Sunday Message

10/5/2020 vol. 7

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Dear Twelve Bridges families,


We are excited to welcome many of our students back to campus tomorrow! Our teachers and staff have been working hard in preparation for a successful and safe in-person program for our students. I wanted to stress a few reminders before we begin.


1) Please ensure your child is healthy and free from any COVID symptoms that cannot be explained by pre-existing conditions. These include:


a. Fever (100.4 degrees or higher)

b. Cough

c. Shortness of breath or trouble breathing

d. Fatigue

e. Muscle or body aches

f. Headaches

g. Loss of taste or smell

h. Sore throat

i. Congestion or runny nose

j. Nausea or vomiting

k. Diarrhea


2) All students will need to wear a mask.


3) Students should bring a refillable water bottle and a healthy snack to school. There will be several water bottle filling stations on campus.


4) Parents and guardians will not be allowed to enter campus with the exception of TK and kindergarten on the first day. We will miss our amazing parents and volunteers on campus and hope to welcome you all back soon! Staff will be on campus and ready to assist students to find their classes.


5) We will have an additional gate open for arrival and dismissal. All students coming from the direction of the park should use the custodial gate located between the park and the school.


6) Adults driving to campus should remain in their cars during drop-off and pick-up.


7) All adults escorting students on foot or bike should be wearing a mask and practicing social distancing guidelines when they enter school property.


8) TK and K arrival is from 8:00-8:15. 1st-5th arrival is from 8:15-8:30. Please do not drop off students early as there is no supervision available during that time.


9) TK and K dismissal is at 11:45. 1st-5th dismissal is at 12:00. First through fifth grade parents please do not drive onto campus early and wait in the car line as that will prevent us from getting our TK and K students out on time.


10) Please be patient as we work through these new procedures.


Also, be sure you and your child are prepared by reviewing the district's Roadmap to Reopening and the FAQs about returning to campus.


We are excited to see many of you tomorrow!


Sincerely,


Will Middleton

Chromebook Update

We have been working hard with the district trying to secure additional Chromebooks. With no time to spare, we had some Chromebooks arrive from around the district! For our kinder and TK students, Chromebooks will not be used in the classroom at this time. If your student is in 1st-5th grade and you filled out the survey sent from our Deputy Superintendent, we will make sure there is a Chromebook in your child's room in the next day or two. These Chromebooks will only be used by your student, but they will not be "officially" checked out to them. These Chromebooks should remain here.


If the device you are using at home is no longer working and you need to officially check out a Chromebook to bring to and from school, please contact Mr. Middleton. We will do our best to accommodate this request. The district continues to wait for our new shipment of Chromebooks to arrive.


If you are unsure if your child needs to bring in their charged Chromebook, please contact your teacher.

PTC Update

Please join me in welcoming back our returning PTC Board Members and new member, Vesta Grewal!


Leah Bassett, President & Publicity

Tara Albright & Heather Manning, Co-Vice Presidents

Tracy Bridges, Treasurer

Vesta Grewal, Secretary



We are excited about Spirit Wear Fridays and look forward to upcoming theme days too!


Upcoming Events


Spirit Wear Sales - Friday, October 16 @ 8:00 - 10:00am

PTC Board Meetings - Mondays @ 3:00pm, Nov 2, Dec 7, Jan 4, Feb 1, Mar 1, Apr 5, May 3



Hopeful 2021 Events


Fun Run (February 19th) – Pep Rally is 2/8*

Starstruck (April 21st & 22nd) – Dance Instruction begins week of March 8th every Tues/Fri


*We intend to have a LIVE or VIRTUAL Fun Run in February, to encourage fun fitness!!




BIG THANKS to our AMAZING 2020-2021 TBES Sponsors!!


GOLD

The Alfano Group Real Estate Agency

Kim Ogden, Atherton Wealth Advisors

Briley Real Estate, Inc.

Tytanium Ideas




Would YOU or your business like to be a sponsor for our school? Please contact Leah Bassett @ leahrun@yahoo.com and complete the business sponsorship form.

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In-Person School Hours begins on 10/6/2020

TK/K - 8:15-11:45

1st-5th- 8:30-12:00

Mrs. Vickner's class- 8:30-12:00

Mrs. McCormick's class- 8:30-12:00


1st, 2nd, and 3rd will have 35 minutes of at home, independent work in addition to the in-person instruction.

