Ericson Weekly Update

October 5-9 Long Distance Learning Update

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Hello Sea King Families,

Friday evening Fresno Unified Superintendent Bob Nelson shared that the district is taking a methodical, phased in approach of returning students to campus. Due to physical distancing requirements of 6 feet, we are not able to bring ALL students back at this time. For the remainder of the first semester, the district will be focused on phasing in small, stable cohorts of some of our highest-need students including foster and homeless youth, students with disabilities and our English language newcomers.


To be clear, the goal with this first small cohort is to ensure they have a safe and reliable place to access internet and meals. They are continuing with distance learning-- this is not in-person instruction.


As our superintendent shared, these targeted cohorts will start VERY small. When Fresno Unified has the green light from our health experts and agreement with our labor partners, the district will bring back additional small groups of targeted, high-need students. We will reach out to families directly should your student be in one of our future designated cohorts. To hear Superintendent Nelson’s full video message, use the following link: Superintendent's Message 10/2/20.


Our 2nd Quarter materials refresh will begin this week for our Kindergarten students. Students will receive the consumable math books that they need for quarter 2, as well as a refresh on basic school supplies.


Tutor.com is a new after-school online option for getting help with homework, school projects, essay writing, and more. Bilingual tutors are available to help in any subject, from 2pm-9am on weekdays, and 24 hours on the weekends. This is a free service for FUSD students! Services will begin October 12. Just open Clever, and click on the tutor.com link.


On Wednesday at 3:30 we will have our weekly parent update meeting. You may log in on Teams using the following link:


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+1 559-512-2623 United States, Fresno (Toll)

Conference ID: 248 644 086#

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Thank you for working with us and being part of our Sea King Team. Please call our Sea King Hotline at 253-6450 or email us at Ericsonelementary@fresnounified.org if you have questions or if you need to clear your child's absences. When visiting the campus for any reason always wear a mask and practice social distancing for the health and safety of our employees and our community.


For current Ericson updates please like our Ericson Elementary School Sea Kings Facebook Page, visit our Ericson School Website and subscribe to Peachjar .


Go Sea Kings!

Ms. Rodriguez and Mrs. Stephenson

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Distance Learning Has its Challenges

Some things are easier with distance learning. We don't have to fight traffic, we can sleep later, and we're more comfortable at home. Some things are more stressful, such as internet issues, background noise, and childcare difficulties. The Parents Guide to Distance Learning has some excellent real-world advice for parents who want their kids to make the most of online learning. Click the button below to view this resource.

Student Transfers Due December 1

Message From Transfers Department

The Transfers Department is accepting transfer requests for the 2021-22 school year. This request applies to many situations including:

  • Magnet schools
  • Any school outside of the attendance boundary
  • Change of address
  • Continuation in feeder pattern (sixth and eighth grades)
  • Pre-school continuing at current school

Please use the attached form for interested parents. Requests that are received before December 1 are considered on-time and will have first access to available space. Applications can be sent via:

Questions: Transfers Department, 248-7538.

Attachments:

2021-22 Fillable Transfer Request- English.pdf

2021-22 Fillable Transfer Request- Hmong.pdf

2021-22 Fillable Transfer Request -Spanish.pdf

This Week- Kindergarten Q2 Materials Pickup

If you have a student in Kindergarten, please plan to pick up their supplies this Thursday from 8:15-9am, or Friday from 3-4pm. Students need their math books for quarter 2, so don't miss the distribution!


Students in grades TK, 1-6 will pick up supplies the following week October 12-16.

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Parent University Learning Opportunities

Virtual Parent Learning sessions will start this week on Tuesday, October 6, and go through Thursday, October 8. In addition, Parent University will have five weeks of virtual parent learning sessions starting the week of Tuesday, October 20, 2020 and go through Friday, November 20, 2020 (once a week for a minimum of five sessions). All sessions are offered in English, Hmong, and Spanish. Parent Learning topics include:

  • Accessing Atlas/Microsoft Teams
  • Basic Computer Literacy
  • Positive Discipline
  • College and Career Readiness/Microsoft Teams
  • High School Readiness/Microsoft Teams
  • Middle School Readiness/Microsoft Teams
  • Elementary School Readiness/Microsoft Teams
  • SPED/Microsoft Teams
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FLATS is available to help with technology!

FLATS is experiencing much lower call volumes at this point. They are available to help you trouble shoot any tech issues you may have. Call them first if you need help logging on to Teams, iReady, or any other school application. They are no longer managing checking out devices. Call Ericson if you have already spoken with FLATS and your device issue could not be solved.

FLATS 559-457-3939

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School is in session Monday-Friday, 9:00am-2:30pm. Please expect that your child is with the teacher or completing independent work during those hours.

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2020-21 Distance Learning Daily School Schedules

TK-6th Grade Daily School Schedules

Archived Parent Newsletters 2020-21

Did you miss last week's Newsletter? Past Newsletters are archived at the following link

Ericson Elementary School

Please call our Sea King Hotline at 253-6450 for questions regarding reopening of schools.

For issues regarding technology please call 457-3939