Eagle Express

Silver Springs Elementary School -September 7, 2020

Mark Your Calendars

We are looking forward to "seeing" everyone on the 1st day of school!


This Week's Events:

September 8 - First Day Of Classes (Virtual)

September 9- Virtual Open House (Grades K-2) See information below

September 10- Virtual Open House (Grades 3-5) See information below


Next Week's Events:

September 16 - Curriculum Night Videos (See information below)

September 17 - Virtual PTA Meeting 6:30 p.m.


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Have a great week!

Katie Booth, Principal

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"We aren't as lost together as we are by ourselves"

Dear Silver Springs Families,


We are almost there! The first day of school is just a few days away. Teachers have been very busy this week getting all our new resources ready for you and your students! We also had the pleasure of listening to Dr. Jim Harris who was our keynote speaker this year at our District Welcome Back. I mention this because he used some fantastic metaphors to help each of us put into perspective some of those things we might be feeling.


Right now, I imagine that will all the new information about ClassLink, Schoology, Virtual Schedules, Class Placements, Welcome Letters and more, that you might find it hard to catch your breath sometimes. I know that I have had to stop and remind myself to breathe quite a few times this week.


One thing that has been an incredible help and comfort is the way that we have come together to support and lift each other up. Dr. Harris also said that "We aren't as lost together as we are by ourselves." The entire team here at Silver Springs is only a phone call or email away. Please don't hesitate to reach out. Together, we can do hard things!


Please note, the first week of school is always about setting routines, getting to know classmates, and establishing relationships. These social-emotional learning procedures are more important this year than ever. While instruction will be happening, it will be predominantly through this lens. Establishing this foundation is paramount to your child's academic performance, so please be patient with teachers as they spend the majority of the week focusing on these important components as they are getting to know you and your students.


We are looking forward to seeing all of you at our virtual Open Houses next week! Please see the schedule below for more information.


For more information about our virtual start, please visit this NPS Website FAQ. We are continuing to update this resource with information that you may find helpful as we begin the 2020-2021 school year.


I'm looking forward to a wonderful year full of new opportunities!

"Eagles Strong"


Katie Booth

Principal

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Everything you need to know before the first day of school on one page

Please click the link below for a printable version of "Everything you need to know before the 1st day of school"


On this one-pager (front and back) you will find step by step instructions for accessing ClassLink for students, Schoology for Students and Schoology for Parents.


If you are still having trouble after completing the steps on the one-pager please see the information and how to videos below.


Everything you need to know before the first day of school on one page

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Classlink

FOR STUDENTS:

All students will start their daily learning by logging in to ClassLink at http://my.classlink.com/nps. In the ClassLink Launchpad, students will access Schoology, their Google Drive, various learning resources and applications that their teacher may utilize for learning. Students and parents should watch the NPS Getting Started with ClassLink video to learn how to log in, download the ClassLink extension in your browser, and use ClassLink.


Trouble logging in or using ClassLink? Contact the NPS Help Desk at edtechoffice@northvilleschools.org. Support will be available throughout the Labor Day weekend.

ClassLink Getting Started

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NPS Schoology Parent Access Codes Now Available

FOR PARENTS

All parents were sent an email with their Schoology Parent Access Code for EACH child enrolled in Northville Public Schools. Parents should use each access code to link all of your children into your Schoology account. To create your Schoology account and link your students, follow these instructions: Setting up your PARENT Schoology Account and/or watch this Video: NPS Schoology Introduction for parents.


If you did not receive your Parent Access Code emails, please contact the NPS Help Desk at edtechoffice@northvilleschools.org or nps@northvilleschools.org. Support will be available throughout the Labor Day weekend.


To learn more about Schoology, watch this Video: NPS Schoology Introduction for parents.

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Schoology Videos

Northville Public Schools is now using Schoology, an integrated learning management solution that provides course management, mobile learning, and support for system-wide communication.


Please take a few minutes with your child to review this student video that provides a basic overview of Schoology, instructions for accessing and using Schoology, a video tutorial specific to NPS on getting started with Schoology and other important information to get students acquainted with the platform.


Schoology for Students Video

NPS Schoology Overview for Parents - Video

NPS Schoology Training for students
Northville Public School Schoology Introduction

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Annual Online Registration

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!


All new and returning families: It's time to fill out your required online Annual Registration!


Every year, all families are required to fill out the digital Annual Registration for each student. Families may complete these forms through ParentConnection. Through this process you will be asked to update your student’s emergency contact information, home address and health information, review our technology use policy and student handbooks, learn more about PTSA/PTA, access the web store and much more.


Need Help?

Many of the most commonly asked questions can be found on our FAQs page (located in the upper right hand corner of ParentConnection.) If you have further questions, please email the helpdesk at parentportal@northvilleschools.org.


All elementary students must have the Annual Registration completed prior to the start of school on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.



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Virtual Open House and Curriculum Night

Teachers will be hosting a Virtual Open House on the following dates/times. Your classroom teacher will send you a Zoom invite.


MORE INFORMATION WILL COME THIS WEEK FROM YOUR CLASSROOM TEACHER


Wednesday, September 9, 2020

  • 5:30 PM - Mrs. Tackett, Learning Consultant

  • 5:30 PM - Ms. St. Aubin, Resource Room Teacher

  • 5:30 PM - Mrs. Hogan, Speech and Language Pathologist

  • 6:00 PM - Kindergarten

  • 6:00 PM - Mrs. Silence, School Social Worker

  • 6:00 PM - Jennifer Colosimo, School Psychologist

  • 6:00 PM - Mrs. Schulman, Resource Room Teacher

  • 6:30 PM - 1st Grade

  • 7:00 PM - 2nd Grade


Thursday, September 10, 2020

  • 5:30 PM - Mrs. Rautio, ESL Teacher

  • 6:00 PM - 3rd Grade

  • 6:30 PM - 4th Grade

  • 7:00 PM - 5th Grade


Teachers will also create a "Curriculum Night" presentation that you and your family can watch on your own time. These will be ready to view by the evening of Thursday, September 16th.

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Change in Humanities this year

This school-year in order to accommodate both virtual and in-person learners, some changes needed to be made in our humanities (art, music, physical education, world language) schedule. During the first semester (through the end of January) in-person learners will be receiving PE, Music and Art. All students will receive 2 PE classes, 1 music class, and one Spanish class per week. All K-2 will receive one additional music class and all 3-5 students will receive an additional Spanish class. They will be able to receive art in second semester.


This change does not impact 100% online students. Fully online students will receive PE, Music, Spanish, and Art.

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Supply Pick Up

We are planning a drive-by pick-up for student supplies like textbooks, workbooks, and notebooks. This will be done the first week of school once all supplies have been received from our vendors. We will have more information about this in the coming weeks. Edukit orders will be available for pick up at this time as well.

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IMPORTANT - STUDENT MEDICAL PLANS AND MEDICATION DROP-OFF

Calling all students with Medical Plans and medications:


Student Medical Plans and medication(s) can be dropped off at Silver Springs Elementary Monday - Friday, 8:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


If you have elected the virtual instruction model, please scan a copy of your child's medical plan to: tomasakkr@northvilleschools.org

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