Important Information for Parents--Start of School August 2020

Please participate in the parent survey by July 10th!  This will help Elmore County schools plan for the start of the school year.

The remainder of this page will be updated in early August 2020!  See you soon!

Teacher, Parent, and Student Expectations 

We encourage our students to check in daily and participate in activities that have been planned for the remainder of the school year.  For the remainder of the school year our students will be expected to complete one reading and one math weekly assignment in Google Classroom.

Each Monday, students can listen to a weekly pre-recorded Loom from their teacher. This will provide them with a guide of what to do for that week. Parents and students can find the Loom in Google Classroom.

Students will have the opportunity to do a live Zoom with their teachers in reading at 9:00 AM on Wednesday and in Math on Tuesday at 10:00 AM. This will give students an opportunity to ask questions face to face with their teacher. If a student misses that Zoom time slot it will be recorded and placed in their Google Classroom for them to have an opportunity to review and listen later.

We would love for all students to complete the Science, History, PE, Library, Counseling, and Music enrichment activities that have been posted in Google Classroom.  We would also love for your child to read every day and take an AR test while at home.

Teachers will respond to emails and DOJO messages in a timely manner.  Teachers are available to answer questions from 8:00-3:00 Monday through Friday.  Teachers will report attendance to the registrar on Fridays.

Parents are expected to facilitate their child's daily school activities.  Parents should check their child's Google Classroom assignments or their printed learning packet, and make a checklist of daily/weekly activities.  Parents should be sure their child checks off assignments as he or she completes them.  Parents should verify that all work is turned in whether online or in packet form.  Parents should DOJO or email their child's teacher if they have any questions.

Students are expected to complete and turn in their assignments.  Students can email their teacher through Google Classroom if they have questions, or they can have their parents contact the teacher via DOJO if email is not an option.

Teachers, parents, and students should all take a deep breath and exhale.  We are all in this together, and we've got this!!!

Google Classroom Instructions for Virtual Learning

Students should log into Clever to go to Google Classroom.  View the instructional video if you need more information.  Once in Google Classroom, students will be able to communicate with their teachers, get assignments, and turn in assignments.  Enrichment lessons will also be provided for Music, Library, and PE.

Using ZOOM for Virtual Learning

Every week students will receive a ZOOM link from their teachers.  ZOOM is video conferencing software where students can interact live with their teachers and stay connected.   Students will get a meeting ID and password from their teachers.  There is a ZOOM icon in Clever, or parents can go to zoom.us to join a meeting.  ZOOM meetings are held live, so parents should watch their child's schedule for ZOOM dates and times!

Broadband and Hotspot Information

The Elmore County Commission in partnership with the Elmore County Board of Education (ECBOE), Elmore County Economic Authority (ECEDA), our municipalities, and Central Access released an interactive map of public broadband hotspots available in the county. With the assistance of Central Access, additional public hotspot locations that are soon to be available are also included on the map Click here for more information.

Parent Newsletter and Videos for Virtual Learning

Together, we are a TEAM! Together, we.are.ELMORE.

In these unprecedented times, know that we are here to support you and your children.

Our goal is two-fold:

1) to move our children forward with learning those critical standards needed for success

2) to prevent academic regression

The recent outbreak has caused schools all over the U.S to adapt to remote learning. We all want what's best for our students here in Elmore County so please know that you are not alone! Students, parents, teachers, and educators from all over the world are facing this challenge as one unified team.  Read more...

Accelerated Reader and IXL Instructions

Instructions for using Accelerated Reader while at home are located in the ARIS Library web page

IXL is personalized learning. IXL meets the unique needs of each learner with a comprehensive K-12 curriculum, individualized guidance, and real-time analytics. IXL helps students master essential skills at their own pace through fun and interactive questions, built in support, and motivating awards.  IXL offers personalized skill recommendations for each student. 

Teachers have student login information if needed.  An IXL icon is located in Clever.

A Message from Nurse Ragan about Covid-19

 

How COVID-19 Spreads

https://www.cdc.gov/coronaviru/2019-ncov/index.html

COVID-19 is a new disease and we are still learning about how it spreads and the severity of illness it causes.

 

Person-to-person spread

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.
  • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
  • Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.
  • Maintaining good social distance (about 6 feet) is very important in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Spread from contact with contaminated surfaces or objects

It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes. This is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads, but we are still learning more about this virus. CDC recommends people practice frequent “hand hygiene,” which is either washing hands with soap or water or using an alcohol-based hand rub. CDC also recommends routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces.

How easily the virus spreads

How easily a virus spreads from person-to-person can vary. Some viruses are highly contagious, like measles, while other viruses do not spread as easily. Another factor is whether the spread is sustained, which means it goes from person-to-person without stopping.

The virus that causes COVID-19 is spreading very easily and sustainably between people.

Information from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic suggests that this virus is spreading more efficiently than influenza, but not as efficiently as measles, which is highly contagious.

COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly through close contact from person-to-person in respiratory droplets from someone who is infected. People who are infected often have symptoms of illness. Some people without symptoms may be able to spread the virus.