Freeman Mustangs Newsletter #13

October 30, 2020

Upcoming Dates

  • Monday-Friday: Food Distribution @ Freeman 10:00am-1:00pm
  • Monday, November 2nd: 1st Grade Students Red Group A Back In Person
  • Tuesday, November 3rd: No School- Election Day
  • Wednesday, November 4th: Material Distribution for all grades and 1st grade virtual students: 2:45pm-4:30pm
  • Thursday, November 5th: 1st Grade Students Blue Group B Back In Person
  • Material Distribution for all grades and 1st grade virtual students: 4:00pm-6:00pm
  • Virtual BINGO Night hosted by PTA at 6:30pm
  • Wednesday, November 11th: Report Cards sent home electronically

Specials Update for Quarter 2

Asynchronous Instruction

Starting Monday, November 2nd, all specials teachers will sending out their asynchronous lessons weekly on Monday mornings. You will have time throughout the week to complete these assignments and specials teachers will be communicating that when they see you during the week.


Live/ Synchronous Instruction

Live specials times will remain the same until your child's assigned grade level returns to in person instruction. When your child's grade level returns, specials will move to 20 minute in person lessons throughout the week. Virtual learners will receive synchronous instruction in the afternoons on Fridays.

Return to Learn: Blended Experience

We are working hard to make sure the building is ready for students to return for in-person instruction. Our Group A first graders will walk our halls on Monday afternoon. As we want everyone to feel safe and understand updated procedures, we have created videos and for what you can expect as we bring students back. We encourage you to watch these with your students if they are returning to school for in-person instruction. Some of this communication is grade level specific and will be updated as each group phases back into the building.


District communication has also been updated on the district website. Please continue to check SD129's Blended Experience Webpage for up to date information and current guidance.

https://www.sd129.org/blended-experience/elementary

SD129 Student Health Screener

As we prepare for return to learn, all families returning for in person learning will need to create an account for health screenings. 1st grade families should have received this information from the district and other families will receive a district message as we near your student's grade level return date. Please see below for more detailed information.


Due to COVID-19 state and local guidelines, a student symptom check will be required before your student is permitted to attend class in one of our school buildings. Instructions to create your account and add your students to your profile is included in the video and infographic linked below.

Please follow this link to create your account. https://healthscreener.navigate360vm.com/welcome

The same account set up will also be sent to your primary phone number listed for SMS messages. Account set-up is easy, but for assistance please contact Mrs. Andrea Delgado via email at adelgado@sd129.org. Thank you for your cooperation in creating your account. Additional information about certifying your student(s) will be provided at a later date.

SMS Message

Please use the link to create your student symptom screening account. Additional instructions have been emailed to you. https://bit.ly/3lrpGUt

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Do you want a free Kinsa Smart Thermometer?

Check out the PDF flyer below for more information!

SD 129 Information on Cleaning & COVID-19 Reporting Procedures

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Sanitizing Procedures in SD129 during COVID-19
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BINGO! Join Us for a Virtual BINGO Night!

The Freeman PTA is hosting BINGO Night virtually this year! In years past, the smell of fresh popcorn would fill up the gym and families would bring their bingo markers and find a spot in the gym for BINGO. This year, we are going to try it virtually! PTA will begin with a short general meeting (10-15 minutes) followed by various games of BINGO!

Please use this link to download your BINGO card that will work with our virtual BINGO calling system. https://mfbc.us/v/ddgvt64


Time: Nov 5, 2020 06:30 PM Central Time

Please use the following link to join the event: https://sd129.zoom.us/j/5074569864


Meeting ID: 507 456 9864

Passcode: Mustangs

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Opportunities for Parents

Click here for information about the Parent Mentor Program

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