Bears Bulletin

Learning at Home - Week Four

Message from Principal Jackson

Hello Miner Families,

As we move into week four of Learning at Home, I hope that you and your families are all doing well and enjoying time together.

Our teachers are working hard to adjust to the new learning platforms and resources and we appreciate your hard work and support. This is challenging for everyone and we appreciate all the the work you are putting in to support your children during this time!

Teachers are communicating on a regular basis - working to ensure we speak to every family every week! Please make sure you are staying in touch and letting us know how to best support you and your children during these difficult times.

We are also moving to schedule some live social times per grade level in the weeks to come. Please keep an eye out for the Zoom invites!

In the below note you will find some updates from the school, including more details about what distance learning will look like moving forward!

As always, please reach out with any questions or concerns.


Principal Jackson

Distance Learning Plan

Beginning next week, April 13th, teachers will begin to move to asynchronous learning in which they are recording lessons each week for students to view and complete assignments.

Here is what to expect from teachers/staff:

  • Lessons to be posted/shared on Monday's by noon. (WHY? This will allow families with multiple children and one device or those who lack internet to be able to have equitable access to the instruction.)
  • ECE students can expect periodic morning meetings, ideas for centers/science and discovery, and read alouds to be shared.
  • K-2 Students to receive ELA and Math lessons, as well as at least two special subjects each week. DCPS packets will be used to support Science/Social Studies.
  • 3-5 Students to receive ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies Lessons, as well as at least 2 special subjects week.
  • Work Packet virtual assistance, as needed.
  • Teachers and staff being available to assist with student work during daily office hours.

What we need from you:

  • Ensure that your student is logging in to the platforms that each teacher is using.
  • REACH OUT when you need assistance - we are here to help!
  • Do the best that you can! We are ALL new to the Learning From Home aspect of distance learning. All that we can ask is that you are doing the best that you can and that you are staying in communication with the school.

Packet Pick up

Week 4 and 5 packet pick up will occur on Tuesday (4/14) and Wednesday (4/15) from 8:30am - 2:00pm.

Hours of Operation

The main office is currently closed until further notice. The building does remain a feeding site.

If you need assistance, please email Principal Jackson at or AP Townsend at

Feeding Site

Food can be picked up between 10am-2pm each day in the front lobby. This is a grab-and-go service.

Haven't Heard from us yet?

Teachers have reached out to all families with the contact information that we have. If you haven't heard from your child's teacher yet - please reach out to me via email ( or through class dojo and let me know!

Please do not hestitate to let AP Townsend and I know how we can best support.