DSFC UPDATE

Discovery School at Four Corners

Dear Families,


I want to congratulate you on the FANTASTIC job you have done to connect your children with remote learning as we start the 2020-2021 school year! We have made it through the first full week! I know that it was challenging, and you should all be proud of this accomplishment! Thank you for your patience and hard work as we learn to navigate remote learning together. We expected there to be bumps along the way, but overall things went well. Teachers have been hard at work, and many have told me that it is getting better each day. There have been many times that teachers and Instructional assistants have had to think on their feet and redesign activities to make them work. The first couple weeks will be spent helping support students in navigating the remote learning platforms and teaching them the expectations. This is similar to what would happen during the first couple weeks of traditional school.


We had many tech issues, and at the school level, we have tried to troubleshoot with families. Many of the issues are related to the amount of people logged into google meets, causing program problems. Please don't hesitate to reach out if needed. We will try our best to help, or get you in touch with someone who can. As we move forward, we will to continue to help families in any way we can. If your family needs more support with learning, please let your classroom teacher know. Please fill out the remote learning survey found below. Your feedback is important to us.


If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at caiput1@gpsk12.org.


Best,

Caissie Putnam

Principal

Please click the link below to fill out a Book Survey by Ms. Mele

SETTING UP FOR REMOTE LEARNING AT HOME

· *Create a space for learning with everything your child needs.

· *Display daily schedules on a white board, chalk board, or poster board. (Younger students: write the schedule for them. Older students: make them responsible for writing out their schedule.)

· *Remove distractions ( Younger students: stay away from the television, games, etc. Older students: put phones and social media away.)

· *Time management (Younger students: use timers to help them know when to start/stop activities. Older students: teach them how to set alarms for every class period.)

· *Have a set routine that students follow during school days (go to bed early, wake up on time, eat breakfast, etc.)

· *Change of scenery: weather permitting, take learning outside every once in awhile.(Check with teacher!)

· *Recognizing a job well done: play their favorite game with them, take a walk to the park, stickers, etc.