Weekly Update

Discovery School at Four Corners

Hello Families,

The DSFC staff is excited and anxious about the start of school on Thursday! Before school starts next week, we want to make sure that families have what they need. We will be handing out bags of supplies, and making sure you have workbooks and other tools for learning. Our bag/supply pick-up dates are Tuesday, September 15th and Wednesday, September 16th. More details below. Each bag will also contain some paperwork for you to fill out. Please mail back completed forms or drop them off at school. Thank you for your help with this.


Teachers have been busy creating google or seesaw classrooms for your students. They have been learning about different technology tools to help with virtual learning. They are creating schedules that include a mix of live instruction, recorded lessons, small group and whole group learning, and plenty of off-line work too. Teachers will be utilizing many different strategies to keep your children engaged in learning.


Teachers will be reaching out to all families to discuss the school year with you and your child. If you have not heard from your child's teacher, please let me know so I can make sure they have the correct contact information. The best way to reach teaching staff at this time is through email. We will have an all-school virtual meet and greet on Tuesday from 5-6. More details below.


Please reach out if something isn't working. We will do our best to help solve problems. We look forward to seeing everyone at bag pick-up.


Take care,

Caissie Putnam

Principal

IMPORTANT DATES

SUPPLY BAG PICK-UP DAY 1: KINDERGARTEN - SECOND GRADE

Tuesday, Sep. 15th, 1-3pm

21 Ferrante Avenue

Greenfield, MA

We will be distributing bags along the main driveway at Discovery School. School staff will be handing out the materials, and wearing proper ppe and practicing social distancing.


* When you arrive at school, please pull up to the front entrance and REMAIN IN YOUR CAR, staff will direct you where to go.


* If you plan to walk to the school to get supplies, please practice social distancing and keep your mask on at all times.


* Display the name of your child/children and grade in your car window


*Staff will deliver your supplies to your car.


*Once you have received your materials, we ask that you continue to practice social distancing and leave the school site promptly to ensure the health and safety of the community.


* If you cannot attend the bag pick-up at this planned time, please let your teacher know and we can figure out another day/time that works for you.


*Each bag contains some important paperwork to fill out. Please complete the forms and mail back to school, or drop it off.


Thank you and we look forward to seeing you!

SUPPLY BAG PICK-UP DAY 2: THIRD AND FOURTH GRADE

Wednesday, Sep. 16th, 1-3pm

21 Ferrante Avenue

Greenfield, MA

We will be distributing bags along the main driveway at Discovery School. School staff will be handing out the materials, and wearing proper ppe and practicing social distancing.


* When you arrive at school, please pull up to the front entrance and REMAIN IN YOUR CAR, staff will direct you where to go.


* If you plan to walk to the school to get supplies, please practice social distancing and keep your mask on at all times.


* Display the name of your child/children and grade in your car window


*Staff will deliver your supplies to your car.


*Once you have received your materials, we ask that you continue to practice social distancing and leave the school site promptly to ensure the health and safety of the community.


* If you cannot attend the bag pick-up at this planned time, please let your teacher know and we can figure out another day/time that works for you.


*Each bag contains some important paperwork to fill out. Please complete the forms and mail back to school, or drop it off.


Thank you and we look forward to seeing you!

DISCOVERY SCHOOL MEET AND GREET

Tuesday, Sep. 15th, 5-6pm

This is an online event.

On Tuesday, September 15th, there will be a virtual school meet and greet. This event will be very different from past years. For this years meet and greet,we will be releasing a video with a welcome address from Principal Putnam. The video will also include introduction of new staff, and building based staff. There will be a fun slideshow to watch. Principal Putnam will be hosting a Q + A session during this time too. Please be on the look out for more specific instructions or information from your teacher. The video will be sent out via school messenger for 5pm. Please reach out with any questions.
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