The continued safety, well-being, and success of our students, teachers, staff, and community has always been our top priority as we navigate the complex and evolving coronavirus crisis. To that end, our comprehensive task force has outlined a school reopening plan that includes a return to full-time in-person instruction for students in grades PK-5, 6, and 9, and an alternating schedule with a combination of in-person and synchronous real-time online learning for students in grades 7-8 and 10-12.
La seguridad continúa, el bienestar, y el éxito de nuestros estudiantes, maestros, empleados, y la comunidad siempre ha sido nuestra prioridad más importante a manera que enfrentamos la compleja y evolucionante crisis del coronavirus. Con eso en mente, nuestro integro y dedicado grupo de trabajo ha preparado un plan de reapertura de las escuelas que incluye un regreso a la enseñanza en persona de tiempo completo para los estudiantes que están en los grados del PK al 5, en el 6, y en el 9, y un horario alternativo con una combinación de aprendizaje en persona y un aprendizaje sincronizado en vivo en tiempo real en línea a través del Internet para estudiantes en los grados 7 al 8 y del 10 al 12.
A drive-through Community Resource Center will be open from 12:00 p.m. - 5 p.m. on Wednesdays throughout the months of June and July. Bilingual staff is available at the Learning Services Center, 401 S. Pratt Parkway in Longmont. El Centro de Recursos Comunitario de autoservicio estará abierto los miercoles de 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. durante los meses de junio y julio. Personal bilingüe estará disponible en el Centro de Servicios de Aprendizaje, 401 S. Pratt Parkway en Longmont.
Happy New Year from the Learning Lab!
I hope that you had a great break.
This month our focus is on image compression, beginning coding and programming. Next month we begin to dabble with Dot and Dash. For a fun experience at home, check out one of these great coding applications called BitsBox. It’s also accessible through our school link on the CERAN homepage.
Some of these tools are online such as World Book Encyclopedia (username: stvrain, password: stvrain) also accessible through our school link on the CERAN homepage and others will be found in books in the library. These research tools are critical to students of all grade levels. It’s important that students become comfortable using sources for research and then learning to cite those sources. Please encourage them to try out the World Book Encyclopedia online at home. There are some fun age appropriate games to play in the “kids” section.
The Fall River Book Exchange is happening in February. This will take place during Spring Parent Teacher Conferences. You do not have to contribute books to participate. Just come and pick out books that your students would like to take home, no limitations. If you would like to contribute to the Book Exchange start collecting books in boxes now. Deliver your donations to school starting in January. Thank you!
Lastly, you may see library late notices coming home in Friday folders. I print out “batch notices” twice a year to all Fall River students who may have a book overdue, even if it’s just one day overdue. The rest of the year, I send notices home on an individual basis. I have updated the notices to be more specific to whether a book is late, missing or damaged so you can determine if the information is accurate. I always welcome e-mails from parents to follow up on the status of a book.
I appreciate you and all that you do to keep reading fun!