April Newsletter

Long Beach Capo Eagles

A Note from Opportunities For Learning

March 31, 2020

Dear OFL Families,

We hope that you and your loved ones are healthy and finding ways to stay active while following California’s stay-at-home order. We want to remind you that the OFL code of conduct applies to distance learning environments just as it does on campus. We expect that students will conduct themselves in virtual classrooms with the same measure of respect and participation as they would in a physical classroom, and that only appropriate content will be produced and shared on any remote learning platform.

As you have probably experienced at some point or another, remote communication presents unique challenges. For example, it can be easy for the meaning of a written message to be misinterpreted. We’ve put together some netiquette (online etiquette) tips to help you navigate this new online landscape:

  • You are not anonymous. Assume everything you type will be read.
  • Don’t type in all caps, it can feel like you’re yelling at your audience.
  • Avoid using abbreviations or shorthand like you would in a text message.
  • Limit jokes and sarcasm. Humor can be difficult to translate without the support of body language and voice intonation.
  • Reread your post or assignment before you submit it online and ask yourself, “Does this sound the way I want it to? Is it kind, respectful, and on-topic?”
  • Be kind and respectful to others, and stay on-topic!
  • If you’re encountering any issues with a classmate, let your teacher know right away.

If a staff member notices any inappropriate posting or disruptive online behavior, he or she will immediately contact the students’ parent or guardian.

Parents, we ask that you please monitor your child’s activity online and help them make good decisions. The mental, physical, emotional, and academic health of our OFL community requires commitment from all of us. Of course, if you have any questions or concerns about your child’s progress online, please reach out to their teacher. Remember that though we can’t be next you, we are always here for you.

Sincerely,
Opportunities For Learning Leadership

Estimadas familias de OFL:


Esperamos que usted y sus seres queridos estén saludables y activos mientras siguen la orden de California de quedarse en casa. Queremos recordarle que el código de conducta de OFL todavía aplica al aprendizaje en línea, igual que en la escuela. Esperamos que los estudiantes se comporten con el mismo respeto y participación que harían en un aula física, y que solo compartan contenido apropiado en cualquier plataforma de aprendizaje en línea.


Como probablemente han experimentado en algún momento u otro, la comunicación remota presenta desafíos únicos. Por ejemplo, puede ser fácil interpretar mal el significado de un mensaje escrito. Hemos preparado algunos consejos de netiqueta (etiqueta en línea) para ayudarlo a navegar este nuevo entorno en línea:


● No eres anónimo. Suponga que todo lo que escriba se leerá.

● No escribas todo en mayúsculas, se puede sentir como que le está gritando a su audiencia. ● Evite usar abreviaturas o taquigrafía como lo haría en un mensaje de texto.

● Limite los chistes y el sarcasmo. El humor puede ser difícil de traducir sin el apoyo del lenguaje corporal y la entonación de la voz.

● Vuelva a leer su publicación o tarea antes de enviarlo en línea y pregúntese: “¿Suena como quiero? ¿Es amable, respetuoso y sobre el tema?”

● ¡Sé amable y respetuoso con los demás, y centrate en el tema!

● Si tiene algún problema con un compañero de clase, informe a su maestro de inmediato.


Si un miembro del personal nota alguna publicación inapropiada o un comportamiento disruptivo en línea, se comunicará de inmediato con los padres o tutores del estudiante.


Padres, les pedimos que por favor supervisen la actividad de sus hijos en línea y que los ayuden a tomar buenas decisiones. La salud mental, física, emocional y académica de nuestra comunidad OFL requiere el compromiso de todos nosotros. Por supuesto, si tiene alguna pregunta o preocupación sobre el progreso de su hijo en línea, comuníquese con su maestro. Recuerde que aunque no podemos estar a su lado, siempre estamos aquí para ayudarlo.


Atentamente,

Liderazgo de Opportunities for Learning

DELAC will be meeting virtually Thursday, April 2, 2020

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LCAP- The Local Control Accountability Plan

Click the link below for a brief video about LCAP.

Parents with students attending one of our Long Beach loactions: Wilson, Bixby, Signal Hill, or North Long Beach

Opportunities For Learning is seeking input from parents on the Local Control & Accountability Plan (LCAP). This plan presents OFL's goals, initiatives, and investments to improve student outcomes. This survey is anonymous and responses will be utilized to inform the LCAP for 2020-2021.


Parent Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MX8HYXT


Thank you for sharing your voice!


Additional Information about LCAP is available at https://ofl-sjc.org



Opportunities For Learning está buscando la opinión de los padres sobre el Plan de Control y Responsabilidad Local (LCAP). Este plan presenta los objetivos, iniciativas e inversiones de OFL para mejorar los resultados estudiantiles. Esta encuesta es anónima y las respuestas se utilizarán para informar al LCAP para 2020-2021.


Encuesta para padres: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MX8HYXT


¡Gracias por compartir su voz!


Información adicional sobre LCAP está disponble en https://ofl-sjc.org

Parents with students attending our Capistrano locaton

Opportunities For Learning is seeking input from parents on the Local Control & Accountability Plan (LCAP). This plan presents OFL's goals, initiatives, and investments to improve student outcomes. This survey is anonymous and responses will be utilized to inform the LCAP for 2020-2021.

Parent Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/19CAPO20

Thank you for sharing your voice!

Additional Information about LCAP is available at https://ofl-sjc.org

Opportunities For Learning está buscando la opinión de los padres sobre el Plan de Control y Responsabilidad Local (LCAP). Este plan presenta los objetivos, iniciativas e inversiones de OFL para mejorar los resultados estudiantiles. Esta encuesta es anónima y las respuestas se utilizarán para informar al LCAP para 2020-2021.

Encuesta para padres: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/19CAPO20

¡Gracias por compartir su voz!

Información adicional sobre LCAP está disponble en https://ofl-sjc.org

We can still have fun learning and working from home! Join us next week for Spirit Week!!

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Students, please send a picture of yourself, to our Social Media Expert, Lisa at lmonaco@oflschools.org , if you participate in one or ALL of the Spirit days! We'd love to spread some fun, happiness, and positivity during this time of social distancing by adding it to our social media sites.

This month we are focusing on Child Abuse Prevention

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Virtual Opportunities, Support, and Distance Learning

Over the next several weeks the Long Beach and Capistrano teams will be working on some Virtual Parent Meetings and some fun Virtual Game Times. Once dates have been finalized flyers and emails will go out with the necessary information.


Our staff is dedicated to supporting parents and students as we continue to learn and grow with Distance Learning. All students should still be meeting with their teachers during their regularly scheduled appointment times via Zoom or Google Hangouts.


Teachers and Support Staff are also reaching out to students who have not been attending virtual appointments or completing any work. While schools are not open for physical appointments; we are still expecting students to continue learning in this new platform. If you or your student are struggling to log in or understand material please reach out to your student's teacher.