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Back to School, take 2, week of August 31

Kid Superintendent

Parking Monday 8/31

All staff please plan to park in the new staff parking lot at the back of the building (by the new care rider line where we had Beep and Greet) Any overflow can park in the back of the building in the gym lot. We are making room for kinder drop off Monday morning.


Please observe new traffic patterns. All cars should enter through Highway 3. The back entrance is for buses and daycare only. No cars should be weaving around the power pole in the new back lot to come in from that direction. We know this is different and means many will be having to go through the light at Hwy 3 and 96 (us too!).

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Action Items- Monday morning

  • Pick up school supplies in the main hallway for students in your classroom and bring to your room. For any students who are Clear Connections and have not picked up supplies, move their supply boxes to your pod
  • Take extra red bags from Beep and Greet to your pods

Morning Announcements

Each week we will be recording the announcements for the entire week and putting them onto Parr's Its Learning course for students to access. You will not need to show these during your morning meetings.


Once coming back brick and mortar we will continue to do this for Clear Connections. More to come on our plan for Brick and Mortar students.

Special Education and 504 Student Accommodation Plans- Sign off in Aware

This week you will begin getting emails that student accommodation plans are uploaded into Aware for you to review. These plans can be printed or you can download them and save them to a file on your computer (your preference, whatever is easier for you to quickly access them).


Please note these documents are date/ time stamped when you view them and serve as your sign off for receiving student accommodation plans. Please click the link in the email to open and review these documents within 24 hours of getting notification that they are available.


If you have any questions as you see student plans please ask a Special Education Case Manager (Resource/Inclusion, PASS, SD, AA, Speech) or myself /Lisa Lewis for any 504 students.

PPE and Cleaning Materials

Sanitizing wipes will be placed in your boxes soon. You will use these to sanitize tables during the day if you need to pull a new group to the table, move a student to a new area, etc. Custodial staff will be sanitizing tables nightly. You do not need to sanitize tables throughout the day unless students are rotating through the same table (ex. Speech, Resource, Art, Guided Reading table, etc). Each wipe should be able to sanitize 4 tables.


Masks- Each staff member was provided 2 reusable and 2 disposable masks. This means that you will may to wash your masks nightly or plan to purchase some on your own. We know that arrival and dismissal are hot right now and masks (along with the rest of us will get sweaty). Some have chosen to purchase their own disposable masks so they can wear those at dismissal.

S2H and CC Technology helpful information

We are so proud of all the work you have done and jumping in 1000% with all of the technology.


A few things that might be helpful to you:


  • As you start your Teams meeting and are greeting students (if you can log in 5 minutes early to start greeting students), you might want to project your screen and share a checklist for students to see and things they can be doing while they wait. Attached below is a sample.
  • Having a second screen is beyond helpful so that you can monitor student participation and their needs for movement/ breaks while you are teaching. If you don't have a second screen and would like to get this set up please let us know.
  • If you have not already, you may want to make yourself a checklist of things to remember as you start the meeting and get your lesson going. This could prove helpful in the event we have to pivot back to virtual after brick and mortar has started and we are out of practice a bit with getting it all set up. Sample checklist below.

Brick and Mortar Reopen Plans

We will begin scheduling meetings this week to firm up brick and mortar, including brick and mortar scheduling and reopening plans. Be prepared to jump in and help us finish planning. Thank you in advance.


Hallway traffic- Next week you will see stickers and arrows going down on the floors of the main hallways. When classes are traveling together, hallway traffic will need to be one way. The coaches hallway and art hallway will be one way cut throughs as well. Individuals/ Individual students will not need to follow these paths but when taking your class somewhere we will need to do this. More to come!

ELA updates

Phonics Updates:

· We have now received permission to post worksheets and resource materials from Lucy Caulkins Units of Study Phonics on It’s Learning for both School-to-Home and Clear Connections students.. However, to remain in compliance, the documents must be removed by the end of the 9 weeks


· Exciting News for k-2 teachers!! The District has purchased the Virtual Resources for the Lucy Caulkins UoS Phonics. Be sure to register for on the website for these resources ASAP as the supply is limited to 150 online account connections.


!st Grade-each recipient will use the same code to activate their Units of Study in Phonics Virtual Teaching Resources, Grade 1, 2020-21 Subscription. Codes may be used to activate only the exact number of subscriptions purchased. Once activated, subscriptions are not transferrable.


Activation Code: VL1P-X5DC-UY35


To register codes, teachers should log in to their Heinemann.com "My Account" page and click the link to Register an Online Resource. Once they have activated their subscriptions and logged in to their resources, teachers will find additional instructions on how to navigate and use their Units of Study Virtual Teaching Resources.


2nd grade-each recipient will use the same code to activate their Units of Study in Phonics Virtual Teaching Resources, Grade 2, 2020-21 Subscription.


Activation Code: VL2P-QPBY-8UBN


To register codes, teachers should log in to their Heinemann.com "My Account" page and click the link to Register an Online Resource. Once they have activated their subscriptions and logged in to their resources, teachers will find additional instructions on how to navigate and use their Units of Study Virtual Teaching Resources.


Kinder-each recipient will use the same code to activate their Units of Study in Phonics Virtual Teaching Resources, Grade K, 2020-21 Subscription.


Activation Code: VLKP-TV8Z-EHN6


To register codes, teachers should log in to their Heinemann.com "My Account" page and click the link to Register an Online Resource. Once they have activated their subscriptions and logged in to their resources, teachers will find additional instructions on how to navigate and use their Units of Study Virtual Teaching Resources.

Curbside Meal Service


  • Meal service will be available for virtual learners at their home campus. The exception to this is for students that attend Clear Horizon, Clear Path and Clear View. Students that attend these campuses will need to go to the comprehensive high school in their attendance zone.

  • Meal service will be daily (only available on days classes are in session) and students will be able to pick up a breakfast and a lunch at the same time. Students or parents will need to be able to provide proof of enrollment at the time of meal pick up. No meals will be given without proof. Proof can be the student’s school issued ID or enrollment information through Skyward.

  • Meal service times will be:

    • Week of August 31st – September 4th from 12:00PM – 1:00PM – Available to only virtual students. Any students that have returned to “Brick and Mortar” school will have meals available through the cafeteria.
    • Week of September 8th – September 11th from 12:00 – 1:00PM– Available to only virtual students. Any students that have returned to “Brick and Mortar” school will have meals available through the cafeteria.
    • Week of September 14th – TBD – More information on this service to be released at a later date.

  • Menu – Please refer to SchoolCafe for the menu at each site.

  • Cost – The cost of meals will be determined by the eligibility status of each student.
    • Breakfast:
        • Free - $0.00
        • Reduced Price - $0.30
        • Paid - $1.25(elementary)/$1.50(Secondary)
    • Lunch:
        • Free - $0.00
        • Reduced Price - $0.40
        • Paid - $2.35(elementary)

To keep contact to a minimum, we encourage you to utilize your SchoolCafe account to deposit funds on to your child’s account. If you currently do not have a SchoolCafe account you can create one by going through the district’s website or by going directly to www.schoolcafe.com .

  • Pick up location – Varies by school – Please check district website
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