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Dear Perry Hill Family,

At the beginning of this school year, I don’t think any of us predicted that 2020 would bring a pandemic. Schools and businesses are closing, schedules are uprooted, and grocery stores are low on toilet paper (of all things). But we can always find the silver lining if we look for it. Our country is pulling together to drastically slow the spread of this virus. We are sacrificing normalcy to keep the number of those infected and at risk as low as possible. I also feel fortunate that our district is taking proactive measures to keep our students and families safe rather than waiting for a confirmed case to close schools. It won’t be convenient, but it’s a measure to keep as many people as safe as possible.


Remote Learning

As Dr. Himsel’s email explained, we will be starting “remote learning” on Wednesday, March 18th. The goal is to continue instruction so that students can stay on track with the grade-level gains they have been making all year. It won’t be the same as being in a classroom with a teacher, but we are going to keep a routine and make the best of this unique situation. Teachers will use Google Meet and Canvas Conference (think of it like Skype or Facetime) along with other electronic tools through Canvas to connect with students and deliver instruction. They will also be available throughout the school day to help students with any questions they might have. Students will be able to see and interact with their teacher each day, they will still have their related arts classes, students who qualify for them will still receive special education services, etc. We are going to strive for routine as much as possible. If internet access is an issue, please let your child’s teacher(s) know. Teachers will work with you on either emailing information if this helps or providing packets that can be picked up weekly. 

 

Schedule

The schedule for Remote Learning is listed below. As I mentioned above, routine is going to be extremely important for our kids. Please do everything you can to ensure that students are ready for class at 8:00, they tune in for their related arts class at 10:00, and they check in with their teacher at noon. I told my own kids that remote learning is still a school day, so they will go to bed at their normal time throughout the week. ROUTINE, ROUTINE, ROUTINE. 

 


Spring Break

Spring break is still scheduled for March 27th through April 5th. Students will not have class during spring break. Likewise, April 10th is still a scheduled day off. 

 


Remote Learning Schedule


8:00

Live Instruction/Check-in via Google Meet or Canvas Conference

8:30-10:00

Teacher Office Hours / Students Work Time / Break

(Students will likely not be working this whole time. They are given this window of time to complete work that was assigned, but they can also take a break, eat breakfast, or contact their teacher during this time.)

10:00

Related Arts Instruction/Check-in (See Schedule Below)

Related Arts classes will be about 15-20 minutes long.

12:00

Closing check-In with classroom teacher via Google Meet or Canvas Conf.

12:30-2:45

Teacher Office Hours

(Students will likely not be working this whole time. Many will have completed what was assigned during the 8:30-10:00 chunk.)

*Other Teachers (Speech, PEAK, Literacy, etc) may schedule check-ins during the day.



Special Area Schedule: 


Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Art

K-1

2

3-4

5

Music

2

3-4

5

K-1

P.E.

3-4

5

K-1

2

Guidance

5

K-1 

2

3-4 

 

Curriculum / Instruction

  • We will focus learning on what is most essential – math, reading, and writing.
  • Teachers will integrate science and social studies.
  • In order to make lessons meaningful, students may not be given a lesson for every subject each day.
  • Over the course of the week, students should engage in learning in all subjects.
  • Attendance will be taken each day. Please encourage your child to be present during the live instruction if possible to maintain a regular routine.

Thank you for your flexibility and understanding as we improvise under these unique circumstances. Don’t hesitate to reach out to me or your child’s teacher if you have questions. Hang in there!

 

-Caleb Miner