Good morning. I hope that you are all managing things as good as possible. Even though it was under surreal circumstances, it was nice to see many of you (and in some cases, our students) yesterday picking up instructional materials.

If you have not yet signed up for a time slot to pick up “stuff” for your kids (even from their lockers), please refer to Monday’s email for the link to the form. It is important to do this ahead of time as it gives us time to collect the materials so you are not waiting outside for too long. You do not need to have the time confirmed. If you have no way to get to the school, please let me know and we can work out a delivery.

Each Friday morning, I plan on doing a LIVE video broadcast of our morning announcements. Each Friday, I will send the students a link to my Google Meet video. These will take place at 09:00.

It is important to note that your student(s), in all likelihood, will experience “internet slowdown” beginning around Noon each day as the students on the West Coast will be waking up and working on their “distance learning.” It may be wise for our students to do their school work before lunch; then they have the rest of the day to enjoy!

They are back-ordered but we will have available “hot spots” for students to use if internet access is an issue. These “hot spots” use our data and not yours. However, it is limited so they should be using these just for school work as after our data runs out, it will use yours.

There will be some staff who have already emailed students and posted assignments on line to prepare for next week. Students may get started, if they want, but do not actually begin until Monday.

For our math students (and their parents), Eureka has free, open education resources available to anyone, anywhere. It includes such things as Homework Helpers, Parent Tip Sheets, Math Card Games and other Student Materials (Problem sets, Application Problems, and Exit Tickets). Just click on this link.

Enough for now. Please take care of yourselves and your families. We already miss your kids!


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