Cougar Chronicle

Kelly Creek Elementary School

Principal's Message - September 2020

Dear Kelly Creek Elementary School Community,


Welcome Back to the 2020 - 2021 school year! While starting school through Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) is not how we envisioned the school year to start, I know together we can make this a great experience for our students. Unlike our distance learning that started in March, when students start on Monday, September 14th virtual learning will look different. Teachers will start the first two weeks building relationships, setting up online procedures, and connecting with families. These things are crucial when building a comprehensive virtual setting for children. Students will also follow a schedule that allows them to engage in prerecorded lessons, live small group instruction, independent practice, and applied learning opportunities. Physical Education, Music, and Counseling will be available for students to access on a weekly basis. Special Education and English Language Development will also be available to students who qualify for those services.


As a parent, I understand the anxiety that surrounds CDL. Childcare, careers, economic hardships, and facilitating online learning for your children are all barriers to distance learning. The continued collaboration between home and school is essential for students to engage and master grade-level standards. We are here to support families as they navigate these uncharted waters.


I will be hosting two informational listening sessions for parents to ask questions about the upcoming school year and to gather more information. These meetings are optional but might be beneficial for families to participate to feel more at ease about the 2020-2021 school year. Session #1 is on 09/04/20 from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM and Session #2 is on 09/04/20 from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM. If you do plan on attending, you only need to attend 1 of the meetings. Meetings will be held via Zoom and details are provided further down in the newsletter.


Please know you can always reach out to your child's teacher or me for anything you need or any questions you might have along the way. I can be reached via email at maranto2@gresham.k12.or.us or via phone at 503.663.7491.



Respectfully,


Sam Maranto

Principal

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Technology Distribution

If your oldest student is in high school pickup device(s) on either Tuesday, September 1, or Wednesday, September 2.


If your oldest student is in middle school pickup device(s) on either Wednesday, September 2 or Thursday, September 3.


If your oldest student is in elementary school pickup device(s) on either Tuesday, September 8, or Wednesday, September 9.


Pick Up Locations:


East Gresham Elementary

900 SE 5th Street

Gresham, OR 97080


North Gresham Elementary

1001 SE 217th Avenue

Gresham, OR 97030


Powell Valley Elementary

4825 SE Powell Valley Road

Gresham, OR 97080


Hall Elementary

2505 NE 23rd Street

Gresham, OR 97030

Welcome Back and Device Distribution

September 2020 Important Dates

  • 09/01 - Technology Distribution
  • 09/02 - Technology Distribution
  • 09/03 - Technology Distribution
  • 09/04 - KCES Parent Listening Sessions 1 & 2 via Zoom
  • 09/08 - Technology Distribution
  • 09/09 - Technology Distribution
  • 09/14 - First Day of Virtual School
  • 09/15 - PTC Meeting - via Zoom
  • 09/22 - K & 1st Grade Materials Distribution @ KCES
  • 09/23 - 2nd & 3rd Grade Materials Distribution @ KCES
  • 09/24 - 3rd & 4th Grade Materials Distribution @ KCES

KCES Parent Listening Session #1

Friday, Sep. 4th, 10-11am

This is an online event.

This is a chance for families to ask questions and get information about the upcoming school year.



Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/94785220047?pwd=cDVQTFdIZ1BIY2o2Z3BrVE5MUS9mZz09


Meeting ID: 947 8522 0047

Passcode: W8Zmnx

KCES Parent Listening Session #2

Friday, Sep. 4th, 5-6pm

This is an online event.

This is a chance for families to ask questions and get information about the upcoming school year.


Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/91898069409?pwd=cjdZSG1kTlJPTHd1K04yazQ1aVpSQT09


Meeting ID: 918 9806 9409

Passcode: 8Y6CBD

PTC Meeting

Tuesday, Sep. 15th, 6:30-7:30pm

This is an online event.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/96528601372?pwd=RTc4UDZrVWIrZnMxZjh6d2p1S1V6dz09


Meeting ID: 965 2860 1372

Passcode: r3bd4Q

K & 1st Grade Materials Distribution

Tuesday, Sep. 22nd, 4:15-7:15pm

2400 Southeast Baker Way

Gresham, OR

This is a chance for students & families to pick up materials that will help them throughout Comprehensive Distance Learning. Students will receive their Reading textbook, Math textbook, Math workbook, a whiteboard, whiteboard marker, response card, a bag of grade-level-appropriate math manipulatives.

2nd & 3rd Grade Materials Distribution

Wednesday, Sep. 23rd, 4:15-7:15pm

2400 Southeast Baker Way

Gresham, OR

This is a chance for students & families to pick up materials that will help them throughout Comprehensive Distance Learning. Students will receive their Reading textbook, Math textbook, Math workbook, a whiteboard, whiteboard marker, response card, a bag of grade-level-appropriate math manipulatives.

4th & 5th Grade Material Distribution

Thursday, Sep. 24th, 4:15-7:15pm

2400 Southeast Baker Way

Gresham, OR

This is a chance for students & families to pick up materials that will help them throughout Comprehensive Distance Learning. Students will receive their Reading textbook, Math textbook, Math workbook, a whiteboard, whiteboard marker, response card, a bag of grade-level-appropriate math manipulatives.

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Connect with Principal Maranto

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out!