Principal's Update

Non-Traditional Instruction Week of 4/13/2020

Dear Families,

We made it through NTI Week One. There were a few hiccups which is expected in this new way of teaching and learning, but overall, it was a great first week. We are very proud of the work our students are submitting.

Please make sure your students are checking in with their teachers through their Google Classrooms and making progress on their assignments whether online or on paper. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We value your input, so please take a few minutes to give us some feedback by clicking this link for NTI Week One.

If you still need to stop by school to pick up a packet for Weeks 1 and 2 or a Chromebook, I will be at school on Monday, April 13 from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Take a look at this week's video below.


Mr. Jones


Weekly Update April 12

NTI Days Extended Through May 1

Governor Beshear has recommended that school closures statewide should extend at least through Friday, May 1. Students should continue working on their NTI lessons and checking in to each of their teacher's Google Classrooms. Teachers will be available from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Monday - Friday to provide assistance. Students can always email their teacher and teachers will be available during the week through Zoom or Google Meet if students need face to face support.

We will include information in next week's newsletter regarding drop off of completed packets for NTI Weeks 1 and 2 and pick up of new packets for NTI Weeks 3 and 4.


NTI SRR Expectations
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Virtual Cougar Walk

Our talented Arts and Humanities teacher, Margaret Stevens, planned, organized, and created this video that includes artwork from some of our students and staff. Be on the lookout for more communication from Mrs. Stevens for her next project.


Crawford Middle School. Cougar Walk. April 2020

Zoom/Google Meet Schedule

Now that we have the first week under our belt, some teachers have adjusted their drop-in times through Zoom and Google Meet. Please check the schedule periodically as it is a "living" document and some tweaks have been made to when teachers are available.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Crawford Support Staff would like to raise awareness and prevent child abuse. Forms of child abuse include:

  • physical abuse
  • emotional abuse
  • sexual abuse
  • neglect

We have included more information in the attachment below.

FCPS Meal Service for the Week of April 13 - 17

Message from FCPS regarding meals this week:

While schools are closed, FCPS will distribute food twice a week between 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

  • On Monday, April 13, youths can pick up breakfast and lunch for Monday and Tuesday at 21 walk-up locations. Families should refrigerate food to maintain freshness; there will be NO meal service on Tuesday April 14.
  • On Wednesday, April 15, students can pick up breakfast and lunch for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at the walk-up sites. Families should refrigerate food to maintain freshness; there will be NO meal service on Thursday, April 16 and Friday, April 17.

For as long as schools remain closed because of COVID-19, youths can pick up meals on Mondays and Wednesdays during the lunchtime window. Please help limit social interaction and maintain social distancing to protect students, families, and employees. FCPS has ordered additional food and implemented ways to adjust quickly to meet increased needs at any site. Any youth age 18 and younger can receive meals at any of the following pick-up locations, regardless of where they live or attend school.

  • Arlington Elementary
  • Booker T. Washington Elementary
  • Breckinridge Elementary
  • Bryan Station High
  • Cardinal Valley Elementary
  • Clays Mill Elementary
  • Deep Springs Elementary
  • Glendover Elementary
  • James Lane Allen Elementary
  • Julius Marks Elementary
  • Lansdowne Elementary
  • Leestown Middle
  • Mary Todd Elementary
  • Meadowthorpe Elementary
  • Millcreek Elementary
  • Northern Elementary
  • Southern Elementary
  • Squires Elementary
  • Tates Creek High
  • William Wells Brown Elementary
  • Winburn Middle

FCPS is working with community partners to provide supplemental meals to families in need and expand capacity. With new offerings constantly developing, anyone seeking information about these resources should call the United Way of the Bluegrass 211 Contact Center for the most up-to-date information. Dialing 211 from any phone will connect to this service.


Technology Help During NTI

The district’s technology department has set up a temporary call-in help desk for families. Families who need technical support with their student's FCPS account or Chromebook can call our temporary Student Tech Support number at (859) 381-4410. Support is available Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Support will not be available during Spring Break.