Indian Prairie News
October 5, 2020
Recently we saw a change of seasons and officially welcomed fall. The fall season, to me, always represents change and renewal. If there's one thing that we've learning over the last 6 months, it's that change is inevitable and will find us even if we don't want it to! Thank you to all of you for doing your very best to embrace this new, if temporary, way of learning.
We are now just over a month into remote learning, and while it's not without its challenges, many of us have begun to fall into a routine. Parents and students are able to navigate into Google Classrooms, live instruction, and special subjects. I have so enjoyed getting to see your student's face onscreen. Children are resilient, and most of them seem happy to be back with their peers, even in a virtual setting.
As parents, I know that you all are being bombarded with emails and various forms of communication, both to your own inbox as well as your child's. We know this is a lot, but I want to encourage you to continue to keep on top of these modes of communication as much as possible. Given that we are completely online at this time, it's more important than ever to utilize various modes of communication in order to try to keep you as informed and connected as possible.
Please remember that we are here to help! If you're still struggling with remote learning or if you're having technical difficulties with your device, please let us know.
Ms. Shana Cole, Secretary ColeSC@kalamazoopublicschools.net
Ms. Kelly Corrigan, Principal CorriganKE@kalamazoopublicschools.net
As a reminder, specials can be accessed through the Learning Hub (here). Although specials are not required for students enrolled in the option 2 learning paths, Option 2 students can still participate! You will follow the same procedure to access specials, however your student will NOT need to submit the code word for attendance. In addition you can check the specials website for information about specials conferences or other special events and opportunities.
Assessment is a required part of our educational program, and is mandated by state and federal departments of education. While it may not be the ideal way to administer, it is important that it is completed for each child. We learned a lot during this remote assessment administration; we hope to have our Option 1 students back in person during the next administration, but if by chance we have to complete it remotely again, I expect that it will go much more smoothly the next time around.
Fall Open House
If you missed the open house, you still have the opportunity to attend my presentation, you can still click the attachment below to view the slideshow.
Tuesday, October 13th, 4:00-8:00 pm
Thursday, October 15th, 12:15-8:15 pm
Please remember that a request for a specific block of time is not a guarantee. Thank you for understanding that we cannot honor requests for a specific conference time.
Student Meal Distribution
Mobile Health and Dental Clinic
Important Dates to Remember:
October 9, 15 and October 16: Half Day Schedule
November 30: End of First Trimester