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2/21/2021 - Change is Coming!
Hello Families! We know another change is tough in the midst of a year that has brought a lot with it. We want to assure you that we have kept your scholar's needs and safety at the forefront of every decision we have made. Keep in mind that we, as adults, have the ability to navigate change that a middle schooler may not be able to yet, simply due to the changes they are experiencing personally while they begin to understand how to navigate this world.
We know that there will be some possible hiccups next week and we thank you in advance for your patience. We ask that as parent/guardian you simply encourage your scholar to show up! This may mean making sure to attend class and/or complete assignments. We guarantee that if you assist in those two areas we can help scholars reach success this year. This truly is a team effort, primarily for the benefit of your scholar.
Please be aware of 2 things, prior to this date:
We are making some changes to the hybrid scheduling (details available by Wednesday)
1. 8th grade ONLY will attend Mondays and Tuesdays
7th grade ONLY will attend Thursdays and Fridays.
This change is necessary so that there is less interruption to your scholars academic schedule.
2. We will NOT be using the last schedule created. We will send out the new hybrid schedule soon. We promise our goal is to help remain as consistent as possible and these changes will make the transition much easier for every scholar.
PLEASE NOTE - No changes to the schedule will be made prior to March 1st. Keep moving along with the schedule we have been using since August. Thank you!
Announcement! State testing will be taking place this year. We will be preparing your scholar, with specific areas of focus, for the tests that will start the week of April 19th. More information to come.
**Teacher's are offering ways for scholar's to improve their grades when in attendance.**
** Your scholar can get homework help in our after school program Monday through Friday from 2:45 - 4:00. Information below**
Virtual Schedules: This will be WEEK A. Your scholar's virtual schedule is below
Black History Month Assembly - Tuesday, February 23rd @ 11:00 AM
Parent Night - Thursday, February 25th @ 5:00 PM (information below)
End of 3rd Quarter - March 17th
Spring Break - March 29th - April 5th
State Testing - Starting week of April 19th
Attendance: We are required to monitor your scholar's attendance as we have always done. Attendance is also directly tied to your scholar's success in their classes. Attending ZOOM sessions are a must in order for your scholar to understand how to complete assignments and to receive the support needed to achieve quality grades. Teachers are also available outside of class time to work with scholars. Please take advantage of this!
Grades: Your scholar's 3rd Quarter interims are available online (link to directions below). If you are having a hard time connecting to see them please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and we can send them to you. Also remember that your scholar's grades are ALWAYS available, with specifics, through their Google Classroom.
Transportation: Please look below for updated information about busing for scholars.
Meals: Meals will be available for pick up on Monday from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. Please drive around to the back door. Thank you!
After-School Program: VIRTUAL OPTION! Please register here: http://bit.ly/AplusPLAreadingsignup Parents! Your scholar can get homework help from 2:45 until 4:00 pm everyday Monday through Friday. Email ghigginbotham@aplusarts with any questions you may have.
Help Desk: PLA has a help desk to help meet your technology needs. Please see the link below.
Calendar: Attached you will find the school calendar. We will be sure to communicate other important dates weekly
Thursday, Feb. 25th, 5pm
This is an online event.
Topic: Parent Night
Time: Feb 25, 2021 05:00 PM
Join Zoom Meeting
Purpose: Discussion of transition to the Hybrid Schedule and inform you of what the rest of the year holds.
* We will be raffling of $25 Target gift cards during this event
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
RETURN HYBRID ANNOUNCEMENT - from our Regional Director
8th Grade Parents!
Columbus City School's 2021/2022 School Year Lottery is open! Please click the following link in order to receive all the information and guidelines with this. https://www.ccsoh.us/Page/1184.
If you have any questions or need any assistance, please reach out.
Ohio Construction Academy will be joining class on Friday, February 26th during your scholar's ELA class.
Franklinton High School came and spoke to the 8th graders on February 11th. Please ask your child about the school. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to us anytime.
Cristo Rey sent a representative to talk to your scholars about their high school. If you want more information, please reach out and we will help connect you. Your scholar was also given the information.
We are working on coordinating with other schools to speak to your scholar's as well. If you have any questions please call us 614-338-0767
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Technology Needs and Concerns? (please click below)
Below are a few tips to prevent the devices from low performance, damage, or accidental lost.
Ø Ensure the case remains on the IPad or Chromebook.
Ø Ensure food and drink are not around the device.
Ø Ensure scholars are stationary when using the device.
Ø Monitor data usage on the hotspot.
Ø When lessons have concluded for the day, ensure the scholar places the device in the same location for the next day.
Ø Ensure that your scholar's device is plugged in at the end of the day in order to be fully charged for the next school day.
If you have any questions regarding your scholar’s device, please contact: Harold Reed at email@example.com or 614-725-1305 ext.1001.
Please advise parents that if they haved moved in the last 6 months, make sure they have provided Current proof of residency, also update contact information as well as e-mail.
Columbus City Schools Transportation
Step One: In preparation for a possible return to Hybrid or face to face classes, please complete the online application NOW for a Columbus City Schools transportation route at: https://www.ccsoh.us/Page/4818 --An email address is required for registration.
***Returning families, please check your CCS Transportation portal to make sure your information is up to date.
Step Two: You should receive an email with a link to complete your online application.
Step Three: Then you should receive an email confirmation that your application has been submitted.
Step Four: CCS Transportation will send your student’s route information separately.
For any further transportation questions, contact: Columbus City Schools Transportation at 614-365-5074 OR visit 1560 Moler Rd | Columbus, OH 43207