Ericson Weekly Update

May 25-29 Week 10 Long Distance Learning Update

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Principal's Message

Hello Sea Kings,

Mrs. Wolf and I hope that everyone had an enjoyable Memorial Day weekend. As we head into these last two weeks of school we will continue to connect with students and support their learning.

Our grade level teams have created some fantastic websites for students, and if you haven't been able to take a look at these resources I encourage you to check them out. The links are available at the end of this week's newsletter.

The new construction at Ericson is transforming our school, and over this summer will continue. We look forward to our updated and improved facilities. Though this will take course over the next few years, we are excited to see the work that is being done to ensure that our students have updated facilities with safety being a key factor in planning.

This week Extended Learning will be informing families about enrollment in Summer Learning Opportunities and your child's teacher will also inform you of the details regarding Summer Distance Learning.

Next week we will be celebrating the Promotion of our 6th grade students to middle school. 6th grade parents please have your child check their email for updates regarding our celebration on June 4th at 10 AM.

Our office staff continues to be available at 253-6450 to answer questions or assist you with resources during our school closure.

For current Ericson updates please like our Ericson Elementary School Sea Kings Facebook Page or visit our school website

Go Sea Kings!

We miss you!

Ms. Rodriguez and Mrs. Wolf

Link To Class Meeting Schedule and Teacher Contact Information

6th Grade Promotion

Thursday, June 4th, 10am

This is an online event.

We will celebrate our 6th Grade students on Thursday June 4th at 10:00 AM during an online Zoom event. Login information will be sent to your child's district email address on Wednesday June 3rd.

6th Grade TDAP Requirements and Middle School Schedule Information

The counseling staff at Scandinavian Middle School has mailed out to all incoming 7th grade students their school schedules for the 2020-21 school year. Please have your child check their email for their schedule.

Incoming 7th grade students are required to have their TDAP immunization prior to starting school in August.

Message from Health Services Regarding Immunizations:

  • No extensions to immunization requirements for students.
  • Only medical exemptions signed by provider is accepted
  • Contact health provider, pharmacies (CVS, Walgreens) or FQHC- federally qualified health centers such as Clinica Sierra Vista, United Health, Family Healthcare Network, etc.
  • It is still safe to contact and go to the doctors office. Calling to schedule an appointment will help.
  • School Nurses are working remotely and are available to provide any guidance needed.

TDAP Information Link

Summer Learning Opportunities for Students

Summer ACADEMIES are designed to support students with ongoing learning needs, for students with credit recovery needs, or to accelerate academic achievement. Like previous summer school programs, students will be identified by their home school and invited to attend in daily teacher led learning activities. Classes include K-3 Literacy Academy, Math Academy, High School Credit Recovery Academy and individualized special education instruction just to name a few.

Summer CAMPS are designed to provide relevant and enriching learning experiences for students of all grade levels. Camps are an opt in learning opportunity. Interested students will be given virtual access to learn and engage at their own pace in activities like Fresno State’s Lyles College Summer STEM Camp for grades 3-5, Career Readiness Camp for grades 9-12 and recreational, physical fitness, and academic activities.

Students identified to participate in a Summer Academy will receive a communication during the week May 25th that will provide additional details, including their summer learning class schedule.

Information about Summer Camps, including a complete list and how to get involved in one or more of these virtual enrichment programs, will be shared in future communications.

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At-Home Instructional Opportunities

At-Home Instructional Opportunities

Dear Families,

Mrs. Stephenson here to bring you a new idea for at-home learning. Did you know that you can make playdough at home with nothing but flour, salt, and water? See the video below for a step by step guide. Playdough can be used to as a learning tool. It can improve hand strength and motor control for little ones. They can roll the dough to form letters and numbers.

Older kids can use cookie cutters and rolling pins to form animals, people, and whatever their imaginations can dream up. The best part is, once a child makes a shape she loves, you can bake the playdough in the oven and it will harden. Then she can paint it and keep it!

I'll have a new instructional idea for you to try next week.

​Best regards,

Melissa Stephenson


Ericson Elementary

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Parent University Parent Learning Opportunities-Click on Picture for more information in Spanish and Hmong

Technology Resources for Families

Ericson Elementary School

Ericson Office phones will be open for calls M-F from 8-4

Technology Help 457-3939

COVID Hotline 457-3395

FAQs on COVID-19 and Schools

The district has recently updated the frequently asked questions around district and school operations during the COVID-19 closure.
Updated Frequently Asked Questions about School Closures

School Closure Meal Locations

Fresno Unified is providing meals at several designated sit,es weekdays from 9am to 11am. Meals are available on a grab-and-go basis. Students can get a meal from any designated school; they do not need to go to their school of enrollment.

As of April 20, the designated meal sites include: Addams Elementary, Hamilton K-8, Ahwahnee MS, Kings Canyon MS, Birney Elementary (NEW), Lane Elementary, Bullard HS, Lincoln Elementary, Columbia Elementary, Scandinavian MS, Computech MS, Sequoia MS, Cooper MS Sunnyside HS, Duncan Poly HS, Terronez MS, Ewing Elementary, Tioga MS, Figarden Elementary,Wawona K-8, Fort Miller MS, Yosemite MS

Each Friday, learning packets are available for students needing an alternative to online learning.