SLP Schools Online

September 1, 2021 Newsletter

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It has been a busy few days for SLP Schools Online staff. We are really excited to be back with students and families in the distance learning format this year. Teachers will be sharing “Welcome Back” videos with K-6 students by the end of this week and with grades 7-8 students early next week. Important information about the first week of school will be included along with the video.

  • Grades K-6 Online Students (not Spanish Immersion): The first day of school for online students K-6 is Tuesday, September 7. The first week of school will be filled with opportunities for the teacher to get to know your child and for the children to get to know each other. Our online teachers will engage with students one-to-one or in small groups to assess reading and math skills. Additionally, teachers also will be scheduling WebEx conferences with families in order to learn even more about each student in terms of their preferred learning styles, strengths and learning goals for this first trimester.

  • Grades K-6 Spanish Immersion Students: We’ve worked quickly to develop a Spanish Immersion online learning option for this year based on family request during the lingering pandemic. Because of the unique aspects of immersion programming, especially in the online setting, it is taking time to work through the details. We are moving as quickly as possible, and we will communicate with families by the end of the week with an update on teachers and plans. Next week for immersion students will look very similar to the description above for K-6 online.

  • Grades 7-8 Students: During the week of September 7, teachers for grade 7-8 online will be connecting with students to begin establishing relationships and facilitate connections among students as learning schedules are finalized. Learning schedules for students will be available on Friday, September 10 through Campus Parent Portal and the schedule will begin on Monday, September 13.

Any student who is new to Spring Lake Park Schools, can pick up their school-issued iPad this Thursday or Friday. Come to the front desk of the District Services Center on Thursday, September 2, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. or Friday, September 3, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. The District Services Center is located at 1415 81st Avenue NE Spring Lake Park, MN 55432.

Please note other reminders and updates included in this newsletter that may be helpful as you start the school year. It is going to be a great year. We are ready and are looking forward to seeing you on September 7.

Please let me know if you have any question or concerns. Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Take care,

Kimberly Fehringer

Principal on Assignment

SLP School Online K-8

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Back-to-School Hub

The Back-to-School Hub contains other information and resources for families as we prepare for the 2021-2022 school year. You’ll find:

  1. School supply lists
  2. First day of school signs
  3. Free and Reduced-Price Meal and Education Benefits application
  4. Health Services – immunization forms, nut aware classroom guidelines and more
  5. Staff directory information
  6. Technology support and resources
  7. And more!

First Day of School Signs

We love to see students on the first day of school, so we created first day of school photo signs for each grade that families can print or pull up on their iPad and use in their first day of school photos. Most signs are available in English and Spanish. Don't forget to tag us and use #SLPPantherProud when you post your photos! Find the signs on the Back to School hub.

Media permission and directory information

Photos, video, stories and other information highlighting student learning and achievement captured in our schools is considered public record. We share positive achievements in yearbooks, on the website, in newsletters and articles and the district’s other official communication channels that often include images and names.

Families can request specific “directory information” (student name, picture, other information) remain private by submitting a written request to the school principal or administrative assistant. Requests should include the student’s name, school, relationship of the person requesting and the specific information that is to remain private.

You can read the Media Permission/Directory Notification in English and Spanish and review our district policy on this topic, Policy 515: Protection and Privacy of Pupil Records.

Technology responsible use policy notification

Technology allows people access to hundreds of thousands of networks and the Internet. It is an extremely useful educational tool available to staff and students in our school district. Access to our schools' technology systems area networks, including the Internet, is governed by school district policy. We ask that students use computers/devices in a responsible and ethical manner. You can view the full policy on the district website or by requesting a copy from the office of your student’s school.

Parents/guardians have the option to request alternative educational activities not requiring Internet access and the material to exercise this option. If you DO NOT want your child to use the Internet while at school, please fill out this brief technology use form and return to your child’s homeroom teacher or the school’s main office. El documento está disponible en español.

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Translate This Newsletter / Traducir Este Boletín

To translate this newsletter information to another language, please click anywhere on the newsletter to open it in a web browser and at the top of the page, select your language from the dropdown menu.

Para traducir este boletín de noticias a otro idioma, por favor presionen en cualquier lugar del boletín para abrir el boletín en un navegador web y en la parte superior de la página seleccione su idioma del menú.

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