4th and 5th will have 45 minutes of at home, independent work in addition to the in-person instruction.

Fall Picture Day(s)

Fall Picture Days will be on:


Wednesday, October 21, 2020 TK-2nd

Thursday, October 22, 2020 3rd-5th


More details coming soon!

Parents Love and Logic 5-week Workshop

WESTERN PLACER UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT PRESENTS PARENTING THE LOVE AND LOGIC WAY

A five week no-cost workshop designed by the Love and Logic Institute to give parents practical skills that can be used immediately!

Learn how to: • Avoid un-winnable power-struggles and arguments • Stay calm when kids do incredibly upsetting things • Set enforceable limits • Avoid enabling and begin empowering • Help kids learn from mistakes rather than repeating them • And much more!


ALL CLASSES ARE HELD ON MONDAYS FROM 6:00 – 7:30 Dates

October 12 to November 9, 2020

Virtual Classroom –Google Meet Facilitators of the Parenting the Love and Logic Way™


curriculum are independent and are not employees of the Love and Logic Institute.


To register, complete the form below and return to the WPUSD District Office, c/o Diane Metzelaar, 600 Sixth St., Ste. 400, Lincoln, CA 95648. A highly recommended workbook ($10.00) will be available for purchase. Pick up at Lincoln Crossing Elementary before the start of the class. Please bring exact cash for payment of workbook.

Parent Name: _____________________________________________

Email: ________________________________

Parent Name: ______________________________________________

Email: ________________________________ Contact Phone Number: ____________________ Child(ren) School of Attendance: __________________________________________________

Library News

Our Library is Open!

Students can now begin checking out library books! Please follow our check out guidelines below. For future reference, this information can also be found on our school website under the Library tab.


Distance Learning Circulation Policy

  • All students have the ability to remotely access our library system by logging on. Please visit https://search.follettsoftware.com/metasearch/ui/53010 or visit our school website. Click on the "Library" Tab and then "Online Catalog"

  • Your username is your school sign on (Grad year + Last name + First two initials) Example: 21BremnerDF. Your password is your 8 digit student id number.

  • Grades K-1 may check out 1 book. Grades 2-5 may check out 2 books.

  • Check out period is two weeks.

  • Students will place a "Hold" on the books they would like to check out. Please note: The system will not allow the student to delete a hold. "Hold" should not be clicked until they are certain that it is the book they'd like to check out. You must contact Ms. Bremner to delete a hold.

  • Ms. Bremner will pull the books and check them out for the student.

  • Your books will be ready for pickup THE FOLLOWING SCHOOL DAY after 9 a.m.

  • Pick up your books from the book cart in the front office by 3:30 p.m.

  • Your books will have your name on them.

  • If your books are not picked up within two school days, they will be returned to the library and made available for another student to check out.

  • Return your books to the "Return Box" on the book cart in the front office.

  • ALL books must be returned before additional books can be borrowed.

  • If you place a "Hold" on a book and currently have an overdue library book or fine, your order will not be filled.

  • Overdue notices and/or fines will be sent via email.

If you have any difficulty logging on or have any questions, please email Ms. Bremner at dbremner@wpusd.org.

Emergency Card Update

Parents that received an email from Cindy about not having an updated emergency card, we need you to fill out a paper copy. If you are not sure if you filled one out please email one of us to see if you did or not. It is important to have the most up-to-date information. Please email chood@wpusd.org or kreilly@wpusd.org both forms that are included below.

Frequently Asked Questions about Reopening


1. Will there be social distancing in the classroom when we return to in-person instruction?

Students will be spaced apart as much as possible in the classroom with at least three feet between students and six feet away from the teacher.


2. How will the classroom be arranged?

Desks and tables will be arranged in rows facing the instruction in all classes with maximum distance between students. Teachers will be teaching from a "safe zone" that is six feet from students and will not be required to leave that area to work with students.


3. Will all students need to wear a mask, even my kindergartener?

All students, TK-5th, will need to wear a mask at all times with the exception of snack break or outdoor "mask breaks".


4. Will students be allowed to remove their masks for recess?

Students will have clearly marked locations, six feet apart, where they can sit and remove their masks to eat their snack. Also, under the supervision of an adult, outside, and spaced six feet apart, the teachers may offer a "mask break" to their students. When finished, students will need to put their masks back on. We think students will be able to play (with masks on) during this time. We are still waiting for further clarification from the health department.


