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Principal News: Digital Learning Days Special Edition
First, and most importantly...I hope you are all well and safe!!
On April 2nd, Governor Kemp announced that all Georgia schools will remain closed through the end of the year. Decisions to close schools is never an easy one. However, in light of COVID-19, we are reminded of the importance of keeping our most precious future, our children, safe and healthy.
As we are now faced with a "new normal" of digital learning, I want to assure you that the quality instruction experienced in our building will continue. I am so proud of our Stripling Staff and our students who have risen to the challenge during these unprecedented times!
To avoid "online fatigue", we developed a school-wide Digital Learning Framework designed to focus on specific content areas each day. Students will receive no new assignments on Fridays. Instead, Fridays will be used to review material taught, make up work or redo assignments, or participate in student activities and family activities.
Additionally, every teacher is engaging their students with live lessons posted on their eCLASS pages where students can see and hear their teacher guide them through strategies and activities. While nothing can replace the interaction experienced in the classroom, our teachers are doing really great work with their students.
This is a tough time for our families, community, and country. But we will get through this working collaboratively. Staying at home and practicing CDC guidelines is our best defense. We will see our friends, teachers, and families again soon. Until that time, be safe and be encouraged. YOU are what makes this school great!
We will get through this…stronger…together.
We are Stripling...and
We are #NorcrossStrong!
I hope that everyone is, and remains, well during this time. Please tell your children we love them, we miss them, and we look forward to seeing them when they return.
Dr. Chisel Valdez
Stripling Elementary School
DLD Teaching and Learning
Breakfast and Lunch Services
Gwinnett County Public Schools meal service expanded to include both breakfast and lunch items distributed at the same time. The pick-up at Stripling Elementary is between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. every school day. Additionally, Gwinnett school buses are making stops at regular bus stops between 11 a.m. and noon. It is important to remember that in order to receive a meal, the child must be present at the school site or at the bus stop when the bus arrives. These meals are available at no cost to anyone 18 years of age or younger, no matter which school a child attends. A list of school sites offering meals for pick up, and the clusters and schools where delivery is provided, can be found on the district website.
Shift to a Four-Day Week for New Assignments
Attendance, Grading, and Promotion
Student learning during DLD is important. GCPS is taking steps to make sure students are as successful as possible during DLD. If at any time during the remainder of this school year a student’s grade in a class falls below the grade he or she earned in that same class during first semester, or lower than the student’s average in the class on March 12, the teacher will take a number of things into consideration before finalizing the student’s grade. These considerations include the potential impact of the change in learning environment from in-person to online; whether the student had adequate and appropriate opportunities to relearn material or redo assignments; and if the student took advantage of available opportunities to make up work and demonstrate mastery of the AKS.
Kindergarten- Albert Gresens firstname.lastname@example.org
First Grade- Frank Rodriguez email@example.com
Second Grade- Sandra Holt firstname.lastname@example.org
Third Grade- Albert Gresens email@example.com
Fourth Grade- Albert Gresens firstname.lastname@example.org
Fifth Grade- Frank Rodriguez email@example.com
SPED Programs- Sandra Holt firstname.lastname@example.org
DLD Teaching and Learning
Through DLD course pages, our teachers are supporting our students through quality lessons and offering live sessions to meet our students needs. Students can access video recordings of lessons at any time to review content.
IEP Eligibility/ Annual/ Re-evaluation Meetings
How Do I Access Digital Learning Pages?
All Digital Learning Days activities are on your teacher eCLASS course pages or are linked to that page. Should you need assistance locating these assignments please contact your child's teacher. Students are familiar with eCLASS and should know the location of their teachers page and the activities.
Parents and students who need a refresher course on how to access eCLASS C&I course pages can go to the following web page for helpful resources and information: