Paw Print

Special Summer Parents Edition

District Distance Learning Resource for Parents

Please refer to this link from the Parkway website. You will find this resource useful as we approach the beginning of the school year.


https://sites.google.com/parkwayschools.net/familypage/home

Carman Trails Town Hall Info - August 18

We are a week and a half away from the beginning of the school year! Thank you for the phone calls and questions you have submitted over the last few weeks. On Tuesday, August 18 from 6:00 - 6:45 pm, we will have an opportunity for parents to ask questions they still have. We are updating the Paw Print daily with any new information that might come our way and I will still continue to email out the Paw Print on Sunday evenings to be ready for you when you check email on Monday mornings. With the Smore platform we are using for Paw Print, it allows for daily updates without having to send a new email each time something is added. I am so excited about this feature!!


Some new information you will see located in the Paw Print cover the following: Meet the Teacher, Supply Pick Up dates, and our Distance Learning schedule. Please check the Paw Print often for updates. This helps me to eliminate a lot of emails.


If you still have questions, please feel free to submit them on this link. https://forms.gle/eKWreCG9dxa2mQTZ7 I will use this information to guide our talk on Tuesday, August 18 at 6:00 pm. If you have specific questions related to your family, please feel free to give me a call at 314-415-6101 or email at alove@parkwayschools.net .

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School Supplies and Curriculum Materials

Carman Trails Supply and Material Pick Up is Thursday, August 20 from 3:00-5:30 pm AND Friday, August 21 from 9:00-11:00 am.


We have exciting news! The school supplies will be distributed in kits for all of our students during the week of August 17. Here’s the link to access more information about the school supplies as well as the supply fee. https://www.parkwayschools.net/Page/10391


We are currently getting a team to help us assemble the first wave of curriculum materials that students will need during the first weeks of school (i.e - math workbook pages, writing workshop paper, level reading books or chapter books, etc).


All students will have school supplies already packed in their bag at the supply pick up. If you prefer to not receive these supplies, just let us know when you arrive - no questions asked.


Here is updated language posted on the district's website. "In order to support distance learning at home for the first quarter, elementary families can order and pay for the school supplies box now which you can pick up at school before school begins. School supply boxes are an optional purchase for families who prefer to have school supplies at home now to support distance learning."


We want ALL students to have the necessary supplies at home while participating in distance learning. If you prefer to have the supplies that come in the kit, we would love for you to have them. If you prefer to use your own supplies, we understand that too. There is an option for a payment plan, scholarship, or let me know if I can support your family in another way too. If you would like to speak in more detail about ordering the kit and paying the supply fee, please give me a call at 314-415-6101 or email at alove@parkwayschools.net .


  • When you arrive at pickup, please have a sign in your car windshield with the student’s name, school, and grade level.

Carman Trails Distance Learning Schedule

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Chromebook Distribution

For the 2020-21 school year, Parkway will provide every K-12 student a Chromebook to support learning.

Carman Trails families can pick up Chromebooks from South High Schools. We encourage parents of students in grades 3-11 to complete the insurance registration process.

  • Elementary families can pick up Chromebooks on August 15 from 10 am - 4 pm or August 17, 19, or 21 from Noon - 6 pm at South High School.
  • When you arrive at pickup, please have a sign in your car windshield with the student’s name, school, and grade level.


Kindergarten Families and New Families

You will receive an email with your child(ren)'s username and password by Monday morning.


Tech Support
During the school year, Parkway’s Technology Help Desk will be available to support students, parents, and teachers from 7 am to 5 pm, Monday-Friday. The Help Desk can be contacted at helpdesk@parkwayschools.net or (314) 415-8181.


How do I set up a Schoology account?

Parents will receive an email with directions for accessing Schoology to support their students in accessing instructional resources.


How do students log into Google?

Parents of students entering Kindergarten will receive an email with the student's login information. Parents of students in grades 1 - 12 will use the same login information they used in the spring. Any parent who needs assistance logging into a Chromebook can contact our Technology Help Desk, 314-415-8181, or helpdesk@parkwayschools.net.


Thank you so much for your patience on Saturday during the Chromebook distribution. Some locations had quite a long line. The district was able to pass out about 3,200 devices. Our technology department is working to learn from Saturday's process to serve each of you as quickly as possible. Please remember if you have technology questions, please reach out to the help desk at helpdesk@parkwayschools.net .

Getting Started with a Chromebook

Here is information provided from the district on how to get started with your child's Chromebook. https://www.facebook.com/parkwayschooldistrict/videos/1184525588592053/?vh=e&extid=8VLGSs8ZCDoj3K8l

IMPORTANT - Update Your IC Family Profile

Remember to update your family profile in Infinite Campus before school starts so we can support your needs.

You can now update your family profile on the go with the Infinite Campus Parent app. Learn more here.

Meals for Children

Parkway will provide "grab and go" meal boxes for children ages 18 and under at Parkway Central High School. The meal boxes will be available for curbside pickup every Wednesday from 4:30-5:30 pm at the front entrance of Parkway Central High School at 369 N. Woods Mill Rd., Chesterfield, MO 63017.

A box includes five lunches and five breakfast meals for the week. Under the guidelines from the USDA, meals will be provided to Parkway families based on their meal program status.

To request meals, click here.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfM21ykrErbpIHakdAOjFlGeXpOoGI0CLRSzuXouLtYs3NRMQ/viewform

FAQs for Distance Learning

Thank you so much for your questions over the last few weeks. Here you will find information related to the questions we received on our Google form. As always, please feel free to submit additional questions and we would be happy to follow up with an answer. Click on the link below to access our FAQ document.


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IvCICaY13sSX7sE10Ooi3B3udSRXCvy2AMPxmYJug2I/edit?usp=sharing

Class Assignments

Class assignments will be released mid-day on August 19. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding as we work to create class lists for each grade level. On August 19, you will receive your child(ren)'s teacher's name as well as a welcome letter. We will not be sending home a class list at this time.

First Days and Week of School

Our teachers have been prepping and thinking of the first day of school for a while. They are working to make sure essential components of the first days and weeks of school are present in a virtual setting. We are so grateful for all of the positive and encouraging messages we received last spring and we want you to know we have increased our structures and rigor this upcoming school year. Last year we rolled out eLearning (emergency learning) and this fall we are ready and prepared to tackle distance learning. You might wonder what to expect the first days and weeks of a new virtual school year. You will notice a great deal of community building, intentional planning of routines, as well as setting the expectations for the first nine weeks of school. Teachers will be working their magic! The magic you will witness most are not able to see because we are traditionally in the schoolhouse. You will see students learning to master new skills with and without technology. Learning will start on August 24 and as educators we are aware that it looks different as our students are becoming familiar with new routines and procedures. Thank you in advance for your patience, encouragement, and grace as we begin a new school year. We are so thankful for our Carman community!! #CarmanProud
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Stay Connected with These Updates!

August 15: Chromebook pick at South High School 10:00 - 4:00 pm

August 17: Chromebook pick at South High School 12:00 - 6:00 pm

August 19: Chromebook pick at South High School 12:00 - 6:00 pm

August 20: Carman Supply and Material Pick Up 3:00 - 5:30 pm

August 21: Carman Supply and Material Pick Up 9:00 - 11:00 am

August 21: Chromebook pick at South High School 12:00 - 6:00 pm

August 21: Virtual Meet the Teacher 4:00 - 4:30 pm (link coming soon)