From the Principal
March 16, 2020

Dear Elementary Families, 

As you know, the district has made the difficult decision to close school effective Monday, March 16, 2020 through Friday, April 17, 2020 in order to help mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus. To help our students retain existing skills and to provide them with opportunities for at-home enrichment, the district has provided you with a list of generic resources your child can access from home. In addition, you will receive a more personalized letter with additional resources that have been provided by your child’s teacher as other options to use during this closure.

During this closure, we strongly encourage you to have your child spend at least 10 minutes daily in both ELA and Math on i-Ready. Your child’s i-Ready login information is included with this letter, as well as a tip sheet for accessing and using i-Ready. In the event you need support in helping your child access the program from home, please reach out to their teacher. In addition to daily time spent on i-Ready, we also strongly encourage at least 20 minutes of daily reading.

A possible daily schedule has been included with this letter and we encourage families to use it as a guide to make something that works for you and your family. Maintaining a daily schedule will help your child stick to a routine and children are more likely to stay focused and ready to learn in a predictable environment. If you need support in creating a daily schedule for your family, please reach out to your child’s teacher. 

It is important to note during this closure, we are not expecting students to be taught new content, but rather, to maintain their current levels of academic performance. For this to occur, we will need the support of our families to encourage your child to dedicate time each day utilizing some of these resources. In addition, students will not be required to return any completed work to school.

We thank you for your understanding and support during this school closure. We would ask our families to please continue to discuss and encourage good personal hygiene, as handwashing is the best defense against fighting germs.

Thank you again for your support as we work together to ensure the safety and well-being of our community during this unprecedented situation. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher or myself.

Very respectfully,
Hope Foy
Jared Plantz
Jamie Sweeney