Welcome Back to School

John Adams Elementary 2021-2022

Dear Adams Elementary Families,

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year at John Adams Elementary School! We are looking forward to working with your child this year and having him or her join the Adams Wolfpack!


As many of you already know, D11 will be starting the school year on August 24th with all students engaged in our remote learning platform, Inspire @ Adams Online. By default, all students will be automatically enrolled in the Inspire @ Adams Online program for the first quarter.


Daily Schedule - Our daily online schedule will include instruction in the following areas. We will share the schedule with you during the week of August 24th.

o Literacy

o Math

o Writing

o Science

o Social Studies

o Specials (Art, PE, Music, STEAM)

o Social/Emotional Learning and Capturing Kids Hearts


Hybrid Model - Understandably, we have student populations who will still need in-person services and supports that are not feasible to accomplish in an all-remote learning environment, specifically students receiving Special Education support, English Language Learners, READ Act supported students, and Preschool students (who, under current guidance, are classified as essential childcare). These areas are where some hybrid options will be built into schedules at the individual school level. We will be working and coordinating with our District Facilitators in these areas to develop a plan for these populations. At most, we will have these students in our building once or twice a week for needed supports.


Ensuring the safety of our students and staff is our highest priority. We will continue to be flexible with our planning and be ready to adapt as necessary. Thank you for your continued grace and patience as we navigate the start to an unprecedented school year!


Sincerely,

Michelle Slyter, Principal

Meet our new Principal, Mrs. Slyter

It is a privilege to join the Adams Wolfpack!

I am very honored and excited to join the Adams Elementary family as the new Principal! I feel very fortunate to be a part of this wonderful school community and to support our students, families, and staff. I am looking forward to meeting and getting to know your child and you! I have been fortunate to be an educator for the past twenty-two years; all of my experience has been serving in Title I schools. I am passionate about education and ensuring all students achieve academically and socially/emotionally to their highest potential in a safe and positive school environment. I value our school community and I look forward to continuing the many positive partnerships already in place at Adams while continually working to engage our community in all areas of the school. We are going to have a great year at Adams!

Visiting the Building

o Due to current guidance, no visitors are allowed into the building at this time

o Office Hours: 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

o You may contact by phone calls only at this time: (719) 328-2900

o Appointments can be made for virtual meetings and registrations via WebEx, as needed