May 18, 2020
Materials Pick-up - Thursday, May 21, 2020
We are asking for all school materials to be returned this week unless other arrangements have been made with the office/teacher. The expectation is that we will pick up the student Chromebooks, books, assignments, and any other school materials on Thursday, May 21 from all families. Please place them in a bag for pick up and feel free to call if you have questions.
Big Thank You To Students from Mrs. Taylor
We had a wonderful bus ride on Friday, chatting with students and parents and delivering/picking up materials. What a great surprise to see many of our kids able to greet us with their beautiful smiles and the most amazing creative signs that made all staff members feel special. Thank you all for taking the time to meet us along the way so we could wish everyone the best in person! Hope each of you have a terrific summer and can’t wait to hopefully see everyone in the fall.
Thank You PTO - FROM MRS. TAYLOR
Check out this gorgeous flower basket that you see in the photo! I want to take this time to thank the PTO for the wonderful surprise that happened during our bus trip on Friday. Please know, I enjoyed our year of collaboration that provided extended learning opportunities and made them available for our kids! I look forward to working with you in the upcoming year. We appreciate all you do!
Grades and Report Cards
We will be finishing up with grades/assignments this week so we can finalize our school year. We will have our 4th quarter report cards emailed to most families on Friday, May 22. Please let us know if you need a paper copy mailed to you. For grading purposes for this quarter and in the midst of a “new teaching/learning environment, we will adhere to the following guidelines:
For grades K-2 - Students will be measured in the areas that teachers were able to evaluate and will be based on teacher observation and/or student work completion. Please note, there may be multiple areas that are marked as NM or not measured, due to our current remote learning situation.
Grades 3-5 - Students will be measured in the areas that teachers were able to evaluate and will be based on teacher observation and/or student work completion. Please note, there may be multiple areas that are marked as Pass/ NG (not graded), due to our current remote learning situation.
Grades 6-12 - Students will be measured in the areas that teachers were able to evaluate and will be based on teacher observation and/or student work completion. Please note, students will earn a grade or there may be classes that are marked as Pass/NG/I, depending on the work completion/participation throughout the quarter. Please note this is due to our current remote learning situation.
AGAIN, ALL WORK IS DUE ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2020 UNLESS OTHER ARRANGEMENTS WERE MADE WITH STAFF. PLEASE LET US KNOW IF WE CAN BE OF ANY ASSISTANCE.
ZOOM MEETING FOR PARENTS Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 9:00am
In order to finish our year strong, I would like to hold a zoom meeting with interested parents on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 9:00am. The purpose of this meeting is to review Title 1 information, review the student gardening project (Title 1 Parent Engagement Activity), and make available to families dates when they can come to the school and plant any plants they want to grow in our school garden. At this time, we will also discuss what went well this last quarter, what we need to know if we end up remote learning again, and what the latest information is telling us about school opening in the fall.
WENDY TAYLOR is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Title 1 Gardening/End of Year Zoom Meeting
Time: May 20, 2020 09:00 AM Alaska
Join Zoom Meeting at:
Meeting ID: 948 8123 9954
Once you have completed the gardening activity with your child, please complete the survey titled HOME GARDENING ACTIVITY to the best of your ability at this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1vAsFbClbn8m8p2CdLF0HGC6a5d-iMK99lb0Ce0QULTg/edit?usp=sharing
Remember, Title 1 is a large funding provider for our small school and we need parent survey information as evidence that people are involved and are willing to participate. Please complete the survey!
May 20, 9am Zoom Meeting with Parents
May 21 End of the year material pick up
Mrs. Schroeder's Page
K: Memory page and GoMath! Getting Ready for 1st Grade math lessons
1: Memory page and activities from the reading and math mats
2: Letter writing, math project, reading challenge
Materials to Return next Thursday, May 21:
Reading Book (K)
Decodable Reader (1st & 2nd)
Pattern Blocks (2nd)
Green Base 10 Blocks (1st)
Mr. Foster Grades 3-5 (5-18-20)
All Grades: We are doing a Zoom meeting on Monday at 2:30. I feel it is very important for all students to attend. We use this as a brainstorming session to problem solve and to stay connected as a group. We are in our last four days of the school year. It is still important for students to check their Gmail daily for specific directions and communications. We are simply submitting snapshots of completed assignments for credit, and only two (2) specific completed assignments each for Reading/Language Arts and Math are required each week. We have added Science, Social Studies, Art, Handwriting, Keyboarding, and Fun Stuff which contains virtual field trips and sites which might interest your kids. Check your email and the “stream” icons in the Google Classroom for pathways for submitting assignments, creating screenshots, and taking snapshots using the Chromebook. There will be no new assignments this week. I am asking students to concentrate on submitting all past due assignments. I understand that some students will want to continue working. Simply fill in any extra time with independent reading, Moby, or Lexia. I will also attach an extra weekly packet which may be printed off, or students can just answer the questions on a separate piece of paper. As always, do not hesitate to call/contact me with any questions or concerns. Have a wonderful summer break! :)
Mr. Kirby’s Page
Newsletter Week 37 - 2nd Semester,
05/18/20 – 5/21/20
8th. Go Math/Intro to Alg. 1- Good Monday morning 5/18/2020! This is our last week of school and all work that is due, is posted to last week’s assignments on Google Classroom.
