Friday, February 12, 2021

The Week of February 15, 2021

Happy Valentine’s Day weekend!  I hope you find yourself surrounded by loved ones!  

This upcoming week in school looks to be a good one!  I will be delivering Zoom lessons daily and assigning appropriate follow-up works.  In addition, your child is asked to complete their weekly ReadWorks activity, Saxon work, 20 minutes of iReady on Wednesday and Friday, and read on Amira Tuesday and Thursday (4th only).  I will post a spelling quiz, a vocabulary activity, and cultural activity for your child to complete Wednesday.  REMINDER: Students do NOT have school on Monday, Feb 15.  

On February 22nd, we are entering the next phase of the SCCPSS “Return to Learn” Covid plan.  There will be three different cohorts of students in our class: 

Cohort A:  Attend class on campus either 2 of 3 days a week

Cohort B:  Attend class on campus either 2 or 3 days a week

Cohort C:  Attend class at home Monday through Friday

It is my hope that we can keep our current schedule in place as much as we can as we transition into this next phase of reopening campus.  That being said, some changes may need to be made to accommodate for this different structure.  One of the changes that will be made is that our class will have all exploration classes on Mondays.  This will require me to modify our live Zoom lesson schedule as follows:

Monday - EXPLORATION CLASSES 8:00-12:00 (No Zoom lessons from Mr. Trent) 

Tuesday - Writing Zoom Lesson

Wednesday - Math Zoom Lesson (No longer “Asynchronous Wednesdays”; there will be live Zoom lessons)

Thursday - Geometry Zoom Lesson

Friday - Cultural (Science/Social Studies) Zoom Lesson

Your child’s ItsLearning calendar has been updated to reflect this new schedule.  

Cohorts A and B families, in the near future you will be receiving an email from administration with logistical information about returning to on-campus learning.  It will include information about arrival/dismissal times, supply lists, safety procedures, and many other aspects of “Return to Learn''.  Your child will now be receiving the lessons and having their worktime on campus 2 or 3 days a week.  Your child should continue attending lessons and working on followup works as they have in the past during the days you are at home.  

Cohort C families, please continue to attend lessons and complete weekly works as in the past from home.

More information from SCCPSS about the reopening can be found here: https://spwww.sccpss.com/Pages/School-Reopening-Guidance.aspx

Finally, please be sure that you have logged into and explored the Parent Access Portal of ItsLearning.  This portal is useful for being “in the know” about lessons your child is receiving.  I’d be happy to answer any questions you have about the Parent Portal.    

Enjoy your weekend,

Trent

www.mrtrent.com

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