I hope this letter finds everyone doing well. Currently, we are in the final week of our March Book Madness. Our students have been voting virtually on their favorite books. You can see the March Book Madness Brackets on my Principal's page. Please encourage your child to vote through his/her Language Arts Google class.
As a district, we are moving into Distance Learning Phase II. Our teachers will begin to hold weekly Google Meet sessions with their classes. These sessions will begin on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Fifth grade will have a Google Meet every week at 12:30 p.m. The sixth, seventh and eighth grades will meet at 12:30 p.m. and rotate their schedules to meet with their different classes throughout the school closure. Our special area teachers will be rotating their grade level classes and meet at 12:00 p.m. Below are the schedules for the week of Monday, April 27th – Friday, May 15, 2020, “This schedule will be continued if the school closure is extended”: (See attached)
Below are some guidelines for Google Meet. Please remind your child that our School Code of Conduct and Technology Use Agreement will be enforced during all Google Meets.
A. Only use your school email account to log into the session.
B. Don’t take screenshots, photos or videos of the Google Meet.
C. Never Share your password with a friend.
D. Do not share your class link with anyone.
E. Only participate in a Google Meet if you are invited. No one else should be on the camera during your Google Meet.
A. Raise your hand if you want to talk.
B. Ask questions if you don’t understand.
C. Dress appropriately for the meeting (remember School Dress Code).
D. Be respectful and thoughtful of others.
E. Give a thumbs up if you understand.
A. Pick a quiet spot and remind other you are in a meeting.
B. Look around you; make sure anything that might be on video is something that can be seen by all.
C. When using the chat box, do your best to use correct grammar and spelling.
D. Use headphones if you have them.
Your child should be signing in to Google classroom daily and checking on the assigned work for all their classes. It is important that parent(s)/guardian(s) review the work their child has completed. If you or your child is having a difficult time with any of the assignments, please send an email to the teacher and title the subject line: Virtual Hand Raise.
Together, we are better and stronger!
Bruce Hoffman, Ed.D.