Our year has come to an end. I’m so very proud of all you. I will miss you dearly. Each of you had a special place in my heart. Though this year has given us some unpredictable outcomes, I’m extremely blessed to work with you and your families. I know you will all do fabulously in first grade. Don’t forget to pop by and say hello, I will come by and see how you are doing as well.
Our district is requesting that ALL parents complete this survey regarding the reopening of the 2020-2021 school year. Your feedback is extremely important to us and will contribute to our plan moving forward. Please encourage other parents to complete this survey, too. For translation assistance, parents may call 313-580-2532 Monday, June 8th through Friday, June 12th from 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.
We hope that you and your loved ones enjoyed this holiday weekend and had time to take a break from the new norm of the “remote lifestyle.”
We are gearing up for the end of the school year and we wanted to give you a heads up about this coming Thursday, May 28th. On Thursday, May 28th from 11:30-2:30 pm we will have a distribution of student belongings. Students will receive personal belongings from their desks in a brown bag labeled with their name on it. If you have a specific item that you are concerned about (i.e. jacket, eyeglasses etc…), please be sure to communicate with your child’s teacher so that we do not miss anything important. Additionally, we will be asking that students return specific school belongings back to the school on this distribution day. Your child’s teacher will communicate with you about what specific item(s) to return on that day, examples of items may include (LLI books, library books, reading bags, textbooks, instruments for 5th graders, and safety belts). We will NOT be asking you to return Chromebooks at this time so please hang on to those for now. You may come to the school anytime during the 3 hour time frame (11:30-2:30 pm) on May 28th. It will be a drive-up format so please remain in your vehicles at all times. Drive-up locations around the school will be coordinated with normal after school pick-up locations. Please see below for a reminder of where to drive-up depending on the grade-level(s) of your child(ren). As a friendly reminder, parents and students are not allowed in the building for their safety so please remain in your vehicles at all times. Thank you for your continued flexibility and patience during this unprecedented time.
With the above stated, I will be passing out your child’s material at our normal Kindergarten door for all of kindergarten.
This week’s plan is attached below but also available in the tab above:
The district expects that all students will complete coursework posted weekly on Remote Learning Plans to the best of their ability. Completion of assignments will be considered as student participation. Remote learning will continue until June 11th, the last day of school. Students will receive an end of the year report card and will be graded as followed:
Meeting- Student regularly submits work, has high participation.
Progressing- Student submits most assignments.
Limited- Student has little or no submitted assignments.
So, as we move forward with remote learning I will continue to post weekly assignments on my Blog every week for the upcoming week. The Weekly Remote Learning Calendar can be found at the top of this Blog post under the Weekly Lesson Plans tab.
In order to be graded for participation, I will be looking at Razkids, Zearn, and completion of assignments. Work can be submitted in email or text. I will begin grading for participation and I will continue commenting on work as it is turned in.
I would suggest that you have your child continue reading daily on Razkids and practicing math skills on Embarc.online and Zearn. In addition, attending Big Blue Button each Monday at 4pm and completing weekly assignments as best as they can (do not get overwhelmed, we just expect your child to do their best and accomplish what they can in a reasonable time frame).
If your child gets behind in assignments, I will reach out to check in with you. Please do not worry, if you are a little late in turning in assignments. Please let me know, if you or your child needs additional support with any subject.
The Howard team is excited to invite you to our live Kindergarten Round Up on Google Meet! Please join us on Tuesday, May 12 from 5:00-6:00pm for a live presentation from the Howard principal, kindergarten team and support staff regarding the coming 2020/2021 kindergarten year. Please see the attached invitation if you are interested and feel free to share it with any other interested parties. If you are unable to attend the live with us, the presentation with live links will be posted to the Howard blog no later than the morning of Wednesday, May 13.
The link the live session is HERE the live session will start at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, May 12
The phone number to call in to the live session is +1 470-327-0567 PIN: 974 986 652#
If you would like to register your child online you can click on the link HERE
If you would like to call for help registering your child please contact student services at 313-495-4004