The Meadows Elementary

Parent Newsletter - March 2020 (Updated 3/23/2020)

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DISTRICT TO CLOSE CAMPUSES INDEFINITELY

To slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in our community, all DeSoto ISD schools will close indefinitely. This action follows advice from the Dallas County Health and Human Services department (DCHHS). We recognize the significant impact this extended closure will have on the entire community, especially for families who depend on the district for critical services. While our classrooms are empty, our work on behalf of children continues. We have activated at-home learning, our teachers are prepared to begin distance instruction, and Chartwells, DeSoto ISD Food and Child Nutrition Services provider, will distribute meals at select campus locations. These sites will become central locations for family and student resource distribution in the coming weeks. Please expect additional messages with updates and visit www.DeSotoISD.org/CoronaVirus for more information. Thank you for working with us as we unite with organizations across the community to respond to COVID-19.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING DISTANCE LEARNING!

DISTANCE LEARNING PLAN

DeSoto ISD has created a plan for student learning and a collection of resources for families to accommodate our immediate and indefinite closure for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Click here for details.

Publisher Approved Read Alouds

As educators move to remote learning, many are worrying and wondering about reading books aloud online and possibly violating copyright laws. In response, many children's publishers have temporarily altered policies.

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Find out about TME Library e-Books HERE

Want to gain access to DeSoto ISD ebook collection? Click here to access!

Happy Handwashing Song
Wash Your Hands

Happy Hand washing Song

One of the most important ways to prevent contracting Coronavirus or other infectious diseases is by washing your hands. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that twenty seconds is the minimum amount of time people should spend scrubbing with soap and water to properly disinfect their hands. Since most people don't time themselves when they wash their hands, the CDC came up with a simple technique to make sure that we all take the time that we need to get our hands clean. They recommend singing two verses of a familiar song like "Happy Birthday" while washing your hands. This method works especially well with children, which is why the CDC came up with a video geared towards our younger germ fighters. Please share with them as we all work together to stay healthy and disease-free!
Wash Hands
Wash Your Hands with Baby Shark | Baby Shark Hand Wash Challenge | @Baby Shark Official
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The Meadows Elementary

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