Mighty Eagle News

Parent Newsletter April 6, 2020

Happy Easter from the Staff at Los Encinos Elementary

We hope that you and your family have a wonderful Easter holiday weekend. We know this year celebrations may be a bit different, but we hope you find this holiday weekend to be filled with spending quality time with your family. Distance learning will not take place on Friday, April 10th in observance of the Easter holiday and will continue on Monday, April 13th.

Principal's Message

We are so proud of our entire Los Encinos school community. Last week was our first official week of distance learning with our teachers sharing lessons and assignments with parents/guardians. We realize this may not be an easy task to accomplish at home especially if you have more than one student to assist. We have revised our lesson plan template that explains exactly what students can work on each day of the week as well as your child's teacher's daily schedule.

Please have your child complete these lessons at their own pace. Everything does not have to be completed at one time. Spread the work out throughout the week. We understand that we have many families with children in several grade levels and online access or the availability of devices may be difficult. We encourage you to complete what you can so they can continue learning while our campus is closed.

Thank you for all you are doing to work with us as we navigate through distance learning. We are all in this together. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Mrs. Sierra, Principal cesierra@ccisd.us

Mrs. Rodriguez, Assistant Principal nmrodriguez@ccisd.us

Assistant Principal Appreciation Week

This week our campus will celebrate our amazing Assistant Principal, Mrs. Rodriguez. Although, we can't be at school to celebrate her hard work for our staff, students and families we want her to know we appreciate all that she does for each and everyone of us.
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CCISD Closed to Public Until May 4th

Corpus Christi ISD schools to remain closed to the public until at least Monday, May 4

Following Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order requiring schools to remain closed until May 4, CCISD has extended the district’s closure to the public. If health officials continue to need everyone’s help to preserve health, CCISD will further extend the closure.

Safety and the continuation of students’ education remain priorities in CCISD. The district is finalizing grading guidelines for the fifth six weeks, which was underway when the closure began, and will share the guidelines with families this week. Curbside meal service will continue.

CCISD will continue conducting essential district business, with employees working remotely or onsite as needed. The district continues to follow health officials’ guidelines, including social distancing as well as providing ample supplies for frequent hand-washing. Employees are asked to follow their supervisor’s instructions so the district may continue serving the community.

CCISD will continue to update the general FAQ (submit questions to communications@ccisd.us) and the Human Resources FAQ (submit questions to CCISDhr@ccisd.com). We thank the community for their continued support during this challenging time.

Grade Level Lesson Plans for Parents/Guardians

By now you should have already received from your child's teacher a copy of the lesson plans for the week of April 6th. We have worked hard to make sure this template is parent friendly.

Please note the following key points about the work being assigned to your child each week:

* Reading/Language Arts and Social Studies will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays.

* Math and Science will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

*Art, Music, PE and Counselor time will take place on Fridays.

*Two assignments will be assigned each week for Reading/Language Arts and Math.

*One assignment will be assigned each week for Social Studies and Science.

*Submit for progress monitoring assignments will be listed in the notes section of the lesson plan template for each subject. These assignments need to be submitted to your child's teacher by Friday of each week.

*Links will be available on the lesson plans to take you to activities your child can view or interact with to assist with their learning.

*Teachers may provide options for Zoom instruction and these times will be listed on the teacher's Class Dojo page.

*Optional activities will be listed and these are not required, but are being provided should your child need additional work.

Student Work Submission for Progress Monitoring: 5th Six Weeks Report Card

******Please note this very important information for your child's 5th six weeks report card. Teachers have notated on their lesson plans shared with you via Class Dojo which assignments need to be submitted to them on Fridays. These assignments are listed as "Submit for Progress Monitoring".

We have been careful to not overload our students with work. In order for students to receive "Pass" in their teacher's grade book, assignments designated as submit for progress monitoring may be submitted via Class Dojo, email or take a picture and send your child's teacher a text message if they shared their phone number with you.

