Coyote Howler

April 13, 2020

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Rainbows over Kincaid...symbol of Hope

Dear Kincaid Families,


This photo was taken last year by our Kincaid parent Hali Gravelle. It is a beautiful photo of our beloved school, double rainbows, and glistening clock tower. The rainbow is a symbol for hope. During this time of school closures, we hope this rainbow reminds you that it will not always be this way. Schools will open back up. We were saddened to learn this past week that it will not happen for the remainder of this year. Students and teachers will be reunited back inside once again. Let's continue to build each other up and look for the good during the hard times. This difficult time will pass. We will be stronger because we went through it together.


Teachers, students, and parents are becoming more comfortable with the tools available online and our face-to-face zoom meetings. I have received overwhelming positive message from our school families about the work teachers are doing every day to support individual student needs. Thank you Kincaid Teachers, assistants, and tutors for providing unique learning opportunities to your students. Thank you parents, for your patience with us as we learned together these first few weeks.


With the news that schools will be closed for the remainder of the year, ASD leadership will be working on a plan for families to retrieve personal items from schools. Please continue to be patient with us while we wait for the guidance and permission to move forward.



Sincerely,
Wendy Zorea
Principal


zoera_wendy@asdk12.org

Message from Kincaid Coyote Staff

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Mrs. Zorea's Zoom Meetings

Zoom Meetings with the principal are every Monday and Friday at 2:00 pm. Thank you to Mr. Constantino and Mr. Spafford for being my special guests last week. We learned from Mr. Constantino how first responders from the fire department are managing during this epidemic. We also learned from Mr. Spafford about how our garbage/recycling is handled and how important it is for our community to continue to receive this service while other things are closed down.


These meetings are great for parents to ask questions and for students to check in and let us know how they are doing. Ms. Heather, our librarian, will be joining Mrs. Zorea every Monday and Friday to read a special story to our students. We hope you can join us.


To keep our ZOOM meetings safe from unwanted, disruptive intruders, we cannot post our links on pubic pages. Ask your child's teacher if you would like to attend and need the link. The link is the same for all Principal Zoom meetings. You can also find the link in an email sent from the school.

Libary News

Ms. Heather is excited to announce that she has a new Kincaid Library website ready for student visitors. She will also be joining Mrs. Zorea on Monday and Friday for story time with students. If you attend Mrs. Zorea's Zoom Meetings at 2:00 at the beginning and of each week, you will be introduced to a special, hand-selected story, from Ms. Heather.


Check out the new library website today! Kincaid Library

Kincaid Zoom Meeting Schedules

Please get links and passwords to all meetings from your child's teacher.
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Educational Resources

Kincaid Websites


ADDITIONAL ONLINE RESOURCES

PTA

Our Kincaid PTA is seeking parents interested in board positions. Please contact them at kincaidschoolpta@gmail.com


Our Kincaid PTA partners with our school to support our students and teachers. There are many ways for parents to participate. Please reach out and ask how you can get involved.

How to join a Google Classroom.

Art, Health, PE, and all 4th through 6th grade classes are using the Google Classroom to provide resources to our families. To get to a google classroom, follow these steps.


  1. Log Into www.asdk12.org
  2. Click on "STUDENTS"
  3. Click "Google Apps"
  4. You will need your child's ASD username and password provided by your classroom teacher.
  5. In the top right hand corner, there is a cluster of dots, nine all together. We call that the waffle iron. Click on those dots.
  6. Click on the "Classroom" icon.
  7. In the top right corner is a large PLUS sign (+). Click the Plus sign to join a new class.
  8. Enter the Class Code to join


ART Class Code: 4gexx5b


PE Class Code: lthyajb


Health: Please check with your child's teacher for the health code. There is a different health code for primary (grades k-3) and another for intermediate (grades 4-6). The content is not the same for the grade levels and it is important that you have the correct code.

School Business Partners

School Board

Starr Marsett -President

Deena Mitchell -Vice President

Elisa Snelling -Treasurer


Alisha Hilde -Clerk

Mark Foster -Member


Andy Holleman -Member

Dave Donley -Member