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A Message from Mrs. Mendoza ( March 26th)

Greetings Stars!


As we continue to plan and deliver online instruction for our students, we would like to ensure the lines of communication between our parents, students and teachers are appropriately working. Part of this effort is to dedicate certain days of the week to “Student Meet-ups” or “Family Meet-ups.” During these meet-ups, the teacher(s) will dedicate time to our students to check up on them, see their beautiful faces, and see if they need specific help with assignments. For parents/guardians, this will be the time for our teachers to speak with you to discuss how the online learning is going and to offer you support as needed. Teachers will begin making contact with both students and parents/guardians

this week, therefore please be on the lookout for a call from your child’s teacher or teacher(s).


Please keep in mind the following:

1. Initially, teachers will most likely contact you via Class Dojo, email, or their personal phone using an application that hides their personal information.

2. If you do not answer, teachers have been asked to leave you their name, email address,

and they will try and contact you later.

3. If you are having trouble contacting your child's teacher, please feel free to email me (email displayed above) and I will gladly assist you.

4. Academic grades and student attendance will NOT be recorded. Our goal is to connect

with every student on a weekly basis.

5. We realize that not all students will have a device or access to internet services. PreK – 2nd will have TCM workbook to cover Reading, Math, and Writing. They will be

delivered to student home address.

6. PreK – 2nd teachers will connect and communicate via phone, email or virtually if possible.

7. Work at your own pace. Please do not stress, have your child do what they can at home. The purpose is to keep the learning going. We understand we are all facing difficult times, but we just want to offer the support and learning opportunities the best we can.


Both the Ysleta ISD and Glen Cove have the best interest of your students at heart! We

understand the importance of communication with parents and the need to work collaboratively

in the best interest of your child. We also know that our students need to communicate with their teachers as much as our teachers want to and need to speak with them. The social-emotional needs, as well as the academic needs of our students, is of utmost importance to all of us at Glen Cove. We will get through this together Stars!


We thank you for your support and we miss our Star Community dearly!

Stay Safe Stars!


Margie Mendoza,

Principal

Read Aloud With Mrs. Mendoza

I will post a weekly Read Aloud for those students that are interested. Below is the link for this week's Read Aloud for The Kissing Hand.


The Kissing Hand Read Aloud

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Online Cyber Safety

Parents, now more than ever it is imperative that we monitor our children's screen usage as much as possible. We want to make sure they can work online in a safe manner. This means


  • Talking to them about what they are working on.
  • Checking their history daily ( if possible)
  • Limiting their screen time when they are not doing school work.
  • Talking to them about cyber safety and what they can do to stay safe online.


Check out this Net Smart Kids Video that teaches the importance of Cyber safety:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBOiF4ius6A&t=16s


#StaySafe

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Virtual Counseling Request Form

We are here to support you and your child's Social and Emotional Needs as well. If you would like to request Online Virtual Counseling with our Counselors, please click on the link below.


YISD Counseling Check-In

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Plans During School Closure

The El Paso Department of Public Health has recommended all school districts to close until April 6th. During this time, our amazing custodians will continue to work to ensure the entire school is thoroughly clean and disinfected.


Breakfast and Lunch meals will continue to be provided at the following campuses to students 18 and under on a drive thru basis: 7:30-11:00 am


Hanks High School, Bel Air HS, Riverside HS, Eastwood HS, Del Valle HS, Ysleta HS, Parkland HS, Bel Air MS, Del Valle MS, Parkland MS, REL Elem., Constance Hulbert, Desertaire, and Capistrano.

Medical and Dental Services for all YISD Students

The YISD Comprehensive Care Center located at 300 Vocational (next to Riverside HS) will be open M-F during Spring Break and during the mandatory closure. Hours are from 8 am to 4 pm; please call for an appointment (434-7200); walk-ins welcome
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El Paso Public Library Resources

Great News! El Paso Public Libraries may not be open, however they are offering (in conjunction with) Tumblebooks free access to all El Paso area students. Students do not have to have a public library card to access it. They simply have to go to the EPPL website www.elpasolibrary.org and scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page and click on the Tumblebooks logo.


We will share with parents via Dojo. There are Spanish books and resources in Tumblebooks. (cue applause!)


We advise for kids to use the Tumblebooks on the EPPL website rather than in YISD's Clever due accessibility issues.


If parents and students would like to access the rest of the online resources that the EPPL offers (music, movies, magazines, and tons of e-books for all reading levels) they are offering parents and students temporary digital access library cards that they can easily apply for online. If you go to Downloadable Books and Media on the EPPL site you can fill out the information for digital access. It's an easy process. If you don't already have a library card you should try it out!

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Online Learning and Resources for our Stars

We know the stress it may cause you, as your child is not attending school. Luckily our staff has put together a list of wonderful and FREE online resources you can have your child use (from PreK-5th grade).


No internet access? No problem! Spectrum is offering free internet access for students due to the Coronavirus: https://www.spectrum.net/support/internet/coronavirus-internet-offer-students



Please click on any link below to access the resources available for your child: (We will be updating periodically)



YOU CAN ACCESS ALL GCES USEFUL LINKS HERE.




Pre-K - 1st Grade : Circletimefun.com


Universal Resources: ABCmouse.com BrainPOP.com PBSKids.org 43 Free Educational Websites


Reading Resources: Scholastic Learn at Home Epic (access through Clever)


Math Resources: Education Galaxy 60 websites for teaching and learning math


Science Resources: Terrific Websites


Social Studies Resources

Accessing Online Resources and Assignments

All online resources used by our district are accessed through a single sign-on through Clever. This means you only have to login to Clever to have access to all apps.Below are the instructions to access Clever and assignments:


Access to Clever:


Click on this link
Clever YISD, select Login with Active Directory, enter your child's username & password. If you do not know your child's username and password you can request it from your student's teacher.

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Tips for Online Schooling at Home

Tip #1: Be patient :) As a mother myself, I have never valued school teachers more than I do now.....and I value them everyday! THANK YOU TEACHERS!!!!!! You are our Heroes!!!!


Tip #2: Set a schedule: Consistency is key. If you develop a schedule with your child, it will create more structure. After you create the schedule, POST IT. This will allow your child to preview what the day will look like (for the most part).


Tip #3: Establish an instructional area. This could be the dining table, a desk, a room, etc.


Tip #4: Play some Read Alouds: If you don't have many books for your child to read at home, some of your child's favorite authors are offering daily read-alouds during this time. You can also have them listen to audiobooks or podcasts for kids.


Tip #5: Use free educational websites


Tip #6: Print Activity Sheets


Tip #7: Include Physical Activity: Remember that students are used to having 30-45 minutes of PE a day. Below are some great ideas to remain active.


Tip #8: Be Creative! Enjoy this quality time with your child!

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Talking or Teaching your child about the COVID-19

Brain Pop has provided the following video for students to understand the Coronavirus.


https://www.brainpop.com/health/diseasesinjuriesandconditions/coronavirus/

Information Regarding STAAR Testing

Due to the novel COVID-19, ALL STAAR testing is canceled for the 2019-2020 school year.


You can read the full statement here.

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