Principal's Update

Non-Traditional Instruction Week of 4/20/2020

Dear Families,

As educators we are taught to over prepare for our lessons, but this new way of teaching has been a learning experience for us all. From day one, our teachers have been making adjustments to the work load to lessen the stress on our families. We do not want this to be a source of anxiety for our students and the adults helping them through this.


Please make sure your students are checking in with their teachers through their Google Classrooms and making progress on their assignments whether online or on paper. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.


A few staff members will be at school Monday - Wednesday this week from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. for families who need to pick up packets for weeks three and four. If your student completed a packet for weeks one and two, they can be dropped off during this time frame. If your student still needs a Chromebook or needs to trade one out, please do so during this time.


Take a look at this week's video for more information.


Sincerely,

Mr. Jones, Mrs. Piatt, and Mr. Taylor

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Weekly Update April 19

NTI Days Extended Through May 1

Governor Beshear has recommended that school closures statewide should extend at least through Friday, May 1. Students should continue working on their NTI lessons and checking in to each of their teacher's Google Classrooms. Teachers will be available from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Monday - Friday to provide assistance. Students can always email their teacher and teachers will be available during the week through Zoom or Google Meet if students need face to face support.

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Weeks 1 and 2 Packet Drop Off, Weeks 3 and 4 Packet Pick Up, and Chromebook Check Out

Monday, April 20th, 9am to Wednesday, April 22nd, 12pm

1813 Charleston Drive

Lexington, KY

Students are not required to do both a paper/pencil packet and online work on the Chromebook. Families choose which method they prefer their student to complete NTI work.


If your student is working on a packet for NTI, packets for weeks three and four will be available for pick up on Monday, April 20, Tuesday, April 21, and Wednesday, April 22 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. each day. Completed packets from weeks one and two can be dropped off during this time.


If your student still needs a Chromebook, please coming during this time to pick one up.

NTI SRR Expectations
NTI Week 2: April 13-17, 2020. Crawford Virtual School Spirit Week

Zoom/Google Meet Schedule

Now that we have the first two weeks under our belt, some teachers have adjusted their drop-in times through Zoom and Google Meet. Please check the schedule periodically as it is a "living" document and some tweaks have been made to when teachers are available.

FCPS Meal Service for the Week of April 20 - 24

Message from FCPS regarding meals this week:


While schools are closed, FCPS will distribute food twice a week between 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.


  • On Monday, April 20, youths can pick up breakfast and lunch for Monday and Tuesday at 21 walk-up locations. Families should refrigerate food to maintain freshness; there will be NO meal service on Tuesday April 21.
  • On Wednesday, April 22, students can pick up breakfast and lunch for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at the walk-up sites. Families should refrigerate food to maintain freshness; there will be NO meal service on Thursday, April 23 and Friday, April 24.


For as long as schools remain closed because of COVID-19, youths can pick up meals on Mondays and Wednesdays during the lunchtime window. Please help limit social interaction and maintain social distancing to protect students, families, and employees. FCPS has ordered additional food and implemented ways to adjust quickly to meet increased needs at any site. Any youth age 18 and younger can receive meals at any of the following pick-up locations, regardless of where they live or attend school.


  • Arlington Elementary
  • Booker T. Washington Elementary
  • Breckinridge Elementary
  • Bryan Station High
  • Cardinal Valley Elementary
  • Clays Mill Elementary
  • Deep Springs Elementary
  • Glendover Elementary
  • James Lane Allen Elementary
  • Julius Marks Elementary
  • Lansdowne Elementary
  • Leestown Middle
  • Mary Todd Elementary
  • Meadowthorpe Elementary
  • Millcreek Elementary
  • Northern Elementary
  • Southern Elementary
  • Squires Elementary
  • Tates Creek High
  • William Wells Brown Elementary
  • Winburn Middle


FCPS is working with community partners to provide supplemental meals to families in need and expand capacity. With new offerings constantly developing, anyone seeking information about these resources should call the United Way of the Bluegrass 211 Contact Center for the most up-to-date information. Dialing 211 from any phone will connect to this service.

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Technology Help During NTI

The district’s technology department has set up a temporary call-in help desk for families. Families who need technical support with their student's FCPS account or Chromebook can call our temporary Student Tech Support number at (859) 381-4410. Support is available Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Support will not be available during Spring Break.

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