Alg. 1- Good Monday morning 5/18/2020! This is our last week of school and all work that is due, is posted to last week’s assignments on Google Classroom..
Geometry – Good Monday morning 5/18/2020! This is our last week of school and all work that is due, is posted to last week’s assignments on Google Classroom.
APEX Personal Finance Class – Fine Job! All Completed! This would be a good time to go to the AKCIS site and review your portfolio. Make sure all info is current and even take a new interest survey.
High School Biology – Good Monday morning 5/18/2020! This is our last week of school and all work that is due, is posted to last week’s assignments on Google Classroom.
Middle School Physical Science – Good Monday morning 5/18/2020! This is our last week of school and all work that is due, is posted to last week’s assignments on Google Classroom.
HS German Class - Good Monday morning 5/18/2020! This is our last week of school and all work, that is due has been posted to last week’s assignments on Google Classroom. Please submit pictures of your German dish to Google Classroom.
MS P.E. - Good Monday morning 5/18/2020! This is our last week of school. All work, that is due, is posted on last week’s assignments in our Google Classroom.
Special Message to all my Students:
I can’t believe this is the last week of school!
I want you to know that I would have never chosen for the year to end like it has, and didn’t sign up to be a Distance Ed. Teacher. However, I want you all to know that, each week, I looked forward to seeing you at our Zoom meetings. You guys and gals are very special to me and I look forward to seeing you in class, once more. Thank you for your hard work this year!
Call on me if I can be of assistance to you.
Mr. Coale’s Page
Office Hours 10am-5pm
-At the start of each week, I will post the week’s assignment along with my expectations, and any work that will need to be turned in no later than Friday. We will ease back into the routine, which might take some time given the new dynamics of our virtual classroom.
All students need to check their google classroom assignments and grade pages in order to see what missing work they need to accomplish this week.
Middle school English: Students have one final writing assignment, which is a personal narrative paper. They must write a final personal narrative about what they have been doing during this time.
Middle school social studies: There will be a new slideshow posted in their google classroom. If possible, I would like the students to view a program called America, the Story of Us. The episode (#5) is called The Civil War. It can be found on Youtube and Amazon Prime. The students have already seen the first four episodes. This episode does have some violence to it, but it is rated PG-13.
High school English: Students are to continue selected readings from the book that I posted. Each student has been required to write journal entries each week, and the culminating paper will be a reflection on the overall time that we have spent away from school. This is to be a TWO to THREE-page paper. What were your favorite moments of distance learning? What were the worst parts? What did you accomplish? Did you pick up any new hobbies, learn any new skills, or create any masterpieces? If art was a big part of your quarantine, I want pictures of some of the things you created. As always, grammar, spelling, and format will all be taken into consideration for grading purposes.
High school social studies/current issues: We will be talking about the role that mass media plays in society. With the help of the reading selections, students will be able to see how the media can influence a feeling of mass hysteria.
News From The Library
Here is a bit of Library news. First thing first , our 2019 Book Dragon Challenge Winners:
Sara Jo Balch
Over the summer these seven students read ten books, wrote a short summary and returned their book logs in the first week of School. Glacier Students rule! Great job we are so proud of you.
Cody Althens read 9.5 books, he didn't quite make the quota, but we still wanted to recognize his efforts! Due to the disruption of our school, students will receive their awards at a later date.
As our school year winds down for summer break, it's time to get ready for the 2020 Book Dragon Challenge.
I will be sending one booklet to each family, if you would like additional booklets you can call or texts the phone number below or you can go to the GVS Website and print the booklet. (it will be posted to the website at the end of the year.) Please make sure your name is on the booklet when you return the booklets in the fall.
The books miss you and so does the librarian, have a safe and fabulous summer.
Any questions please call Gaila 907-232-5956.