March 6, 2021
During Thursday night's School Board Meeting, staff shared the District's reopening plans in detail. CUSD's Plan for Safe Reopening has been approved and that report is posted on the District's website. Audio of the Board meeting will be posted on the website soon.
During this Wednesday's Governance Council meeting, I will share highlights from our site's plan for reopening. Later this month, I'll host an evening meeting focused solely on our reopening plan. During that meeting, I'll share safety protocols, schedules for instruction, procedures for drop-off/pick-up, information about childcare and suggestions for preparing your family for this shift. During the last two weeks of March, staff and I will begin helping our students learn more about their return to school.
This shift to the hybrid model requires a lot of families and staff. Caregivers will be adjusting schedules, arranging for in-person attendance during specific learning times and continuing to support synchronous and asynchronous learning in the home. Teachers will be adjusting their schedules and will begin planning for in-person instruction while continuing to support their classrooms with synchronous and asynchronous learning. Most importantly, all of us will be keeping a keen eye on our students and supporting them with this transition.
We look forward to the benefits of having students and staff together and doing so in a safe and beneficial way. I continue to be thankful for your support of learning during the pandemic and for your flexibility and patience as we go forward.
March 9 and 10 (12:00 PM-4:00 PM): materials pick-up
Wednesday, March 10 at 6:00 PM: Governance Council Meeting
You can join us via Zoom at:
Meeting ID: 847 0382 3799
March 24-April 2: Student-led Conferences (teachers will share details and sign-ups for PM meetings)
April 5-9: Spring Break, no school
April 12: tentative date for reopening of schools for K-6 students in the Blended Program
Materials Pick Up and Student Leadership gift
*Students who do not have items for pick up will be given their Student Leadership gift when they return to school.
Activities beyond the classroom
The following activities will be available to students this week.
All links are available on the Sycamore Student Canvas page.
12:00-12:30 Monday: Lunchtime Yoga
12:30-1:00 Monday: Grades 2-3 Book Club
12:00-1:00 Tuesday: Upper Grade Math Club
12:30-1:00 Tuesday: Grades 2-3 Math Club
12:30-1:00 Tuesday: Grades K-1 Club
1:00-1:30 Tuesday: K-6 Picture Book Reading in Spanish
11:00-11:30 Wednesday: Crafting Club with Lis DesCombes
11:00-11:30 Wednesday: SITT for grades 2-6 (this is a revised time for this week only)
11:30-12:00 Wednesday: Lunch with our new art teachers (use the WIN Time button to join)
12:00-12:30 Thursday: K-6 Sign Language Club
12:30-1:00 Thursday: Grade 4-6 Book Club
12:30-1:00 Thursday: Lunch Bunch (added session)
12:00-12:30 Friday: Grades 1-6 Student Leadership
12:30-1:00 Friday: Grades K-6 Lunch Bunch (select the Elementary Chill Out button)
Claremont Educational Foundation Toyota Raffle
New Art Teachers
We are thrilled to be adding two new staff members to our Sycamore group! Jac Tardie and Luis Vera will be providing weekly virtual art lessons for our students through the end of the year. These lessons will be shared via links for student use during asynchronous times of the day. This Wednesday from 11:30-12:00, we will introduce them to our students through a virtual lunch and greet. Students can join using the WIN button on our student Canvas Page.
Tina Hensley, Office Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Norma Perez, Attendance and Health Assistant email@example.com