Remote Learning Begins Monday, March 30
Where do I find my child's work?
Because of the age of the child, teachers are approaching sharing schoolwork differently. Listed are some general guidelines:
Kindergarten--Mrs. Segler will email parents every morning with a message and auditory recording. She has sent out via email a daily activity/menu document. She has set up a schedule to meet with every child individually during the week. She can be reached by email at: email@example.com.
1st Grade--Ms. McClaughry is uploading all class materials to a shared Google drive folder. She will upload new work weekly. She is also scheduling individual zoom meetings once every two weeks with every child. She can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2nd Grade--Ms. Scala has uploaded all of the work in weekly folders in a shared Google drive folder. She will be emailing the work and auditory recordings as well and will meet with the whole class via Zoom once every two weeks. Ms. Scala has also sent the link to her 2nd grade podcast to all families via email. Ms. Scala can be reached by email at: email@example.com.
3rd Grade--Ms. Graf is using Google classroom. She will also be emailing work for all families and will host a Zoom whole-class meeting once each week. She can be reached via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
4th Grade--Mrs. Bennett will use Google classroom to post all work. She will also email each family every morning. The 4th Grade will have a whole-class Zoom meeting once each week. She can be reached by email at: email@example.com.
5th Grade--Ms. Kerndt has set up a website for her class to find class work and share with each other. She will also email work to all families. Fifth grade will meet once each week as a whole class on Zoom. Ms. Kerndt will also meet individually with fifth graders on Zoom once a week. She can be reached by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
6th Grade--Ms. Z will use Google classroom to post assignments and connect with the 6th grade. She will also host a social Zoom meeting once each week. She can be reached via email at: email@example.com.
7th Grade--Mrs. Ahmed will use Google classroom with the 7th graders to post work and connect. She will email all assignments to parents. Seventh grade will meet one time per week for 30 minutes with their learning pod via Zoom. Mrs. Ahmed may be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
8th Grade--Mr. McDonald will send a weekly email with work. Math and Main Lesson work will be saved on a shared Google drive folder. It is optional for 8th graders to participate in the Google classroom he has set up. For those who need printed copies of work, those will be available for pick up at the school with advanced notice. The 8th grade will meet via Zoom and a whole group once or twice during the next five weeks. Mr. M can be reached at: email@example.com.
Handwork--Mrs. Edwards will be sharing a project about once each week which will utilize materials that can be found at home. She created a website just for Boreal Sun children where the projects will be posted and stored. Mrs. Edwards can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
German--Fr. Markham has emailed a letter for all families. Fr. Markham may be reached via email at: email@example.com.
Special Education--Mrs. Osborn has been in touch with the families of all of the children whom she provides support. She has scheduled individual 30-minute Zoom meetings with each child with their family. She will email packets of work to the parents' email. She can be reached via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are in the fourth week of school closure. Last week we rolled out remote learning, and this week we are providing grading guidelines. It is my hope that the grading guidelines will relieve stress for educators, families and students. The guidelines clarify the district’s teaching and learning goals for second semester at the elementary, middle and high school levels, with an emphasis on feedback. The guidelines also address questions about how final quarter and semester grades will be determined.
The Alaska School Activities Association is announcing cancellation of all 2020 spring events, championships, regular season contest and practices. This decision applies to the following to: All-State Art, Esports (Spring Season), Solo & Ensemble, Track & Field, Soccer, Baseball and Softball.
Friday evening, Governor Dunleavy issued Mandate 8.1 that indicated, “Public and private schools are closed to students through May 1, 2020. Students will receive instruction through distance delivery methods. All after school activities will be suspended during this time.”