The Hoot Owl

Week of August 10

VIRTUAL LEARNING INFORMATION

As we move into the first week of school, we know that everyone will be participating in school via virtual learning. We will have a final plan in place to help you plan best for your family, but below is the basic information.


*Each Friday, you will receive an email calendar from your child's teacher with the schedule for the following week, including assignments, their due dates, and times of live lessons.

*Attendance will be recorded based upon participation - via live teaching on Zoom, logging into SeeSaw or Canvas (depending on grade level), and/or completion of assigned and turned in on due date. (more information about this will come)

*Most live teaching will be completed in the morning with a few exceptions but once a schedule is established, it will remain the same throughout the year. If you are unable to attend the live lessons, they will be recorded and posted for viewing at a later time.

*Teachers will host "office hours" daily so that parents and/or students can log in and ask specific questions. They will also be available via email throughout the school day.

Ramp Up to Re-Opening

If you have not seen the document Dr. Null shared in the YouTube live on Thursday, please take time to check out the plan to Ramp Up to Re-Opening. We will be working to slowly bring students back to campus so that they can learn the processes and become familiar with our school.


PK, K and 1st graders will all start back on Wednesday, August 26. Transportation will be provided as normal so make sure you have registered your child for bus services if you need that.


Stay tuned for more details as they become available but check out the plan at the link below:

TECHNOLOGY PICK UP

We are offering two opportunities for you to pick up technology that was requested via the survey on our webpage. The devices will be available for check out on Monday and Tuesday.


To pick up your technology, please drive up and stay in your car. Have sign with your child's first and last name clearly written on it. We will bring the device to your car.



Monday, August 10 from 11 - 1

Tuesday, August 11 from 5 - 6:30

ZOOM EXPECTATIONS

As we move forward with online learning, Zoom will be the platform that our teachers are using. In order for your child to participate, you will need to create an account (as an adult) and they will log in through your account. Below are some expectations that students must abide by as we want the expectation to be the same as if they were in the classroom face to face with a teacher:


*Students need to be logged in and ready to start class at the designated time. Think about logging in a couple of minutes early in order to be prepared.

*School appropriate clothing is expected including a shirt and shorts/pants. If a shirt has writing on it, it must be school appropriate (nothing vulgar, inappropriate language, advertising)

*Students need to participate at appropriate times and avoid interrupting the teacher when she/he is teaching.

*Cameras need to be on during lesson so that teacher can make face to face contact with every child.

MEET THE TEACHER

With school starting virtually, we are going to follow suit and do Meet the Teacher virtually. Your child will be notified of who his/her teacher will be via email. You will be invited to join the teacher on a Zoom call (a few options will be provided) so that you and your child can meet your new teacher and learn expectations. Please make it important to join your child's teacher at one of these Zoom calls in order to start building the relationship with the teacher.


Monday, August 10 starting at 2:00 p.m. OR

Monday, August 10 starting at 5:30 p.m.


Teachers will send their individual links for you to use.

SCHOOL SHIRTS AND FACE MASK ORDER COMING SOON!

We will be taking school shirt and face mask orders online this year beginning September 12. Directions on how to order will come in the next edition of The Hoot Owl.


Face masks are required for students in 3rd and 4th grade, but strongly recommended for PK-2.


We will be selling them from our school store website with detailed instructions to come. Shirts will start at $15 and masks will start at $8.00.



Watch for an email next week with detailed information on how to place your orders.

ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION

All communication from the school will be electronic this school year. In order to stay well informed, please ensure that the campus has your most current email address on file.

PTO

Joining our parent/teacher organization is a great way to get involved in helping keep our school great. Membership is $5 per family. This year, based upon guidelines, all of our PTO meetings will be held virtually via Zoom. We hope this provides an opportunity for more folks to become involved than in previous years.

LUNCH INFORMATION

The cost of breakfast and lunch has remained the same as last year. The cost of breakfast is $1.50 and the lunch price is $3.00. Child Nutrition has an online system for parents to apply money to their child's account. The system website is www.myschoolbucks.com. Parents with existing accounts will receive an email directly from the company with information. Parent will need to create a new account if you do not already have one. There will be a $1.95 charge per credit card transaction.


Lunch will be provided for pick up on Tuesday and Thursday from 10 - 12 on our back porch. You will need your child's card in order to be scanned that can be located on Parent Access. If you need assistance with printing that, please contact your child's teacher. If your child receives free/reduced lunch throughout the year, that will apply to this pick up. If your child does not receive free/reduced lunch during the year, you will be required to pay for it.

FREE/REDUCED LUNCH

Just a reminder that Free/Reduced lunch status must be applied for yearly. The sooner you apply will hopefully ensure no interruption. You can apply online at the following link https://www.myschoolapps.com/. If you need assistance, Virginia Vera, PEIMS/registrar, will be happy to assist you.

INFORMATION COMING IN THE NEXT EDITION...

*Student handbook

*Transportation

*Car rider route

*School doors opening

*Visitors on campus

*and more about when school starts back face to face