K-6 Distance Learning Pick Up Starts Monday 3/30/2020
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Dear K-6 Parents of LCSD,
We have been working in our schools this week to contact all families and develop at-home learning activities for our K-6 students. Starting Monday, we will distribute two weeks’ worth of work for students.
We have designed the activities to complement what learning and skills we have already developed this year, and for durations recommended by the education industry. Please expect between 2 to 4 hours of work for your child each day, depending upon their age.
These packets will be available electronically on our website. However, we feel having paper copies of each packet is much easier for families. We will have one, centralized packet pick-up location for all K-6 grades, to make it more efficient for families to get resources.
Here’s how it will work:
- Starting at 8am on Monday, March 30th, learning packets for grades K-6 will be available at the front doors of LCIS 24-hours per day. We will have staff present from 8-4 on Monday to help you with pick up of packets and materials. If your child receives support through special education, they will have an additional packet to pick up.
- Please come to pick up the items at your convenience. If you are feeling any symptoms of COVID-19, please send someone else to pick up items for you.
- If you come on Monday, you can drive up to the front of the school and stay in your car for delivery. Please tell the staff member which grade level(s) you need, and our staff member will get the items and give them to you. Please remain in your car for your safety.
- We will follow the guidelines on safe social-distancing by having cones to indicate where you should stand and wait if needed. After hours, we will have tables for you to pick up your items and ask for you to stay 6 feet apart from others. We appreciate your patience if you need to wait to pick up your materials so that we have limited numbers of people at any given time.
- Please pick up whatever grade level packets you might need – and you are welcome to pick up materials for friends or neighbors, as well, and leave those items for them in a safe way at their home.
- We will have two weeks’ worth of learning activities for you – all can be completed without technology. Additional ideas which may require technology are included, though these tasks are not expected (i.e. Lexia learning, RAZ kids, Dreambox, PowerUp, etc.)
- We will also have some school supplies available if you need them. As with most items at this time, please take only what you need, as our supplies are limited. We will have pencils, notebooks, erasers, rulers, scissors, crayon bags, etc. It would be great if some items could be shared within a household.
- Your child’s teacher will be reaching out to you again in the upcoming week. If you have any questions about the content in the packet, please ask them when you talk!
We so appreciate your understanding and patience during these challenging times. Learning at home is challenging in itself! Our packets also have some ideas for parents and family members. There are THREE important things we ask of you to support your students:
- Assure your children that we will get through this together. More important than any school work is simply having time with their family. Spend time with them, talk with them, hug them, cook with them, read with them, go on walks with them, tell jokes with them, etc!
- Read through the learning activity packet with your child and identify a schedule that works well for your house. Routine is familiar and important to success in these learning activities. Younger children will need more one on one help, and directions read aloud. Take it one bit at a time. This work is not meant to cause arguments – start with small increments of time and tasks. If it feels like too much within the allotted time, please let the crew teacher know!
- Check-in daily as to how their work is going – ask what they are proud of and what they need help with. Write down questions to ask their teacher, if needed.
Please know that we appreciate all of your efforts to keep at-home learning successful. Your partnership is vital in making these upcoming weeks beneficial for your children.
With much gratitude,
Kathleen Fitzsimmons – WPE Principal
Cheryl Talbot – LCIS Principal