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2020 Virtual Start

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Dear Families,

It has been a long and unusual summer break for our teachers and students. Our district will be starting classes remotely for at least the first four weeks of school, under a new instructional model. Students will be connected with classmates and teachers while following a structured distance learning schedule. Because of the current situation in our city, and due to the constant changes in recommendations from health authorities, our district and schools are faced with making decisions under a very short timeline.

Please be mindful of time constraints and exercise patience when waiting for a school or teacher to reply regarding any of your concerns.

We are in this together!

Virtual Meet the Teacher & Lipscomb Town Hall

Tuesday, Sep. 1st, 4:30pm

This is an online event.

Town Hall - at 4:30 and at 7:00 p.m. (Choose one)

Meet the Teacher - at 5:00 and at6:00 to allow for parents with multiple children to meet several teachers. (Choose one)

Look for an email from your child's teacher for more information!

First Day of School

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Our teachers and students will kick off the school year on Tuesday, September 8th. Although tentative schedules have been already sent out via Class Dojo, each teacher might make adjustments to your kids' schedule to better fit their needs. Make sure you get the relevant information from your teacher on Meet the Teacher night.

We can't wait to see everyone's happy faces on that first Zoom meeting!

Online Resources

Virtual Learning

In case you were wondering what an average day in virtual learning would look like, the school has some sample schedules for you!

Visit their website, click on the Students tab, and scroll to see any grade level you would like. These are the schedules that teachers and students will work up to in the first four weeks of learning. In those four weeks, students will become familiar with the virtual learning platforms (Zoom, Seesaw, and Google Classroom), they will make connections with their teachers and classmates, they will learn routines and our teachers will be assessing their skills. The start times of each new row will remain the same, but they will make sure that our students work up to the total number of minutes listed, not start there!

Our students are not expected to participate in 180 to 210 minutes in front of the screen right away. Our teachers are awesome, and they will provide many breaks and opportunities to “unplug” if needed.

Student Enrollment

Remember to complete your child's enrollment form before school starts!

If you have not registered your child yet, please call the school's office or visit their website and look under the Parents tab for more information on how to complete their enrollment.

Don’t forget, if your child has not been registered, they will not receive a device to start virtual classes. If your child is still in need of a device, iPad for PK, K, 1st, and 2nd or a Chromebook for 3rd, 4th, and 5th, please call the office or email Mrs.McCowan.

Ongoing Fundraisers

PTA Meeting

Monday, Sep. 21st, 5:30pm

This is an online event.

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

Register in advance for this meeting here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
New stock of wonderful t-shirts and accessories has arrived!

Place an order online today and you can pick up your order at the address given in your invoice.

And while you are at it, you can pay your PTA membership fees!

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Follow our Peace Pantry page on Facebook for important information about meal distribution. Or, to learn about volunteer and contribution opportunities.
By joining the PTA you help us make every child's potential a reality by engaging and empowering our families and communities to advocate for all our children.

William Lipscomb Elementary PTA

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