The CPES BobChat
May 10, 2020
How Will We Finish the School Year?
I hope you've enjoyed a great Mother's Day weekend. We want to celebrate all the ladies who make a difference in the lives of our children. (Same for our guys, too.) As of today, there are 16 days left to the school year. As we wrap up these next few weeks, I want to provide you some guidance on what will happen during that time. 1. E Learning Assignments should be completed. We want to encourage all of our students to turn in all assignments by May 22. Parents, if there is any extenuating circumstances where your child is having difficulty accomplishing that, please reach out to your child's teacher. For 3rd-5th graders, students will receive grades of Pass or No Pass for the nine weeks based on the work they have completed. All K-2nd students will continue to be graded as we have the rest of the year on essential standards taught this nine weeks. (Not every standard can be assessed virtually.) As we do at the end of every year, teaching and learning will happen through the end of school. Teachers are planning lots of interesting and fun ways to close the year with their students. 2. Returning items to school. We are going to have a drop-off time on June 1 and 2 for all library books, leveled reading books, and books borrowed from teachers to be returned to school. Anything needing to be returned should be put in a plastic or paper bag with your child's name and his/her teachers' names and grade level on the outside. We will send more specific information closer to that time. Please start looking now for items needing to be sent back to us. Note: 3rd through 5th graders will keep their laptops this summer so they can continue learning. 3. Picking up items that need to go home. On the same two days of June 1 and 2, we will have a bag of items sent home for each child. These will be all items from cubbies and lockers and classrooms that belong to your child. We will take all appropriate safety and health precautions as we receive items from you and send items to you. The process will be similar to how we did pick-up and drop-off when we sent out our first set of packets. During the weeks of May 18-29, teachers will have time at CPES to help prepare the bags and do a classroom shutdown. We will not be able to allow parents or students in the building for the rest of the year. For our fifth graders, if safety guidelines allow, we hope to do a recognition ceremony for them in August before they transition to middle school. We will send a "save the date" once we finalize that. We want to do all we can to finish well. Please let us know if you have questions or suggestions as we wrap up. More specific instructions about drop-off and pick-up will be sent to you. Thanks again for all you are doing to support your child and our school. Strength and blessings to you.
Mr. Maness, Principal
P.S. Drop-Off and Pick-Up Times for Monday, June 1--11:00-1:00 and 4:00-6:00
Drop-Off and Pick-Up Times for Tuesday, June 2--7:00-9:00 AM and 11:00-1:00
Plans for the End of the Year--As a district and school, we are working to determine how best to wrap up the end of the year now that we know we will not bring our students back to campus . If you have suggestions, please feel free to email Mr. Maness mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. Our highest priority is the safety of our students, parents and staff. As always, we want to think through how we can end as well as we can given the circumstances. Let's think about what we can do more than focusing on what we can't do.
E-Learning through the End of the Year--Here is a schedule for e-learning through the end of the year.
May 11-20--Instructional Days
May 21-22--Catch Up and Turn In Days for Students (All assignments should be turned in by May 22.)
May 25--Memorial Day Holiday
May 26-28--Instructional Days and Activities
May 29--Bad Weather Makeup Day (No Instruction)
June 1-2--Students Drop Off and Pickup Materials/Instructional Days and Activities
June 3-4--Instructional Days and Activities
June 5--Teacher Workday
Special Area Activities for May--Click on the button below for suggested activities for PE, Art and Music.
Teacher Appreciation--Thank you so much for all the ways you supported our teachers last week. If you still need to drop off items for Teacher Appreciation, there is a black bin with a yellow top at the door where you can do that.
Spring Pictures Refunds--If you have already paid online with Lifetouch, they will refund your credit or debit card. If you wrote a check, we will give your check back to you.
Need Help? If you need assistance, please contact the district at email@example.com or call our dedicated phone support hotline, 803-980-2016 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. on weekdays. You can also access resources on our District webpage: https://www.rock-hill.k12.sc.us/ (Please see below if you need technology assistance.)
Click here for ways you can help with Teacher Appreciation activities this week.
Please read the information on this webpage, scroll to the bottom and click on the "Register Now" link. This will take you to the online registration portal. Know that we will collect birth certificates and immunization records at a later time.
Update Your Contact Info
Staff Email Addresses and Office Hours--Can be found in the links below.
Technology Assistance--For technical issues such as logging into Canvas and Launchpad, connecting to wifi, resetting passwords, device troubleshooting, etc., the Rock Hill Schools Technology Department staff will be on-call from 8:00am - 8:00pm and can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at (803) 985-3531. Technology help tutorials will be published at: https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.rock-hill.k12.sc.us%2Felearning&data=02%7C01%7CPMANESS%40rhmail.org%7C10c38360cc8d442c802808d7cdca73c5%7C57b835c11a6c40088e2fb2a16e5f738a%7C0%7C0%7C637204141727260450&sdata=YuZ8uNvg%2BLbNyY%2FZF9ppuTRY2C1dJRTrYoa2JBVDLSw%3D&reserved=0. Click on the Parents & Students button in the left-side menu for access.
Or your child's teacher can submit a tech request as they normally would. Each school tech is still monitoring tech requests as usual.
French and Spanish Resources--Click on the button below for some helpful resources to support your child in continuing to learn a second language.
Need Wifi Access? See below flyer from Comporium about how to access free Wifi for 60 days.
Mr. Jones, our World Language Coordinator, and our French and Spanish teachers gathered some family friendly sites to help continue your child's second language acquisition. Know that these are for enrichment and extension.
SC ETV has modified its TV programming schedule to include instructional content for all students. Early learning content (K-5) is scheduled for 8am - 1pm each day. Middle and high school content is scheduled from 1pm - 6pm each day.
PTO and SIC Information
Parent Teacher Organization and School Improvement Council Update
The PTO serves to raise funds, coordinate volunteers and encourage teachers through appreciation activities. Click on the PTO Newsletter button below if you wish to receive the PTO Newsletter: PTO and SIC are tentatively planning to meet on the second Monday of each month next year. School Improvement Council meets at 5:30 (in the Fish Bowl) and our Parent Teacher Organization meets at 6:30 (in the Media Center.) Elections were held in the spring for these organizations but all parents are welcome to attend to help provide input and volunteer. Meetings will be held on March 9, April 13, and May 11 (if needed.)
Calendar of Events
All school events before, during and after school have been canceled for the rest of the year.
May 4-8--Teacher Appreciation Week
May 10--Mother's Day
May 22--Bad Weather Makeup Day
May 25--Memorial Day (No School)
May 29--Bad Weather Makeup Day
June 1--11:00-1:00 Drop-Off and Pick-Up; 4:00-6:00 Drop-Off and Pick-Up
June 2--7:00-9:00 AM Drop-Off and Pick-Up; 11:00-1:00 Drop-Off and Pick-Up
June 4--Last School Day