Anderson eNews 4/3/20

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Important Updates!

Hello Anderson Parents,


I hope you have had a great Spring Break with your family. Despite the unique and challenging times we as a community are facing, the Anderson Team is focused on providing as much of a "normal" for your kids as possible as we move forward through the next few weeks. Please know that your child's teacher and all the staff at Anderson are committed to helping them learn and feel as connected as possible to our positive school community.


Remote learning will continue for students on Monday and it will take on a similar look to how it was before Spring Break. Below you will find some important information for our school community as we move forward.


Very important items to note below:


  • Chromebook or iPad pick up information for K-2nd Grade
  • Free Food pick up now at Anderson!
  • Please read all the details below.



Sincerely,

Mr. Jarot

From D303

Dear District 303 families


In keeping with Governor Pritzker’s announcement earlier in the week that the statewide closure for all school districts has been extended through April 30, District 303 will resume remote learning for students on Monday, April 6. Please take a few moments to watch a video message from Superintendent Dr. Jason Pearson about the District 303 response to COVID-19 and our remote learning plan.


The Illinois State Board of Education has created recommendations for school districts about instruction, grading, content selection and delivery, and social-emotional needs. District 303 has incorporated recommendations from the state into our remote learning plan that is included in this message. The following items summarize the components of the plan as it relates to student learning.


Remote Learning Plan


Student learning that aligns with District 303 curriculum will be delivered through a District supported Learning Management System (LMS) such as Google Classroom, Schoology, Seesaw, or email.

In an effort to respond to students and their academic needs, staff members will be available between 8:00 am and 3:30 pm.


Teachers will use a variety of methods to stay connected with students, including: Google Classroom, Schoology, videos, emails, and phone calls.

Teachers will collaborate with their course and grade-level teams to develop activities and tasks that are aligned with the curriculum and instructional units throughout the duration of remote learning.


Assessments will be based upon a student’s progression of skills and abilities.

Students who have not yet demonstrated proficiency will be provided with opportunities to continue learning and receive additional feedback to support their learning.

Remote learning activities can assist students with increasing their grade, but will not have an adverse effect on a student’s grade.


Competency-based grading and reporting will continue for grade K-5 during remote learning.

During remote learning days, District 303 will continue to use the letter grade structure for students in grades 6-12 throughout the remainder of the semester.


Remote learning days count as student attendance days. On Monday mornings, students in grades 6-12 will receive a brief survey they are expected to complete by noon that records their intended participation in learning for that week and their attendance. Elementary teachers will record attendance based on student participation in the remote learning assignments and activities.


Remote learning details are outlined in the remote learning plan. Specific information for your child's classes and courses will be shared by the school and teacher.

Free Food Distribution Now at Anderson!

District 303 is expanding our meal service to include additional school and residential locations beginning on Monday, April 6, 2020. Any student in District 303 is eligible to pick up breakfast and lunch grab and go meals at any of the following locations throughout the week.


Thompson Middle School, 705 W. Main Street

9:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Monday through Friday


Anderson Elementary School, 35W071 Villa Marie Rd.

9:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Monday through Friday


Wasco Elementary School, 4N782 School Street, Wasco

10:00 - 10:45 a.m. - Monday through Friday

A District 303 bus will deliver meals to the front of the school


Cumberland Green Cooperative, 1798 Cumberland Green

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Monday through Friday

A District 303 bus will deliver meals to the office parking lot


Prairie Point Apartments, 1820 Wessel Court

10:00 - 10:30 a.m.- Monday through Friday

A District 303 bus will deliver meals to the park facing the road at the front entrance (Entrance nearest to Randall Road)


The Crossings, 1690 Covington

10:40 - 11:10 a.m. - Monday through Friday

A District 303 bus will deliver meals to the area near the clubhouse


St. Charles Place, 15th Street and Indiana

11:20 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Monday through Friday

A District 303 bus will deliver meals to an area in front of the apartment complex

District 303 K-2 Device Distribution

District 303

K-2 Device Distribution


General Information:

To support remote learning, D303 is making devices available to students in grades K-2 who need an additional device at home. Devices will be available for pick-up at your child’s school according to the schedule listed below. If you feel your family has sufficient personal devices available or your child can share a D303 device with a sibling, you do not need to pick up an additional device.


Kindergarten and first grade students will receive an iPad, while second grade students will receive Chromebooks. All devices distributed by D303 are equipped with internet filtering to help keep students safe. These filters do a good job blocking students from inappropriate content. If you have any concerns about improper content being accessed on any district device, please contact D303 IT support at https://helpdesk.d303.org/chat/ and we will address your concern.


iPads will be equipped with a selection of applications to assist with remote learning that should be familiar to many students. Chromebooks will allow students to access online services and applications similar to those used in their learning experiences at school.


All District 303 devices are password protected. Parents will receive the passwords during device pick-up. Our youngest students do not always know or remember their account passwords. Please know that help is immediately available for password resets, and other issues during business hours M-F at https://helpdesk.d303.org/chat/


Device Pickup Process:

Clean, disinfected devices will be distributed to families at the direction of D303 staff from a responsible socially distanced pickup point, directly inside your child’s school. The following procedures are being put into place to make device pickup available in the safest possible manner.

