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Scotch Elementary Newsletter: Week of March 30, 2020

Below are a few updates/reminders for our upcoming week.

FRIDAY, MARCH 27

  • Staff participate in a day of professional development and planning to prepare for the continuation of our Cloud Learning Initiative starting on April 6th
  • Teachers will not be available to students via technology today
  • Check off the daily Google form for attendance, complete the activities/assignments in Google classroom and then let Spring Break Begin!
  • Stay Home - Stay Safe - Save Lives. March 24, 2020, at 12:01 am - April 13, 2020, at 11:59 pm


MONDAY, MARCH 30

  • Spring Break - No School
  • 11AM - 1PM Roosevelt Elementary will serve as a Meal Service Site/Curbside Pick - Up
  • Two Days of Meals: One cooked hot lunch, one uncooked lunch (with heating instructions) and two breakfasts
  • Breakfast Choice: Muffin and Goldfish Crackers, Vegetables, Fresh Fruit and Milk
  • Lunch Choice: Chicken Sandwich, Vegetables, Fresh Fruit and Milk


TUESDAY, MARCH 31

  • Spring Break - No School
  • Breakfast Choice: Glazed Donut, Vegetables, Fresh Fruit and Milk
  • Lunch Choice: Pepperoni and Pizza Stick, Vegetables, Fresh Fruit and Milk


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1

  • Spring Break - No School
  • 11AM - 1PM Roosevelt Elementary will serve as a Meal Service Site/Curbside Pick - Up
  • Two Days of Meals: One cooked hot lunch, one uncooked lunch (with heating instructions) and two breakfasts
  • Breakfast Choice: Cereal and String Cheese, Vegetables, Fresh Fruit and Milk
  • Lunch Choices: Beef Taco, Vegetables, Fresh Fruit and Milk


THURSDAY, APRIL 2

  • Spring Break - No School
  • Breakfast Choice: French Toast, Vegetables, Fresh Fruit and Milk
  • Lunch Choice: Bosco Sticks, Vegetables, Fresh Fruit and Milk


FRIDAY, APRIL 3

  • Spring Break - No School
  • 11AM - 1PM Roosevelt Elementary will serve as a Meal Service Site/Curbside Pick - Up
  • Three Days of Meals: One cooked hot lunch, two uncooked lunches (with heating instructions) and three breakfasts
  • Breakfast Choice: Mini Pancakes, Vegetables, Fresh Fruit and Milk
  • Lunch Choices: Chicken Tenders, Vegetables, Fresh Fruit and Milk


SATURDAY, APRIL 4

  • Spring Break - No School
  • Breakfast Choice: Cinnamon Bagel, Vegetables, Fresh Fruit and Milk
  • Lunch Choices: 5" Cheese Pizza, Vegetables, Fresh Fruit and Milk


SUNDAY, APRIL 5

  • Spring Break - No School
  • Breakfast Choice: Cereal and Graham Crackers, Vegetables, Fresh Fruit and Milk
  • Lunch Choices: Mini Corn Dog, Vegetables, Fresh Fruit and Milk


Planning ahead...

MONDAY, APRIL 6 - FRIDAY, APRIL 10

  • Student Cloud - Learning Cont...
  • Staff will be back online at 9AM

A NOTE FROM PRINCIPAL SCRIVO

As always, we appreciate our community’s support and cooperation during this unprecedented time. Next week is our scheduled Spring Break Week. We hope you will all take this week to spend some time away from homework and computers to enjoy your family.


On behalf of the Scotch Staff and myself we would like to wish you all a wonderful and relaxing Spring Break. See you all back on Cloud Learning Monday, April 6th.


SOCIAL MEDIA UPDATE: By Josh from SmartSocial.com

The SmartSocial.com team rounded up some of the best educational online activities to keep students of all ages engaged in learning while away from the classroom. This is a great free resource to enjoy with your family and share with others.


Take a Virtual Field Trip

Discovery Education offers free virtual field trips around the world. Each location you click on comes with a companion guide and hands-on learning activities.


At The Nature Conservancy, students can dive down to see a coral reef in the Caribbean and explore the rainforest in Borneo all in the same day – and all from the comfort of their homes.


Check out our planet like you’ve never seen it before on Google Earth Virtual Reality.


