The Kids are Home... Now What?

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Message From the Principal

Hello Wolf Pack! I hope everyone is staying healthy! The Nakamura household continues to be busy as we figure out spaces and devices to share (the snack situation is more under control than last week). Keeping my kids engaged (not fighting and arguing) has been a real test; I am SO happy that EngageRedmond will go live next week and provide focus, classroom connection, and purposeful learning. I know many of you are anxious as to what Distance Learning for All will look like moving forward. Our staff has been working hard to create engaging, learning opportunities for the most valued members of you pack...our students! Here is what you need to know starting April 6th:

  • On April 6th, EngageRedmond, will go live with up-to-date lessons from each teacher. The website will provide families and students with a clear plan for assignments and activities required for each class.

    • TO DO: Students should begin checking their school emails and google classrooms daily. Students may begin completing assigned tasks.

I’ll continue to update this area to bring you the most up-to-date information. In the works: trimester 2 and 3 details and access for all. Please remember that we are still in this together. The entire Wolf Pack is here for you and your family. Every single one of us is connected to our email and would love a check-in. Staff emails can be found on our website under our team. We’re in this together and we’re here to provide you as much support as we can. Students and parents, take care and please email me if you have any questions, concerns, or would like to just check-in.

Stay healthy,

Mrs. Nakamura

Optional Schedule for Your Middle School Student

*Disclaimer: What follows is a pretty packed day with a lot of transitions. The purpose here is not to impose a structure but to offer ideas for how to break up the time. Think of it as a menu of options; pick and choose what works for your children and your family.

8:00 Make breakfast together/chores

9:00 Language Arts

10:00 Math

11:00 Electives

12:30 Lunch

1:30 Social Studies

2:30 Science

3:00 Healthy snack & Brain Break- go for a walk

4:00 Personal Time

5:00 Prepare, eat, and clean up dinner; everyone helps.

7:00 Board Games/showers/read aloud before bed

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Maybe a schedule isn't your thing- that's ok! The most important thing your kids can do over this extended time off is read. Read independently, read as a family, read to your younger siblings- read, read, read.

Over the years, doctors, scientists, and researchers have confirmed that reading is a stress-reducing activity that can lower your heart rate and blood pressure. It's been proven to improve people's memories, increase brain power, and even enhance empathic skills. Reading has even been linked to longer life spans.

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