Roynon Raccoon Report

Back to School via Distance Learning ~ August, 2020

Volume IV, Edition 1


Roynon Families,

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!

This school year marks new beginnings for all of us. While no one is sure yet how long distance learning will continue, we do know that it won't last forever. Our students take cues from adult behavior and attitudes, so it is so important that we all (parents & educators) communicate calm, confidence, and optimism that we will pull through this crisis together. Managing our own emotions will help our children stay focused on learning and looking forward to each day of this new school year.

Our teachers and support staff have put in an incredible amount of hard work to prepare for this school year. I ask that we all work on giving grace to each other over these first few weeks of school. We are giving our best effort to make distance learning a success for our raccoons. We know you are too!

We are asking that you attend the first day of school with your youngest child. The teachers will be walking you and your child through the workings of Zoom and our Canvas platform, as well as a quick overview of their virtual classroom.

Back to School Night will be virtual this year. Please see the flyer pictured below for more information.

Please remember...

  • This is hard, and not ideal. Things will go wrong at times. It is okay to accept that.
  • This is not permanent.
  • We will grow from this in many ways. As human beings, adaptability is one of the greatest skills we can learn.
  • We will work hard every day to meet the needs of our students.
  • Our staff is committed to providing our students with the best education possible.
  • Give everyone grace.

Your Partner in Education,

Tammi DiGrazia

Distance Learning Platform Disclosure

Please click and read our BUSD disclosure for Distance Learning.

Distance Learning Practices for BUSD Students & Parents

Please click and read! There is some great, helpful hints in here.

Materials Distribution at Roynon

Monday, Aug. 24th, 12am

2715 E Street

La Verne, CA

Please see flyer below for times.
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Preparing for Distance Learning

Make a Space to Learn

  • Create a special, personalized corner of a room dedicated to learning, creating, and reading. Use a movable box or crate if space is precious. Let your child help prepare the space for school, even if that just means putting a decorated pencil box next to the device they'll be using. Getting the space ready will help them get ready to learn.
  • To help set them up for success. it’s important that they have their own working station. By having one, it’ll somewhat help replicate what they have in school. It’s also their own space and once they’re in it, it means it’s time to focus on school.

Establish Routines & Expectations at Home

  • It is important to develop good habits from the start. Help students get up, get dressed and ready to learn. School starts at 8am. Keep normal bedtime routines.
  • Students should be dressed for school. Pajamas are not acceptable in a classroom, so they are also not acceptable in an online classroom.
  • Little kids need more structure, so make sure to let them know what to expect. You can create a visual schedule they can follow. Older kids can use a calendar, planner, chalkboard, or digital organizer to keep track of what's happening each day.

Choose a Good Place to Learn

Siblings may need to work in different rooms to avoid distraction. Headphones may be helpful.

Stay in Touch

Teachers will mainly be communicating regularly through our online virtual leaning environment platform, Canvas. Stay in contact. f you have concerns, let someone know.

Help Your Student(s) Own Their Learning

No one expects parents to be full-time teachers or to be educational and content matter experts. Provide support and encouragement, and expect your children to do their part. Struggling is allowed and encouraged! Don’t help too much. Becoming independent takes lots of practice. At Roynon, your child usually engages with others students and any number of adults multiple times each day. Many of these social interactions will continues from a distance, but they will be different. You cannot replace them all, and that’s OK.
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How to Use Canvas for Parents

How to Use Canvas - Bonita Unified
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Daily Attendance is Required

Please contact the Attendance Office the same day your child is absent to clear the absence.

Attendance Office Contact:

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Click on the 7 Habits Tree above to learn about our Leader In Me Program.

Leader in Me in Distance Learning

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The Roynon Raccoon Report is published monthly or bimonthly, depending on the season. It is intended to keep our Roynon community informed regarding the important events and exciting moments that occur during the 2020-21 school year. It is emailed to all families at the email address you provided on InfoSnap. It is also posted to our school website and on all of our social media sites. If you have any suggestions or feedback, please feel free to email our principal and Roynon Raccoon Report editor, Mrs. DiGrazia, at