September 14, 2020
Thank you for your continued participation with our virtual learning. We know that we would not be able to do what we are doing without the support from our parents and guardians. While we are learning from our homes, teachers may have hard copies of materials for families to pick up. Thursdays are our weekly distribution days. If there are materials for pick-up, your teacher will communicate with you. Please park in our parking lot, leaving our fire lane clear, and walk to our front door. We have staff members ready to greet you and they will gather the materials for you. Please ring the bell if you have not been helped.
Our staff appreciate the grace you have offered to them as they have had to learn a new way to deliver instruction. Canvas classrooms are new to most of our teachers. This year they are learning how to teach, using a variety of applications, and navigating between programs. It has been tricky, and mistakes will be made. We try to grow and learn from the mistakes.
Teachers have posted office hours in their Canvas Classrooms. Office hours are used both for parents and students to ask questions or to get clarification on assignments. You may stay in the "waiting room" if you enter the office hours and the teacher is in a private conversation with another family.
If your child has completed the iReady diagnostic assessment, they can now access the program as a learning tool. Students should be on iReady daily for reading and math for a minimum of 15 minutes in each content area.
Kincaid curbside book checkout officially starts this week on Thursday, September 10! More information can be found below.
Also, if you still have library books from last school year, it is not too late to return them. Drop them off at school during curbside checkout so they can be enjoyed by other students.
I look forward to seeing you soon,
Healthy Futures is BACK!!
The Healthy Futures Log is back this quarter and ready to be filled out at home by Kincaid Coyotes. Numerous studies are showing Covid-19 Closures are having negative effects on young students such as increased anxiety and depression, decreased physical activity and increase in mental health challenges1. The Healthy Futures calendar is a great way to make sure your student is staying active and eating well, something that has been shown to help reduce the negative impacts of Covid-19 Closures2. Physical activity your student typically gets at school needs to be replaced while at home during online learning. Shooting for 60 minutes per day (many students need MORE) of physical activity is the goal and many think scheduling it or tracking it helps. Eating healthy foods and getting enough sleep and drinking water is shown to help keep students healthy while at home. Feel free to use the Healthy Futures website for additional resources or reach out to us @ firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
or check with your child’s classroom teacher for more support during these unprecedented times.
Healthy Futures Elementary School Challenge https://healthyfuturesak.org/the-challenge/elementary-school
The Kincaid PTA would love for you to join us and help support our students and teachers even in these unusual times! Joining the PTA is a great way to stay connected while we are all scattered doing distance, virtual, or homeschool learning. Yes, even those families not registered with Kincaid this year can join our PTA to stay up to date on all of the community events hosted by the Kincaid PTA!
This year all new memberships will be online, no need to fill out a form or wait for a check to cash!
If you would like to join the PTA please go to this website:https://my-site-102228-107635.square.site/
Many of our regular fall events have been rescheduled but we look forward to having fun with our Coyotes again soon! If you have any questions please feel free to email us. We will be holding our first PTA General Member Meeting for the 2020-2021 school year soon so watch our Facebook page for the date and time.
Once you sign up to be a member you will also receive our emails!
Thanks for partnering with us to support our great school and community!