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Week of Aug.31st-Sept 4th

Great Job Dragons!

Week two of Hybrid schedules has gone GREAT! Our Dragons are so good at all of the new procedures and are having a wonderful time learning! The smoke cleared out and we have been enjoying some AWESOME weather! The COVID numbers for the county have been going down and we are not on the watch list, so things are looking very promising for us to be able to get all of our Dragons back on campus for 2 days a week very soon. Keep a look out for more information coming from Superintendent Bonniksen!

have a wonderful weekend!

Love,


Mrs. Horn

Mama Dragon

Friendly Reminder

If you are needing to come to school early to pick up your student. Please call the office first before arriving on campus. Please do not go to the classroom, we will have the student ready for you in the office. Thank you for helping keep all of our Dragons safe.

Need Help Getting Kids Connected to WiFi?

In addition to the resources mentioned here by EDCOE:

http://edcoe.org/el-dorado-county-internet-connectivity-for-students

There are some local churches that have extended their WiFi service out to their parking lots so parents have a safe place to take their students and access the digital learning lessons.

the first is:

Bayside Placerville

4602 Missouri Flat Rd. (Across from Mr. Pickles)

Placerville, 95667

The hours are 8:45-2:00

The network is Bayside-EXT

Password: homework

Bathroom facilities and outdoor picnic tables are available.


The second is:

Pioneer Bible Church

6851 Mt Aukum Rd.

Somerset, CA 95684

Password: john3:16

WEEK at a Glance:

Monday 8/31/20
  • All students engaging with distance learning. Please refer to the schedule provided by your teacher.
  • Meal Pick Up at Markham
  • Student Health Questionnaire must be completed prior to Group A coming to school. Follow this link: https://forms.gle/6W5Y7NhPrNFXP2tG6

Tuesday 9/1/20

  • Hybrid Schedule Group A on campus 8:45-1:45 (TK-2nd & Special Education)
  • Student Health Questionnaire must be completed prior to Group A coming to school. Follow this link: https://forms.gle/6W5Y7NhPrNFXP2tG6
  • All others distance learning schedules

Wednesday 9/2/20

  • Hybrid Schedule Group A on campus 8:45-1:45 (TK-2nd & Special Education)
  • All others distance learning schedules
  • Student Health Questionnaire must be completed prior to Group B coming to school. Follow this link: https://forms.gle/6W5Y7NhPrNFXP2tG6

Thursday 9/3/20

  • Hybrid Schedule Group B on campus 8:45-1:45 (TK-2nd & Special Education)
  • Student Health Questionnaire must be completed prior to Group B coming to school. Follow this link: https://forms.gle/6W5Y7NhPrNFXP2tG6
  • All others distance learning schedules

Friday 9/4/20

  • Hybrid Schedule Group B on campus 8:45-1:45 (TK-2nd & Special Education)
  • All others distance learning schedules
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A Story with Miss Dora Under a Tree!

Did you know our AMAZING Librarian Miss Dora has been sharing stories with students? When the weather and air are good, they enjoy a story under a tree! This is #Dragontastic !

Library News

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Student Health Questionnaire

The following is the link to the student health questionnaire that must be completed each day prior to your student coming to campus. You can complete it either the night before or the morning of physically coming on to campus.

Group A Complete for Tuesday & Wednesday

Group B Complete for Thursday & Friday

Thank you!

Happy Birthday!

Until we can have stretch all together again, we will be announcing the birthdays for the week here. Happy Birthday Dragons!


Aug 31 Austin & Elaina P.

Sept 1 River S.

Sept 2 Sebastain R.

Sept 3 Emma L

Sept 4 Aleah O

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School Meals Available

Hybrid students who are attending campus will have the opportunity to purchase breakfast and lunch on the days they are on campus. If you need the link to the free or reduced lunch application please find it below.

For the distance learning students and for the days that the hybrid students are not on campus:

We are offering weekly curbside pickup:

Who: Meals offered to all virtual and Hybrid learning students on a sign‐up basis.

What: Meal bags will consist of 5 breakfast and 5 lunch entrees for FULL‐TIME distance learners and 3 breakfast and 3 lunch entrees for the Hybrid students.

When & Where: Mondays 11:00am‐1:00pm at Markham Middle School bus loop.

For more information please visit:

http://www.schoolnutritionandfitness.com/index.php?sid=1489682824614

Miss Alissa’s Counseling Corner

Tips to Help Your Child’s Engagement During Distance Learning

Right now, parents and caregivers may need some extra tips or strategies to help children stay engaged, motivated and focused on lessons or homework during this time of distance learning. Here are a few ideas to add to your toolbox!

  • Check out their learning environment with fresh eyes as if you are just seeing it for the first time. Are there distractions like games, tv or toys nearby that might be distracting? A designated workspace free from distractions can really be helpful.

  • Encourage movement! Kids need to move their bodies frequently throughout the day. Allow time and opportunities before their lessons to get those wiggles out!

  • Get familiar with the teacher’s expectations for distance learning and types of assignments and activities being assigned. Check to see if your child understands the instructions. This shows your child you are interested in them and helps them feel supported if they are confused. It also reinforces the expectations to them.

  • Allow for breaks, especially if your child seems extremely frustrated.

  • For optimal engagement, consider working with your child on their most challenging topics during the time of day they are at their peak energy and focus.

  • Share with their teacher what is working best for your child at home. Often, teachers value this information and like to hear what is working well for students.

  • Use a checklist for focus. Some children struggle with focusing and a basic checklist of tasks can be extremely helpful.

  • Provide immediate positive verbal feedback. Each time your child completes a difficult task, let them know how proud of their hard work and focus you are! This can go a long way. We all love to hear what a great job we are doing.

  • When they accomplish a REALLY large or challenging task, keep that motivation going by rewarding them with something they enjoy, like a quick game of hoops, a break from their daily chores, a fro-yo or cool stickers! Let them know they worked so hard that they deserve something special.


If you want to check out some more strategies for learning at home by grade level, check out childmind.org/remote-learning-resources-for-families/


Thank you parents! You are awesome and we appreciate your efforts!


Miss Alissa.


(530)622-0814 x7512

ainks@pusdk8.us

Google Classroom: code tmytd55