Army Trail Remote Learning Update


March 17, 2020

A Letter to our Families

Good morning Addison School District 4 Families,

Thank you for your patience as we developed remote learning plans to provide continuity of learning and some structure during this uncertain time.

Learning activities will be posted electronically on our website at this link or available in paper form at the district office or in the Army Trail Office for pick-up by any family member. At this time, lessons for March 17-March 20 have been posted to the website. You can expect that teachers will be available to answer questions or concerns on a daily basis.

We ask for your partnership in this endeavor by doing the following each day:

  • Access learning materials online here or pick-up paper copies at the District Office or the Army Trail School office.

  • Assist your child in accessing email, Seesaw or Google Classroom to view messages from your teacher.

  • Students should complete the linked activities on a daily basis, but the time and pace of learning is at the discretion of the family.

  • For social/emotional supports and resources, there is a link on our home page. Families can fill out a form to request support or resources. Social workers will follow-up with families on a daily basis.

  • Comcast Internet Essentials started a program allowing free Internet access for 60 days to qualifying families. To see if you qualify, please call 1-855-846-8376. Additionally, some cell phone providers allow cell phones to be used as mobile hotspots. Data charges may apply, so please contact your provider for specifics.

  • Contact the teacher(s) through email or Seesaw, if clarification is needed.

  • Check in with your child to ensure the learning activities are being completed.

  • Contact your child’s teacher or building principal if you have specific concerns or questions.

  • Post pictures of your child working on Twitter using our hashtag #ASD4RemoteLearning.

Thank you for your continued support as we continue to provide learning activities for our students. We recognize that the next few weeks bring a lot of uncertainty, so we assure you that we will continue to communicate updates about this evolving situation.

Lunch and Breakfast

Lunch and Breakfast will continue to be distributed daily from 10 AM to 12 PM at all elementary schools. The Army Trail pick up location is near Door 8 of Indian Trail Junior High School, look for the school bus. There you will be able to pick up breakfast and lunch for each child under the age of 18.


In addition to the learning materials available in the office, we have also created a mini-library inside of Door 1 that students can borrow from. We ask that they take a book, read it, return it, and repeat!

Wash Your Hands Often to Stay Healthy

Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Learn when and how you should wash your hands to stay healthy.

You can help yourself and your loved ones stay healthy by washing your hands often, especially during these key times when you are likely to get and spread germs:

  • Before, during, and after preparing food
  • Before eating food
  • Before and after caring for someone at home who is sick with vomiting or diarrhea
  • Before and after treating a cut or wound
  • After using the toilet
  • After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet
  • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • After touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste
  • After handling pet food or pet treats
  • After touching garbage

Follow Five Steps to Wash Your Hands the Right Way

Washing your hands is easy, and it’s one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs. Clean hands can stop germs from spreading from one person to another and throughout an entire community—from your home and workplace to childcare facilities and hospitals.

Follow these five steps every time.

  1. Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
  2. Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
  3. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
  4. Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
  5. Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.

Use Hand Sanitizer When You Can’t Use Soap and Water

Washing hands with soap and water is the best way to get rid of germs in most situations. If soap and water are not readily available, you can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. You can tell if the sanitizer contains at least 60% alcohol by looking at the product label.

Sanitizers can quickly reduce the number of germs on hands in many situations. However,

  • Sanitizers do not get rid of all types of germs.
  • Hand sanitizers may not be as effective when hands are visibly dirty or greasy.
  • Hand sanitizers might not remove harmful chemicals from hands like pesticides and heavy metals.

How to use hand sanitizer

  • Apply the gel product to the palm of one hand (read the label to learn the correct amount).
  • Rub your hands together.
  • Rub the gel over all the surfaces of your hands and fingers until your hands are dry. This should take around 20 seconds.

Army Trail Elementary School

Army Trail exists to EDUCATE, EMPOWER, IMPACT, and INSPIRE others.

Army Trail School’s vision is to build a foundation that allows students to define their path towards lifelong success.