Happy First Week, Bobcat Families!

Simpsonville Elementary 2020-2021 Back-to-School Newsletter

Greetings, Bobcat Families!


Our team at Simpsonville Elementary is excited about starting school this Wednesday, August 26th! Regardless of if you chose our SCPS@School option--which will be virtual until September 28th--or our SCPS@Home option, our team of teachers has worked diligently over the past few months to set up what we hope will be a positive learning experience for your child.


When we sat down to design our NTI instruction for the first few weeks of school, we had several goals in mind:

  • We wanted our virtual structure to be very hands-on, with each student having multiple opportunities to engage with peers and their teacher throughout the day.
  • We wanted your child's day to look as close to what a "normal" day in school would look like. For example, each class will have an Essential Arts block every day where students will work with our music, art, or P.E. teacher.
  • We wanted to make the day predictable for families at home. We've tried to make little adjustments--like pushing out daily schedules for students to follow and scheduling a school-wide lunch time of 11:15-12:00--to make assisting your child with NTI work easier to manage.
  • Like in the spring, we have created a Simpsonville NTI Webpage that houses links to every grade's class website and daily schedule. We hope this helps families with multiple Bobcats by providing all of our links in one, easy-to-access location.


All SCPS teachers, including our Simpsonville Elementary staff, will be available every day from 8 AM - 4 PM during NTI. Student participation/attendance will be taken each day across the district. Also, for any family who hasn't picked up a Chromebook for students to use during the 2020-2021 school year, a secondary rollout is taking place at our school tomorrow (Tuesday, August 25th) from 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM. Click here to sign up for a specific time!


Thank you so much for partnering with our school as we start the year with NTI! If you have any questions whatsoever, please don’t hesitate to reach out to either your Bobcat’s teacher, or to our administrative team!


--Adam Hicks

Principal

Simpsonville Elementary School

(502) 722-8855

adam.hicks@shelby.kyschools.us