Shady Cove School Newsletter

Comprehensive Distance Learning Edition - November 2020


SCS Principal Message December Newsletter


Five tips for learning better from home:

  1. Create a learning space

  2. Manage your time

  3. Ask for help

  4. Look after your wellbeing

  5. As you do homework, verify online sources of information

If you would like more detailed information on this subject click here.


Tech Tips-Closing Tabs and Adding Pinned Apps to the Doc Bar


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Yes, we are going to have a yearbook this school year even with distance learning. We are looking for candid shots of your scholars. They can take pictures of themselves or have someone take pictures of them. Ideas for submission include: artwork they’ve done, doing something they love, working on a project, riding their bike, etc. Send photos to Miss Eileen at


Ms. Hinze's class has read 800 plus books on Epic. "I am so delighted to see that students in my class are reading and enjoying reading." Ms. Hinze


REMEMBER: If your student(s) will be absent from their classes (ZOOM, etc.), please call 541-830-6220 by 9:00am to report the absence OR email


11/6 Teacher Work Day - No Distance Learning

11/11 Veterans Day - No Distance Learning

11/23-25 Fall Conferences - No Distance Learning

11/26-27 Thanksgiving Break - No Distance Learning

12/21-1/1 Holiday Break - No Distance Learning

1/22 Teacher Work Day - Teacher Work Day - No Distance Learning

2/15 Presidents' Day - Teacher Work Day - No Distance Learning

3/18-3/19 Spring Conferences - No Distance Learning

3/22-3/26 Spring Break - No Distance Learning

4/9 Teacher Work Day - No Distance Learning

5/31 Memorial Day - No Distance Learning


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For the 2019-2020 school year, EPSD9 offered optional iPad insurance to students and families. This annual insurance is effective from August 19, 2019 to September 14, 2020.

During the 2020-2021 school year, EPSD9 will offer optional iPad insurance to students and families. The annual insurance will be effective from August 11, 2020-September 7, 2021. The cost for the insurance is $25.00. There is a family cap of $100.00. Insurance will provide coverage for repair or replacement on and off school grounds for incidents described below. Without insurance, students will be responsible for all repair or replacements costs.

If your student did not have insurance for the 2019-20 school year, their school for the 2020-21 year will need to verify the condition of the iPad prior to accepting insurance payment. Before the iPad is insured, the device must be inspected to ensure it's:

1. Operational: Demonstrate that the device powers on

2. Free of cracks on the screen: best to see this with the screen lit up

3. The case is in fair condition and can protect the device (flap attached or keyboard present during inspection)

Note: Students with keyboards: Both parts (case frame and detachable keyboard that serves as a protective cover) should be accounted for at the inspection.

iPad Insurance can be purchased for $25.00 online through ParentVue under optional fees or you can go into your child’s school office to sign up. Schools may require an opt-out signature.

What is covered:

  • Accidental damage (drops/spills)

  • Cracked screen

  • Liquid submersion

  • Fire

  • Flood

  • Natural disasters

  • Power surge by lightning

  • Theft (required police report)

  • Vandalism (requires police and school report)

What is not covered:

  • Purposeful damage or neglect.

  • Lost or misplaced iPad.

  • iPad charging cord and charging wall charger (brick).

Additional conditions:

  • if an iPad sustains damage while it is not in a case, insurance coverage may be denied.

  • Purchase of insurance after your school deployment event must be done in person at the school office. Inspection of the EPSD9 issued iPad is required.

Insurance Deductible Fees

1st damage claim - no deductible fee

2nd damage claim - $25 deductible fee

3rd damage claim - $50 deductible fee

4th damage claim - $75 deductible fee

Costs for Damaged, Lost or Stolen iPads

Students will be held responsible for ALL damage or loss to their iPads and/or accessories resulting from negligence or misuse as determined by school administration. This includes accessories not covered by warranty including, but not limited to broken screens or cracked pieces, inoperability, etc. In the event of damage not covered by warranty and resulting from negligence or misuse, the student and parent will be billed for the cost of repairs.

The student will check in/check out a loaner iPad or alternative device until repairs are made (if damage is due to gross negligence, intentional destruction, or willful misconduct school administration will determine iPad/technology use for the student).

Replacement Costs for Damages and Repairs:

  • A damaged or broken iPad may cost in excess of $250

  • Replacement cost for a lost or stolen iPad is $299 and up (depending on the model)

  • Accessory Replacement: All district owned iPads are distributed with a case, charging cable, and wall charger. Replacement costs of these accessories are outlined below:

  • Replacement cost for the Logitech Rugged Combo 2 case is $100

  • Replacement cost for the STM dux iPad case is $35

  • Replacement cost for the provided iPad charging cable is $15

  • Replacement cost for the provided iPad wall charger is $15

  • Replacement cost for the provided Logitech Crayon is $49.95


Student lunches (with breakfast for the next day) are available.

Where: Shady Cove School - upper bus zone

When: Monday - Friday

Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm

If students will not be present at pick up and a representative is picking up lunches, a Meals Authorization form must be completed and submitted. This form is available at the location and time listed above.

If your student is a bus rider, lunch delivery may be available. Please call 541-830-6220 for details.


Do you have technology questions about comprehensive distance learning? If it involves passwords, ZOOM or Canvas, please contact your scholar's teacher. For any other issues, our technology department is available to assist at 541-830-6700


Is your scholar a 7th grader? All 7th grade students are required to have their Tdap booster. If your 7th grader has not, please take the time now to schedule it. Proof of immunization is required and can be emailed, faxed or brought in to the office. During distance learning, all immunization requirements are still in effect.

Book Check Out from Shady Cove School Library

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How to search for library books in EPSD9


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