or what we call, "Virtual Rawlinson," there are some things I want you to know.


First, please know, our goal is not to replicate the daily schedule or work load our students experience during the traditional school day. Our mission remains the same, to provide high-quality instruction for every student, even in a virtual setting. Teachers are dedicated to continuing the guidance of essential standards for each course.


Secondly, we recognize that our students may be sharing electronic devices, so many of the instructional activities and lessons are recorded and easily accessible through google classroom at any time.


Finally, the safety of our students is always a priority, with the increase usage of video/live and streaming instruction, all Zoom sessions must contain password protection. This is created by the host (teacher).


While the campus is closed, school is not. Through the use of technology, I am proud to say many of our students and teachers have connected, and are navigating this new normal in an astounding way!


Please know, the health and safety of each child and your families during this time is my greatest hope.


Take care and stay well,

Sherry Mireles,

Rawlinson, Principal

Just a quick message for my students! Parents, please share with them!

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Our Northside web-page features "Breaking Updates due to COVID-19"


Click on the banner to get updated information regarding the following:


  • NEW *Student grade & lesson guidelines
  • Distance Learning
  • Need a Device, internet or Tech Tips?
  • Google Classroom Resources
  • Participating Internet Providers
  • Food Distribution
  • NISD Counselors Ready to offer support
  • Helping your child during this time
  • COVID-19 Emergency Childcare Assistance
  • Frequently asked questions
  • Recent News from NISD
  • General information about COVID-19


http://nisd.net/news/breaking-updates-regarding-covid-19

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Grading Guidelines for Middle School Courses (DISTANCE LEARNING)

The information outlined below is for middle school courses only and does not apply to high school credit courses taught in middle school.

1. Grades will not be assigned for the 5th six-weeks so that students and families can adjust to the routines of distance learning.


2. Grades begin on April 20, 2020, the first day of the 6th and final six weeks.

All graded assignments will be considered formative and weighted equally.


3. Teachers will use best practices with regards to formative assignments to include feedback and opportunities to re-learn concepts so that posted grades accurately reflect student learning.


4. Multiple assignments/learning tasks may be provided each week, but a maximum of 2 may be used for grade purposes.

5. Students will be provided the opportunity to complete assignments.


6. Administrative and Counselor support will be available as needed.


7. Grades should reflect mastery and be assigned based on work submitted; flexibility should be provided on due dates and students should not be penalized for late assignments.


8. Student failure decisions will occur after the closure of distance learning. More guidelines are forthcoming.


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District Distance Learning Grade Guidelines for High School Credit Courses

1.Grades will be taken during the current (5th Six Weeks)


2. All graded assignments will be considered formative and weighted equally.


3. Best practices will be used with regards to formative assignments to include feedback and opportunities to re-learn concepts so that posted grades accurately reflect student learning.

4. Multiple assignments/learning tasks may be provided each week, but a maximum of 2 may be used for grade purposes.

5. Students will be provided the opportunity to complete assignments.

6. Administrative and Counselor support will be available as needed.

7. Grades should reflect mastery and be assigned based on work submitted; flexibility should be provided on due dates and students should not be penalized for late assignments.

8. Student failure decisions will occur after the closure of distance learning. More guidelines are forthcoming.

9. All these guidelines are subject to change based on TEA guidelines.

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1. While our physical offices are closed, you can reach us most quickly by:


  • emailing teachers, counselors or administrators directly
  • or calling our main number 210-397-4900 (has been forwarded and is being answered by Rawlinson staff)


2. Device Distribution has moved from campuses to 2 central NISD locations. Click here for more information.


3. Food distribution schedules have changed to once a day, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

More information at nisd.net

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Northside ISD counselors are available and want to virtually meet with their students from the safety of their homes.


Fill out the google request form to meet with your counselor. Once the meeting is scheduled, the student will receive a Google Calendar invite and an email showing the date and time to meet with his/her counselor by Google Chat or Google Hangout. Counselors are also available by email. Appointments are available from 8 a.m. through 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Be sure to check your google email accounts for appointment confirmations.

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CLICK HERE: NISD Student Device Request

Call for assistance 210-397-0040

We are happy to announce, Rawlinson has our very own mascot!!

Our brand new Patriot will need a few students to be official Rawlinson mascots! We will hold mascot try-outs when school resumes in the physical building! Stay tuned, more to come!!
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Dodgeball Memories!!!

Formal celebrations for Educator of the Year!

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Spring Family Night (STEAM theme) Science, Tech., Engineering and Math! Special thanks to all the representatives from around S.A.!

First VIRTUAL Faculty Meeting!

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Rawlinson Virtual Administration!

