MYES Family Newsletter
WEEK OF 11.16.20
Monday, 11/16- Friday, 11/20: American Education Spirit Week
Monday, 11/16- Friday, 11/20: B Media Week
Thursday, November 19: Report Cards Mailed Home
Tuesday, November 24: First Term Spirit Rally (9:00- Grades K-2) (10:15- Grades 3-5)
Wednesday, November 25- Friday, November 27: Schools Closed
Wednesday, December 2: Material Distribution from 11 am-1 pm
Material Distribution Day for K- Grade 4
Wednesday, December 2 from 11 am-1 pm
Students in grades K-4 have additional materials for instruction to pick up. It will occur curbside by the front Kindergarten doors. As you approach the curb, display the student's last name and grade level on paper in your front window. Family members will be asked to remain in their car and adhere to health guidelines.
Please call the front office if you are unable to come during these scheduled times.
Hybrid Learning Model- January 28, 2021
During the Board of Education's public meeting November 11, 2020, the Board voted that FCPS will move from the virtual learning model to the hybrid learning model for students in grades prek-12 beginning with the start of the second semester, Thursday, January 28, 2021.
The division of students into two cohorts will allow 50% of students to attend school under social distancing restrictions while the other 50% of students learn at home. This is termed a hybrid model because it combines both face-to-face and virtual learning. Students will engage in the learning process for two face-to-face days (Monday/Tuesday or Thursday/Friday) and three virtual learning days. Virtual Learning days will include a combination of synchronous learning, asynchronous learning, assigned tasks and non-screen time activities.
Parents will continue to have the option to keep their children enrolled in the virtual learning model; FCPS will send communications to determine parents' choices.
We remind the community that the Board's action includes the provision that the schedule is subject to modifications by FCPS Superintendent Dr. Terry Alban, working in collaboration with the Frederick County Health Department and considering metrics and guidance provided by the Maryland Department of Health and the Maryland State Department of Education. Decisions about whether to move forward with hybrid, to reduce the small groups in our buildings, or to go fully virtual will be made based on metrics, outbreak data, and the use of mitigating strategies. The discussions are always about minimizing risk for students and staff, while working to return students to school. If possible, Dr. Alban will notify the community two weeks ahead of any change-either moving to hybrid, staying in virtual, or modifying small group instruction.
FCPS has added a link on the school system's web homepage to the Maryland Department of Health's Coronavirus Dashboard. The dashboard features a Schools Data tab that serves as a resource for anyone who wants information about COVID outbreaks in school buildings.
Schools are listed as having an outbreak when the following occur:
*At least two confirmed COVID-19 cases among students/teachers/staff within a 14-day period, epidemiologically linked outside of household contacts; or
*Three or more classrooms or cohorts with cases from separate households that meet the classroom/cohort outbreak definition, occurring within 14 days; or
*Five percent or more unrelated students/teachers/staff with confirmed COVID-19 within a 14-day period (minimum of 10 unrelated students/teachers/staff).
FCPS also continues to link to the dashboard at www.fcps.org/update.
Tutoring Virtual Hotline for Families
A staff member is available to assist families from 4-6 pm on Monday-Thursday. Go to meet.google.com and enter team-myes for technology assistance or student academic support.
Elementary School Young Authors’ Contest 2020-2021
Who: Students in Grades 1-5
What: Write a poem or short story!
✏ Entries must be original work.
✏ All entries must use no smaller than 12 point font in Times New Roman.
✏ Short story entry must range between 100-400 words (gr. 1-2) and 300-800 words (gr. 3-5).
✏ Poem entry will consist of a single poem, any style, and must range between 25-150 words (all grade levels).
✏ Entries must not include graphics.
✏ Each entry must include a completed cover sheet signed by the student author’s parent.
All STUDENT SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE TO MRS. MARTIN by November 25, 2020!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the contest submission cover sheet.
Americanism Essay Contest
Need help during the school day?
Learning Lab mentors will be available daily for any student who needs extra support from 9 am-4 pm. Go to meet.google.com and enter team-myes.
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MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
FOR AGES 18 AND UNDER
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