***SISD DISTRIBUTION DATE CHANGE***

March 20 UPDATE TO 3:00 P.M. E-News

At-Home Learning Materials Distribution Moved to TOMORROW

DISTRIBUTION IS NOW SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2020

Raider Families:

In anticipation of rain on Monday and in order to ensure that all our Raiders are fully prepared for our At-Home Learning Program, we have made the decision to move our distribution of materials for this new initiative to TOMORROW, SATURDAY MARCH 20. The times for each campus and grade level have not changed.

Please allow us to make this process more convenient for you and your family - dry and no rain is always easier! We will do our best to help make this a smooth and easy process.


SMS and SHS students who have requested technology or devices OR have and item(s) a teacher has requested he or she pick up should plan to attend the distribution. Questions? Please contact your principal.


Details below.


Thank you for your continued faith and patience in SISD,


Superintendent Doug Williams

Assistant Superintendent Dr. Christi Morgan


#RaidersRise

At Home Learning
Video from 3:00 p.m. March 20 p.m. SISD E-News.
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****PLEASE NOTE NEW PICK UP / DISTRIBUTION DATE*****

Introducing SISD At-Home Learning - Assistant Superintendent Dr. Christi Morgan

Hello Raiders!


It’s time to reveal our Sunnyvale ISD At-Home Learning Program! Our team of dedicated faculty and staff members have been working together to design learning experiences that feel like the classroom, yet can take place in your home. Parents and students, know that we are here to partner with you throughout the process. We know there may be obstacles along the way, but we are all in this together!


Role of the Teacher in At-Home Learning:

  • Instructor - Our teachers will continue to provide quality instruction for your students through video lessons and paper-based lesson materials.

  • Communicator - Our team will be reaching out to parents and students on a bi-weekly basis to answer questions and offer assistance.

  • Nurturer - As educators, we work hard to nurture the academic and emotional growth of our students. We will be available to support you and our students through this process, including specialized services to meet individual learning needs.


Role of the Student in At-Home Learning:

  • Learner - Students will log-in to Google Classroom to view learning standards and tasks to demonstrate their knowledge. Teachers are videoing themselves teaching lessons, posting lessons from district-provided resources, and posting learning activities for students.

    • Elementary - Students will use Google Classroom to get their daily plan for learning, which includes Reading, Word Work, Writing, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Specials (PE, Art, Music, Makerspace/STEM, and library).

    • Intermediate - Students will log-in to Google Classroom to get their weekly plan and will participate in learning experiences designed by their pod teachers. Lessons will include reading, writing, math, science, social studies, art, PE, music, typing, and read-alouds from the library.

    • Middle School and High School - Teachers for each course will post weekly lessons in Google Classroom. Learning will take place through online interaction, video-based lessons, and completion of learning tasks.

  • Leader - Students will have the opportunity to take charge of their learning through determining their own schedule for learning. Participation in At-Home Learning and completion of assignments will be used as proof of school attendance. Our counselors plan to provide support in weekly tips for organization and mindfulness!


Role of the Parent in At-Home Learning:

  • Supporter - Many are experiencing stress during this time, and parents play a huge role in providing a supportive environment for their children to learn. Younger children may need more support in accessing and organizing their learning. Teachers will be taking grades, and progression in the At-Home Learning program will be considered for promotion, grade points, and course credit.

  • Provider - Think about how you might help your student set up a space and schedule for At-Home Learning. Each plan is flexible and can be completed on a schedule that works for your family. We will also be distributing learning materials and requested technology through car pick-up lanes on SATURDAY MARCH 21. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A NEW, EARLIER DATE THAN ORIGINALLY PLANNED. We are working to ensure this is a safe and healthy process.

    • Elementary - Pre-K 8:00 a.m., Kinder 9:00 a.m., 1st Grade 10:00 a..m., 2nd Grade 11:00 a.m.

    • Intermediate - Yellow 9:00 a.m., Blue 10:00 a.m., Turquoise 11:00 a.m.

    • Middle School and High School - 9:00 a.m.

    • When you arrive, please display a sign with your Child’s Name and Teacher on the dash of your car. If you are unable to pick-up materials during this time, we will work with you to be sure students have what they need to begin At-Home Learning. If you have requested technology, we ask for your patience as we work to distribute devices and agreements as quickly as possible.

  • Learner - Our At-Home Learning program offers a chance for you to see how your child is learning and may offer the opportunity for you to learn more about our instructional technology resources. Please know we may have trouble with some online resources due to the number of students across the country that are transitioning to at-home learning. We have also created a webpage just for you!


