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.
In an effort to empower students to find “good fit” books, we added Lexile color codes to Fall River Elementary library books. This is an ongoing process but most Picture Books and Fiction Books have been Lexile color coded. Lexile Framework for Reading is a great program that connects students with books that are at their own appropriate reading level. To find out more about the books your student is interested in and whether they fit into their Lexile range go to www.lexile.com.
At our school, this Lexile measurement is obtained through the iReady assessment. These measurements indicate a snapshot of reading comprehension that will change over time. iReady assessments are given throughout the school year. Lexile ranges are provided by your classroom teachers and kept confidential. Please ask your student’s teacher for their Lexile score and range. Compare that figure with the colors that come home on their library books.
300-399 dark green
400-499 dark blue
600-699 bright pink
700-799 light green
800-899 light blue
Kinders are familiarizing themselves with good fit books. 1st-2nd grade have been working with the Hypars product showing color sequencing and making simple codes to represent these sequences. 3rd-5th grades have worked with the Hypars creating designs and then deconstructing these designs with algorithms. Students are then sharing their algorithms with one another to see if they can reconstruct the design.
In attempt to make library research skills more relevant to students we will be incorporating more content/grade specific topics to research. Most students have accessed Destiny (our cataloging system), SVVSD Digital Library (our ebook library) and World Book Online (our online encyclopedia). Gale and Kids Infobits research is next on the list. The more they use these resources the easier it will be for them to connect with primary sources.
Wishing you a healthy and happy Fall. ~ Mrs. Myhre