Riverton Elementary School

School Closure Family Resources

DUE TO A TECHNOLOGY GLITCH, WE HAD MOVED ALL INFORMATION OVER TO A NEW LINK. PLEASE CLICK ON THE BUTTON BELOW TO ACCESS THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION

A NEW CHALLENGE for Today (03/19/2020) from Dr. Evans

A New Challenge from Dr. Evans (03/19/2020)

Flipgrid Information from Mrs. Schwartz:

Mrs. Schwartz has created a Flipgrid class for our RES students to share and talk about the books they are reading over the break. To join the Flipgrid class, your child will need to log in with their Google account. This is to ensure that all of the videos recorded are private and only for our RES Library class. You will use Google login credentials for your child to access the Flipgrid.


Looking forward to seeing you all on Flipgrid and discussing books we are reading :)


https://flipgrid.com/reslibrary

THIS FRIDAY 11:00-1:00...


Come through the RES car rider line to grab lunch and receive a brand new “Color Me, Huntsville” coloring book for each student in the car from the Historic Huntsville Foundation!


These coloring books describe and illustrate the famous landmarks and the important history of our very own Huntsville, AL! ❤️

Information About the School Closure

This information was updated at 7:30 pm on 03/18/2020

On Friday, March 13th, Governor Ivey declared a State of Emergency in Alabama. The Madison County School System is focused on the health and safety of students and staff, therefore, as a measure to reduce the transmission of COVID-19, our schools will be closed Monday, March 16 - Friday, April 3. An update will be sent out by Sunday, April 5 to confirm the April 6th return date. If you have additional questions that aren't covered in this section, please email Mrs. James (hjames@mcssk12.org) or Dr. Evans (revans@mcssk12.org). We will update this newsletter periodically during the school closure and will repost when new information becomes available.



  • PowerSchool Renrollment and 4K Registration: POSTPONED...watch for new dates.


  • E-Learning/Virtual Learning Opportunities: We sent out information about conducting E-learning/Virtual learning in the event of a school closure. While the State of Emergency does not require our students to participate in e-learning during the closure, we have equipped you with all of the information you need to provide learning opportunities for your child at home. We hope you will use these tools and resources to keep your child academically active during the closure. It is our understanding that we will not be making up these days due to the State of Emergency. However, it is important that your child is prepared to move on to the next grade despite missed instruction. Please help us in getting your child ready to finish out the school year by taking advantage of the resources we have provided to you.


  • No Internet or Reliable Device: If your child does not have Internet access at home, our teachers have prepared work for them to take home to take the place of the e-learning mentioned above. Many teachers sent this home on Friday of last week. For those that did not, we will send them home with some work next week before the closure. We have also allowed students to take home additional books to read.


  • Food Assistance: Riverton Elementary will serve as one of several Feeding Sites across our school system. This will be a drive-through feeding system that will minimize at physical contact for our families who need food. More information about this program will be sent out soon. There is information at the bottom of this page about food assistance for any family in need of assistance beyond what our school will provide.


  • Campus Closure: Per MCSS, NO OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS can utilize the school during the closure period.


  • Field Trips: Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, due to the increased number of COVID-19 cases nationwide and a confirmed case in Alabama, we have been advised to cancel ALL (in-state and out-of-state) Field Trips prior to April 30th. We will provide updates on Field Trips with travel occurring after April 30 at a later date.
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CLEVER IS THE GATEWAY TO ONLINE OPPORTUNITY

Our students use Clever to access a plethora of online resources for instruction during the school day. We sent login information home on Friday, March 13 on how to access Clever. Your child will first need to log in to Google using their credentials, then go to Clever.com and log in using Google. After doing so, you will see apps and links they can access.
CLEVER LINK

PLEASE LOG IN TO YOUR CHILD'S GOOGLE ACCOUNT FIRST.

Reading and Math Resources You Can Find on CLEVER

New Information from Our Librarian Mrs. Schwartz...

Hello RES Families!


I have created a Flipgrid class for our RES students to share and talk about the books they are reading over the break. To join the Flipgrid class, your child will need to log in with their Google account. This is to ensure that all of the videos recorded are private and only for our RES Library class. You will use Google login credentials for your child to access the Flipgrid.

