The Hoover Hotline

e-Learning Edition

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ALL CCSC SCHOOLS ELEARNING UNTIL MAY 22

WE MISS OUR STUDENTS

SCHOOL IS MORE THAN SCHOOLWORK


News spread quickly yesterday afternoon after Gov. Holcomb's announcement that all Indiana schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year and learning will continue remotely at home. School is not over for the school year, we are just getting started with this new adventure in e-learning at home.


Although our hearts hurt because we will not get to spend the next few weeks face-to-face in the same classroom with our students teaching and enjoying special end-of-the-year events , we will continue to support our students and families at home throughout this stressful time.


This pandemic has certainly highlighted what we already knew. Hoover is more than just textbooks and schoolwork, it is the people inside working together in love and kindness, making each other laugh and smile everyday.

STUDENT WORK PACKETS

Completed work packets, DAYS 1-5, from March 16-20, are to be dropped off at Hoover's Front Vestibule on FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2020 from 12:30-4:00 PM and TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2020 from 12:30-4:00.


ALL WORK MUST BE LABELED WITH YOUR STUDENT'S NAME AND TEACHER.

E-LEARNING INFORMATION

E-LEARNING CHANGES


Hoover teachers and staff are dedicated to keeping our students moving academically forward at home while school buildings are closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. After our first week of e-learning, Hoover teachers and staff received lots of feedback from parents and students. Based on this feedback our teachers met virtually during spring break to adjust the assignment schedule to allow more flexibility for students and their families working at home. As always, we will continue to evaluate our practice, and make changes as needed to best serve all of our students and their families.


UPDATED E-LEARNING LESSON PLAN SCHEDULE


New e-Learning assignments will be introduced on the following schedule:


The school-wide grade level lesson plans for each week will be emailed on Mondays and Wednesdays. Students will have two or three days to complete each set of lesson plans. This allows for families, especially those with multiple children sharing a device, ample time to complete assignments online and contact teachers and teacher assistance as needed. Below is a sample weekly at home e-learning schedule.


SAMPLE WEEKLY SCHEDULE FOR LEARNING AT HOME:


Monday-Friday – All Students Independently Read 20 minutes per day


Monday: E-Lesson Plan Packet emailed to parent email address in Power School.


Monday: Focus on English/Language Arts and Essential Arts


Tuesday: Focus on Math and Social Studies/Science


Wednesday: E-Lesson Plan Packet emailed to parent email address in Power School.


Wednesday: Focus on English/Language Arts and Essential Arts


Thursday: Focus on Math and Social Studies/Science


Friday: Complete any work from the Monday/Wednesday emailed e-learning lessons, as well as, any additional assignments added by your student's teachers specific to the class or your student's individual learning progress.


NOTE:

Individual classroom and special services teachers may assign additional work or modify assigned work for students as needed to support student learning. Please check your email and Class DoJo daily for communication from your student's teachers. All teachers are available daily to assist students and families with their work by email or DoJo message. You may also contact the school by phone.

STUDENT WORK PACKETS

NO DEVICE AT HOME?


During this long separation from school, e-learning will be best for most students to keep connected with their teachers. However, we understand that not all students are able to work online. Students without internet access or a device will be provided with packets of paper lessons to complete during the school closure. Students will be counted as "present" for e-learning days once all packet materials are completed and returned to the school.


PACKET PICK-UP & DROP-OFF


Completed work packets, DAYS 1-5, from March 16-20, are to be dropped off at Hoover's Front Vestibule on FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2020 from 12:30-4:00 PM and TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2020 from 12:30-4:00.


A collection box will be available at the front office door for you to turn in your student's work. Please follow social distancing guidelines of allowing 6 feet between you and others who may be dropping off work at the same time.


ALL WORK MUST BE LABELED WITH YOUR STUDENT'S NAME AND TEACHER.


Students will NOT be marked as present for attendance until work packets have been turned in. If students have any other completed work beyond the Day 1-5 packets, you are encouraged to drop it off, labeled with your student's name and teacher, as well in order to be marked present for school.

ATTENDANCE

Students will be counted as present for school when they complete the assigned online work or turn in the completed paper packet work to their teachers once school resumes. Students working off paper packets will have 2 days following each closure day to complete packet work.

NO DEVICE? NO INTERNET?

GET CONNECTED


If you do not have internet, there are some providers that are reaching out to provide internet to families who need it so we can stay better connected.

