Elementary Distance Learning Update

5.10.20

Welcome to Week 7 of Distance Learning Tigers!

I hope you are all celebrating family today on this chilly Mother's Day. We thank all our Mothers, Step-Moms, Moms to be, Grandmas, Aunts, and every family member that has stepped in to also help to create learning at home during this time, too!


We are heading in to the last three weeks of distance learning! We are PROUD of each and every one of you-students, parents, and caregivers alike! Thank you for your continued effort to support distance learning at home. Our last day of distance learning will be May 29th. Students will still have teacher created expectations on June 1st & 2nd, but no new learning will take place on these two days. Teachers and families will use these two days in various capacities, such as catching up on any missing assignments or holding student-teacher meetings/conferences. Attendance will still be taken on these two days. Your teachers will communicate with you as these days near.

When will our Device-Drop off/Student Item Exchange Take Place? (June 3rd, 4th, & 5th)

Staff have started to come in and pack up belongings for students in an effort to be prepared for our Student Item Exchange on June 3rd, 4th, & 5th (anytime from 7:30am-6:00pm on your assigned day). This will be organized by families last names. During these days, (see schedule below) families will bring your child's school-issued device and charger (ipad or chromebook) and any other school items to return. Families will also have the opportunity to pick up any items that they may have left in their child's desk or locker. Teachers will be communicating with families to remind you what materials/items that will need to be returned. We will be giving you more specific information as to where/how this will look as we move closer to these dates.


Schedule for June 3rd, 4th, & 5th (Anytime from 7:30am-6:00pm on your given day)

*There has been a change in the letters to coincide with the High School.


Wednesday, June 3rd - All families with last names beginning with letters A-H will bring in their items to be returned as well as pick up any personal belongings.

Thursday, June 4th - All families with last names beginning with letters I-P will bring in their items to be returned as well as pick up any personal belongings.

Friday, June 5th - All families with last names beginning with letters Q-Z will bring in their items to be returned as well as pick up any personal belongings. This day will also be utilized for families that were unable to bring in their items on June 3rd or 4th.

What items should families be returning on June 3rd, 4th, & 5th?

Kindergarten - Ipad & Ipad charger/Brick if you received one from the school, All Library Books

First Grade - Ipad & Ipad charger if you received one from the school, All Library Books

Second Grade - Ipad & Ipad charger/Brick, Journeys Reading Black Book, Plastic Book Boxes (Mrs. Norton's Class), All Library Books

Third Grade - Ipad & Ipad charger/Brick, EL Book from Mrs. Welle-Erwin (if you received one), All Library Books

Fourth Grade - Ipad & Ipad charger/Brick, Journeys Reading Book, Fractions Bars, and/or Circles, All Library Books

Fifth Grade - Chromebook & Chromebook charger, Books from Classroom Libraries, Book Bins (Mrs. Bang's class only), Toothpick Bridges, All Library Books

Sixth Grade - Chromebook & Chromebook charger, Small Group Novel Study books - Mrs. Feldhake's class - (1 Book), Mrs. Drake's class - (2 Books), Mrs. Lebrun's class - (1 Book), Books from Classroom Libraries, All Library Books

HOW WILL WE HANDLE SCHOOL ISSUED DEVICES THAT NEED REPAIRS?

Families will complete THIS FORM . (This form is also linked on our school website under the Distance Learning tab "Technology") Once this form is completed, the information will be shared with the proper staff member who will attempt to repair the school issued device (ipad or chromebook) This service will run through our four lunch stops from 11:00-1:00. Families will drop off the device with the para in charge at that time at one of the four lunch stops, sign necessary paperwork and they will bring it back to school for our technology department to take a look at. The drop off and return days will be Mondays and Thursdays. This service is subject to change as we move through our distance learning model.

Important Dates on the Horizon

May 25: Memorial Day (No Distance Learning)

June 1 & 2: Attendance will be taken on these days. Your classroom teacher will give specifics as to what activities will take place on these days.

June 3, 4, & 5: Device-Drop off/Student Item Exchange (Elementary Entrance)

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Thank you for continuing to partner with us as we move along our distance learning journey. Please reach out if I can help to support you and your child's learning needs during this time. Take Care!