Looking forward to seeing you all on Flipgrid and discussing books we are reading :)


https://flipgrid.com/reslibrary



You may access our OPAC system which will provide eBooks for your child to read. When you click on the following link, you will need to search for eBooks. A list will then be curated of all of our eBooks available. For a few of the books, you will need login information and I am currently working on gaining access from our vendor, PermaBound. Most books you will have immediate access to.


OPAC link:

https://atriuum.mcssk12.org/opac/riveres/index.html?mode=main#menuHome


RES Library Twitter Account: I will be sharing resources from authors via Twitter that your child could do over the extended break. Many authors are creating Youtube videos or Livestream lessons for children that coincide with their books. Our library Twitter handle is @RivertonLMC https://twitter.com/RivertonLMC.


If your child is in 2nd or 3rd grade, they will have a Google Classroom account for their library class. I will post some questions for the students to answer about the books they are reading. I'm hoping this will allow for a readers' advisory in which the students can share their thoughts on what they are currently reading over the break.


If you find yourself needing resources or having questions, please feel free to email me at awschwartz@mcssk12.org. I'm happy to help!

Other Academic Resources

Reading

Heggerty at Home E-Learning
eBooks for Your Child to Read

You may also access our OPAC system which will provide eBooks for your child to read.

StoryLine Online

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.

Fluency and Fitness

Help your child exercise his/her brain and body!

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)

Math Activities for At-Home Learning

Non-screen Math Games to Play with Your Child

Mystery Science

Every lesson begins with a Mystery that hooks your child!

Free Maker Stations

3 free weeks of Maker Stations to keep your students creating at home! Each challenge includes simple instructions using materials around the house, QR code video resources, and a student recording sheet.

PE, Art, and Music

Go Noodle

Get Your Child Up and Moving with GoNoodle

Daily Art Tutorials

Week 1 Projects (Start 3/16) M-Drawing & painting watercolor animals T-: Peg Dolls W-: Painted Canvas Sloth Th-: Chalk Pastel Galaxy F-: Sculpt a friend w/ Model Magic 20-30 minute sessions Supply list: https://www.mcharpermanor.com/blog

Draw Every Day

Every weekday at 2pm ET for at least the next few weeks, there will be free webcasts for you and your kiddos.

All Academic Areas

Scholastic Learn At Home

Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video.

25 Non-Screen Activities You Can Do At Home

While all of the resources listed above are "screen-time" resources, we feel it is important to share ideas of things your child can do that are not screen-time related. Here is a great list!

Virtual Field Trips

Disclaimer: These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by Riverton Elementary School or the Madison County School System of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual. RES and MCSS bear no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.

Food Resources for Families in Need

Madison County School System students will have access to free lunch and breakfast Monday-Friday until April 3, including our scheduled Spring Break.

Beginning Monday, March 16th, 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., MCSS Child Nutrition Services will be distributing meals to students at six drive-thru locations. Cafeterias will not be open, this is drive-thru service only. Each meal will contain one lunch and one breakfast for the following day. MCSS students may visit any of these sites for meals.

The children need to be in the car with you to receive a meal.

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If your family is in need of food during the school closure, we have resources to help. Below, you will find information about 211 and a list of food pantries in the Madison County area. However, if you are unable to get to a food pantry and your child's next meal is in question, please contact Dr. Evans (revans@mcssk12.org) or Mrs. James (hjames@mcssk12.org) and we will get you the resources your family needs. You can email us using the email addresses above or message the school through Facebook. If your child already receives weekend food assistance, we will send additional food home with your child this week. If your child does not receive food assistance, and your family is in need of assistance, please let us know.
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For help with food, clothing, housing, and other non-emergency services, DIAL 211.

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Food Pantries in Madison County

House of the Harvest is located at 9144 Wall Triana Highway, Harvest, Alabama. They offer grocery distribution every Saturday from 7:30-9:00 AM.
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The Madison County School System does not discriminate in admission, treatment, or access to program or activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, religious preference, disability, age, gender, sexual orientation, citizenship, non-English speaking ability, or homeless status. Students with disabilities will be provided with the same needed supports and services for extracurricular programs and activities that are provided during the school day, unless doing so would fundamentally alter the nature of the program and activity. To report incidents of discrimination contact Rachel Ballard at rballard@mcssk12.org or 256.852.2557 ext. 61407.