Charter Communications announced on March 13, 2020 that for 60 days the company will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access to homes with K-12 students who do not already have a subscription. Installation fees will also be waived for these households. Enroll by calling 844-488-8395. Charter will also continue Spectrum Internet Assist, a program offering low-cost broadband internet of 30 Mbps for low-income households without school-aged children.

Comcast, which owns Xfinity, will offer 60 days free and increased speeds for new families who join the Internet Essentials program, an internet access program for low income families that is normally $9.95 a month.

AT&T announced on Friday it would not cancel service and would waive late fees for any wireless, home phone, broadband residential or small business customer experiencing hardships because of the coronavirus pandemic and can't pay their bills. Qualifying low income households can apply for $10 a month internet access through the Access from AT&T program. Fixed Wireless Internet and Wireline customers can use unlimited internet data. AT&T will also keep public Wi-Fi hotspots open.


NEED A DEVICE?


If you are able to obtain internet access at home for your student(s), but do not currently have an internet accessible device (ipad, laptop, chromebook) for your student(s) to use to complete online work, please call the Hoover School Office for assistance with borrowing a device for your student during this temporary closure.

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Notes from the Nurse

Hello Hoover Tigers. It’s important for us, as parents, to try to have some sense of “normalcy” during this time. One thing I’ve been doing is keeping my children on a schedule. It’s easy to fall out of routine when we don’t have the alarm clock waking us up telling us it's time to start our day and go to school.


  1. Give your child a bedtime. It may be a later time than before, but it’s still important to get at least 10 hours of sleep each night.

  2. Stick to a morning routine before starting homework. Give them time to wake up and fuel their body with food before starting their work for the day.

  3. Exercise: remember your child is used to having recess during the day. Let them go outside and get some fresh air. If the weather doesn't cooperate, there’s exercise videos available on YouTube.

  4. Brushing your teeth at least 2 times a day. You can even encourage them to brush after lunch to get that third time in!


I know this is a stressful time for all of us. Please know that I am still here and available to help with anything I can.


Sincerely,

Sabrina Cyr BSN, RN

Hoover School Nurse

765-362-2691 Ext. 4204

scyr@cville.k12.in.us

Food Service During e-Learning Closure

Parents and Guardians of Crawfordsville Students,


Crawfordsville Community School Corporation will continue to provide breakfast and lunch for students during the Distance Learning (eLearning) closure.


To register for food delivery, please follow this link https://forms.gle/EpPR9nfMndQwUcJ1A. If registered by noon, food delivery will begin the next school day.


Estimated Delivery Times
Imperial Estates = 8:45 to 9:00 am
Waterford/Cloverdale = 9:00 - 9:15 am
Shady Knoll = 9:30 - 9:45 am
Out-of-district = 10:00 - 11:00 am

Everyone else = two-hour delay bus route time

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The Hoover Hotline

2019-2020

March 30-April 3, 2020


Hoover School weekly upcoming information will sent out electronically each week via email and social media. If you require a printed copy of this publication, please contact the school office and a paper copy will be sent home with your student.


Monday

New eLearning lessons emailed to parents

eLearning all week


Tuesday

eLearning all week

Packet work pick-up/drop-off, Hoover Front Office, 12:30-4:00


Wednesday

New eLearning lessons emailed to parents

eLearning all week


Thursday

eLearning all week


Friday

GOOD FRIDAY - NO SCHOOL

Scheduled CCSC Day Off


Upcoming:

eLearning Continues - April 13, 2020

AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HELPED WITH AND PARTICIPATED IN AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS.

REGULAR AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS WILL RESUME AGAIN NEXT SCHOOL YEAR.


DISCOVERY CLUB

WILL CONTINUE EACH DAY SCHOOL IS IN SESSION

AFTER WE RESUME FROM THE CLOSURE.


Any after school club questions can be directed to our club coordinator: Jacinda Smith jasmith@cville.k12.in.us



For DISCOVERY CLUB questions, please contact Debra Vaught dvaught@cville.k12.in.us or Denise Williams ddossett@cville.k12.in.us


If you need to reach the school during after school clubs, the Discovery Club phone number is: 765-376-3204. The after-hours transportation number is: 765-376-3926 (Please use only for urgent matters related to your child’s after hours (5:00-7:00 PM) bus issues, NOT for address changes.)

WEEKLY FLYERS AND COMMUNITY INFORMATION