The Cardinal Chirp
February 22, 2021
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.
Have a great week!
Jennifer Keller, Principal
Get Ready for the Week of March 1st!
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.
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.
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.
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.
You will be provided with the technology necessary to actively participate in remote learning activities.
Grades K-1 iPads Grades 2-12 Chromebooks
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
February Lunch Menu
Most recent updates sent from the district
Box Tops are a great way to help Felicity-Franklin Elementary School earn money for student activities!
Parents: Please be sure to keep Final Forms updated with any information that changes!
2020-21 School Calendar
Elementary Arrival and Dismissal Procedures:
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
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
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