Glacier Ridge Elementary School 04.09.20
Dear Glacier Ridge Families and Polar Bears,
We have made it two weeks of remote learning! Congratulations to all! We know how hard students, staff, and families are working to bring this all together. We are so proud of the team effort. We hope that you will take this three day weekend to relax and enjoy one another's company.
Mr. Jacobsen and Mrs. Adams
Look at what some of our Polar Bears have been doing in their learning!
We would love to see what your kiddos have been doing in their learning! Please see below for more info on how to send us a picture or two! #PolarBearPride
Calling for Photos!
From the Health Office
If you wish to pick up any medications (emergency and/or scheduled) in the event that you need them now, please reach out to Mrs. Kori Simons at email@example.com. Mrs. Simons will then provide a day and time next week for them to be picked up. Thank you!
Google Hangouts / Chats (Text) & Video
As we continue to develop the best way to deliver remote learning the district is now making it easier for your child's teacher to support their learning. Please see the message below from the district:
Google Hangouts is a communications tool that enables text, voice, or video chats, either one-on-one or in a group. Under normal circumstances (when learning takes place at school), Google Hangouts is disabled on students’ Chromebooks. However, to allow teachers and students to interact with one another during remote learning, we have enabled this feature. While we are excited about this new way for teachers and students to communicate, we ask that students follow the expectations for using Google Hangouts outlined below:
Google Chat via text: Google text chats are allowed between a teacher and a student one-to-one. All messages are archived by the District.
Google Chat via video: One-to-one Google video chats are not allowed. Video chats are ONLY permitted when more than two people are involved. Scenarios can be:
Teacher, student and parent
Two or more students with teacher
Teacher, student, and another adult in the room with teacher
As a reminder, we recommend that parents supervise students and children while they are on the internet when possible.
* POLAR BEAR ENCORE Extras *
We miss all of you! During this time of Remote Learning, we want to provide extra, OPTIONAL, FUN activities for ENCORE subjects. We have listed these activities at this link https://bit.ly/encoreextras, and will add to it. Look for updates!
Let us know if you have any questions!
~Mrs. Brazao (art), Mrs. Maule and Mr. Chubb (P.E.), Mrs. Konrath (STEM), Mrs. Johnston (library), and Mrs. Falbo (music)
Zooming with ENCORE Teachers
Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/977288400?pwd=T0dGakRPWXFSWTVkU01oZWJCYUlKUT09 Meeting ID: 977 288 400 Password: 734388
NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT SHARE THIS MEETING INFO ON ANY SOCIAL MEDIA OR PUBLIC SITES. This invitation is intended for ONLY current Glacier Ridge students and should not be shared. Thank you.
Internet Access and Devices
Yearbooks - DEADLINE EXTENDED to APRIL 24th
To purchase and customize your yearbook, please got to www.TreeRing.com/validate. Then enter our school’s passcode: 1013872192942816. The deadline to order and customize the two free custom pages is April 24, 2020. The yearbook price is $20.00.
For more information on purchasing a yearbook, visit: http://bit.ly/gryearbook19For more information on designing the 2 free custom pages, visit: http://bit.ly/grcustom19 and http://bit.ly/grcustom219
How to Reach Us
As always, we are here to support you. Should you need anything please contact your child's classroom teacher via email or phone or call the school phone (815)444-4850. If you contact the school directly you will leave a voicemail and we will return your call.
Updates for Upcoming Events / Activities
Spring PTA Book Fair - Canceled
Girls on the Run - All events have been canceled
Talent Show - Postponed pending return to school
PTA Plant Sale - Decision is pending