The Cardinal Chirp

February 22, 2021

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DEAR CARDINAL FAMILIES,


Felicity Schools' faculty and staff are scheduled to receive their first round of the COVID-19 vaccine this coming Wednesday, February 24, 2021. All students in K-12 will be on the Remote Learning Plan on that day. Please follow our current Wednesday remote learning schedule (see below).


Just a reminder that our make-up parent-teacher conferences will be held virtually on March 4th from 4:30-7:30. Click on the link below to schedule a conference with your child's teacher.


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fXShXZNR4MbwTZzWIYBOGq25SDOSi6Z4EAjufNhh42U/edit?usp=sharing


Have a great week!

Jennifer Keller, Principal

Get Ready for the Week of March 1st!

Next week is Dr. Seuss's Birthday! We have some fun plans for reading!
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EXPECTATIONS FOR REMOTE LEARNING -- STUDENTS


  • WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE FOR YOU?

    • You will participate “live” in all your scheduled classes via Google Meet.

    • Teachers will teach lessons from their classrooms using the technology tool identified for your grade level. You will be expected to log into:

      • Grades K-1 SeeSaw

      • Grades 2-4 Google Classroom

      • Grades 5-12 Schoology

    • Teachers will teach on screen and/or use an interactive whiteboard.

    • You will be given opportunities to practice and get teacher feedback.

    • Digital resources will be organized in ways that allow you to get to them easily.

    • Of course, teachers will check in and make sure you’re doing well emotionally. Remember, our main focus is your academic achievement.

    • Teachers will be introducing and assessing new content. It won’t simply be a review of what has already been taught. We have to keep moving forward.


  • DAILY SCHEDULE

    • You will follow the daily schedule on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

    • You and your peers will be learning together in real-time, following your daily schedule (see pages 3-6).

      • Teachers in grades 2-12 will use Google Meet as their video conferencing tool.

      • You are expected to be seen on screen during instructional time.

      • You may use different, school-appropriate backgrounds if you desire so that your family privacy is protected.

      • Homework and practice are to be completed outside of your Google Meet time.

    • PLEASE NOTE: Students who are already participating in distance learning through Accelerate Education (K-5) or APEX (6-12) will remain on those programs until the end of the academic quarter. At the end of the quarter, they may switch to the district’s remote learning plan if they choose to do so.


Felicity-Franklin Elementary Daily Remote Learning Schedule

Classes will meet remotely on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Attendance will be taken during each live session

K-1 will be accessible through Seesaw

2-4 will be accessible through Google Classroom


WHAT ABOUT WEDNESDAYS?

  • Wednesdays will be used as Teacher Communication Days. Teachers will communicate with your parents/guardians if you have poor attendance, are struggling with content, and/or are not actively engaging or participating during class.

  • Wednesdays will also be used for teachers to provide remediation (scheduled in advance).

    • You may be assigned and expected to log-in to virtual support meetings on Wednesdays or at other times, as scheduled and agreed upon by your teacher.

  • You are expected to use Wednesdays to complete assignments, seek assistance, and/or monitor your own progress.


  • GRADES

  • Your grades will NOT be based on only your participation or simply doing your work. The quality of your work will be the basis for your grades.

  • As always, grades will be entered into ProgressBook, and your parents/guardians will have access to your progress.


  • ATTENDANCE

  • You will be expected to attend all classes Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

  • Your parents/guardians are still required to contact the building secretary if you are absent, just as they would do if you were attending school in person.

  • Excused and unexcused absences will continue to be defined by the school district.

  • Make-up work for absent students is up to the teacher. They may record their classes and post them on the digital platform for you to review, or they may ask one of your peers to partner with you to get class notes, etc.

  • Teachers will make sure you feel supported in catching up if you are absent.

  • Please remember, students may be assigned and expected to log-in to online support meetings on Wednesdays or at other times, as scheduled and agreed upon by the teacher.

  • STUDENT TECHNOLOGY

    • You will be provided with the technology necessary to actively participate in remote learning activities.

      • Grades K-1 iPads Grades 2-12 Chromebooks


  • WI-FI ACCESSIBILITY

    • Hot spots are being distributed to families who are in need of them.

      • Your parents are asked to contact building principals if you are in need of hot spots to connect to the Internet.

    • All parking lots on the Felicity-Franklin Local Schools campus are now wi-fi equipped if your family chooses to access the Internet that way.

REMOTE LEARNING SCHEDULE FOR MONDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY

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February Lunch Menu

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Most recent updates sent from the district

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COVID-19 Resources

Click on this link to access the Ohio Department of Health Resources

Box Tops are a great way to help Felicity-Franklin Elementary School earn money for student activities!

Follow the steps below and be sure you use the school ID 206229 for Felicity Franklin Elementary! Thank you for your support!
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Parents: Please be sure to keep Final Forms updated with any information that changes!

If your phone number changes or you need to add a person to pick up your child, please be sure to change it in final forms. If your child's dismissal procedure changes just for that day or temporarily, please be sure to send a note.
Final Forms

Click on the link to access Final Forms

2020-21 School Calendar

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Elementary Arrival and Dismissal Procedures:

AM

All students now enter door #9 at 8:25 (no longer door #8 for breakfast only) whether going to breakfast or straight to homeroom class.

All students must be in class prior to the tardy bell that rings at 8:50


PM

Car riders' pickup- begins at 3:00 (must have a car tag- call the office for one)

Walkers- released at door #8 at 3:10 (parents- please do not pick up walkers in cars- it creates safety issues and car pickup line issues. If you want to pick your walker up in a car, get a car tag and add them to the car pickup plan).

Buses- Begin loading at 3:20

Instructions for registering a K-4 student

Click this link to get started

Felicity-Franklin Elementary

105 Market St
Felicity, OH 45120


phone 513-362-5421

fax 513-876-2051

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