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Preparing for the Remote Learning Experience at Edgewood
Preparing for the Remote Learning Experience at Edgewood
Pam Pratt
Wednesday, August 19, 2020

To our Remote Learning Option Families,

Welcome to the Remote Learning Option at Edgewood. Below is important information that will help you and your child be prepared for the start of the school year. 

  • Families of students in grades K- 5th Grade: Your child's teacher will be reaching out to you in the near future regarding supply lists, virtual meeting session schedules, and other specifics regarding your child's education. 
  • Families of students in Grades 6-12 : You will be receiving your child's schedule from the building the same as face-to-face learners. Please contact the building to which your child is assigned with questions about his/her schedule. 
  • Teachers will also communicate the programs/platforms being used for your child's class as many of the programs are specific to certain ages and grade bands. 
  • Teachers are currently attending a variety of remote learning professional development training as well as content specific training to assist your child with their education. They are very excited to work with your students through this new and exciting learning experience. 

We will begin remote learning the week of August 31st. We will follow a staggered schedule on the first week of class, as explained in our Fall 2020 Reopening Plan. This will allow the teacher to work with your child in a smaller group to establish successful work habits and introduce them to their classroom expectations. Her are the details for our staggered schedule for the first week of school:

Kindergarten:

  • Kindergarten students with last names starting A-K will attend their first day of remote learning on Thursday, September 3. 
  • They will not attend school on Friday, September 4 or Monday, September 7 (Labor Day). 
  • They will return to remote learning on Tuesday, September 8 
  • Kindergarten students with last names starting L-Z will attend their first day of remote learning on Friday, September 4. 
  • They will not attend school on Monday, September 7 (Labor Day). 
  • They will return to remote learning  on Tuesday, September 8 

Grades 1-12:

  • Monday, August 31 - Tuesday, September 1: Students with Last Name starting A-K will begin remote learning. 
  • Wednesday, September 2: In-service Day for Staff/ No School for Students 
  • Thursday, September 3 - Friday, September 4: Students with Last Name starting L- Z will begin remote learning. 
  • Note: Students with the Last Name starting A-K will not attend remote learning on these days.
  • Monday, September 7: No School for Students or Staff (Labor Day).
  • Tuesday, September 8:  All Students return to remote learning.

Important Notes for Parents:

  • Please log into Final Forms and complete the information for your child, especially the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) that provides permission for your child to access the online programs that accompany their instruction. Also, check your contact information and update it as it may have changed.  
  • You may be contacted to pick up materials or drop off assigned materials at your child's school before or during the school year. This could include novels being taught in class, workbooks, and other materials to support your child’s learning. Your child's teacher or their assigned building will contact you about that procedure.  
  • School fees still apply to remote learners. Contact your student’s assigned building about the process for paying your child’s school fees. 
  • Videos will be provided to assist students logging into their virtual sessions or Google Classroom. These videos will be posted on the district’s website. An email will be sent to our remote learner families once these are available.

Elementary Students: 

  • Students in Grades K-3 will have one remote learning teacher. 
  • Students in Grades 4 & 5 will have two content specific teachers, one for math/science and one for social studies/English language arts.  

EMS & EHS Students:

  • All students in Grades 6-12 will be provided a schedule through their school building and will have teachers that teach both in person bells/classes and remote bells/classes during their day. 

Below are the links to the Fall 2020 Reopening Plans and the Parent Information Packet that were sent out previously if you would like to review that information. 

Looking forward to a great year working together to support your student's learning through the Remote Learning Option at Edgewood. If you have specific questions, please reach out to alicia.adams@edgewoodschools.net or pam.theurer@edgewoodschools.net