Teachers are returning on Monday to continue planning distance learning for your child. Distance learning will begin on Tuesday, March 24. Teachers will be reaching out to their students and parents to share next steps. As we transition to digital instruction, we are committed to supporting student learning. Below are some keypoints:
When and How will Distance Learning Begin?
We recognize that there is no replacement for the instruction teachers provide in person everyday and distance learning is going to look different. Our teachers are working hard to utilize this new platform and they are excited about the opportunities distance learning will provide. Recognizing that school closures may be extended, here is a current plan for the next three weeks:
March 23 – March 27 – Distance Learning
March 30 – April 3 – Distance Learning
April 6 – April 10 – Enrichment Week – During the week of April 6-10 families will receive resources to provide optional enrichment opportunities for students for greater flexibility for families.
What If My Child Needs a Chromebook and/or Internet Access?
The District sent out information to families who may need a chromebook or internet access. If you were unable to complete the survey and do need access to either, visit this link: https://tinyurl.com/capounified.
Students and families are welcome to join Mrs. Schaefer on Chaparral’s Instagram/Twitter pages for morning announcements. These will be posted by 9:00 am everyday starting Tuesday, March 24th. We will recognize birthdays and share announcements. Follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/ceschampions/ or Twitter at https://twitter.com/CESChampions.
Home Schedule & Support Tips
We realize that this is a new norm that we are all adjusting to. We are asking for your support in providing structure at home that facilitates time for learning. Here are some suggested expectations to support you:
- Create a daily schedule that designates time for learning.
- Establish a learning space at home in a location free from distraction.
- Include breaks and snacks as well as time for check-in about their level of stress/emotional health.
- Have conversations about what they are learning and feedback on how it’s going.
- PE is being included in the lessons – this is a great time for students to get their wiggles out.