EAS Principal's Update
October 9, 2020
District Wide Professional Development Days
- Monday, October 19, 2020
- Monday, November 2, 2020
- Monday, December 7, 2020
This means your student(s) will not have any Zoom classes on these dates. Classroom teachers and Specialists work will be independent for these days.
You can expect more work in Seesaw from the classroom teacher to provide the state mandated minimum minutes.
Most students have Asynchronous PE on Mondays. A few students have class with a Specialist teacher on Monday. Those classes who typically meet with a Specialist teacher will also have an independent assignment for Specialist instruction on these Mondays.
Changes to Attendance
Attendance will still be recorded by our teachers except there will be quite a few more attendance codes being used. Students will still be recorded as PRESENT or ABSENT. In addition, students will be marked for their engagement with instruction, which will be recorded as "Fully Participated", "Partially Participated", or "No Participation". This assessment of engagement does not affect a student's attendance, however, it will provide our teachers, sites, and families with information to support our students who are not fully engaged with daily instruction.
This is a district wide change to attendance. Please see the attached document for more detailed information.
At the elementary level, different periods refer to different parts of the school day. All parts of the school day are required every day of the week.
Period 1 - 90 minutes with your teacher on Zoom
Period 2 - Did you turn in your independent work the day it was assigned
Period 3 - 40 minutes with your specialist class or asynchronous PE
We have a lot of confusion about 2nd period attendance. Independent work is to be done daily, and we are required to mark participation of independent work daily. Students show their participation by doing their independent activities in Seesaw and turning in activities as evidence they participated. We have seen quite a few Seesaw Activities turned in but they have no work shown. This does not show "evidence" of participation and may result in an absence to 2nd period for that day. Parent - please routinely ask to see your students work. Some students have been telling their parents their assignment is "turned in" which means they have pressed the green check box, but they have actually "turned in" the equivalent of a blank piece of paper.
October 14th - Eastin PTC Meeting 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
October 16th - No School - October Holiday
October 19th - Asynchronous School Day (see information above)
October 21st - School Site Council Meeting 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
October 29th - Parent Workshop with author Tiffany Papageorge (4:30 - 6:00)
Parent Conferences have been moved to November 17th & 18th. Please see additional information here.
Make sure you stay up to date with our Eastin Community Calendar.
It is the responsibility of the New Haven Unified School District to locate any child in the district who may have a disability, regardless of the severity of the disability. It is also the responsibility of the New Haven Unified School District to evaluate those students to determine if they are eligible for special education or related services under IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act).
If you suspect that your child, at any age, may need an evaluation to determine eligibility for special education services, you may request an evaluation, at no cost, at your child’s school. Please contact the Principal at your child’s school for information about referring your child for an evaluation.