Wild Rose Elementary

November 20, 2020

A Note from Mrs. Solomon

It has been a wonderful week and full of all sorts of emotions. We are excited to work through the next few weeks some in the same environment and others in different environments.

The Wild Rose office will be closed next week and will reopen on Monday, November 30th.

Please take time to enjoy your families this Thanksgiving holiday and practice healthy habits.

This week's news at a glance:

  • Adaptive Pause to Remote Learning Letter
  • Wild Rose LRC Book Check Out
  • CogAT Update 3rd & 5th Grade
  • iReady Remote Information
  • #Thankful Campaign
  • D303 Meal Distribution
  • Universidad Para Padres
  • PTO Newsletter and December Scip Order Form

Information Letter as we all transition to remote learning

Dear Families,

Between Monday, November 30 and Friday, December 18, students in all District 303 schools and programs will be learning in remote environments. Our staff members and administrators worked tirelessly over the summer and fall to enhance remote learning to ensure that students have access to positive, meaningful learning experiences. You will notice that remote learning is different from what your child may have experienced in the spring. We encourage parents to provide students with a consistent working environment where they have access to technology and other learning materials. If your child will be absent from a remote learning day, please email the teacher and call the school office prior to the start of the school day.

Below you will find information about expectations, schedules, and specials during remote learning.

Student, Family, and Teacher Expectations

  1. Elementary school hours will be between 8:00 a.m. and 1:40 p.m. Students are expected to be available and ready to learn during those hours, whether the learning is synchronous or asynchronous

  2. As with in-person learning, students are expected to complete assigned work by the deadlines set by the teachers

  3. We ask that parents allow students to work independently or in collaboration with their teacher and classmates as much as possible

  4. Teachers will provide a weekly schedule that provides synchronous and asynchronous learning times.

Specials and Lunch

  1. Students in grades 1-5 will have a 30-minute daily special (art, music, physical education and LRC). The remote special schedule will be the same as the in-person schedule, with lessons being both synchronous and asynchronous. The special teacher will share the schedule with the students.

  2. Kindergarten students will continue to access 15-30 minutes of asynchronous specials each day.

  3. Students will have a 40-minute lunch break on the same schedule as they had during in-person learning. Student lunch times are based on grade level so your children may have different lunch times.

Instructional Technology Support for Families Explanation

Families can find support for all of their technology needs on our Instructional Support for Families website. This website can be found on our district.d303.org page D303 Technical Support Resources. See below for some of the resources:

  1. If you need IT support, technical assistance, device exchange, etc. please click on IT Direct Support.

  2. For Chromebook troubleshooting, click on Using D303’s Chromebook.

  3. For information on Seesaw, Google Classroom, and/or Schoology, click on the Learning Platforms support.

  4. For information on our video conferencing platforms such as Zoom, Google Meet, and Schoology Conferences, click on Video Conferencing Tools.

  5. For support on any of the tools the teacher may use in the classroom, click on Digital Tools for Instruction.

Please see the Instructional Delivery Models document on the District website for sample schedules and expectations of all members of the learning community. We appreciate your partnership.

CogAT Update for 3rd & 5th Grade

  • With the recent decision to move to remote learning for all students November 30 through December 18, CogAT makeup testing will need to be rescheduled. Should we be able to return to in-person learning in January, we will work with the buildings to establish a testing window for that month. Should students not be able to test in January, students can take the test during the summer. At this time we have two weeks planned to administer the CogAT in the summer, July 19-23, 2021 and August 2-6, 2021. If necessary, we can plan for a June session as well.

  • There is no advantage or disadvantage to students taking it at a later date as we use the standard age score, which is calculated using the age of the student at the time that they are taking the test. Please note that students who are currently placed in AT math and/or AT Literacy do not need to requalify for middle school, so a new CogAT score is not needed for continued placement in the student’s current program. It is needed if they would like to be considered for the Infinity program.

iReady Remote

Families the iReady Remote window is from December 1st to December 11th. Please see the letter linked for more information.


#D303 Thankful Campaign

November marks a season of Thanksgiving. Even in the current pandemic, there is so much to be thankful for in District 303. Over the next couple of weeks, we want to invite you to join us in taking a moment to express appreciation to staff members who have gone above and beyond in their work to support your children and/or family this school year. There are three ways that you can contribute to our #D303Thankful Campaign.

  • Write a note of appreciation to a staff member. You may download a notecard template on our website or create a note of your own to share.

  • Participate in our social media campaign by sharing a picture or thought using the hashtag #D303Thankful.

  • Share a story, note of appreciation, or photo on Let’s Talk using the D303Thankful button.

All of us in District 303 value your partnership, and appreciate your continued support of our district and schools.

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Wild Rose PTO

Please check the link below to see all that is happening in the November newsletter.


Wild Rose Dates to Remember

Monday-Friday, November 23-27- Thanksgiving Break - No School

Wednesday, December 2 - Report Cards Released on Home Access Center (HAC)

Monday, November 30 - Friday, December 8th - Remote learning for all D303 Students