The Hoover Hotline
ALL CCSC SCHOOLS E-LEARNING UNTIL MAY 15
E-LEARNING & SCHEDULE CHANGES
Dear Hoover Parents,
As outlined in the email message sent by Dr. Scott Bowling, Superintendent of Schools, on April 8, 2020, the administrators and teachers of Crawfordsville Schools have been meeting to determine the best actions to take regarding instruction and other issues regarding the closure order.
In order to balance the needs of families during this difficult time and still provide academic instruction and enrichment, Hoover School will be making the following adjustments to our current eLearning plan:
Crawfordsville Schools will be utilizing 5 waiver days, and the last eLearning day for students be on May 15, 2020.
Beginning April 12, 2020, I will email all school-wide lessons for the entire week on Monday mornings to parents via school messenger so that students and families will have the flexibility to plan when it is most convenient for their student to work on any eLearning assignments.
In addition to the school-wide lesson plans, teachers may continue to post additional enrichment assignments and face-to-face meetings in order to serve students who desire the face-to-face interaction and connection with classmates and staff.
All assignments are designed to be completed over the course of three days; however, students have the flexibility of spreading out assignments over the course of the traditional five-day workweek. All teachers and special services staff remain available Monday-Friday to answer questions and provide remote instruction. Students, who complete the required eLearning assignments, are highly encouraged to participate in all optional enrichment and face-to-face class meeting opportunities.
The teachers and staff of Hoover School appreciate all of the supportive messages received from parents, and we truly appreciate all of your feedback regarding eLearning instruction as we continuously evaluate our process. Please continue to let us know how we can best support your student.
If you have additional feedback to provide regarding the eLearning process, or anything else related to the services of Hoover School, please do not hesitate to reach out to me, your student’s teacher, or click on the link below:
Marci Galinowski, Principal
LESSON PLANS AND PARENT INFORMATION FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 13, 2020
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
Students will have five 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: Focus on English/Language Arts and Math
Thursday/Friday: Complete any remaining work from the Monday 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.
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
If your student is completing paper packet work, and you are able, please send photos or scanned copies of completed to work to your student's teacher. If you are unable to send copies of completed packets electronically to your child's teacher. Please hold on to the packet material until it is safe for us to collect them at the school. Parents will be informed via school messenger any plans for packet collection.
ALL WORK MUST BE LABELED WITH YOUR STUDENT'S NAME AND TEACHER.
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?
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.
Notes from the Nurse
The stressors caused by the COVID-19 virus can negatively affect a child’s well-being and development: social distancing, confined to home, and possibly lack of basic physical and emotional needs. The good news is, children are resilient and decades of research has proven that protective factors can increase their chances of adapting to this pandemic in a positive way. They are listed below:
1. Sensitive and responsive care giving: children need to maintain regular connections with important adults in their lives. Set up times for online video chats, telephone calls, emails, or letters.
2. Meeting basic needs: food, shelter, clothing, medical and mental health care. Please know that asking for help is not a sign of weakness, many of these resources are available in our community.
3. Emotional support for children: The 3 Rs: reassurance, routine, regulation. Reassure them of their safety. Provide routines for sleeping, learning, and playing. Support regulation skills- such as deep breathing, quiet time, and help them manage their difficult feelings.
4. Support for caregiver well-being: Take care of you. When your needs are unmet, it's likely that your child’s needs will be unmet too.
5. Social Connectedness: Although in-person contact is limited don’t isolate yourself or your child from their friends. We live in a world with FaceTime, Zoom, Skype, etc.. take advantage of those resources during this time.
More resources are available at: https://www.childtrends.org/publications/ways-to-promote-childrens-resilience-to-the-covid-19-pandemic
Sabrina Gatlin BSN, RN
Hoover School Nurse
765-362-2691 Ext. 4204
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
The Hoover Hotline
April 13-17, 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.
New eLearning lessons emailed to parents
eLearning all week
eLearning all week
eLearning all week
eLearning all week
eLearning all week
May 15, 2020 - Last Day of ELEARNING for students
May 18-22, 2020 - Waiver Days, No School for Students
STUDENT PERSONAL ITEMS
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.)