Ellsworth MS Newsletter

This is a copy of the learning plan that is included in your box from school.

Dear Ellsworth School Families,


The middle school teachers have put together a learning plan for our extended closure. Attached you will find office hours, homework due dates, REMIND codes, and instructions. As a staff we have chosen one platform, Google Classroom, for your child to receive all of their information from their teacher. Your child is familiar with Google Classroom because it was used in the classroom prior to the shutdown. Please have your child log into their Google Classroom account to show you their classrooms. If a teacher did not use it before the shutdown, the teacher now is using it. If you as a parent would like to delve deeper into the workings of Google Classroom, a link is provided for you. Print material will be available for any family that does not have internet access with instructions as needed.


It is very important for everyone to work together by communicating with the teachers if you encounter any technical difficulties or have other questions. Students are able to privately message teachers through their google classrooms. Continually, teachers have dedicated office hours for each class as shown in the schedule below. Teachers can hold live meetings using Zoom at the scheduled time. As teachers, we would like your child to login daily to their email and Google Classroom to check to see what work they have for each of their classes. Our hope is that your child spends no more than 30 minutes a day on each subject, and Fridays open for a make-up day which will allow learning to take place without frustration. Each teacher will have office hours available for your child to reach out and talk using Zoom which is an online video conferencing tool, or your child can email a teacher for additional help. Each teacher has a day for homework to be turned in. For example, math usually has a daily homework assignment, but during the closure all math homework will be due on Mondays.


The Ellsworth Community School staff is here to help you through this unprecedented time. This remote learning plan will help maintain a sense of normalcy and structure for your students. It is important to note that this is new for all of us and we will all work together to give your students a positive learning experience.


Sincerely,


Ellsworth Middle School Teachers








How to set up ZOOM for students and parents https://youtu.be/d7xXZxRDFUU


Parents Guide to Google Classroom https://youtu.be/2Iowi-gmbys


For Edmentum, go here to log-in: https://login.edmentum.com/

    • The account login is the same for everybody: ECSD12

    • The username is first and last name together with first letters capitalized (Ex. EthanTornga)

    • The password is the first 4 letters of the last name and the last 4 digits of an assigned ID number (Ex. Torn5873) This number will be given to you by one of your teachers.


How to join a class on REMIND:

    • Join by text:

    • Participants text a unique class or school code to a Remind phone number. For U.S teachers, the Remind number is 81010. For example, if you wanted to join a class with the class code @math, you would text @math to 81010.

    • If you are a new user, check out our video here: https://youtu.be/DLP__QYSOj4




MATH 6-8


Google Classroom - Students were sent an invitation via school email

6th class code mvav6af REMIND @6mathMrsS

7th class code jbemcbp REMIND @7mathMrsS

8th class code au75jwg REMIND @8mathMrsS

  • Students will be given an iReady lesson that is teacher assigned. The iReady teacher assigned lesson should take a combined 45-60 minutes to complete.

  • There would be an additional iReady 45 minutes weekly practice goal of My Path lessons.

  • I’ll also give interactive Math Scholastic or other activities that they can do to supplement iReady.

  • Office hours are Monday and Wednesdays from 9-10 by appointment on https://zoom.us/ or email Monday and Wednesdays from 9-10 estuck@ellsworth.k12.mi.us

If your child requires a paper packet, those will be sent with due dates.


ENGLISH 6-7


6th Grade:

  • Google Classroom code wjcc2hy for weekly postings on assignments.

  • Edmentum will be used for reading and writing assignments.

  • IXL for vocabulary.

  • No Red Ink for Grammar

7th Grade:

  • Google classroom code 2jlkdge for weekly postings on assignments.

  • Edmentum will be used for reading and writing assignments.

  • IXL for vocabulary.

  • No Red Ink for Grammar


Students already have access to Google Classroom and No Red Ink. Access to Edmentum will be given through Google Classroom.