Take a virtual tour of the Boston Children’s Museum.


Explore the surface of Mars as seen by NASA’s Curiosity Rover.


Take a virtual tour of the world-famous Louvre Museum in Paris.


Head to the San Diego Zoo and watch the animals LIVE in their habitats.

Scotch Elementary School 2019 - 2020 School Improvement Goals:

  • 60% of students will demonstrate growth in reading and math based on NWEA MAP by June 16, 2020.

  • 60% of students will meet or exceed their projected growth goal on the NWEA MAP assessment in reading and math by June 16, 2020.

  • 90% of students will be proficient in informational writing.

TAKE A LOOK AT OUR SCOTCH CLOUD LEARNERS AT HOME!

CLOUD LEARNERS AT HOME!

If you would like to share a picture of your Cloud learner, please email elizabeth.bain@wbsd.org
West Bloomfield School District and COVID 19

CLOUD LEARNING UPDATE

To comply with the regulations established by the Zoom Corporation, we are asking parents to give consent for their child to use Zoom as part of our Cloud Learning Initiative. Our educators have been given clear guidelines about how Zoom conferencing must be used, including always having multiple students in a conference call, using the record feature as needed and to encourage parent supervision. We have found this tool to be very useful and user-friendly for our students and families.

Please complete the form linked here if you DO NOT want your child to use Zoom during our Cloud Learning Initiative. This form is OPT OUT only! Please direct any questions you may have regarding Zoom or our Cloud Learning Initiative to Deanna Barash, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, deanna.barash@wbsd.org.

NETIQUTTE

When anyone engages online, it's essential that everyone behaves appropriately. West Bloomfield students and staff must comply with the Student Code of Conduct and Staff Handbook when it comes to communicating online. As a quick reminder, when you're online, be sure to:

  • Use respectful behavior and language.
  • Stick to appropriate topic discussions.
  • Send only appropriate video transmissions.
  • Use only appropriate icon, emoji, and avatar submissions.
  • Wear school appropriate clothing if you are attending meetings via video.
  • Be honest and do not plagiarize or copy others’ work -- in other words, use academic integrity.
  • Not falsify information about yourself or impersonate others online.

When everyone remembers to act kindly, show consideration for others, and treat one another online as you wish to be treated in person, we'll all be able to focus on learning.

XFINITY FREE SERVICE

Xfinity is providing FREE service for qualifying families for 60 days.

MEALS FOR CLOUD LEARNERS

We are committed to providing access to the nutrition West Bloomfield students need during their education outside the traditional classroom.

  • Meals are FREE to students.
  • Meals are available to anybody 18 years old or younger.
  • Meals are available to anybody up to age 26 who are enrolled in an educational program for the mentally or physically disabled that is recognized by a state or local public educational agency.

  • Preorders are REQUIRED
  • Students do NOT have to be present claim their meal. Parents or sibling may pick up meals for all children in the household.
  • Meals should be consumed right away or properly refrigerated to maintain food safety.

Contact the food service department at (248) 865-6732 for more information.

MEAL SERVICE PREORDERS

The district will be offering our Meal Service program over Spring Break as well. Preorder forms will soon be available for March 30 - April 5 at www.wbsd.org/mealservice.

AUDIBLE STORIES FOR FREE

For as long as schools are closed, Audible Stories from Amazon is offering free streaming. Starting today, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.


All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. Explore the collection, select a title and start listening. It's that easy. Start Listening below.

*SCOTCH EVENTS/UPDATES*

5TH GRADE FUNDRAISER LITTLE CAESAR PIZZA KITS

ORDER PICK UP

DATE: TBD

Thank you in advance for your donation.

PROUD PARENT MOMENT

If you would like to share a special moment regarding your student, please email elizabeth.bain@wbsd.org

REDUCE/REUSE/RECYCLE CORNER

GOT MARKERS?

Scotch School is participating in Crayola ColorCycle program. We are collecting all types and brands of dried up markers and highlighters to be recycled by Crayola. Please send your markers to school and ask your child to place them in the green marker recycling box in the cafeteria when school resumes. Thank you!

*PTO EVENTS/UPDATES*

PRINTER CARTRIDGES

Donate and recycle your printer cartridges by dropping them off at the Scotch front office when school resumes.

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