Sussex Avenue News That You Can Use

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Dear Families,

What a unique time we are in. We recognize how incredibly difficult this situation is for many families. The fabulous team at Sussex has been working hard to identify meaningful instructional activities for your child to do while he or she is at home for an extended period of time. Our goal in this work was to provide you with activities that are aligned with what your children typically do during the school day, recognizing it will not be the same as being in the classroom, but everything should be familiar.

We certainly know there is a lot going on for families right now and recognize you may not be able to complete all of the activities given in a day....that is completely fine! Please read the MSD Virtual Learning Update below that was sent on Sunday, March 15th for more logistical information.

We appreciate your partnership as we navigate this unknown territory together. Please feel free to reach out to any of our staff members through e-mail if you have any questions or concerns along the way.

With Great Appreciation,

Lorri Vaccaro


MSD Virtual Learning Update- March 17, 2020

The Virtual Learning Hub is now live! You can access it by clicking this link.

  • Please review the FAQs on the Virtual Learning Hub and share them with your child.
  • K-5 students will log in to Clever to access Google Classroom each virtual school day.
  • Establishing a routine for your child during the extended closure, including the designation of an available workspace, will help provide structure and assist the transition to virtual learning.
  • Please contact your child's teacher or me with any questions or concerns.

Please see this link for any questions regarding student logins and passwords.

Important Information

Please be advised that all SwiftK12 utilizes the parent information (email, phone numbers) from within PowerSchool. If you or anyone you know is not receiving the SwiftK12 alerts being sent from the school or district, (check your SPAM folders) please email Ms. Johnson at with the updated information.

Week of March 16th- March 20th

This schedule is to help keep students organized on which Specials activities to complete. However, students will be able to access Specials activities throughout the week. The letter day will be shared by your child's homeroom teacher each day.

Wednesday 3/18 is an E day.

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Quote of the Week

This week's quote was "To sit back and let fate play its hand out and never influence it is not the way man was meant to operate." -John Glen

Students spend time discussing this quote throughout the week. They discuss what they believe it means, why they believe the person said it. Finally they reflect on these questions and determine how they can apply it to their lives.