Email from Mrs. Miner:

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Dear Elementary Families:

This week we are excited to begin our first attempt at digital learning. Starting Tuesday, March 17th, classroom teachers will email families welcoming them to online learning. In the following days, a digital format will include daily assignments, tasks, and learning opportunities. These assignments are not intended to be exhaustive or to imply that students will not miss instructional experiences that can only be provided within the context of the interaction of a teacher with their students. Rather, it is intended to provide practice opportunities for students to minimize the interruption to learning. It is NOT an expectation that children will be engaged in learning for 7 hours as they would be during a typical school day.  In addition, the home learning time does not have to be continuous-time (i.e. student sitting at a computer or engaged in academic work for a specific number of minutes).  With our amazing staff at the helm, we will do our best to be creative, engaging, and fun!

Additionally, it is not implied that students will be able to complete these instructional activities independently. Students will still require the guidance of an adult to answer questions, clarify instructions, and make certain that they are on task.  It is expected that your child’s assignments will be completed each day. Please feel free to email your child’s teacher with questions. Teachers will be available via email Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 3:00 pm. If you would prefer a phone call over email, please email your child’s teacher to set up a time for him/her to reach out to you.  Immediate resolution of students’ questions is simply not possible. All reasonable attempts will be made by teachers to provide clarification for students’ questions.

Thank you for your patience and support as we navigate this new learning together.  Together we can make this a good experience for everyone.  Please look for more information in the coming days.

Respectfully and Appreciatively,

Michelle Miner, Principal

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