ENGLISH 8


Google Classroom Code: ws5ois3

  • Weekly schedule and supplementary content

Edmentum

NewsELA Classroom Code: UNX698

  • Sign in instructions are located in the google classroom

IXL

  • Username: firstlast

  • Password: first four letters of Last name followed by last four of student number

Grammar for Writing

Zoom

  • Office hour for Mrs. Terryberry is Tuesday from 12-1 pm.



SOCIAL STUDIES


6th and 7th Grade: World Geography:


  • Announcements will be posted in World Geography in Google Classroom. (I reset the class code to epeskpi, but they should still have access since they all joined it earlier in the year). Students receive email notification when something is posted in Google Classroom, so they should be checking email at least once a day if possible.


  • IXL for geography practice- especially identifying countries. Link is posted in Google Classroom. I will be assigning sections and checking in on their progress.


  • Edmentum will be used for reading and writing assignments




8th Grade U.S. History:

Google Classroom: Use it as we have been all year. (Same sign-in) Weekly schedule will be posted here as well as instructions of how to turn in assignments

  • Username: firstlast

  • Password: first four letters of Last name followed by last four of student number

8th Grade GIANTS: http://ss.oaisd.org/8.7.html





SCIENCE


6th Grade:

  • All activities and announcements will be posted in Science 6 in Google Classroom. (class code: p2zizgs). Students should receive email notification when something is posted, so they should be checking email at least once a day if possible.

  • IXL for practice questions- link is the same as the one for social studies, but is also posted in the Science 6 Google Classroom. I will be assigning sections and checking in on their progress.

  • Edmentum will be used for reading and writing assignments

  • Science office hours for Mrs. Goslee will be from 1-2pm on Tuesdays by appointment. Either through https://zoom.us/ or Email (sgoslee@ellsworth.k12.mi.us)


7th Grade:

Join Google Classroom by accepting invitation through your school email

(class code: ws7qkif)

    • Assignments will be updated weekly

  • We will be utilizing the students https://www.ck12.org/student/ accounts that are linked to their school emails for main content delivery

  • Students and Parents can contact Mr. Faivor through:


8th Grade:

Join Google Classroom by accepting invitation through your school email

(class code: j2iwmxy)

    • Assignments will be updated weekly

  • We will be utilizing the students https://www.ck12.org/student/ accounts that are linked to their school emails for main content delivery

  • Students and Parents can contact Mr. Faivor through:

ART


I have put together some ideas for art projects that you can do in a Google classroom. If you do any of the art projects I would love to see them. Please take a pic and e-mail them to me. I will be checking my e-mail often during this time period. I will be available Fridays from 9-3 to ZOOM or email or text.

I have set up a Zoom Meeting for Friday 9-3 the meeting ID 503-236-193

The password is artisgreat


https://classroom.google.com/u/1/c/NTcwMjk5ODQ5MDha Class Code 7zwfwef


Any Student who wants to make any kind of art can do so. Use this time to be inspired, release emotions, try something new, try new mediums. Zoom meeting if you would like a critique.


MUSIC


All activities and assignments will be posted on google classroom. Keep track of your practicing on practice sheets, and email Mrs. Ford if you need your instrument. aford@ellsworth.k12.mi.us

Class code: lhuegp2


PE


7th and 8th Grade:

    • Google Classroom Postings for PE Instructions

    • Please join Google Classroom using code bdf6mvi

  • Contact Information: Wednesdays, 9-11 AM, mdrenth@ellsworth.k12.mi.us and as needed




SINCERELY,


The Middle School Team


8th English: Amanda Terryberry aterryberry@ellsworth.k12.mi.us

6th and 7th English Michele Hinkle mhinkle@ellsworth.k12.mi.us

6th Sci, 6-7th SS: Sue Goslee sgoslee@ellsworth.k12.mi.us

6-8 Math: Erica Stuck estuck@ellsworth.k12.mi.us

7-8th Science: Clayton Faivor cfaivor@ellsworth.k12.mi.us

8th SS: Laurie Yost lyost@ellsworth.k12.mi.us

Art: Kurt Zimmerle kzimmerle@ellsworth.k12.mi.us

Music: Ashley Ford aford@ellsworth.k12.mi.us

PE: Mark Drenth mdrenth@ellsworth.k12.mi.us

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