Corron Mission Statement
From the Principal
I hope all of you had a wonderful Spring Break “staycation”. We are so fortunate that Mother Nature threw us a bonus with some amazing weather!
On Monday, we will move into our third week in D303 of eLearning (now known as remote learning based on the state language). Teachers will be reaching out Sunday evening or Monday morning with information regarding the lessons and expectations for the week. As with the past weeks of learning, each child’s emotional health is the top priority. Please continue to be responsive to your child, and reach out to any staff member if you need support in any way.
**Please continue to read through until the end of the newsletter for information relevant to remote learning and district level supports for families.**
Remote Learning Plan
Student learning that aligns with District 303 curriculum will be delivered through a District supported Learning Management System (LMS) such as Google Classroom, Schoology, Seesaw, or email.
In an effort to respond to students and their academic needs, staff members will be available between 8:00 am and 3:30 pm.
Teachers will use a variety of methods to stay connected with students, including: Google Classroom, Schoology, videos, emails, and phone calls.
Teachers will collaborate with their course and grade-level teams to develop activities and tasks that are aligned with the curriculum and instructional units throughout the duration of remote learning.
Assessments will be based upon a student’s progression of skills and abilities.
Students who have not yet demonstrated proficiency will be provided with opportunities to continue learning and receive additional feedback to support their learning.
Remote learning activities can assist students with increasing their grade, but will not have an adverse effect on a student’s grade.
Competency-based grading and reporting will continue for grade K-5 during remote learning.
During remote learning days, District 303 will continue to use the letter grade structure for students in grades 6-12 throughout the remainder of the semester.
Remote learning days count as student attendance days. On Monday mornings, students in grades 6-12 will receive a brief survey they are expected to complete by noon that records their intended participation in learning for that week and their attendance. Elementary teachers will record attendance based on student participation in the remote learning assignments and activities.
Remote learning details are outlined in the remote learning plan. Specific information for your child's classes and courses will be shared by the school and teacher.
Please take a few moments to watch a video message from Superintendent Dr. Jason Pearson about the District 303 response to COVID-19 and our remote learning plan.
K-2 Device Distribution
To support remote learning, D303 is making devices available to students in grades K-2 who need an additional device at home. Devices will be available for pick-up at your child’s school according to the schedule listed below. If you feel your family has sufficient personal devices available or your child can share a D303 device with a sibling, you do not need to pick up an additional device.
Kindergarten and first grade students will receive an iPad, while second grade students will receive Chromebooks. All devices distributed by D303 are equipped with internet filtering to help keep students safe. These filters do a good job blocking students from inappropriate content. If you have any concerns about improper content being accessed on any district device, please contact D303 IT support at https://helpdesk.d303.org/chat/ and we will address your concern.
iPads will be equipped with a selection of applications to assist with remote learning that should be familiar to many students. Chromebooks will allow students to access online services and applications similar to those used in their learning experiences at school.
All District 303 devices are password protected. Parents will receive the passwords during device pick-up. Our youngest students do not always know or remember their account passwords. Please know that help is immediately available for password resets, and other issues during business hours M-F at https://helpdesk.d303.org/chat/
Device Pickup Process:
Clean, disinfected devices will be distributed to families at the direction of D303 staff from a responsible socially distanced pickup point, directly inside your child’s school. The following procedures are being put into place to make device pickup available in the safest possible manner.
Devices have not been physically touched by D303 staff after being cleaned and placed in the distribution carts.
Distribution areas are deep cleaned every evening during this process.
Please know your child’s teacher’s name, and if possible, student ID number, to speed up the pickup process.
Please observe directions on posted signs and follow guidance from D303 staff to keep safe social distancing and allow for efficient device distribution.
School entrances and exits where pick-up takes place will be propped open to avoid unnecessary contact with door handles.
Tape lines will indicate proper line distancing from the sidewalk into the building. PLEASE observe the taped areas when lines form.
If you observe a line entering the building, please remain in your vehicle or stay at a safe distance until there is room.
Pickup times are for the distribution of devices only. No access to the rest of the building for personal belongings is available..
Mon. Apr. 6
Remote learning resumes (e-Learning)
Students Who Need Meals
FOOD DISTRIBUTION SITES
District 303 is expanding our meal services to include additional school and residential locations beginning on Monday, April 6, 2020. Any student in District 303 is eligible to pick up breakfast and lunch grab and go meals at any of the following locations throughout the week.
Thompson Middle School, 705 W. Main Street
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Monday through Friday
Anderson Elementary School, 35W071 Villa Marie Rd.
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Monday through Friday
Wasco Elementary School, 4N782 School Street, Wasco
10:00 - 10:45 a.m - Monday through Friday
A District 303 bus will deliver meals to the front of the school.
Cumberland Green Cooperative (1798 Cumberland Green-Office Lot near court #1)
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Monday through Friday
A District bus will deliver meals to office parking lot at 1798 Cumberland.
Prairie Point Apartments, 1820 Wessel Court
10:00 - 10:30 a.m.- Monday through Friday
A District 303 bus will deliver meals to the park facing the road at the front entrance (Entrance nearest to Randall Road).
The Crossings, 1690 Covington
10:40 - 11:10 a.m. - Monday through Friday
A District 303 bus will deliver meals to the area near the clubhouse.
St. Charles Place, 15th Street and Indiana
11:20 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Monday through Friday
A District 303 bus will deliver meals to an area in front of the apartment complex.
Elementary Intra-District Transfer
This message is a reminder to elementary school families that the Intra-District transfer window for the 2020-21 school year opens on April 7 at 8:00 a.m. For the 2020-21 school year ALL elementary students have been assigned to their attendance area school by the District. This includes elementary students currently attending a school on an intra-district transfer. An Intra-District Transfer Request must be submitted online no sooner than 8:00 a.m. on April 7, 2020 and no later than 4:00 p.m. on April 20. A link to the request form will be posted on the District 303 web page (district.d303.org) by 8:00 a.m. on April 7.
If you are requesting a transfer for more than one child, a separate request must be submitted for each. Due to fluctuating class sizes at schools and each grade level, siblings are not guaranteed placement. If granted, transportation is the responsibility of the parents.
If you have questions about the process, please call the District office at 331.228.2000.