Douglass Weekly Updates 11/02-11/06

Douglass Elementary KCKPS 2020-2021

You Asked, We Listened!

Parents. You have asked and we listened. In our surveys, you requested additional instructional time for certain areas and we made the adjustments for our families.

· Parents asked for additional math time in 3rd grade and our 3rd grade teachers increased the instructional time for math and also created on-line study hall opportunities for students to complete work.

· Our 1st grade teachers increased their instructional time.

· The 2nd grade teachers added more live learning time and small group reading time that will begin November 9th.

· Kindergarten teachers extended their office hours and their small group instruction.

· Our 5th grade teachers added an additional hour for reading groups from 2:30 – 3:30 Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays beginning in second quarter in addition to their other live learning. The 5thgrade teachers will still have office hours on those days from 3:30 – 4:30.

Information on Douglass' Connectivity Hub!

Upcoming State Assessments!

K-2 students are finishing up Fastbridge Assessments. Thank you to all of the parents who assisted their students in logging on and completing their tests. 3-5 students will be completing their Kansas Interim Assessments (KAP), in reading and math, for the next two weeks.

Students will be sent their login information and instructions by their classroom teachers.

End of Quarter 1, NO LIVE LEARNING

Friday, Nov. 6th, 8am-4pm

This is an online event.

Our first quarter of school is coming to an end! There will be no school (live learning sessions) next Friday, November 6, for any students!

Optional Lunch Bunch!

An optional lunch bunch is now being held on Zoom three days a week with various staff from our building. More specific information will be posted on your student's learning platform.

Technology Assistance

In-person technology assistance is available Monday-Friday from 9:00am-4:00pm, on the Douglass playground. Please wear a mask and bring your device. We can assist with logging in, navigating learning platforms and minor troubleshooting.

Major technical issues and device repairs will still need to be done at North Central Office. Tents are set up Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm at 2220 N. 59th Street, Kansas City, Kansas 66104. Please call upon arrival, 913-627-3320.

Hot Spot Reminder

Hot spots given to families from the district only have 10GB of data available for use, so please remember to only use these hot spots for student online learning!

These hot spots refresh their data on the 14th of every month!

Behavior Health Team Virtual Office

Our Behavioral Health Team has created a virtual office for families to use at their leisure. Click around on the different areas of the office, and certain items will take you to an external link. Some of the objects linked will allow you to directly email our school counselor or school social worker, take you to mindfulness exercises and other fun things (live animal cameras, coloring pages, etc.) as well as links to district sites. Please note: since some of the shortcuts included in the virtual office link to outside sites that are not affiliated or monitored by the district, please preview the links prior to ensure you approve of the content.

Helpful Resources

KCKPS Grab and Go Meal Program Info

You can now register for this program online instead of having to call!