Medford Elementary Newsletter

2020-21 School Year Vol. 10 (Distance Learning Info.)

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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!

Please take a moment to fill out the Distance Learning Feedback Survey. The feedback will be shared with teachers and other staff who can make the necessary adjustments to create the best experience possible.

Click on the link below to view our Tiger Pride Celebration Video! Congratulations to all of our Tiger Pride Winners and Student of the Month winners! Keep showing that Tiger Pride everyone!

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:

Teachers have already or will share out a schedule for instruction with each student. Students are expected to participate in the daily, synchronous/asynchronous learning schedules and complete all assignments by the following day. Parents/care providers may reach out to teachers via school email, SeeSaw, Google Classroom or phone to ask questions or get feedback on assignments from 8:15am - 3:00 pm.

Are you ready for some holiday dress up days?

Medford Elementary will be hosting some holiday dress up days starting this Monday, Dec. 14th. If your child is able to participate on certain days, we ask that you take a photo and share it with your child's teacher as we will be posting them on our school facebook site. Thank you in advance!
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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?

During Distance Learning, families will complete THIS FORM . (This will also be linked on our school website under the "Safe Learning Plan" tab, as well as it will show up as an app on your child's iPad [Tech Help]. Once this form is completed, the information will be shared with the proper staff member who will attempt to repair the device (ipad or chromebook) Once this information is received by the proper staff member, they will attempt to resolve the issue. Once they have more information for you or when the device has been repaired, they will communicate with you to set up a day/time in which you can pick it up from school. The drop-off and pick-up spot will be in the High School entry way. This service is subject to change as we move through our distance learning model.

Important Dates:

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)