Classroom teachers along with campus administration are making every effort to reach out to parents/guardians for the following reasons:

* Have not responded to our teachers emails/messages on Class Dojo/phone calls.

*Student has not submitted assignments for progress monitoring.

This lack of communication will result in your child not achieving "Pass" on their 5th six weeks report card. An "Incomplete" will be entered for your child's final report card grade for the 5th six weeks. Students will have until April 24th to submit any distance learning assignments that were due by Friday, April 3rd. If these "Incomplete" assignments are not submitted by April 24th, teachers will then have to change the "Incomplete" to "Fail.

Please make sure every effort has been made on your part to ensure your child is completing their assignments.

Zoom Guidelines for Students and Parents

Parents/guardians, please click on the link below in regards to Zoom guidelines for students and parents. During the long term school closure, there will be times necessary to utilize video conferencing tools. Zoom is one of the popular districts approved tools being utilized currently. Please, keep in mind we still need to follow guidelines to ensure we are all safe and conducting the virtual meetings appropriately.


Guest Read Aloud's

We are so excited that two of our very own staff members appeared as guest reader's on our YouTube channel this past Friday. Thank you to Mrs. Tosto, Art Teacher, and Ms. Abiro, School Counselor for sharing your love of reading with our Mighty Eagles . Please click on the links to enjoy their read aloud.



CCISD Virtual Spirit Week April 6-10

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Stay Connected

As our campus remains closed to the public please make sure of the following:

Like our campus Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/losencinosses

Join your child's teacher's Class Dojo page

Read School Messenger emails from our campus

Answer School Messenger calls from our campus

Subscribe to our school YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOiTW7taN-XGCFcW2cUiDjQ?view_as=subscriber

We will provide up to date information and we want to make sure you stay connected with our campus and most importantly your child's teacher.

Quick Links for Parents/Guardians/Students

Please click on the link below if you want to access links to how to videos and resources. Links will take you to Rapid Identity and Canvas. A picture is below of what the flyer looks like.


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Canvas & Rapid Identity

Do you need help learning how to log into Canvas to help your child access Rapid Identity? Rapid Identity is the hub for many of the online resources your child can access from home.

Please click on the link below to view a very short video on how to do so by our 5th grade teacher, Ms. Perez.


Student Passwords

If you are in need of your child's username and password for accessing many of our district's online resources, please reach out to your child's teacher via email or Class Dojo. Classroom teachers are available from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.virtually Monday-Friday.

At Home Family Schedule

For most of us, life feels anything but normal right now with the COVID-19 pandemic, schools are closed and many of us are working from home or still going to work.

A family schedule can be kept as close to your child’s normal school schedule as possible. You can set up specific times for reading, math and other academic work, as well as breaks. They’ll be more cooperative and work harder if they know when they’re expected to work and for how long.

Please feel free to click on the file below to download a sample schedule for your child.

You Tube Daily Announcements

We realize our students are missing school and out of their routine so we will continue our daily announcements. Please make sure to check Class Dojo daily for links on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from Mrs. Sierra and Mrs. Rodriguez.

You can subscribe to the Corpus Christi Los Encinos YouTube channel for future daily announcements and other information.


Please click on this link to view our announcements for Monday, April 6th.


Free Curbside Breakfast and Lunch for Students

CCISD is still offering free curbside breakfast and lunch for students ages 18 and younger at now 11 sites. Please click on the link below for exact times and locations.

Safety Tips from CCISD & T.E.A.

Did you know that washing your hands with soap & water eliminates #Coronavirus molecules preventing the virus from infecting you & others? The same is true when you disinfect surfaces. Science says it works. https://bit.ly/2w7TGAJ #COVID19 #txed #StayWellTexas
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CDC Guidelines on Coronavirus Prevention

Please click on the link below to access information.


Wishing all of our Los Encinos families a safe week!

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