Health Update 13 – April 21, 2020
Through the generous donations of so many individuals, organizations, and companies in our community, we have been able to purchase hotspots and are moving into the next phase of remote learning. Beginning this week, hotspots and devices are being handed out to those students who previously did not have access at home. Therefore, by the end of the month, teachers will begin to make connections with classes and students in new ways!
Teachers will be using Google Classroom to organize their learning materials for their classes. Students will use a school email address to be connected to the Google Classroom. There will be a variety of asynchronous teaching, including learning activities and video clips of mini lessons, and synchronous gatherings, where teachers and students meet together virtually. Please remember we will not be holding the traditional school day online. This is not advisable for a number of reasons. However, now that everyone has technology, we want to capitalize on the advantage of connecting virtually while maintaining social distancing.
Teachers are in the process of organizing core experiences across all grade levels, which will be developmentally appropriate and which adhere to confidentiality requirements for schools found in the Family Rights to Privacy Act, better known as FERPA.
As always, during this next phase of remote learning reach out to your child(ren)’s teacher or principal with any questions or concerns.
I also attached informational sheets about participating in the census.
Enjoy vacation week!
Betsy M. Webb, Ed.D.