WW Remote Learning Letter November 20, 2020

Posted by Elizabeth Zaccarine on 11/20/2020 4:00:00 PM

November 20, 2020

Dear TR and WW Families, 

The purpose of this letter is to provide our elementary families with our learning plan as we temporarily pivot to remote instruction beginning on Monday, November 23, 2020.

The District's priority is to resume in-person instruction as soon as we are able to do so in a safe manner and in a way that complies with COVID-19 testing should we move back into the yellow zone.  Knowing that this shift to remote learning is temporary, our priority is to maintain the current schedule for both our remote and hybrid learners that we worked hard to put in place for our children since September.  Our goal is to minimize confusion and promote consistency.

The current programming for our 100% Remote Students who have been learning remotely since September will remain unchanged as we anticipate this pivot to be short term.  In addition to our hope of returning to in-person learning as soon as possible, we wanted to respect the decision that our parents made who selected and committed to remote learning for the first twenty-week period of time.  We did not want to disrupt the schedule that our current remote learners have been following so again, please note that our current remote learners will not need to do anything differently. 

The synchronous schedule that we have used on Wednesdays for all remote and hybrid students will continue to be followed for all students as it has been all year.

To keep the schedule as clear, simple and consistent as possible for our elementary students who have been learning in the hybrid model, the following will take place:

Cohort A Students:  Students will log into ZOOM following the enclosed schedule on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of each week. 

Cohort B Students: Students will log into ZOOM following the enclosed schedule on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of each week.  

On the remote days for Group A (Thursday/Friday) and Group B (Monday/Tuesday), students will continue to log into their Google Classroom and complete their daily work no later than midnight each day.  This is the same process that students have been following all year.  This should continue and is unchanged.

In addition, special areas will remain part of your child’s schedule using Zoom as well. Please continue to follow that schedule, which will be posted in Google Classrooms. 

Teachers have been preparing our students on how to join and work remotely for synchronous/live Zoom instruction using their school Chromebook for the past few months.  We did this to best prepare all students should we need to pivot to remote learning.  We are confident that all students are comfortable and prepared for this temporary transition.

We want to also reassure you that despite the change in venue, we will do all that we can to make sure your children continue to learn and grow.  Our goal is to encourage the children to function as independently as possible at home, and to reduce the stress as much as possible for you and your families.

Please reach out to us directly if you need any assistance or help navigating this temporary shift to remote learning.  We are here to help all families and support our students so that all learners can continue to grow and shine.

Sincerely,

     Mr. Jeffrey S. Mochrie                                                        Mrs. Elizabeth Zaccarine

Principal of Theodore Roosevelt                                            Principal of Woodrow Wilson

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