Medford Elementary Newsletter
2020-21 School Year Vol. 10 (Distance Learning Info.)
Hello Medford Elementary Families:
With the first few weeks of distance learning behind usand the winter break and holiday season just around the corner, we know that this year will be much different. As we plan and prepare for a safe return to hybrid or in-person learning, it’s important that positivity rates among students and staff stay low by staying healthy and avoiding COVID-19 exposure. If this can be maintained, it’s more likely for this learning transition to occur. Please continue to communicate with your child's teacher or myself if you need any support at all, or if your child should become ill. We are here to help.
Please continue to protect yourself and others by practicing the following behaviors:
- Wear a face covering/mask.
- Wash your hands.
- Cover your coughs.
- Stay six-feet away from others.
Thank you for all you have done to this point as parents/guardians to support your child's leaning each day. Our goal of having students back in the building in some capacity beginning Monday, January 11 will be contingent upon the improvement of the public health conditions within our school and community. We can't wait to see you all again soon!
Student Attendance During Distance Learning:
Teachers will take attendance by the end of each school day. This could be subject to change depending on the grade level. Students will be marked present for online engagement or direct interaction on a given day, such as:
Participation in a group meeting (google meetings)
Accessed Seesaw or Google Classroom during the day
Completion of assignments
Phone call, text message or email exchange between teacher and student or parent if a student is unable to do school work during 8:00 am - 3:00 pm on a particular day.
Student Responsibilities During Distance Learning:
Are you ready for some holiday dress up days?
Medford Public School continues to provide no-cost meals during distance learning
Medford Public School will continue to provide breakfast and lunch at no cost to all youth age 18 years and under during our distance learning model as well as when we transition back into the building.
The service is part of the extended Food Service Program approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Please click on the link below for information on days, times and the link to the sign up for meals.
Please contact Marnie Davis with questions (214.6327).
HOW WILL WE HANDLE SCHOOL ISSUED DEVICES THAT NEED REPAIRS?
November 30-December 23 -- Distance Learning
December 24-January 1: Winter Break -- No Distance Learning
January 4-8 -- Distance Learning Resumes
January 11 -- Potential return to previous learning models
Jan. 21: End of 2nd Quarter
Jan. 22: Teacher workday (No School for Students)