We look forward to partnering with you as we implement the Sunnyvale ISD At-Home Learning Program!


Sunnyvale ISD Instructional Team

Safe Drive-Though Pick Up for At-Home Learning

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When you arrive, please display a sign with your Child’s Name and Teacher on the dash of your car. If you are unable to pick-up materials during this time, we will work with you to be sure students have what they need to begin At-Home Learning. If you have requested technology, we ask for your patience as we work to distribute devices and agreements as quickly as possible.


SMS and SHS students who have requested technology or devices OR have and item(s) a teacher has requested he or she pick up should plan to attend the distribution. Questions? Please contact your principal.


DO YOU NEED INTERNET CONNECTIVITY?
If you have an issue with Internet connectivity or available service, please contact Buck Baskin for solutions! buck.baskin@sunnyvaleisd.com.

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SISD's Comprehensive Resource Website is LIVE!

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SISD Library Resources

Mrs. Bartis has added new audio and eBooks to Sora. Click here to learn more about Sora.


Mrs. Bartis will be adding brain break activities to the Library Services website. Click here to go to that page.


Elementary and Intermediate students will receive library instruction through their Google Classroom.


Mrs. Bartis also has a Library Google Classroom for Middle and High School students. Contact her to get the code: aimee.bartis@sunnyvaleisd.com.


High School Library Resources:

https://sites.google.com/sunnyvaleisd.com/sisdinstructionalresources/hs-library-resources


Middle School Library Resources:

https://sites.google.com/sunnyvaleisd.com/sisdinstructionalresources/ms-library-resources


Intermediate School Library Resources:

https://sites.google.com/sunnyvaleisd.com/sisdinstructionalresources/is-library-resources


Elementary School Library Resources:

https://sites.google.com/sunnyvaleisd.com/sisdinstructionalresources/es-library-resources


Keep reading Raiders! Don't worry about overdue books or fines during At Home Learning!

SHOUT OUT: SISD Instructional Services and SISD Technology Services

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We are so thankful for the non-stop, round-the-clock work of our instructional services team and our technology team! Thanks to their hard work, our students, teachers and families will be prepared with a great structure for our At-Home Learning Program.


Thank you:

Buck Baskin, Instructional Technology Specialist

Jennifer Settle, Director of Professional Learning

David Withrow, Network Administrator

Michael Tillinghast, IT Technician

Chandler Stephens, IT Technician (no photo available)

SISD Counselors are HERE FOR YOU: The SISD Counselor's Corner

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Introducing a fantastic new resource for ALL Raiders and their families. Developed by the SISD counseling staff, the SISD Counseling Corner is a new weekly feature that will focus on your Raider's wellness and mental health. We are so proud of our fantastic district counselors for providing you with this wonderful resource. Thank you: Glenda McMcMahan (SES), Melissa James (SIS), Rae Harvill (SMS) and Jaymie Batten (SHS).


Our counselors are here for you! Please don't hesitate to reach out to them.


Need counseling assistance? Please contact Director of Special Programs, Erica Lawless: erica.lawless@sunnyvaleisd.com.


#RaiderRise

CLICK HERE FOR THE SISD COUNSELOR'S CORNER

Please follow the link for this amazing new resource from our fabulous SISD Counselors!

UPDATED - PLEASE TAKE NOTE! - SISD Grab & Go Meals

Now Only One Pick Up Necessary!

Please note: there will now be one delivery time per day for SISD Grab & Go Meals. Lunch will be distributed from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. with breakfast also being distributed for the following day at the same time.
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What You Need to Know About Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

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Stop the Spread of Germs

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SISD Cancelled Events

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All School Events

March All-Pro-Dad's Meeting

FFA Chili Cook-Off

NASA Field Trip - postponed

Sunnyvale Chamber of Commerce Business Expo

SAT Test for March 25th

All-District Art Show - March 30th

STAAR Test Requirements Eliminated for 2020

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Districts will have local authority to determine STAAR / E-O-C requirements for graduating seniors.


Questions about STAAR? Please contact Director of Assessment and Accountability Amy Tutle: amy.tutle@sunnyvaleisd.com

UIL Activities Suspended Through May 4

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Need Supplies? 100 Women of Sunnyvale Extend a Helping Hand

The 100 Women of Sunnyvale, in partnership with Riddell Plumbing, have offered to help those who can't get out and about pick up needed items. To request help, please see their FORM attached here, call 972-679-2184, or email them at 100womenofsunnyvale@gmail.com. To learn more about their efforts, watch this video.

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