Cardinal Family Newsletter

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December 7-11

Dear Cardinal Families,

We are closing in on the second nine weeks. Tomorrow is our practice remote learning day. Please make sure you have read through the expectations. Students are required to be signed on at 7:30. If you find that you end up having any technology issues, please contact the school. Students who were in need of hot spots received them on Friday. These hotspots are to be kept at home and not used at school.

Below you will find a message from Mr. Gibson, grade level newsletters and the expectations for remote learning.

Have a great week and feel free to reach out with any questions.

Mrs. Hiler

December 8- Practice Virtual Remote Day

December 18- End of Second Quarter

December 21- January 1- Winter Break

Message From Mr. Gibson

Good afternoon Cardinal families,

I want to remind you all that next Tuesday (December 8) is our district wide practice remote learning day. Students will not come to school that day, but will be expected to participate in remote learning as described in the earlier released student and parent remote learning expectations. Students will return to school on Wednesday December 9.

Bus drivers will be practicing the food drop off plan on Tuesday as well. Our plan is to have bus drivers deliver food to each currently existing bus stop. Buses will begin deliveries at 2:30pm. On Tuesday’s practice run, only families that contact Michelle Hazelbaker at will actually receive meals. Based on what we learn from the practice day, the district will be re-releasing the Remote Learning Plan with additional information and details.

We are not going to remote learning on a long term basis at this time. Tuesday is only a practice of our current remote learning plan.

Grade Level Newsletters

FFMS Expectations for Remote Learning


When you were learning remotely in the spring, many of you did your best to be successful, no matter the circumstances. This year, we have had more time to think ahead and to plan for the possibility of remote learning. We have NOT decided to learn remotely at this time. However, in case we do, you need to know the expectations.



    • You will participate “live” in all your scheduled classes via Google Meet.

    • Teachers will teach lessons from their classrooms using the technology tool identified for your grade level. You will be expected to log into:

      • Grades K-1 SeeSaw

      • Grades 2-4 Google Classroom

      • Grades 5-12 Schoology

    • Teachers will teach on screen and/or use an interactive whiteboard.

    • You will be given opportunities to practice and get teacher feedback.

    • Digital resources will be organized in ways that allow you to get to them easily.

    • Of course, teachers will check in and make sure you’re doing well emotionally. Remember, our main focus is your academic achievement.

    • Teachers will be introducing and assessing new content. It won’t simply be a review of what has already been taught. We have to keep moving forward.


    • You will follow the daily schedule on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

    • You and your peers will be learning together in real-time, following your daily schedule (see pages 3-6).

      • Teachers in grades 2-12 will use Google Meet as their video conferencing tool.

      • You are expected to be seen on screen during instructional time.

      • You may use different, school-appropriate backgrounds if you desire so that your family privacy is protected.

      • Homework and practice are to be completed outside of your Google Meet time.

    • PLEASE NOTE: Students who are already participating in distance learning through Accelerate Education (K-5) or APEX (6-12) will remain on those programs until the end of the academic quarter. At the end of the quarter, they may switch to the district’s remote learning plan if they choose to do so.


  • Wednesdays will be used as Teacher Communication Days. Teachers will communicate with your parents/guardians if you have poor attendance, are struggling with content, and/or are not actively engaging or participating during class.

  • Wednesdays will also be used for teachers to provide remediation (scheduled in advance).

    • You may be assigned and expected to log-in to virtual support meetings on Wednesdays or at other times, as scheduled and agreed upon by your teacher.

  • You are expected to use Wednesdays to complete assignments, seek assistance, and/or monitor your own progress.


  • Your grades will NOT be based on only your participation or simply doing your work. The quality of your work will be the basis for your grades.

  • As always, grades will be entered into ProgressBook, and your parents/guardians will have access to your progress.


  • You will be expected to attend all classes Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

  • Your parents/guardians are still required to contact the building secretary if you are absent, just as they would do if you were attending school in person.

  • Excused and unexcused absences will continue to be defined by the school district.

  • Make-up work for absent students is up to the teacher. They may record their classes and post them on the digital platform for you to review, or they may ask one of your peers to partner with you to get class notes, etc.

  • Teachers will make sure you feel supported in catching up if you are absent.

  • Please remember, students may be assigned and expected to log-in to online support meetings on Wednesdays or at other times, as scheduled and agreed upon by the teacher.


    • You will be provided with the technology necessary to actively participate in remote learning activities.

      • Grades K-1 iPads Grades 2-12 Chromebooks


    • Hot spots are being distributed to families who are in need of them.

      • Your parents are asked to contact building principals if you are in need of hot spots to connect to the Internet.

    • All parking lots on the Felicity-Franklin Local Schools campus are now wi-fi equipped if your family chooses to access the Internet that way.


    • Cafeteria staff will be preparing non-heated meals for district families during the time you are learning remotely.

    • Because the weather is getting colder and because you need to be online learning, delivery vans will bring meals for the entire week to families on Mondays. No pick-up is necessary.

If you would like to participate in this meal program, please have your parent/guardian call Michelle Hazelbaker, Cafeteria Supervisor, at (513) 362-5355 or E-mail her at


Please reach out to the school if you don't have internet in your home or your have internet issues.


Parent Survey

Please take a moment to fill out this survey for a team of teachers who are the Parent Connection Group who would like to increase communication and collaboration between parents and the school. Thank You.


Please keep Final Forms Updated

2020-2021 School Calendar

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Charge the Chromebooks!

Please make sure your child gets in the habit of charging their chrome books each evening. It is important that they come to school prepared and the chrome books are as important to class as bringing paper and pencils. They will need their computers to fully participate in instruction in most classes.


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