Many Families, One Nora

2020-2021 News and Updates

Welcome Back to School -July 20, 2020

Welcome Back

Families,


I am thrilled and excited to welcome everyone back for an AMAZING 2020-2021 school year! While this year will certainly be a unique one, our staff is excited to meet this challenge as what it is, a truly great opportunity. We will continue to create solutions to best engage student learning while supporting our families during this time.


Our staff will be reaching out to you over the next few days to introduce themselves and establish effective lines of communication. Do not hesitate to ask questions, offer suggestions, or share support. Only with your support can we ensure the educational goals of our child(ren) are met and exceeded. Our expectations for academics, behavior, and citizenship remain as high as ever and your involvement helps to reinforce this importance.


We thank you for the support you displayed on June 2nd in the voting booth. With the passing of both referendums, we can ensure the needs of our student’s academic and social-emotional well-being are met. Additionally, the physical needs of our school building will also be addressed. Your vote sent a clear message that our students deserve the very best! Thank you!


While our physical building is closed for the time being, school is very much in session. Stay active, stay engaged, and stay safe!




In Education,


Peter Schlifke (Mr. S.), Princpal

Social and Emotional Family Update

CLASS DOJO

Information will be sent out through individual teachers- stay tuned!

TECHNOLOGY- ELEARNING PARENT RESOURCES

Here you can find information on Canvas and Skyward for At Home Learning.

Schedules for Virtual Learning

Please Note: Classroom teachers may adjust as needed to best support student learning. Teachers will communicate any changes, live Zoom times, or classroom announcements via Canvas or their own communication method.




Kindergarten and 3rd Grade


8:00-8:30 Morning Meeting and Second Steps (Live)

8:30-8:45 Literacy (Live)

8:50-10:00 Literacy Stations

8:50-10:00 Independent Practice, Lexia, Small Groups


10:05-10:20 Math (Live)

10:25-11:35 Math Stations

10:25-11:35 Independent Practice,Dreambox, Small Groups


11:35-12:35 Lunch/Recess

12:35-12:50 Writing (recorded)

12:50-1:05 Literacy (recorded)

1:05- 1:20 Science/Social Studies (recorded)

1:20-1:35 Special Areas (recorded)

1:35-2:35 Office Hours

2:40-3:30 Teacher Prep/Collaboration



1st Grade and 4th Grade


8:15-8:45 Morning Meeting and Second Steps (Live)

8:45-9:00 Literacy(Live)

9:05-10:15 Literacy Stations

9:05-10:15 Independent Practice, Lexia, Small Groups


10:20-10:35 Math (Live)

10:40-11:50 Math Stations

10:40-11:50 Independent Practice,Dreambox, Small Groups


11:50-12:50 Lunch/Recess

12:50-1:05 Writing (recorded)

1:05-1:20 Literacy (recorded)

1:20-1:35 Science/Social Studies (recorded)

1:35-1:50 Special Areas (recorded)

1:50-2:50 Office Hours

3:00-3:50 Teacher Prep/Collaboration



2nd Grade and 5th Grade


8:00-8:30 Office Hours

8:30-9:00 Morning Meeting and Second Steps (Live)

9:00-9:15 Literacy (Live)

9:20-10:30 Literacy Stations

9:20-10:30 Independent Practice, Lexia, Small Groups

10:35-10:50 Math (Live)

10:55-12:05 Math Stations

10:55-12:05 Independent Practice,Dreambox, Small Groups


12:05-1:05 Lunch/Recess

1:05-1:20 Writing (recorded)

1:20-1:35 Literacy (recorded)

1:35-1:50 Science/Social Studies (recorded)

1:50-2:05 Special Areas (recorded)

2:05-2:35 Office Hours *Tuesday 5th would be 3:00-3:30

2:40-3:30 Teacher Prep/Collaboration

Parent Canvas Training Opportunities

These resources are a great opportunity to become more familiar as a parent with Canvas (online learning platform).


Parent Training

Canvas Parent Site

Direct Link to Recorded Video

Daily Meal Distribution

Daily Meal Distribution will be available curbside at your students enrolled school during virtual learning beginning Thursday, July 30th at all school locations between 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Meals are ONLY available to students enrolled in Washington Township schools and will be CHARGED in the same manner as if the students were in school.


If you are unable to pick up at your students school between 11:00-1:00, an evening PRE-ORDER ONLY pickup will be available at North Central High School from 6:00 - 7:30 PM. You can pre-order meals beginning Tuesday, July 28 at MyPaymentsPlus.com.


You can speed up the meal pickup process by placing a sheet of paper with the student’s first and last name in the window of the car. Each student will be provided both a breakfast and a lunch unless you inform us otherwise. Meals will be documented daily and only one breakfast and one lunch meal is allowed per student.


For more information on meal prices, creating a mypaymentsplus account and pre-ordering please visit the Child Nutrition webpage at www.msdwt.k12.in.us or contact your cafeteria manager.