MYES Family Newsletter

WEEK OF 8.23.20

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STUDENT MATERIAL DISTRIBUTION

MYES distributed beginning of year paperwork and home learning kits on Tuesday and Wednesday. If you were unable to attend, please stop by the school Monday-Friday from 8 am- 4 pm.

Kindergarten Individual Sessions with Students August 31-Sept 4

Kindergarten teachers would like to schedule meetings with students so that they have time individually with each new Mustang. The first 10 minutes will be teacher and student chat time and then parents or caregivers can join in for the last 5 minutes to ask questions. Please sign up for a time using the links below.


Mrs. Ahalt


Mrs. Burroughs


Mrs. Troxell

Schoology Session for Parents

Schoology is Frederick County Public Schools selected learning management system
to support course management, mobile learning, communication, and collaboration opportunities PK-12.


MYES Schoology Q&A Session for Parents
Mrs. Carpenter, Schoology Ambassador, is hosting a virtual Schoology information session for parents on Tuesday, September 1 at 6 pm. To join go to meet.google.com using your child's google chrome credentials and type in: myes-schoology.

Need help when school starts on August 31?

Need help with technology during the school day? Send an email to lisa.ridenour@fcps.org or call 240.236.1886.


Learning Lab mentors will be available daily for any student who needs extra support from 9 am-4 pm. Go to meet.google.com and enter team-myes.


Myersville will also have a tutoring google meet hotline 2 hours every evening and 2 hours on Saturday starting Monday, September 7. A staff member will be available to assist from 5-7 pm on Monday-Friday and 10-noon on Saturdays.

Updating your child's information

On Monday, August 24, parents/guardians received an email from PowerSchool Registration, our secure online student enrollment system. The email provided instructions on how to use the secure online portal to update student information for the coming school year.


PowerSchool Registration will replace the paper Student Information Cards of the past. In addition, we requested parent/guardian contact, transportation and health information along with responses to Agreements, such as Media Exposure and Terms of Use information, be entered in the portal.


Please take a few minutes to review and complete the online form as soon as possible. We are targeting August 31 to have all updates submitted.

Farm Applications

All students received a paper application in their Student Material Kits. If you are unable to complete the application online, please complete the paper application and return it to the school. You can return it in person, fax it to (240)236-1901 or scan and email the application to marsha.meredith@fcps.org.

Meals To Go

School is starting on August 31st and breakfast and lunch will be a little different this school year. As always, you can expect GREAT meals!

WHAT:

FCPS Food and Nutrition Services will provide “to-go” breakfast and lunch at 26 schools following the National School Breakfast Program (NSBP) and the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).

WHO:

All children enrolled at an FCPS school.

WHEN:

Starting Monday August 31st, meals will be provided from 11am-1pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays using the following schedule.

  • Mondays – “To-go” breakfasts and lunches will be provided for Monday and Tuesday
  • Tuesdays – Kitchens are closed
  • Wednesdays – “To-go” breakfasts and lunches will be provided for Wednesday and Thursday
  • Thursdays – Kitchens are closed
  • Fridays – “To-go” breakfasts and lunches will be provided for Friday

CLICK LINK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Google Meet Recordings

Returning to school in a full virtual model will be a new experience for students, families, and staff. Our priorities during the first week of school will be:

*building relationships with students
*onboarding students into Schoology and the other technology tools they will be using
*establishing routines in the virtual school day.


We recognize the importance of using the first week to lay the foundation for a successful virtual learning experience!


During the first week of school, we will not be recording Google Meets. We want students and teachers to get comfortable with each other and the technology before we begin to record Google Meets. It is also important that our teachers receive the training they need to record lessons using specific procedures and precautions. We will also use the first week of school to gather permission forms from families related to recording Google Meets.

We will provide more specific information about the recording of Google Meets next week so that students and parents understand the why and how for recording instruction.

Welcome to the 20-21 school year! We are ready to connect with you!

FCPS Elementary School Supplies

This message contains the 2020-2021 FCPS School Supplies List.

This list is pared back from previous years to the essentials for learning at home.


Kindergarten and Grade 1

Composition Book- 1, Crayons Box-1, Dry Erase Markers (schools will send home whiteboards or equivalent) Pack-1, Glue Sticks-1, Headphones or Earbuds-1, Highlighter-1, Pocket Folders-3, Sharpened Wooden Pencils Pack-1, Sketchbook-1, Scissors-1


Grade 2-5

Ballpoint Pen Box-1, Crayons Box-1, Dry Erase Markers (schools will send home whiteboards or equivalent) Pack-1, Glue Sticks-1, Headphones or Earbuds-1, Highlighter Pack-1, Pocket Folders-5, Sharpened Wooden Pencils Pack-1, Sketchbook-1, Spiral Notebook-2, Scissors-1

Virtual Meet the Teacher Sessions on Friday, August 28th at 3 pm or 4 pm

For students and parents to be able to join the google meeting rooms on August 28th, you'll need to be logged into the google chrome browser with your child's FCPS account. As a security precaution when using a google meet nickname, only FCPS staff and students can join. Student usernames and passwords will be distributed during the student material distribution event.


The virtual learning lab will be available for family practice during the day on August 28 from 10-4. Go to meet.google.com and enter: team-myes. Having your child log in on this day will also ensure that students are ready to join their first classroom meet on Monday, August 31st. If you have trouble connecting, please send an email to janice.walker@fcps.org.

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