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Elementary Learning Packets





April 8, 2020

 

 

Dear Sprague Elementary School Parents:

 

As you are all probably aware, Governor Inslee recently announced that all schools in the state of Washington will remain closed for the duration of this school year to continue to help “flatten the curve” of the spread of COVID-19. The purpose of this letter is to be sure each of you is aware of what the educational plan will be for your elementary children moving forward after spring break ends and teaching/learning commences again on April 13. 

 

The Sprague Elementary teaching staff will soon begin introducing new learnings in the form of weekly learning packets. On Wednesday, April 15, the Sprague Elementary teaching staff will be sending out new learning materials packets for your children to complete. In these packets, your children will be given lessons that they will be asked to complete during the week. We ask that these packets be returned the following Wednesday, on April 22, when a new learning packet will be delivered to them. The packets will be delivered and picked up each week by school personnel. This cycle of pick-up and delivery of learning materials packets will continue throughout the remainder of this school year. (Please note that in order to prevent confusion and slow-down of the meal delivery service, different school personnel will be delivering and picking up learning materials packets than the school personnel who are delivering meals.)

 

A school representative will be calling you on Monday, April 13 to communicate to you the specific weekly learning materials packet delivery/pick up time window. When you are called, a school representative will give you a time window of learning materials packet pick-up and delivery. It will be determined if this time window will work into your schedule. If the given time window will not work into your schedule for any reason, an alternative mode of delivery/pick-up will be established. For the safety of staff, parents, students and community members, we are limiting entry into the school, so personal learning materials packet pickup by you at school should only be done as a last resort.

 

If your child does not receive his or her learning materials packet on Wednesday, April 15, please contact your child’s teacher. Although we will be diligent in trying to prevent any miscommunication, in the event that you do not receive your child’s learning materials packet, please first contact your child’s teacher. If you are unable to reach your child’s teacher, please call the Sprague School office.

 

Teaching staff will be continuing to schedule interaction/teaching/learning opportunities with your children. The Sprague Elementary teaching staff have been working hard at establishing ways of interacting with your children on-line (Google Meet, Google Classroom, Class Dojo, etc.). In the days ahead, they will be establishing schedules to connect with your children in these ways. Moving forward, scheduled times to work with children in these ways will be communicated to parents as well as students. It is therefore important for students and parents to check their email regularly to be sure they are aware of scheduled interactions by each teacher. If internet connectivity is an on-going barrier or becomes a problem in your household, please let your children’s teacher know as soon as possible so the teacher can determine an alternative mode of instruction if necessary (via telephone for example) and also let me know to determine if there is any way we might work with you to help your children gain internet access.

 

Please require your children to set aside a block of time to devote to their studies each weekday. If they are not already doing so, elementary school students should have a block of at least one to three hours of time per day (depending on their age) that they are working on school work from home. As a parent, please make this a priority and require it of them. Teaching staff will normally be available on weekdays from 7:45 AM to 3:30 PM to answer questions via email or telephone and work with students remotely either in groups or individually.

 

If you have any concerns, please feel free to call me at one of the phone numbers listed above.

 

Sincerely,

 

Bill Ressel, Principal

Sprague Elementary School


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