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Message from Principal Nelson

Submitted by brenda.johnson on Mon, 07/20/2020 - 18:55
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Dear Brockbank Families,

I want to give you more information about some of the plans
we have in place for the beginning of the year.  We know this is not the ideal situation that we want for our students, but we will move forward cautiously and do our BEST to provide a great experience for our students.

Online Registration is going on now and will continue until
July 30th.  As part of the registration process you will need to choose whether you would like your child to come to school, which is called At School Learning, or do online schooling, which is called Remote Learning. Definitions and
plans of each (thus far) are outlined as follows:

At School Learning will be for students that come back to
school.  We have made plans following the State and the Health Department Guidelines to make sure our school is safe.  We plan to do as much “business as usual” in our classrooms, teaching students and moving them forward from where they are, as we have always done in the past.

Guidelines:

Students will need to wear face coverings (masks or shields)
provided by parents or guardians when social distancing is not possible.

Students and staff will need to follow protocol for washing
hands and using hand sanitizer, which of course is available in each classroom.

We will sanitize our school, classrooms, and playgrounds daily, following State guidelines.   

Parents/Guardians/Visitors will need to wear a face covering
when coming into the school.  All visitors will need to check in at the office.

All parent volunteers will need to wear face coverings

inside the classrooms.

School Protocol:

We will be keeping our classrooms running as close to normal as possible!

We are providing shields in certain areas of the classrooms so
that students can take a break from face coverings.  This will help with small group teaching and individual help for students.  It will also provide some work time with no face coverings for students.

We will also have our regular recess and PE schedules, along
with breaks throughout the day where students do not have to wear face
coverings.

We will have specialty rotations as usual, including library, art, music, computers and PE.

We will social distance for lunch/breakfast and may have
other designated areas, such as the classroom, along with outside picnics when the weather permits.

No face coverings need to be worn at lunch or at lunch recess.

We will need to put on hold, assemblies and field trips, but
will have ZOOM/LOOM assemblies and gatherings.

We will also provide lessons from our counselor to help with

anxiety, and a special place where students can take a break and reset if
needed.

We will hold SEP Conferences with parents wearing face coverings or using ZOOM.

IEP Goals and 504 Plans will be followed.

We are encouraging:

Students to bring sack lunches that can be thrown away.  However, if students bring a lunch box, they will put it in a designated area instead of a tub with other lunch containers.

Students to bring their own water bottle.  We have our water fountains-thanks to our awesome PTA- that accommodate water bottle fill-ups.

No backpacks-we will provide a homework folder for each
child.

Walking students to please come as close to 8:40 as
possible.

Please remember that we are still planning and thinking of special situations that we need to be thoughtful of. I hope that if there are concerns about the things we have in place, that you will notify me so we can discuss them.

Remote Learning is an online experience taught by a certified

teacher from Nebo School District.

The students take the course by way of CANVAS and complete a
number of modules, which include lessons and assignments each day, focusing on reading, writing, math and science.

The work load is planned for 3-4 hours a day.

There may be some ZOOM Meetings, depending on the
teacher.

Parents and students communicate with their teacher via email, CANVAS, and possible ZOOM Meetings. Appointments, of course can also be
set up for parent-teacher meetings.

IEPs and 504 plans will be accommodated with Remote
Learning. Students will receive grades for their work as outlined by their teacher.

Parents and Guardians will play a big part in supporting and helping their children in Remote Learning.

We are truly looking forward to having our students back

with us and hope you know that we are here to support and help you!  We want the very BEST for our students and our teachers are caring and sensitive to their needs.  Please call us if you have any questions or concerns!
Thanks for your support!
TOGETHER WE RISE!
Mrs. Nelson

A few dates to remember:

Now-July 30th-Online Registration

Wednesday, July 29-Walk-In Registration-our computer lab
will be open and we will have a translator here to help parents register their
children. Documents may be scanned for online registration.

August 10th-Students will be assigned to a class.

August 18th-Open House-more info to come for
that!

August 19th-First day of school for 1st-6th
Grade

August 26th-First day of school for Kindergarten
students.