  • Devices have not been physically touched by D303 staff after being cleaned and placed in the distribution carts.

  • Distribution areas are deep cleaned every evening during this process.

  • Please know your child’s teacher’s name, and if possible, student ID number, to speed up the pickup process.

  • Please observe directions on posted signs and follow guidance from D303 staff to keep safe social distancing and allow for efficient device distribution.

  • School entrances and exits where pick-up takes place will be propped open to avoid unnecessary contact with door handles.

  • Tape lines will indicate proper line distancing from the sidewalk into the building. PLEASE observe the taped areas when lines form.

  • If you observe a line entering the building, please remain in your vehicle or stay at a safe distance until there is room.

  • Pickup times are for the distribution of devices only. No access to the rest of the building for personal belongings is available..


Device Pick-up Schedule:

We are asking families to pick up devices at their child’s school according to your last name and the schedule listed in the chart below. If your schedule does not allow this, you may pick up the device during any scheduled time at your child’s school. To accommodate the large number of families whose children attend Davis Primary, there is an extended pick up schedule for those families.

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K-2 Información de Computadoras

Información General:

Para apoyar el aprendizaje a distancia, el Distrito 303 está poniendo disponibles computadoras personales a estudiantes en grados de K-2 quienes necesitan una computadora adicional en casa. Los aparatos estarán disponibles para recoger en la escuela de su hijo de acuerdo con el horario enlistado abajo. Si usted siente que su familia tiene suficientes computadoras personales disponibles para su hijo o si su hijo puede compartir un aparato del D303 con un hermano, no es necesario que usted recoja una computadora adicional.


Los estudiantes de Kinder y primer grados recibirán un iPad, mientras que estudiantes del segundo grado recibirán Chromebooks. Todos los dispositivos distribuidos por el D303 están equipados con un filtro de internet para mantener seguros a los estudiantes. Estos filtros hacen un buen trabajo de bloquear contenido inapropiado. Si usted tiene alguna preocupación sobre el contenido inapropiado que está accediendo en cualquier aparato del distrito, por favor comuníquese con servicios informáticos del D303 en https://helpdesk.d303.org/chat/ y nosotros resolveremos su duda.


Los iPads están equipados con una selección de aplicaciones para apoyar con el aprendizaje a distancia que muchos estudiantes deben de estar familiarizados. Los Chromebooks permitirán acceso en línea a servicios y aplicaciones semejantes a aquellos que se usan en sus experiencias de aprendizaje en la escuela.


Todos los aparatos del Distrito 303 están protegidos por una contraseña. Los padres recibirán las contraseñas durante la hora que recojan la computadora. Nuestros estudiantes más pequeños no siempre saben o se acuerdan las contraseñas de su cuentas. Por favor sepa que hay ayuda disponible de inmediato para restaurar contraseñas, y otros asuntos relacionados durante las horas de oficina de Lun-Vier en https://helpdesk.d303.org/chat/


Proceso para Recoger Computadoras:

Las computadoras limpias, y desinfectadas serán distribuídas a las familias bajo la dirección del personal del Distrito 303 desde una distancia con responsabilidad social para recoger, adentro de la escuela de su hijo. Los siguientes procedimientos están poniendo en práctica disponible para recoger el aparato en la manera más segura posible.


  • Los aparatos no se han tocado físicamente por personal del D303 después de haber sido limpiados y colocados en los carritos de distribución.

  • Las áreas de distribución han tenido una limpieza profunda cada noche durante este proceso.

  • Por favor sepa que el nombre del maestro de su hijo, y si es posible, el número de ID del estudiante, para hacer el proceso de recoger más rápido.

  • Por favor observe las indicaciones colocadas en los letreros y sigan el distanciamiento social del personal del D303 para mantener una distribución eficaz.

  • Las entradas y salidas de las escuelas dónde se llevará a cabo la distribución estarán abiertas para evitar el contacto que no sea necesario de las manijas de las puertas.

  • Las líneas marcadas con cinta indican la distancia apropiada desde la acera hasta el edificio. POR FAVOR observe las áreas marcadas con cinta cuándo se formen en línea.

  • Si usted observa una línea entrando al edificio, por favor espere adentro de su vehículo o mantenga una distancia de seguridad hasta que haya cupo.

  • Los horarios de recoger son únicamente para la distribución de computadora. No hay acceso disponible al resto del edificio para las pertenencias personales.


Horario para Recoger Computadoras:

Les pedimos a las familias que recojan las computadoras en la escuela de su hijo de acuerdo a su apellido y en el horario siguiente en la tabla de abajo. Si su horario no le permite esto, usted puede recoger el aparato durante la hora de escuela de su hijo. Para acomodar el gran número de familias cuyos niños asisten a la Primaria Davis, hay un horario extendido para esas familias.


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