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Additional COVID-19 Resources

Food and Grocery


San Antonio Byzantine Catholic Community – St. Stephen’s (Food/Grocery/Diaper/and Clothing)

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Lunch:12:00pm-1:00pm

Address: 2127 South Zarzamora Street

San Antonio, TX 78207

Phone: 210-226-6178

Website: http://www.ccaosa.org//get-help/#

Required for Assistance: ID & Proof of Residence needed


Christian Assistance Ministry (Food Only)

Downtown Location: 110 McCullough, 78215 (210) 223-6648

Hours: Monday-Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Friday 10:00am-11:30am

Northside Location: 5084 De Zavala, 78249 (210) 697-5771

Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Website: www.christianassistanceministry.org/get-assistance/

Required for Assistance: Picture ID, Social Security Card, and proof of residence needed.


San Antonio Food Bank

Address: 5200 Enrique M. Barrera Pkwy., 78227

Phone: (210) 431-8326

Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Website: https://safoodbank.org/cvresponse/

Assistance information: Please visit the website link above for information regarding mobile distributions open to the public, lunch distributions for kids (March 23-27), dinner distributions for kids (March 23-27), care for individuals visiting good pantry/distribution, care for college/university students out of school, and care for working individuals who are facing loss of work hours due to business cut-backs.


San Antonio Christian Church

Address: 6131 DeZavala Rd, 78249

Phone: (210) 584-9125

Hours: Mondays @ 1:00

Website: http://www.unitedhouseofrestoration.org/sacc.html

Assistance information: Mobile Food Pantry

Unemployment Benefits (Source: http://www.211.org/services/covid19)


The U.S. Department of Labor issued guidance for state unemployment insurance programs to extended benefits to individuals whose employment status is impacted by COVID-19. Use this tool to find the agency that manages unemployment insurance in your state and visit their website for more information about eligibility and how to apply benefits.

Website: https://www.careeronestop.org/LocalHelp/UnemploymentBenefits/find-unemployment-benefits.aspx?newsearch=true


Parent / Caregiver Resources

Emergency Childcare Assistance – Assistance paying childcare for working individuals during COVID-19 crisis.

Website: https://unitedwayofsanantonioandbexarcounty.formstack.com/forms/covid19_ecaa

PBSKids – How to talk to your kids about Coronavirus.

Website: https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-coronavirus

NPR Goats and Sodas – A comic exploring the new Coronavirus, based on a NPR radio story.

Website: https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-a-comic-exploring-the-new-coronavirus

BrainPop – An educational learning tool to help your kids ease their minds by learning the facts.

Website: https://www.brainpop.com/health/diseasesinjuriesandconditions/coronavirus/

Mental Health Resources


The Center for Health Care Services

Crisis Hotline – Available 24/7

Crisis Phone: (210)-223-7233

Website: https://chcsbc.org/get-help/childrens-services/


NAMI Support Groups

NAMI TX OFFERING ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED


Go to: https://www.supportgroupscentral.com/namitexas.


Clarity Child Guidance Center

Address: 8525 Tom Slick, San Antonio, TX 78229

Phone: 1-877-676-5437

Website: https://www.claritycgc.org/


San Antonio Behavioral Health Healthcare Hospital

Address: 8550 Huebner Road

Phone: (210) 541-5300

Website: https://www.sanantoniobehavioral.com/


Internet

Spectrum (Charter Communications) – Free broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription.

Website: https://corporate.charter.com/newsroom/charter-to-offer-free-access-to-spectrum-broadband-and-wifi-for-60-days-for-new-K12-and-college-student-households-and-more


Comcast Internet Resources – New Internet Essentials customers will receive two free months of Internet service.

Website: https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19


Access from AT&T – Low-cost wireline home Internet service to qualifying households

Website: https://m.att.com/shopmobile/internet/access/#!#startedStep


At-home Education Resources (also for students with younger siblings)

San Antonio Public Library

Offering “Homework Help” for live online help with science, math, and social studies. Assistance is available for elementary, middle, high school and college level curriculum. Spanish-speaking tutors are available as well!

https://www.brainfuse.com/highed/helpNow.asp?a_id=2B62560C&ss=&r=

PreK-Kindergarten

Scholastic Learn At Home – PreK-K – Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.

PBS Kids Lab – Programs, games, at-home activities, videos, reading and more.

Kindergarten – 5th Grade

Zearn – K-5 curriculum, including 400 hours of digital lessons with on-screen teachers and supportive remediation.

Khan Academy – Free educational resources, including daily (weekdays) live streams on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter for students and parents navigating school closures.

Prodigy – The free, engaging, curriculum-aligned math platform for grades 1st-8th.

Mystery Science – A list of popular science lessons for anyone to use for free. No account or login is needed.

Smithsonian and Smithsonian Learning Lab – Free, online resources and activities for learners.

BrainPOP and BrainPOPJr. – Free access to all BrainPOP products for 30 days or as long as schools are closed.