March 24, 2020
Dear Parents and Students,
We hope that this email finds you all healthy and safe! Practicing social distancing is vitally important for our nation during this time, which is why we will be holding class virtually for at least the next few weeks. Currently, we hope to be back in the classroom by April 20th, we will keep you updated as we are updated! Because we need to move to a virtual classroom, here are some basic pieces of information for students and parents to know. If, after reading this, you have questions, please feel free to reach out to Ms. Asher, Ms. Reynolds, or Ms. Boettger at their email addresses found below. We, as a team, are working hard to make this as easy a transition as possible for all involved.
Each day starting on March 30th, we will have a virtual classroom set up for students to go into and participate as if we were actually having class through zoom. We will follow our core schedule, for example, if you have Ms. Asher during Core 1, you will go to her google classroom and find the zoom link for Core 1 and click the link. Monday, Wednesday and Friday you will meet during this time to talk about material, warm-ups, problem sets, and such. Tuesdays and Thursdays you will meet during this time to ask questions you might have about the material, problem sets, or whatever else you are having trouble with, but no new material will take place on Tuesday and Thursday, it is reserved for questions. The following is the scheduled time for each class.
After a zoom session, if you have questions, there are two ways you can ask them. If your question can wait until the next day at a zoom time, save it and ask it then. If your question can not wait and you need an answer that same day, please email the teacher and you will receive a response no later than 7:00 PM with the answer. Chances are we might get to you much sooner, but please be patient, and know sometimes we might not be able to get back to you immediately.
Parents (and students), it is important that students get to as many Monday, Wednesday, Friday zoom meetings as possible for each core. This is how class will be conducted. We will be recording the meetings, so if you are unable to get to a meeting students can log into their google anytime during the day and watch the recording for the day and do the work for that day. If they are having trouble logging in for any reason, please reach out to Ms. Asher immediately so that she can hopefully get some help for you as soon as possible. Any student that does not have internet or computer, we will have a few hard copies of what we are doing that can be picked up on Monday, March 30th, at the school from 8-12 noon ONLY. Also for the safety and health of our students, only parents may enter the building at that time to get the packet. Those students that can’t attend our zoom meetings, and have packets, will be doing the material on their own, at their own pace, with the expectation that they meet the deadlines of turning things in with the rest of the class. Only a few packets will be made, if you have internet and computers, the expectation is you are using them, and not the hard copies we make.
During this time, I ask that we all continue to hold true to our school character traits and work extra hard at being patient and kind with each other. We are all on a learning curve with this process and doing the best we can. We have such amazing families and students at CVA, I know this is going to go smoothly. The MS teachers, very much miss you all and can’t wait to get back to school to see you. As far as field trip money, the dance, continuation and other stuff, we are still waiting for more information on all of this as well, and as soon as we have information, we will pass it on to you. Please check teacher pages, google classroom, and the website for the most up to date information!
This should cover most questions you might have right now, please do not hesitate to email if you have other questions.
Ms. Asher - email@example.com
Ms. Boettger - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Reynolds - email@example.com
Until we see your smiling faces again on zoom. Have a wonderful rest of spring break! See you on March 30th in zoom!