Turning back the Dial
Our district turned the dial back this week for us to begin virtual/remote learning on Monday. You've all received the email from Kerry Birmingham and I want to provide some clarity for you on the schedules beginning on Monday and an opportunity for you to consider.
Our schedule will stay the same for K-5 students. Our virtual students will not experience a change in their day. For our in-seat students, please login to your classroom teacher's Zoom link at 8:40 AM to engage in learning each day.
MONDAY ONLY-LOGOFF AT 11:30AM
Teachers will have work time in the PM to plan, prepare, and collaborate for virtual learning.
L.I.V.E. Learning Hubs
As we mentioned in yesterday's communication, we recognize that turning back the dial to virtual learning will leave some of our families in crisis, with few safe options for students while parents work or are otherwise unable to care for children during the day.
Therefore, as a service to our community, we are creating opportunities for supervision in several of our buildings for students in grades K-6 beginning next Wednesday, November 11th. L.I.V.E. (Learning in a Virtual Environment) will be offered at no-cost to current in-seat students first, with all in-seat students in those grade levels eligible.
Below is the link to registration. L.I.V.E is not available at every school, so we ask that you chose the school that works for you. If you require transportation, we may have to move your registration to a location that works on our bus route, but you will be notified of any changes. There are maps to each of the schools built into the registration program.
I want to be clear that this is NOT school. This is an opportunity for a limited number of students to spend the day in a supervised environment, with access to reliable internet where they can log on to virtual instruction from their classroom teacher. Breakfast and lunch will be served, and students will have the opportunity to go outside and participate in other enrichment activities outside of virtual instruction. Masks and all other strict safety protocols must be followed. No additional tutoring or instructional support will be provided.
IMPORTANT: In order to plan for staffing, we are closing registration on Monday, November 9th at 12:00 pm. If you wish to register after that date, depending on availability, you can email Dawn Wyatt at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will have further information.
IMPORTANT: When you get to the payment information section of registration (located at the end of registration) please select "Continue without saving a Payment Method."
Online Scholastic book fair
Learning at Home Support
Sometimes it helps for kids to hear from other kids about learning at home
Watch the video below with your kids and discuss the big emotions that come with being at home.
Start each day with Meditation & Mindfulness
Mindfulness. It’s a pretty straightforward word. It suggests that the mind is fully attending to what’s happening, to what you’re doing, to the space you’re moving through. That might seem trivial, except for the annoying fact that we so often veer from the matter at hand. Our mind takes flight, we lose touch with our body, and pretty soon we’re engrossed in obsessive thoughts about something that just happened or fretting about the future. And that makes us anxious. Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.
MINDFULNESS EXERCISES TO DO IN THE MORNING OR DURING THE DAY