Henry Ford News Letter, November 9, 2020
Parent-Teacher Conferences will soon start this month. Your child’s teacher will be contacting you for a meeting day and time. Towards the end of the conference period, there will be no school for students on Monday or Tuesday, November 23, and 24, to allow parents time to meet with the teacher. Also, because of the Thanksgiving Holiday, there will be no school November 25-27.
Please make sure you take advantage of Parent-Teacher Conference to meet with your child’s teacher via Google Meet or Zoom to discuss his/her progress. To get ready you may want to make a list of items you would like to share with the teacher, examples: your child’s interests, strengths, and work habits; family situations; any major changes; assignments he/she might be struggling with.
Then, think about what information you need from the teacher. For instance, you may want to clarify assignment expectations and on- camera participation. This first official one-on-one meeting is very important especially if you were unable to attend the Back-to-School Night. You may even want ideas for helping your child with a difficult subject or ask for resources to support your child’s learning.
Working together towards a successful conference helps set the stage for a great rest of the school year. Also, you don’t have to wait for the teacher to set your appointment; you may contact your teacher via email to schedule your conference day.
Al Rosell, Ed.D., Principal
- - - November Calendar of Events - -
All Meetings will be online; links will be emailed
9, Monday, Picture Make-up day
10, Tuesday, PTA Meeting, 7:00 PM
16, Monday, Henry Ford Learning Hub Opens
17, Tuesday, School Site Council, 4:00 PM
18, Wednesday, RCSD Board Meeting, 7:00 PM
23-24, Parent-Teacher Conferences
25-27 — Thanksgiving Holiday
Many Henry Ford Students Participated in our Jack O'lantern Display. Click on the video below for a tour.
Preparing to Return to In-Person Teaching
Henry Ford has come to the consensus that our instructional model for January will be as follows. We will offer a model with guidelines from the County and State Health Department. Students coming back on campus will be divided into an A-Group and a B-Group. Students in the A-Group will come to School in the mornings at 8:15 AM for approximately 3 hours of instruction. The B-Group will come in the afternoon at approximately 12:00 PM for 3 hours of instruction. Both A and B groups will still work at home with asynchronous assignments either after School for A-Group or before school for B-Group. Both groups will have Wednesdays as an asynchronous day. The rational for continuing asynchronous days is in case the County/State reverts to a lock-down scenario. Families who decide not to return to In-Person Teaching may remain at home and a distance learning teacher will be assigned.
Soon you will receive a new survey to solidify your final choice now that the School has determined the model. You will be informed if your teacher will be returning for in-person Instruction in order for you and your child to make the best decision.
In the meantime, our teachers and members of the School Site Council will begin to outline our Safety Protocol Plan for a successful and safe return to School.