Meadows Messenger

Weekly update for the Meadows Elementary School community

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Welcome Back to School!

Good Evening Meadows Families,


Summer has ended and school begins this Thursday! Welcome to the 2020 school year! Our teachers look forward to meeting their students. We would like to extend a special welcome to any of our new Meadows' families. The Meadows Messenger is our weekly communication. Every Sunday evening, except during holidays, you will receive the Meadows Messenger to your email inbox. It will contain weekly updates and any events being planned for our students. We hope to answer some of your questions and give you a few things to get ready for the start of the year.


If you are on social media, I highly encourage to join us on Facebook and Instagram. We send out reminders and communications weekly. And, during digital learning, there will be opportunities to stay connected!



Dr. Juliet Fine

Principal of Meadows

jfine@newhallsd.com

Welcome Back Video Message from Dr. Fine

Welcome message and laptop pick up directions for this Tuesday, August 11th from 8:00am-12:00pm

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August Events 8/10-8/14

Monday, 8/10

Teacher professional development and staff meeting


Tuesday, 8/11

Laptop and hotspot distribution in the valet line.

See the video below for details.

8:00am-9:00am, Last Names A-H in vehicles

9:00am-10:00am, Last Names I-R in vehicles
10:00am-11:00am, Last Names S-Z in vehicles

11:00pm-12:00pm Walk Up (Option)-Social Distancing requirements will be employed


Wednesday, 8/12

Back to School Night (BTSN)-BTSN Two sessions in your child's Google Classroom. You are invited to join either session.

o Session #1 6:00pm to 6:40pm or

o Session #2 6:45pm to 7:30pm


Thursday, 8/13

1st day of school. Please log into your Google Classroom. Attendance will be taken daily. Also, please post your 1st Day of School Photos to social media.


Friday 8/14

Digital Learning takes place. Today is "Office Hours" for teachers.


* Next week, we will have workbooks and other class materials pick up on 8/17 (A-M) and 8/18 (N-Z).

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Digital Learning Academy

All students are starting the school year in the digital learning format. This means that each teacher will have a Google Classroom for students to access. In the digital classroom, students will find assignments and important links to resources to support learning. Teachers will also provide a schedule for live meetings with the class, typically in groups, to support learning.

It is a requirement that students log-in each day, complete assignments, and participate in live sessions with their teacher. This will be our learning format until we are permitted to allow students on campus. Classes start August 13th.

Hybrid Learning (AM/PM Classroom Format):

When students are allowed on campus, we will notify families who signed up for the hybrid program with the details of the transition.

How to Navigate the Google Classroom by Newhall School District

Click on this video to learn how to access the google classroom.
Navigating Google Classroom

NSD User Device Policy for Tuesday Laptop Pick Up

We will provide this for you during your valet line pick up. You do not need to print this form, but we would like you to read through the guidelines. This must be signed in order to pick up a laptop and/or hotspot.
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Back-to-School Night

BTSN will take place on August 12th with two sessions to choose from, 6:00 to 6:40 pm or from 6:45pm to 7:30 pm. You will receive a link to a virtual conference from us on Tuesday evening. Teachers will be sharing information about their class, expectations, and more.

Teacher Assignments

On Tuesday, August 11 at 3:00 pm you will receive an email with the teacher assignment for your student.

Directions on Aeries, Google Classroom and Attendance

Here is the memo that was sent to families this week containing information about the Google Classroom, Aeries and Attendance.
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School Day Cafe Lunch

We are pleased to announce that in partnership with School Day Cafe we will continue to provide pre-packaged breakfast and lunch together at Meadows Elementary Monday-Friday (except Holidays) from 10:30am to 12:30pm.

Office Hours at Meadows- Need to Speak with Meadows' Staff?

Call us at our office line at 661-291-4050 and we'll be here to speak directly to you and answer your call Monday-Friday from 7:30am-4:00pm. Please reach out with any questions to your principal, Dr. Juliet Fine, jfine@newhallsd.com You can also reach our Office Manager, Mrs. Wiggins at jwiggins@newhallsd.com


Also, you can reach us on our new phone line on Google Voice at 661-237-3794 any day of the week, Monday through Friday. You can leave a voicemail and a staff member will return your phone call as soon as we are available.


Here is a list of support staff to assist you:

IT Technology, Mrs.Valaika-ivalaika@newhallsd.com.

Office Manager, Mrs. Wiggins-jwiggins@newhallsd.com

Main Office, Mrs. Necessary and Mrs. Villa- snecessary@newhallsd.com or svilla@newhallsd.com

Principal, Dr. Juliet Fine- jfine@newhallsd.com