Friday, April 9, 2021

The Week of April 12, 2021

 Hello, Room 22 families!


After having some allergy-related health issues this week, I am back on track to returning to campus Monday.  I appreciate your patience and understanding as I assigned asynchronous work Thursday and presented via Zoom Friday.  I feel blessed that we live in a time when technology has afforded us a means of continuing our work when it otherwise would have been very difficult to do so!


The following works should be completed during the upcoming week at school:


  1. studying for a weekly spelling quiz (Friday)

  2. completing a reading comprehension assignment at www.readworks.org

  3. completing a Saxon math skills maintenance assignment

  4. working on iReady for 30 minutes on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

  5. reading to Amira on Tuesday and Thursday (4th grade only)

  6. attending daily zoom lessons and completing the associated follow-up work

 

Please note that your child does NOT have a vocabulary list to study this week.

 

GMAS testing will begin later this month.  In preparation, those students who are on campus will take a practice test in the classroom this week.  Cohort A will take the practice test Wednesday and cohort B will take it Thursday.  There is no need to do any preparation work for this practice test.  

 

GMAS testing will begin the week of April 19th.  Be on the lookout for another email detailing specific dates for each section of the test and information about the logistics.  

 

SCCPSS is providing a number of programs for remediation and enrichment this summer!  The “Embrace Learning” programs are open to all SCCPSS students.  I highly encourage you to consider enrolling your child in at least one of these courses.  To access the course catalog and applications, please visit this site: https://spwww.sccpss.com/aa/summer/Documents/FINALFINALSummerCampBooklet2021.pdf

 

Have a nice weekend,

Trent


Monday, April 5, 2021

The Week of April 5, 2021

 Room 22 families,

Welcome back from Spring Break!  I hope you had some time to resent and restore your body mind!  Work this week includes the following required assignments: 


  1. studying for a weekly spelling quiz (Friday)

  2. studying for a weekly vocabulary activity (Friday)

  3. completing a reading comprehension assignment at www.readworks.org

  4. completing a Saxon math skills maintenance assignment

  5. working on iReady for 30 minutes on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

  6. reading to Amira on Tuesday and Thursday (4th grade only)

  7. attending daily zoom lessons and completing the associated follow-up work



Have a wonderful week,

Mr. Trent

Friday, March 26, 2021

Happy Spring Break!



 I hope you enjoy your well-deserved time off over Spring Break!  Classes will resume Monday, April 5th.




Friday, March 19, 2021

The Week of March 23, 2021

Room 22 families,


A week of celebration and wild weather has come to an end!  We have a packed schedule next week that includes completion of the following required assignments: 


  1. studying for a weekly spelling quiz (Friday)

  2. studying for a weekly vocabulary activity (Friday)

  3. completing a reading comprehension assignment at www.readworks.org

  4. completing a Saxon math skills maintenance assignment

  5. working on iReady for 30 minutes on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

  6. reading to Amira on Tuesday and Thursday (4th grade only)

  7. attending daily zoom lessons and completing the associated follow-up work


I am having such a nice time getting to meet with everyone as part of this term’s parent/teacher/student conferences!  If you haven’t already done so, there is still time to sign up for a conference using the following link: https://signup.com/go/RTsTebA


Heads up: Spring Break will be the week of March 29th!  There will be no zoom classes or required assignments during break.  The extended forecast is calling for good weather that will be perfect for relaxing in the sun and rejuvenating our spirits! 


Have a nice weekend,

Trent

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

SEVERE WEATHER NOTICE

 SEVERE WEATHER NOTICE: SCCPSS Shifts to Remote Schedules due to Potentially Dangerous Weather Conditions

 

Due to the forecasted severe weather on Thursday, March 18, 2021, that could bring significant thunderstorm activity with damaging winds, threat of tornadoes, and power outages, all SCCPSS facilities will be closed tomorrow (3/18) and all instruction will be provided virtually on a modified schedule.  Because of the possibility of power outages associated with the arrival of this weather system, all virtual learning and remote work schedules will end at 12:00pm.  The start times for student and staff remote schedules will remain unchanged.  All athletic practices and games, as well as any after-school activities will be canceled on Thursday, March 18, 2021

 

All staff, excluding essential personal as identified by his/her immediate supervisor, will work remotely.

 

RECAP:

 

  • SCCPSS will provide virtual learning for all students on 3/18/2021.  

 

  • Staff will work remotely unless instructed otherwise by his/her immediate supervisor. 

 

 

Parents and staff are encouraged to monitor the weather forecast closely and stay alert to changing conditions.  As always, the safety of our students and staff remains our highest priority.  Please visit the District’s website at sccpss.com or follow us on social media for the most current updates and information.

 

**The schedule change does not apply to students enrolled in a Charter school.  Families with students enrolled in a Charter school should refer to their site-based school leadership for guidance.

Friday, March 12, 2021

The Week of March 15, 2021

 Hello, Room 22 families!


“May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your past.”


With this Irish blessing, I welcome you to the first week of the last term of the school year!  This upcoming week brings with it another chance for a fresh start as we begin term 4 together.  


Required assignments will include:

  1. studying for a weekly spelling quiz (Friday)

  2. studying for a weekly vocabulary activity (Friday)

  3. completing a reading comprehension assignment at www.readworks.org

  4. completing a Saxon math skills maintenance assignment

  5. working on iReady for 30 minutes on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

  6. reading to Amira on Tuesday and Thursday (4th grade only)

  7. attending daily zoom lessons and completing the associated followup work


We will not have school on Wednesday, March 17th as we mark Savannah’s most lively holiday, St. Patrick’s Day!  


Finally, it is time once again for parent/teacher/student conferences!  Please use the following link to choose a day to meet virtually and talk about all the wonderful things we’ve done over the past few months together: https://signup.com/go/RTsTebA.


Cheers!

Mr. Trent


Friday, March 5, 2021

The Week of March 8th, 2021

 This upcoming week is the last week of term 3!  As we finish out another term, please take time to review your child’s ItsLearning account to ensure that all required works are complete.  This is especially important for 6th graders because any unfinished work will be marked as “missing” when final averages are being calculated.  Feel free to message or email me (trent.kissinger@sccpss.com) if you have any questions.  


Required assignments for the upcoming week will include what you would normally expect:

  1. Saxon work

  2. ReadWorks assignment

  3. 30 min of iReady on Mon, Wed, and Fri.

  4. 30 min of Amira on Tues. and Thurs. (4th only)

  5. Study vocabulary words daily (words assigned Monday, activity assigned Friday)

  6. Study spelling words daily (words assigned Monday, quiz Friday)

  7. Zoom lesson followup work


In addition, the students have been introduced to this year’s Charles Ellis Presents production: The Fundamental Needs of Humans!  Each upper elementary classroom will focus upon a specific fundamental need to research and create a project sharing what they learned.  These projects will be combined into a virtual Fundamental Needs of Humans chart you can explore!  Our class will be focusing upon the fundamental need of clothing.  We will be working on our research and projects over the next few weeks.  While I am sad that we cannot perform a stage production this year, I am happy we can continue this Ellis tradition in a unique virtual format!


Finally, please note that I am changing the time of my office hours from 7:30 am to noon.   This time change will allow me to greet the students who are on campus in the morning.  It will also be more convenient for those students who have late-morning lessons.  I’ve updated the students’ Itslearning calendars to reflect this change.


Happy Friday,

Trent