March 31, 2020
Parents and Students,
Currently, our start date back to school is May 1, 2020. We will keep you posted as we have information available.
Please click on the following link to fill out the new Breakfast/Lunch Form for April 2020. Breakfast/Lunch Order Form
March 16, 2020
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Sack lunches will be disbursed tomorrow with contents for the rest of the week from 12-12:30 p.m. at Middle School,
Bonnie Community Center, and at the elementary building.
An unexpected event has taken place that educators across our state are having to confront and adjust their way of teaching. Due to COVID 19, schools are closing in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus. Teaching, however, still will go on; it will just look a little different. Today, students are bringing home packets and/or information regarding online learning. These concepts are ones that have been introduced already and will provide continued reinforcement for your child. Additionally, teachers at the middle school will be updating their Google Classroom activities, so have your child check each morning for any new information. Students who use AR were asked to take home their AR books as well as work on their i-Ready minutes while on break from attending school. The goal of this is to keep students engaged in some sort of learning and not to impact academic standing.
Listed below are websites that are offering free or discounted pricing on educational material that you can use while your child is home. Links and phone numbers are also listed for your benefit so that you can stay informed as we receive and send out information.
School Reach - a phone notification system administration uses; If you do not receive phone calls via School Reach, please notify us immediately. 244-8070 or 437-5361
School website - www.springgardenhawks.org
School Facebook page - Spring Garden Grade School
AR link: hosted177.renlearn.com/187783
iReady link: Some students are required 45 min. per week per subject area of Math and/or Reading. Please have students to log in by going to https://login.i-ready.com/
Scholastic Learn at Home - www.scholastic.com/learnathome
Epic Books for Kids- https://www.getepic.com/
ABC Mouse - https://www.abcmouse.com
Vocabulary Practice -https://www.vocabulary.co.il/syllables/middle-school/
The following link is a blog with a more complete list of websites connected to their addresses.
Finally, if you are wanting information regarding movies, books, or websites and their appropriateness for your kids, Common Sense Media is great for that type of information.
It is our prayer that everyone stays safe and virus free during this time. Remember to wash your hands, cover your coughs and sneezes, and practice social distancing. We are looking forward to when our Hawk family will be back together.
Mrs. Beckham and Mrs. Ryan
March 14, 2020
As you may already know, Governor Pritzker held a news conference yesterday at 4:00 declaring a mandatory shutdown of public schools in the state of Illinois from March 17 through March 30. All schools will be in session on Monday, March 16. At this time, the state anticipates school to resume on March 31st. During this mandatory shut down, no extra-curricular activities will be held. This includes sporting events, practices, academic events, etc. All school-related activities are canceled during the closure. The governor is further asking all students and communities to exercise social distancing during this time to assist with the prevention and spread of COVID-19.
Again, the closure will begin on Tuesday, March 17. Please be advised that this mandatory shutdown will continually be evaluated by the governor. I believe that it is extremely likely that there may be additional days or potentially weeks added to the shutdown. As a precaution, I would highly advise all parents to be prepared for school closures beyond March 30.
We will be conducting E-Learning for those that have internet access and learning packets for those who do not. Your child will receive additional instructions on Monday regarding our plan for continuous learning during the closure. Again, E-Learning is a method of continuing education through technology or other assistive methods when school is not in session due to an emergency. When your child comes home from school on Monday, s/he will have information regarding learning packets and/or on-line activities to complete while they are home during the closure. Like I stated previously, we do recognize not all students have access to the Internet and are planning accordingly. Our goal is to continue supporting your child’s learning during this time and appreciate your help as well.
I realize that this is going to cause a hardship for many of our families and school community. We will continue to keep all of you informed with the latest information as we receive it. I will be working much of the weekend if you need to reach me. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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