Sayre Community Newsletter
COVID School Closure Edition 4
April 17, 2020
Happy Friday Sayre Family!
We hope everyone had a peaceful and calm Spring Break and got to enjoy some of the good weather we got. As we launched into our Online Learning this week, teachers and students alike have been excited to get connected with their students, albeit in a much different setting. Thank you for helping us execute a safe and seamless technology device distribution this week. We have many of our students logged on and engaging in continuous learning. Once again, please fill out the form if your child does not have consistent access to a technological device. Many companies are also offering free internet services. Information can be found by following this link. Thanks to the intrepid spirit and creativity of our favorite Community Representative, Ms. Menjiar, Sayre teachers and staff will be rolling through the Galewood neighborhood in a vehicle parade. See you at your nearest window or door stoop this Saturday starting at 4pm! Go Bulldogs!
April 13th-Online Learning Begin
April 17th- End of Quarter 3. Professional Development Day, No Online Learning
April 20-24th-Report Cards to be mailed out by the district.
April 22nd- Virtual Report Card Conferences
Ms. Ade and Ms.Donatelli
Report Card Pick Up Times (Continuously Updated)
Staying Sayre Strong during Online Learning
Dear Sayre Parents and Guardians,
Please join us in ensuring that all Sayre students engage in online learning this week and the weeks to come. As the district provides clarity around grades, it is important that we work together in support of our students. Beyond letter grades, a student's work with online assignments informs how they are making progress towards grade-level standards an will inform levels of support once school resume.
To that end, all online assignments are a requirement. Per the Illinois State Board (ISBE) and district guidelines, grades will be given in the 3rd and 4th quarters. While grades will not harm a student's score, students will receive feedback on their work and will inform how the teacher shapes their instruction.
Student Expectations (were applicable)
Engage in learning (either online or via paper copy) and complete eALL assignments provided by the teacher and communicate with teachers via the designated online learning platform (Google classroom in most cases)
Utilize their teachers' virtual office hours and /or live lessons as a way to communicate with teachers.
Each week, Sayre staff will be following up with families and students who show low levels (less than 3 ) of online learning participation. We want every student to succeed and to feel ready for school when we resume. We look forward to a strong parent-school partnership.
*Kindergarten and 1st Grade Parents*
SAYRE SCHOOL CLOSED April 17-April 30th
Beginning the following week (Monday, April 13), the district will launch a consolidated meal plan under which 276 schools that were most frequented by families will continue to provide free meals, and schools that were less utilized by families will no longer serve as distribution sites.
Sayre building will be closed starting April 20th, with intermittent administrative coverage going forward. We're still available! If you have a question or need support during the week of Spring Break, please call Ph: (773) 242 8968 (Ms. Donatelli or (708) 669-6251 (Ms. Adekunle) between 7:00am and 4:00pm. Our school email firstname.lastname@example.org is also being monitored and we will get back to you ASAP.
Sayre Teacher and Staff Montage
Here are the latest GoCPS updates. If you have any questions, please email me.
GoCPS phone #: 773-553-2060
Principal Discretion: TBD - No dates or packet information available yet regarding principal discretion. I will let you know when new information becomes available.
Round 2 Opening: TBD / NO DATE yet for when round 2 opens. Please be aware that if you apply in Round 2, and get an offer in Round 2 that you will automatically forfeit your 1st Round offer. Thus, make sure that if you apply in Round 2 that you want to attend that school more than the school you received an offer for in Round 1.
Waitlist Information: If you accept a school in Round 1, you will NOT lose your position on the waitlist. The only way you lose your spot on the waitlist is if you remove yourself from the waitlist via your GoCPS online account.
GoCPS password: If you forgot your password, and the password reset link doesn't work, you can call or email GoCPS to get your password reset.
Please check your email daily for further updates!
Stay healthy & safe!