Castle Rock Communiqué

Distance Learning Phase Two - Week One

Hello Castle Rock Families!

We trust you had a restful spring break and our Knights are ready to hit the ground running with

distance learning, phase 2! As previously discussed, our next phase begins Monday, April 20 and continues through the rest of the year. During this time, students are required to participate in online lessons and activities as well as communicate with their teachers. We have been hard at work preparing for this next phase, and are really looking forward to engaging with our kids in new and innovative ways.

This week's newsletter brings with it a message from our Superintendent, Dr. Taylor, as well as additional information about distance learning phase 2. I have also included another read aloud for my Knights, as those seem to be pretty popular =)

In the coming weeks we will be working on some fun, school wide challenges for all of our students. Keep an eye on social media @CastleRockIB to make sure you don't miss out! Thank you for your continued support and understanding during this challenging time. Don't stress are doing an awesome job and we appreciate you! Please reach out if we can support you in any way. See you online tomorrow!


Mrs. Alcazar and the Castle Rock Staff

Need Technical Support or a Device?

If you are in need of technical support during this phase of distance learning, including issues with logging in, technical issues with a Chromebook, or accessing materials, please email for immediate assistance.

If you did not previously request a device for your child and find you now need one, email Devices may be picked up at the district office between 8:30 am - 12:00 pm, and again from 1 pm - 3:30 pm (by appointment only).

Distance Learning Phase Two Details

Tomorrow, April 20, students will be required to connect with their teachers and move forward with the curriculum. Some things you can do to help prepare your child for a successful distance learning experience include:

  • Establish a quiet workplace with limited distractions

  • Put all of your materials in one location

  • Begin checking email or electronic communication regularly from the classroom teacher

  • Make sure your child remembers to move and exercise. This is vitally important to their health, well-being, and learning. Teachers may recommend activities or exercises.

  • Reach out to the teacher immediately if you have any questions.

How will students connect with their teacher and classmates?

  • Teachers will inform students and parents of the delivery model they will use to connect with students. Examples of ways students may connect are through emails, Google Classroom, Google Docs, etc.

  • Teachers will determine the delivery model and support they will use to provide Distance Learning.

Although Distance Learning is not intended to be a 6 hour class with daily face-to-face instruction, teachers may choose to set up times for live discussion or instruction. Just as we have rules and expectations in school, please remind your child that we have rules and expectations for participating online. Help your child to do the following:

  • Be aware of what is in view on the camera

  • Be on time for the meeting

  • Follow all guidelines established by your teacher

  • Be respectful of all participants

  • Remember, it is not legal to record or post images or content without permission of the teacher (CA ED Code 51512)

Please review the District Acceptable Use Policy with your child which was signed by all parents at the start of the 2019-2020 school year. Reviewing the guidelines outlined in the District Acceptable Use Policy with your child will provide clear expectations and responsible use of technology while engaging in Distance Learning.

For instructions on how to log on to the device, how to use Google Classroom, or connect the device to WiFi, please visit the website at

Tips for Success with Distance Learning

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A Message from Our Community Club

Friendly reminder on yearbook submission deadlines:

Yearbook Pre-order (All Grades)

Payment Deadline - 4/24

Below is a link is the Yearbook Pre-Order Form. Please submit this order form along with payment for accurate distribution.


Paypal link:


If PayPal is not an option, please contact Vicka Cheung


Text: 626-688-1982

Email if you have questions!

Thank you!

Social Media Challenge!

Please tag us in photos and videos of your children learning from home! Find us on Twitter and Facebook, @CastleRockIB

You've Got This! We Are In This Together!

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