Elementary Distance Learning Update

5.25.20

We Are In The Final Stretch, Tigers!

Thank you all for your support during our distance learning journey. The continued partnership with our Medford Families has been incredible! This will be the last week that students will have distance learning activities assigned to them. Students will still have teacher created expectations on June 1st & 2nd, but no new learning will take place on these two days. Teachers and families will use these two days in various capacities, such as catching up on any missing assignments or holding student-teacher meetings/conferences. Attendance will still be taken on these two days. These days should also be used for students/families to organize their materials that they will need to bring back to school on June 3rd, 4th, or 5th.

When will our Device-Drop off/Student Item Exchange Take Place? (June 3rd, 4th, & 5th)

Staff have completed bagging and tagging belongings for students in an effort to be prepared for our Student Item Exchange on June 3rd, 4th, & 5th. Families will drive up to the Elementary Entrance (please enter using the east entrance of the parking lot) to drop off/collect your items. We ask that all parents, students, and visitors remain in their vehicle at all times. We will have volunteers coming to your car to help collect and deliver supplies. While we are so excited to see all of our Elementary Tigers, we won't be able to visit for long in order to make this process go smoothly as possible for everyone. If you have multiple children, you will be able to pick up all materials for each child on your given day. During these days, (see schedule below) families will bring your child's school-issued device (ipad or chromebook), charger, and any other school items to return, in exchange for any belongings they may have left in their desk or locker.


Teachers will be communicating with families to remind you what materials/items that will need to be returned.


Schedule for June 3rd, 4th, & 5th

*Please bring a piece of paper with your child's name and teacher's name on it.


Wednesday, June 3rd (7:30am-6:00pm) - All families with last names beginning with letters A-H will bring in their items to be returned as well as pick up any personal belongings.

Thursday, June 4th (7:30am-6:00pm) - All families with last names beginning with letters I-P will bring in their items to be returned as well as pick up any personal belongings.

Friday, June 5th (7:30am-5:00pm) - All families with last names beginning with letters Q-Z will bring in their items to be returned as well as pick up any personal belongings. This day will also be utilized for families that were unable to bring in their items on June 3rd or 4th. If you are unable to come on Friday, please choose Wednesday or Thursday.

What items should families be returning on June 3rd, 4th, & 5th?

Kindergarten - Ipad & Ipad charger/Brick if you received one from the school, All Library Books

First Grade - Ipad & Ipad charger/Brick if you received one from the school, All Library Books

Second Grade - Ipad & Ipad charger/Brick, Journeys Reading Black Book, Plastic Book Boxes (Mrs. Norton's Class), All Library Books

Third Grade - Ipad & Ipad charger/Brick, EL Book from Mrs. Welle-Erwin (if you received one), All Library Books

Fourth Grade - Ipad & Ipad charger/Brick, Journeys Reading Book, Fractions Bars, and/or Circles, All Library Books

Fifth Grade - Chromebook & Chromebook charger, Books from Classroom Libraries, Book Bins (Mrs. Bang's class only), Toothpick Bridges, All Library Books

Sixth Grade - Chromebook & Chromebook charger, Small Group Novel Study books - Mrs. Feldhake's class - (1 Book), Mrs. Drake's class - (2 Books), Mrs. Lebrun's class - (1 Book), Books from Classroom Libraries, All Library Books

We hope you enjoy our virtual talent show this year! Thank you to all of the students who participated! Make sure you watch it all the way to the end! Some Medford Elementary Staff have their own talents to share!

Elementary Talent Show

HOW WILL WE HANDLE SCHOOL ISSUED DEVICES THAT NEED REPAIRS?

Families will complete THIS FORM . (This form is also linked on our school website under the Distance Learning tab "Technology") Once this form is completed, the information will be shared with the proper staff member who will attempt to repair the school issued device (ipad or chromebook) This service will run through our four lunch stops from 11:00-1:00. Families will drop off the device with the para in charge at that time at one of the four lunch stops, sign necessary paperwork and they will bring it back to school for our technology department to take a look at. The drop off and return days will be Mondays and Thursdays. This service is subject to change as we move through our distance learning model.

Important Dates on the Horizon

June 1 & 2: Attendance will be taken on these days. Your classroom teacher will give specifics as to what activities will take place on these days.

June 3, 4, & 5: Device-Drop off/Student Item Exchange (Elementary Entrance)

Contact Mr. Carlson

Thank you for continuing to partner with us as we move along our distance learning journey. Please reach out if I can help to support you and your child's learning needs during this time. Take Care!