MYES Family Newsletter

WEEK OF 12.7.20

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Calendar Updates

Friday, December 11: 2 Hour Early Dismissal- Virtual Schedule for Students linked here

Monday, December 14- Friday, December 18: B Media Week

Thursday, December 24- Friday, January 1: Schools Closed for Winter Break

Learning Model Intent Form

On Friday, Frederick County Public Schools asked families to complete intent forms as it transitions from a virtual learning model to a hybrid learning model for students in grades PreK-12 at the start of the second semester on January 28, 2021.


Families are asked to complete one intent form per child enrolled in FCPS. The intent form can be accessed here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HybridOpenParentIntentDec20.


Today, we are providing guidance for what schedules will look like in the hybrid model.

Students will be assigned to Cohort A or B. In Cohort A, students will attend school in-person on Mondays and Tuesdays. In Cohort B, students will attend school in person on Thursdays and Fridays. Wednesdays will be virtual synchronous days similar to the schedule that students have followed during the first semester. When students are not attending school in-person, they will take part in virtual learning. Students who are learning virtually will follow the same schedule as students attending school in person. Many of the classes will be taught with students attending in person participating with students taking part virtually via Google Meet. Some classes will be purely students taking part virtually.


Regardless of the final timeline for a shift to a hybrid model, the schedules shared here will be our new schedules for our second semester in FCPS. This will allow us great flexibility as we adjust which students are receiving in-person instruction.


The schedules were designed with consideration to the required synchronous or in-person hours required by our state department for each student, regardless of instructional model, as well as the feedback we've received from stakeholders regarding our current schedule. All three levels will operate with a 5-hour day. After in-person students are dismissed, teachers will meet with small groups of students virtually and check with students not present in school that day. Students will have a minimum of 3.5 hours of synchronous instruction on Wednesday and any other days they are not attending in person.

The hybrid schedule can be accessed online.

PRINCIPAL COFFEE CHAT

Having trouble completing the intent form? Still unsure or have questions? Mrs. Austin will be available on a google meet on Thursday, December 10 from 10:00-11:00.


Go to: meet.google.com

Click join or start a meeting

Meeting Nickname: myes-austin

Specials Reminder

Each student has one live art class, one live music class, and one live P.E. class per week. In addition to that, students will be expected to complete one "On-Demand" activity per specials class per week. There is time in each student's day on Wednesday to complete this On-Demand work during the same time block as their live specials classes the rest of the week, but the assignments will be due at the end of the week to allow for some flexibility.


The On-Demand activities are being sent out as a menu of choices. Students need to complete one art choice, one music choice, and one P.E. choice. These activities are designed to take about 10 minutes each in Kindergarten-2nd grade and 15 minutes each in 3rd-5th grade. The menu can be accessed through Schoology by navigating to your student's art, music, or P.E. page (the same menu is in each of the three locations). The menu has the directions for each choice as well as any needed links. Often something needs to be submitted back to Schoology after it is finished.

Photo Contest from Town of Myersville

Attention all Mustangs!

The Public Relations Committee of the Town of Myersville is offering a Winter Break photo contest for our MYES MUSTANGS! The Public Relations Committee will view each entry and the winners will have their photos displayed in local businesses. The Mayor will recognize each winner at a future Mayor & Council meeting.


The photo requirements are:

*horizontal or vertical

*submit ONE photo along with name, grade, and phone number

*photo must be within town limits

*all entries should be emailed to rziegler@myersville.org by December 31st


The Myersville Public Relations Committee will judge all photographs, and the winners will be contacted. Good luck, and have fun! Be creative. People. Places. Things. Any questions should be directed to Bob Ziegler at rziegler@myersville.org.

Technology Tip- Clearing the Cache

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Inclement Weather

In the event of inclement weather, students will continue to engage in virtual instruction using the schedule that is currently in effect -- the schedule for all virtual or the schedule for the hybrid model.

An announcement cancelling small group instruction will be made by 5 a.m. on inclement weather days, and those students will also participate in virtual learning for the day.

If the weather event is significant enough to warrant closing FCPS offices, then an announcement will be made that the entire system is closed and NO virtual instruction will occur. This will be considered a "snow day" and the day will be made up as outlined in the FCPS Calendar Handbook.

For more information, please refer to FCPS Regulation 400-02: Closing of School due to Weather, Maintenance or Other Reasons.

Coronavirus Dashboard

FCPS has added a link on the school system's web homepage to the Maryland Department of Health's Coronavirus Dashboard. The dashboard features a Schools Data tab that serves as a resource for anyone who wants information about COVID outbreaks in school buildings.


Schools are listed as having an outbreak when the following occur:
*At least two confirmed COVID-19 cases among students/teachers/staff within a 14-day period, epidemiologically linked outside of household contacts; or
*Three or more classrooms or cohorts with cases from separate households that meet the classroom/cohort outbreak definition, occurring within 14 days; or
*Five percent or more unrelated students/teachers/staff with confirmed COVID-19 within a 14-day period (minimum of 10 unrelated students/teachers/staff).


FCPS also continues to link to the dashboard at www.fcps.org/update.

Tutoring Virtual Hotline for Families

A staff member is available to assist families from 4-6 pm on Monday-Thursday. Go to meet.google.com and enter team-myes for technology assistance or student academic support.

Need help during the school day?

Learning Lab mentors will be available daily for any student who needs extra support from 9 am-4 pm. Go to meet.google.com and enter team-myes.


Also, check out this guide for troubleshooting tech tips:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1luIE44b-l8yHKvtSDQF_Vvd_g0kt2dg4/view

Looking Up Grades - Email Digest

Myersville Elementary serves as a Meals To Go Location

FREE SCHOOL MEALS PICK-UP

MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

FOR AGES 18 AND UNDER


Due to the FCPS Winter Break, the schedule for FCPS Food and Nutrition Services meals distribution will be different for Wednesday, December 23 through Sunday, January 3.

From 11 AM-1 PM, all school and community locations (see the list) will distribute 5 days' worth of to-go breakfast, lunch and supper meals on Wednesday, December 23 for

Wednesday, December 23
Thursday, December 24
Friday, December 25
Saturday, December 26 and
Sunday, December 27


From 10 AM-1 PM MYES will also serve 2 days' worth of breakfast, lunch and supper on Monday, December 28 for

Monday, December 28 and
Tuesday, December 29


From 10 AM-1 PM a limited number of locations MYES will also serve 5 days' worth of breakfast, lunch and supper on Wednesday, December 30 for

Wednesday, December 30
Thursday, December 31
Friday, January 1
Saturday, January 2 and
Sunday, January 3

MYES Vision Statement

Myersville Elementary is a place where students and staff are engaged learners. They feel safe to take risks and all contributions are valued. Here we have fun while we learn in our school community.

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