Transfiguration School Newsletter

September 7th, 2020

News and Notes

Dear Transfiguration Families,


I hope you are having a fabulous Labor Day and are enjoying your last weekend of Summer vacation. I am so excited to see your children this week and begin the 20-21 school year. The teachers and I have been preparing the school and classrooms. We are ready to welcome all of your children on Wednesday! This year will certainly be a different year but I know that working together as a community, we will make it a great year!


For those of you choosing remote learning, please see the details below.


Have a great week,


Ms. Kazan

Welcome Back!

Protocols for Those Who Have Chosen Remote Learning

  • The Pick Up Day for Chromebooks and materials will be from 10:00-2:00 on Friday 9/11.

  • Students working remotely will be provided with a Chromebook, textbooks and access to all digital platforms. Teachers will contact you with the Zoom information your child will need to join the class.

  • Each class will have specific needs for other learning materials. These will be provided to the students as needed.

  • Parents of students working remotely should identify a space at home to be designated as the student personal space.

  • All students working remotely will be required to participate in class activities at the time they are presented.

  • Based on grade level and age appropriateness, the teachers will provide time specific requirements for each class.

  • Students should be ready each day to fully participate in learning.

    • That means the students must be in a Transfiguration shirt (or white polo), all materials at hand in the space, and all assignments ready.

  • Parents should be able to scan and send assignments.

  • Instruction and support in using Google classroom and all digital products will be provided to both students and parents as needed.

  • Students will start the day by joining morning announcement zoom at 7:50.

If your child is unable to participate in the day’s distance learning due to illness or other reason, parents must call the office or send in an email before 8:00am.

Videos

Please review the videos regarding procedures that I sent out in previous newsletters during the Summer. For your convenience I have attached them below. I have also included the recordings of the two virtual meetings I held last week. For the PK video, please start at the 15th minute. For the K-8 video, please start at the 10:30 mark.

Transfiguration Classrooms
Transfig reopening Plans Part 2
Transfiguration Reopening Part 3
PK Meeting
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Spirit Wear

This year, I will be allowing Spirit shirts every Friday. These can be worn with the regular Summer Uniform bottom. You may order Spirit Wear below. We also have Transfig. masks at our Spirit Wear store.

Tentative Calendar 20-21 School Year

Tuesday, September 8th- Opening Faculty Meeting


Wednesday, September 9th- First Day of School- 11:45 Dismissal


Friday, September 11th- No School

Friday, October 2nd- 11:45 Dismissal – Faculty Meeting

Friday, October 9th- School is Session ( this day is no longer a teacher conference day)

Monday, October 12th- Columbus Day – No School

Friday, November 6th – 11:45 Dismissal – Faculty Meeting

Wednesday, November 11th- Veteran’s Day – No School

November 25-27 – Thanksgiving Break No School

Friday, December 4th – 11:45 Dismissal - Faculty Meeting

December 24th-January 1st- Christmas Break

Friday, January 8th- 11:45 Dismissal – Faculty Meeting

Monday, January 18th – Martin Luther King Jr. Day – No School

Friday, February 5th – 11:45 Dismissal – Faculty Meeting

February 12th-School is Session ( this day is no longer a teacher conference day)

February 15th- 19th February Break – No School

Friday, March 5th – 11:45 Dismissal Faculty Meeting

Thursday, April 1st – 11:45 Dismissal

Friday, April 2nd Good Friday – No School

April 5th-9th- Easter Vacation

Friday, May 7th - 11:45 Dismissal Faculty Meeting

Monday, May 31st – Memorial Day – No School

Friday, June 18th – Last Day of School ( if we take no snow days)

Saturday, June 19th- 8th Grade Graduation

Snow Day Give Backs – June 21-25