5. Will recess be at a different time and with different grade levels?

Snack recess will be done by grade level at different times throughout our day.


6. Can classes be held outside if the weather or air quality permits?

Yes, at the teacher's discretion, classes may be held outside. We are so fortunate to have the outdoor spaces available here at TBE. We have seven learning circles, an outdoor stage, the blacktop, an orchard, the field, and many more open spaces for outdoor learning. We have also purchased several mobile whiteboards for teachers to use during this time.


7. Will students line up for the morning meeting or have recess before school?

No, students will report directly to the classrooms upon arrival.


8. Are there any new procedures for arrival?

Yes. TK-K students will go to their gate between 8:00 and 8:15. At 8:15, 1st-5th students will utilize the main front gate, the back gate, and the custodial gate (near the park) to enter school. School begins at 8:15 for TK/K and 8:30 for 1st-5th. Students will use the gate that is the closest and most convenient. All students will report directly to class. Everyone over the age of 2 is required to wear a mask at drop-off unless they are in a vehicle. There will be no supervision before the gates open. Students cannot be dropped off early as we have nowhere to house students before the gates open and cannot have them congregating outside in groups.


9. Are there any new procedures for dismissal?

Yes, students will be walked to the front of the school by their teachers at dismissal time (unless using the back gate, in which case they will proceed directly to the back gate). TK and K will dismiss their classes at 11:45 and 1st-5th will dismiss at 12:00. Students will utilize the main gate or custodial gate to streamline their exit. TK, K, and 1st grade will communicate their unique dismissal procedures to their families. Everyone over the age of 2 is required to wear a mask at pick-up unless they are in a vehicle.


10. Will students be required to bring their Chromebooks to and from school?

Depending on the grade level and teacher, yes, students will be expected to bring their (charged) Chromebook or personal device to and from school. There will be more information on this coming soon from the district.


11. Can I change my plan for in-person or interCONNECT instruction?

Yes. The district will offer families the opportunity to change their instructional model in December (to go into effect after Winter Break). In addition, students might be moved to the interCONNECT model if they are unwilling to comply with the expectations for in-person learning after the teacher and staff have provided support to the child and/or family. Students will not be able to jump between programs except at the intervals offered. At any time, parents may opt from in-person learning into the interCONNECT program, but not the other way around until the specific district window of time.


12. Will my child's teacher be changed?

Not at this time.


**Mrs. Vickner's and Mrs. McCormick's class will be from 8:30-12:00. More specific and detailed information is coming soon.

Frequently Asked Questions about interCONNECT

1. What will interCONNECT look like once in-person instruction begins?

It depends on the teacher and how they will format their teaching to include their interCONNECT students. Teachers may try several different formats to see which one works best for them and their students. The most common formats being discussed are:


  1. Asynchronous learning (prerecorded lessons) for most of the day with live teaching and interaction in the afternoon for at least 30 minutes.
  2. A live stream observation of the direct instruction in the classroom. Students will have a live interaction with their teacher in the afternoon for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Synchronous live stream learning throughout the morning during live in-person instruction. Students will interact with their teacher (and possibly their classmates) throughout the day.


Teachers are still exploring the format that will fit their style the best. Some aspects of these formats are dependent upon additional technology (which is proving difficult to find due to high demand).



2. Will the learning schedule be the same as it is now?

Most likely not, as teachers will be adapting to a new schedule to accommodate both the in-person students and interCONNECT students.


3. If the teacher is doing the live interaction with students in the afternoon, is there any way my student can receive help before then?

Hopefully! We are looking at making some of our staff available to answer interCONNECT student questions at certain times throughout the morning.

i-Ready Tech Support

If you need any assistance or support with i-Ready, please feel free to call their helpline:

1-800-225-0248.

They can answer most questions, but cannot help with username or password recovery. For that, please contact your teacher directly.

Attendance Line

Please remember to call in your child's absence when they will not be attending school through Distance Learning. You may call 916-434-5210 or email kreilly@wpusd.org to report their absence. Thank you!

STAR Sacramento -Childcare Services at TBE

TBE has STAR on our campus this year! You can find more information on their website www.starsacramento.org. If you have any questions, you can contact them directly at 12bridges@starsacramento.org. See their new flyer below for Fall registration.