Proctor Elementary

Distance Learning Updates and Announcements, April 24, 2020

A Message from Principal Ghereben

Greetings Proctor Community!

I hope you were able to find some rest and down time as a family over the Spring Break as we transition back to Distance Learning this week. I know many of us had to cancel our travel plans we may have had scheduled, and had to become quite creative with spending Spring Break sheltered in place. It's definitely been a time of reflection for me!

As we settle back into a Distance Learning routine (if we have yet found one), it's important to remind students the importance of checking in daily with their classroom teacher using the platform/s that you have been directed to use. With 5 weeks left of the school year, we will be working hard to continue to engage students through Distance Learning with your support and partnership.

Just a few reminders as we head into May;

  • Please let your teacher know if your child is ill/sick during the school week. Teachers are still taking attendance, and making note of when students checking in them.

  • Our school website continues to be updated daily! Please check out our new Distance Learning Hub where you can find any and all information and resources related to distance learning at Proctor.

  • If you need any type of assistance, please reach out to your teacher or complete this confidential form: Click Here. We review this document daily, and will contact you to help provide you with any support you may have! ANY!

  • Teachers are learning and experimenting with new technologies; some are more comfortable with this than others, which is why Distance Learning instruction may differ grade level to grade level, or classroom to classroom. While we expect instruction, checking for understanding, and general check-ins (individually, whole-class, or small groups) we don’t expect teachers to use specific platforms and/or technologies, etc at this time.

  • Staff "On-Call" hours are 8:00 to 3:00 M-Th and 8:00-12:00 ("Mindfulness Fridays") Questions, etc.. can be submitted whenever you have them, but you may not hear from them outside of these times, so please be patient.

  • Many of our staff members are facing the same daily challenges - working remotely and supporting their child or children with their Distance Learning assignments. We are all in this together! Thank you for your patience, understanding and support as our staff is navigating this journey with you.

Stay Well, and Healthy!

Heather Ghereben

Proctor Principal

4th and 5th Grade Curriculum Pick-Up/Drop-Off, April 29th!

Our upper grade teachers will be organizing another day for students and families to drop-off completed work, and to pick-up the next packet of curriculum next week!

This will ONLY be for the 4th and 5th grade teachers. All other grade levels will communicate to you if there are additional resources or curriculum packets needed to be picked up. At this time, most grade levels have gone completely online without the need to hand-out extra curriculum, but this varies grade level to grade level. So please refer your questions concerning student work to your classroom teacher.

When: Wednesday, April 29th between the hours of 12:00 PM and 8:00 PM

Where: Proctor Lower Parking Lot, Drop-Off Zone

Please note that there will be no teachers or staff supervising this curriculum pick-up/drop-off day. Please park your car and walk to the designated grade level boxes located along the Drop off zone (using social distancing) to pick-up your child's packet/folder which will be clearly labeled. Use the additional labeled box to drop off your child's completed work.

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Proctor Virtual Stem Fair

Proctor School is having its fourth annual STEM Fair virtually! We are looking forward to your child’s participation! This year we are having to alter our school STEM Fair to a virtual one. Participation is optional, but a great way to show your excitement for science, technology, engineering, and math. All STEM Fair projects will be displayed through Google Slides. See below for specific information on what should be included in your slides. After they are complete, please copy and paste them into the STEM Fair Google Classroom: n4vcgw5

K-3 projects will be due on Wednesday, May 13th

4th/5th Grade Projects are due Thursday, April 30th

See Flyer attached for more Information!

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Counselor's Corner with Trudy Hy!

Please check out the Proctor Counselor's SMORE! Our school counselor, Trudy Hy has linked lots of great resources and videos to support your student/s during our time in Distance Learning.

Don't Forget we have Proctor Drop-In Hours!

Please join us for weekly drop in office hours on Tuesdays from 2-3pm on google hangouts. You can also join by phone! This is a time where we will introduce an activity or topic related to supporting students during this pandemic. Then we will open it up for questions and problem solving time. Feel free to bring questions or concerns related to any aspect of your child's development. We will start on April 21st.

Meeting Details: Tuesdays 2-3pm

Join Hangouts Meet

Join by phone:

‪+1 978-533-1215‬ PIN: ‪110 617 753‬#

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Ms. Kathy Cook has a Battle of the Books Update!

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Yay, Virtual Library Access!

Dana Adams, CVHS librarian, has secured public library access for all of our students in CVUSD using their student IDs! The great news is Sora offered this to us for free for the rest of the school year!

This is an amazing resource with SO many books to choose from! Want to read the whole Harry Potter Series? DONE! They are all here and available!

Here is the info needed to access this resource:

SORA K-8 Access to Virtual Library Tutorial - Student Tutorial by Dana Adams

CVUSD Board of Education

Lavender Lee Whitaker, President

Monica Lee, Vice President/Clerk

Gary C. Howard

Jo A.S. Loss

Dot Theodore

Grace Boyd, 2019/2020 Student Member

Parvin Ahmadi, School Superintendent

Proctor Elementary School

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Hilda Kwan

School Secretary

Vicki Dugan

Attendance Secretary

Heather Ghereben

School Principal