Morley Nelson Parent Newsletter

September 2020

Dear Families,

Dear Families,

Please see important announcements at the end of this newsletter regarding in-person testing for K - 2 beginning next week, Aug 31- Sept 4. Thank you for supporting your child during their virtual learning experience. We hope to offer in-person instruction in our building as soon as possible. In the meantime, please be sure that your child is only accessing their school device for online learning. Downloading additional media or programs will slow device speed and operation. Multiple users on devices at home can also slow connectivity, so working in separate rooms is helpful, as well as taking turns online. Please contact our Help Desk at (208) 854-6670, 7am - 7pm Mon - Fri & Sat. when experiencing connectivity or other issues. We encourage families to purchase insurance for each device(s) at $25.00, to provide repairs or replace a device when needed.

If your child is unable to connect online for the full duration of their class session, their attendance - even for a short time - will be counted. Please let your child's teacher know if you have connectivity or full participation issues. Completed daily assignments will receive full credit even if your child was unable to attend a full day's instruction online. We are in this together and we know everyone is trying their best.

This week, students have been taking their iReady Math assessment. This fall benchmark exam, provides us with a baseline score for your child's math aptitude. Thank you for supporting your child in their testing endeavors.

If you have not done so already, please add Morley Nelson as your Community Donation while shopping at Fred Meyer. A small portion of the proceeds will go toward Morley Nelson educational programs to benefit every student. Here is the link to add Morley Nelson: Thank you!

Beginning next week, Aug 31 - Sept 4, we will begin iStation Reading assessments. For our K - 2 students, our teachers would like to provide hands-on in-person support at Morley in small groups of 4 - 5 students at a time. If you have a K - 2 student, your child's teacher will contact you with the day and time you are invited to test. If you still have not picked up a device for your child, one will be provided during your child's iStation scheduled test time, that they make take home with them. Please check your phone messages, email or your child's SeeSaw classroom to learn when your K - 2 child will be testing next week. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing at all times when in our building. All desks will be sanitized for everyone's health and safety. Parents may wait outside while their child is testing. Please contact your child's teacher via email if you have any questions.

Back to School Night will be held virtually by your child's teacher this Wednesday, September 2 from 6 -7:30pm. Your child's teacher will be sending you a Google Hangout invitation. We look forward to seeing you then.

Next Monday, September 7 is Labor Day and a school holiday.

Our PTO Meeting this month is on Wed., Sept. 16 from 4 - 5pm. Beginning in the month of October, PTO Meetings will be held on the first Tuesday of every month beginning at 4:30 -5:30pm. Please email me at to be invited via Google Hangout. We look forward to welcoming you!


Cher Situm, Principal

Back to School Night

Wednesday, Sep. 2nd, 6-7:30pm

This is an online event.

Please look for a virtual invitation from your child's teacher this week.