order to provide a seamless transition to our 2020-2021 virtual school
year start, we have designed the following plan to help students,
parents and caretakers
gradually build up to their full schedules. At the forefront of our
plan is the emotional well-being of our children.
for the first week of school (August 31-September 4) students will
receive live instruction in literacy and math in the morning with a
focus on relationship building, Canvas
classroom explorations and building virtual independence and
confidence. Teachers will provide asynchronous work for students to
work on during the afternoon hours so that staff can assess students in
literacy and math one on one.
the week of Sept 7-11 teachers will start following the grade level
assigned schedule (both AM and PM). Students will have full math,
literacy and specials (Art, Music and
P.E.) instruction. However, students will not be instructed in Science
or Social Studies until the third week of school.
and Social Studies live instruction will begin the week of September
14. This plan ensures all students have a strong foundation of virtual
learning tools and healthy relationships
with the staff and peers.
support (known at LES as Power Half-hour) will also begin this week.
Power Half-hour will be a time for teachers to meet with students for
specialized instruction. If
your child is not scheduled for power half-hour, they may use that time
for independent work. Your child’s teacher will let you know if they
are scheduled for power half-hour instruction.
Week 1: 8/31-9/4
Week 2: 9/8-9/11 (No School on 9/7)
Week 3: 9/14 and beyond