MYES Family Newsletter
WEEK OF 11.30.20
Wednesday, December 2: Material Distribution from 11 am-1 pm
Monday, December 7- Friday, December 11: A Media Week
Friday, December 11: 2 Hour Early Dismissal- Virtual Schedule for Students linked here
Monday, December 14- Friday, December 18: B Media Week
Thursday, December 24- Friday, January 1: Schools Closed for Winter Break
In the event of inclement weather, students will continue to engage in virtual instruction using the schedule that is currently in effect -- the schedule for all virtual or the schedule for the hybrid model.
An announcement cancelling small group instruction will be made by 5 a.m. on inclement weather days, and those students will also participate in virtual learning for the day.
If the weather event is significant enough to warrant closing FCPS offices, then an announcement will be made that the entire system is closed and NO virtual instruction will occur. This will be considered a "snow day" and the day will be made up as outlined in the FCPS Calendar Handbook.
For more information, please refer to FCPS Regulation 400-02: Closing of School due to Weather, Maintenance or Other Reasons.
Hybrid Learning Model- January 28, 2021
During the Board of Education's public meeting November 11, 2020, the Board voted that FCPS will move from the virtual learning model to the hybrid learning model for students in grades prek-12 beginning with the start of the second semester, Thursday, January 28, 2021.
The division of students into two cohorts will allow 50% of students to attend school under social distancing restrictions while the other 50% of students learn at home. This is termed a hybrid model because it combines both face-to-face and virtual learning. Students will engage in the learning process for two face-to-face days (Monday/Tuesday or Thursday/Friday) and three virtual learning days. Virtual Learning days will include a combination of synchronous learning, asynchronous learning, assigned tasks and non-screen time activities.
Parents will continue to have the option to keep their children enrolled in the virtual learning model; FCPS will send communications to determine parents' choices.
We remind the community that the Board's action includes the provision that the schedule is subject to modifications by FCPS Superintendent Dr. Terry Alban, working in collaboration with the Frederick County Health Department and considering metrics and guidance provided by the Maryland Department of Health and the Maryland State Department of Education. Decisions about whether to move forward with hybrid, to reduce the small groups in our buildings, or to go fully virtual will be made based on metrics, outbreak data, and the use of mitigating strategies. The discussions are always about minimizing risk for students and staff, while working to return students to school. If possible, Dr. Alban will notify the community two weeks ahead of any change-either moving to hybrid, staying in virtual, or modifying small group instruction.
FCPS has added a link on the school system's web homepage to the Maryland Department of Health's Coronavirus Dashboard. The dashboard features a Schools Data tab that serves as a resource for anyone who wants information about COVID outbreaks in school buildings.
Schools are listed as having an outbreak when the following occur:
*At least two confirmed COVID-19 cases among students/teachers/staff within a 14-day period, epidemiologically linked outside of household contacts; or
*Three or more classrooms or cohorts with cases from separate households that meet the classroom/cohort outbreak definition, occurring within 14 days; or
*Five percent or more unrelated students/teachers/staff with confirmed COVID-19 within a 14-day period (minimum of 10 unrelated students/teachers/staff).
FCPS also continues to link to the dashboard at www.fcps.org/update.
Tutoring Virtual Hotline for Families
A staff member is available to assist families from 4-6 pm on Monday-Thursday. Go to meet.google.com and enter team-myes for technology assistance or student academic support.
Need help during the school day?
Learning Lab mentors will be available daily for any student who needs extra support from 9 am-4 pm. Go to meet.google.com and enter team-myes.
Also, check out this guide for troubleshooting tech tips:
Myersville Elementary serves as a Meals To Go Location
FREE SCHOOL MEALS PICK-UP
MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
FOR AGES 18 AND UNDER
Due to the FCPS Winter Break, the schedule for FCPS Food and Nutrition Services meals distribution will be different for Wednesday, December 23 through Sunday, January 3.
From 11 AM-1 PM, all school and community locations (see the list) will distribute 5 days' worth of to-go breakfast, lunch and supper meals on Wednesday, December 23 for
Wednesday, December 23
Thursday, December 24
Friday, December 25
Saturday, December 26 and
Sunday, December 27
From 10 AM-1 PM MYES will also serve 2 days' worth of breakfast, lunch and supper on Monday, December 28 for
Monday, December 28 and
Tuesday, December 29
From 10 AM-1 PM a limited number of locations MYES will also serve 5 days' worth of breakfast, lunch and supper on Wednesday, December 30 for
Wednesday, December 30
Thursday, December 31
Friday, January 1
Saturday, January 2 and
Sunday, January 3
MYES Vision Statement
Myersville Elementary is a place where students and staff are engaged learners. They feel safe to take risks and all contributions are valued. Here we have fun while we learn in our school community.
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