Laurel Springs School Update

Full Remote Begins on Monday 11/30/20

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Dear Laurel Springs Families,

This update will provide you with information on our switch to full remote learning beginning 11/30/20 and tentatively lasting until 1/19/21.


1. Instruction 5 days a week/Cohorts A and B


2. Work will continue to be posted on each teacher's learning platform.


3. Schedule Email- Tomorrow 11/25/20


4. Wednesday Schedule


5. Specials


6. Events/Activities


7. Students who were full-remote prior to our switch


8. RTI instruction


9. Packet Pick-Up/Drop Off


10. Attendance/Google Meet Rules


If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me at any time. Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

Thank you!


Mr. Ryan Mahlman

Principal

1. Instruction 5 days a Week/Cohorts A and B

Laurel Springs School will be FULL-REMOTE STARTING ON NOVEMBER 30TH (THIS MONDAY) UNTIL JANUARY 19TH. STUDENTS WILL WORK FROM HOME DURING THIS PERIOD OF TIME.


Our students will receive 5 days of instruction weekly, through Google Meet meetings with their teachers. We have kept our cohort A and B students seperate to provide small class sizes. Each cohort will meet with their teacher in the morning and also in the afternoon. As a district we have aligned our newest schedules in accordance with providing our students as much meaningful interaction with their teachers as possible. Please know that we have taken many of last years obstacles into consideration throughout the planning for this full-remote closure. We are here to help. Please feel free to reach out to teachers or me with any questions you may have regarding your student's new schedule.

2. Accessing Student Work

All students will have work posted for them each morning on their teacher's learning platform as they have all year. Because we started the year in-person, it gave our teachers and students a chance to engage in some very productive face to face interaction in navigating learning platforms and aligning expectations for submitting work on them.

3. Schedule Email- Tomorrow 11/25/20

Tomorrow, Wednesday November 25th, your teachers will be sending you a schedule for the full-remote period of November 30th through January 19th. This will include your student's schedule for typical full-remote instruction on Mondays-Tuesdays and Thursdays-Fridays. In addition the email will include a schedule for RTI (If applicable) and the schedule for 12:30 Wednesdays.


Also included in the email will be pertinent information on how to access learning platforms and Google Meet meetings. We are attempting to have as smooth a transition as possible into full-remote learning. If in fact you do not receive an email, please feel free to reach out to your child's teacher or the office and we will be sure you receive this very important information so that you are prepared to start full-remote instruction on Monday November 30th.

4. Wednesday Schedule

Our current Wednesday Schedule will stay in effect. The students' day will end at 12:30 and they will complete their assigned special area assignments. An instructional schedule for Wednesdays will be sent tomorrow with your student's full-remote schedule.

5. Specials

Specials will stay in effect as they have been. Students will receive a post on Wednesdays with an assignment for Health, Recess Runners (PE), Computers, and Spanish. These assignments will be due the following Wednesday.

6. Events/Activities

All events and activities have been postponed or cancelled at this time, including Toys for Tots and Santa Letters.

7. Students Who Were Hybrid Full-Remote Prior to Our Switch to School Wide Full-Remote

Students who were operating under a full-remote designation while our school was open for the hybrid model of education will now operate under our school wide full-remote schedule. Your homeroom teacher will provide you with a schedule that will begin on Monday, November 30th. Your previous full-remote teachers have been repositioned. You will be working with the homeroom classroom teachers you would have initially started with.

8. RTI

RTI will begin in phases and conducted by way of Google Meet. The first phase of RTI will begin on Monday, November 30th, 2020. A master schedule was distributed by email from Mrs. Cybulski, our RTI Coordinator. However, we did tweak the schedule that was sent initially. Your student's RTI teacher will be reaching out individually with your child's RTI schedule and times to Google Meet with them. RTI times will run opposite of your child's full-remote schedule with their classroom teachers to allow for consistency within their schedule.

9. Packet Pick-Up/Drop Off

Many of our younger students are completing packets as part of their assignments/instruction. On Tuesdays from 12:30-4pm, parents will be able to pick-up and drop off instructional packets/assignments. If this time does not fit your schedule, we will make every attempt to accomodate a different day/time that works better. Please just reach out to Mrs. DiOrio in the office to arrange one.

10. Attendance/Google Meet Rules

Attendance will be taken every day to ensure student accountability.


The Google Meet Rules established earlier in the year will be enforced as part of each student's participation grade. A copy is below.

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