As you may know, the governor extended remote learning through the end of the school year today. This may not have been totally unexpected, but the official news is hard to hear. I know we are all feeling different emotions about this. I am personally feeling sadness about not seeing students back at school this year and especially thinking about our 8th grade students. However, I know we can overcome the challenges before us. We will continue to work together and show empathy and understanding for one another as we navigate remote learning and this "new normal". We are here for you. Please feel free to use the survey, virtual office or email to reach out.
There are updates included below this message. As we receive further guidance from the district, we will keep you updated.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Parent-Teacher Conferences - The official parent-teacher conference day is Wednesday (4/22). There is not an expectation of remote learning that day as teachers will be engaged in conferences. Although depending on the teacher, conferences may happen over the course of the week. Please look out for teacher emails in regards to signing up for conferences. Please note: Teachers will have to hold firm on start and end times of conferences as they will need to ensure they can meet with everyone.
Remote Learning Family Check In Survey: As it is our first official week of remote learning, we want to hear your feedback. We have created a survey for families to help us better understand how remote learning is currently going and a chance to give some information and feedback. The survey is anonymous. Please try to complete by Monday (4/20) Access the survey at: https://forms.gle/6NWmYPeBjEEVaGXH8. We appreciate the feedback and everyone working together to support our students.
CIWP Committee Meeting - We will have a CIWP committee meeting on Friday (4/24) at 3:00. Please see attached for the agenda and information to join virtually.
Technology Needs - We want to make sure students have what they need to stay engaged while school is not in session. If your student needs a Chromebook or has other needs that we can assist with, please complete the following form (https://forms.gle/nEo1DvmNv4gLkmse9) or reach out to Katie (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Derrick (email@example.com) directly. We will have Chromebook pick up this Wednesday (4/22) from 9-10. Please let us know in advance if you plan to pick up a device.
OAE Offers for Selective Enrollment Elementary Schools- This may only apply to a few, but for those who applied to selective enrollment elementary schools the acceptance timeline has been revised. Initially offers were going to go out April 24. This has been pushed to May 8. The deadline to accept or decline the offer is May 22.
Anticipated Student Transfers - In planning for the enrollment/promotion of students for 2020-2021, I attached the student transfer form to make available for parents who anticipate their child will not be returning to Skinner North. We appreciate you letting us know in advance to help us plan for enrollment requests.
Virtual Office Hours - If you have any questions, we have digital and non digital office hours. We will have a staff member available on Google Meet during the listed hours of the school day. Students (using their CPS email addresses) or parents can join the link or call-in number to ask any questions they have for school staff. If you need to talk outside of these time slots, please email Katie (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Derrick (email@example.com). We will respond promptly. Mondays - 8:30-9:30AM and 12:30-2:30PM
Tuesdays - 8:30-10:30AM and 12:30-2:30PM
Wednesdays - 8:30-9:30AM and 12:30-2:30PM
Thursdays - 8:30-10:30AM and 12:30-2:30PM
Fridays - 8:30-9:30AM and 12:30-2:30PM
Connect using the following directions:
Digital Office Hours: Join digital office hours through Google Hangouts Meet at: meet.google.com/tcs-pwur-qgh, Meeting ID meet.google.com/tcs-pwur-qgh, or via Phone at (US)+1 609-429-5796 PIN: 678 085 736#
Non-Digital Office Hours: We will have a staff member available by phone during above stated office hours. Call via phone at (US)+1 609-429-5796 PIN: 678 085 736#. Students or parents can call this number to ask any questions they have for school staff.
Wellness Webinars - A parent shared this information and thought it would be something that may interest some of you. (Please note this is not a school based or associated event.) From The Nextions Impact - Please register at your earliest convenience and feel free to invite anyone you think would benefit from these webinars. Based on the demand thus far, we have opened the number of spots from 250 to 500 so we don't anticipate running out of space as we did before. That said, please do register as soon as possible so we can better manage the audience size expectations. Thank you!
WELLNESS IN THE WAKE OF COVID-19 #4 - Wednesday, April 22, 2020
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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (Central Time) - CLICK TO REGISTER