Weekly Update #24

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We hope that all our students had a successful week of learning at home!  Our teachers and staff members have worked hard this week to ensure that the students were provided with whatever was necessary to keep the learning going across the school community. We want to thank our in-person families for supporting our young learners with the unexpected transition to remote learning and our fully remote families for their continued ongoing support in this effort.

 

School Building Re-Opens: The school building will reopen on Monday, March 15th; all In-person learners and staff will return to school. Please be reminded that all social distancing and mask wearing protocols should be followed at drop-off and pick-up. 

 

Student Attendance and Lateness: This is a friendly reminder that it is important for students to be in school or online for any live teaching sessions each school day! It is also very important that students arrive at school, or log onto remote learning, on time, every day, to have the best learning experience possible.

 

E-Mail Communication: As previously communicated, we will begin utilizing our additional communication service to send emails. This will allow us to ensure as many parents as possible are receiving emails and it also allows parents to receive translated messages in their preferred language (as indicated upon registration). 

 

Material Pick-Up: We will be re-scheduling pick up of any materials for our remote families that were going to be distributed before the closure. Families will be emailed this week about a pick-up day and time. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

 

Spirit Day: Wednesday, March 17th, wear GREEN for St. Patrick’s Day. 

 

Test Sophistication Units Begin for Grade 3-5 students: This coming week all grade 3-5 students will have begun their test sophistication units in ELA. Additional support for success on the writing portion of the exam will take place during some of the science and social studies blocks as well. In the past, we have always provided this additional support during the STAR periods, which this year, have been impossible to schedule.

This additional time will ensure that the children are well prepared. We are still awaiting final guidance from the state around test administration procedures and will keep everyone posted on any updates.

 

In the interest of health and safety, any COVID related diagnosis should be shared with the administration or the parent coordinator so that they can be reported as necessary and adjustments to the instructional program can be made. We look forward to a healthy spring season ahead for all our staff, students, and families!