Virtual Learning Update
March 30 - April 3, 2020
I wish I could tell you how long this virtual learning period will be, but I can't. What I do know is that it's important for every student to be engaged every day to get the most out of this time.
We have had contact with over 95% of our students this week. Contact is important, but being engaged in schoolwork and with teachers is essential. We will be reaching out to those students who have not been submitting their work.
Keep on the lookout for a brief email survey to tell us about how this experience is working for you and your child. Your feedback will be critical as we work to improve this experience for students and teachers.
Thank you for your support.
Be safe and be well!
Michael Skeldon, Ed.D.
Changes to Check In Expectations for Attendance
Students are required to check in daily with all of their teachers before 2:30pm. Please know that you do not have to wait until your teacher's office hours to check in using this form. Students can check in anytime between 8:30am and 2:30pm.
Checking In Does NOT Count as School Work
If your student is struggling to organize their work, feeling overwhelmed or does not understand what is required, please reach out. We are ready and able to help! Teachers have been contacting students as work is not being completed, but waiting all week before you speak up to ask for help will only add to the problem.
We want to see every student be successful! If your student is struggling, let us know!
Please reach out to a trusted teacher, or your school's Principal for assistance. We will make sure you get the help you need.
Rise & Shine! The School Day Starts at 8:30am
It is important to keep in mind that the school day runs from 8:30am - 2:30pm. Students are expected to be utilizing the entire school day (while taking some short breaks) to complete their school work. This will help avoid any time management issues, and will ensure that students are able to communicate with teachers to ask for help and instruction during scheduled office hours.
The early bird catches the worm! We recommend that students start their day at 8:30am, and if they complete their assignments students can then use that free time to catch up on some sleep.
School Spirit Week 2.0!
Take a look at our fun topics for next week's Spirit Week! Dress up, take awesome pics, and send your spirited pictures to email@example.com for a chance to be featured on the schools' social media!
Special Education Updates
- IEP and evaluation meetings will begin virtually next week through Google Meet. Parents and Guardians will receive invitations to the meetings and individual guidance on how the meetings will be conducted.
- We continue to provide related services (counseling, speech/language therapy and occupational therapy). The therapists have reached out to their students to set up appointments. Occupational therapy will be available Monday-Wednesday 12-1pm and Thursday and Friday from 12-1:30pm. Students can connect with them through their Google Classroom. Please make sure that if your child receives one of these services that they are connecting with their therapist. These supports are more important than ever to support your child through this process of distance learning.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Ms. Giroux firstname.lastname@example.org or 401-671-6261 ext 4004.
Turnaround Time for Grades
Academic Honesty and Integrity
Right now teachers are trying to give students meaningful work that is tied to standards that will help them progress through the curriculum. If students are not being honest about the struggles they maybe having, and advocating for more help, then they are not getting their best education.
Students should be honest if they need help and refrain from using online tools to do the work for them. Encourage your students to ask for help, reach out, and to not sell themselves short! We are here for them!