Freeman Mustangs Newsletter #14

November 6, 2020

Upcoming Dates

  • Monday-Friday: Food Distribution @ Freeman 11:00am-2:30pm ***NEW HOURS***
  • Wednesday, November 11th: Half Day: Virtual Instruction concludes at 10:30am; No In-Person instruction in the afternoon
  • Report Cards sent home electronically via Home Access Center
  • Monday, November 16th: PreK and Kindergarten students return for In-Person Instruction M/W for A group, T/Th for B group. 11:40am-2:20pm
  • Monday, November 23rd- Material Pick Up 2:45pm-5:30pm
  • Wednesday, November 25th-Friday, November 27th: No School; Thanksgiving Break

Return to Learn: Blended Experience

We are continuing to work hard to make sure the building is ready for students to return for in-person instruction. Floors are marked, furniture has been moved to maintain social distancing and spots are marked on the exterior as well.

We welcomed our first graders back into the halls of Freeman this past week during the afternoons and in preparations for Pre-K and Kindergarten students to return the week of November 16th.

As students start returning, please note a couple things: we will not be opening car doors for students so we ask that they practice opening the door from inside the vehicle as well as pushing it closed (fingers away from edge). Also, for the car line, please remain in your vehicle the entire time, if possible. Once more families return, the traffic does flow pretty regularly.

As we want everyone to feel safe and understand updated procedures, we have created videos for what you can expect as we bring students back. We encourage you to watch these with your students if they are returning to school for in-person instruction. Some of this communication is grade level specific and will be updated as each group phases back into the building. We will send out a separate newsletter geared towards re-entry specific information for each grade level.


District communication has also been updated on the district website. Please continue to check SD129's Blended Experience Webpage for up to date information and current guidance.

https://www.sd129.org/blended-experience/elementary

SD129 Student Health Screener

If your child will be returning for in-person instruction, please make sure you have created an account for health screenings. Please see below for more detailed information.


Due to COVID-19 state and local guidelines, a student symptom check will be required before your student is permitted to attend class in one of our school buildings. Instructions to create your account and add your students to your profile is included in the video and infographic linked below.

Please follow this link to create your account. https://healthscreener.navigate360vm.com/welcome

The same account set up will also be sent to your primary phone number listed for SMS messages. Account set-up is easy, but for assistance please contact Mrs. Andrea Delgado via email at adelgado@sd129.org. Thank you for your cooperation in creating your account. Additional information about certifying your student(s) will be provided at a later date.

SMS Message

Please use the link to create your student symptom screening account. Additional instructions have been emailed to you. https://bit.ly/3lrpGUt

Specials Update for Quarter 2

Asynchronous Instruction

Starting Monday, November 2nd, all specials teachers will be sending out their asynchronous lessons weekly on Monday mornings. Students will have time throughout the week to complete these assignments and specials teachers will be communicating this when they see each class during the week.


Live/ Synchronous Instruction

Live specials times will remain the same until your child's assigned grade level returns to in person instruction. When your child's grade level returns, specials will move to 20 minute in person lessons in the afternoon. Virtual learners will receive synchronous instruction in the afternoons on Fridays.

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Do you want a free Kinsa Smart Thermometer?

Check out the PDF flyer below for more information!

SD 129 Information on Cleaning & COVID-19 Reporting Procedures

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Sanitizing Procedures in SD129 during COVID-19
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WAHS Presents "Friday Night Lights"

This Friday WAHS Student Council is hosting ‘Friday Night Lights’ a drive thru laser light show event open to the entire community. The event will start at Plum & Commonwealth and cars will travel through the campus making their way to the front of the school. We invite cars to arrive any time between 6pm and 8:30pm to check out the building getting illuminated with lasers and lights.

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PTA News

What a great night of BINGO! Thank you to everyone who joined in for some fun last night! We encourage you to join our Freeman PTA using the following link. It is $6 for individuals and $10 for the family. We are grateful for your support.

https://freeman.new.memberhub.store

Opportunities for Parents

Click here for information about the Parent Mentor Program

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Welcome Back 1st Grade Mustangs!

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