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Message from the Principal - June 1, 2020

Message from the principal-June 1, 2020 

 

Welcome to the 1st week of June!  We hope you all have enjoyed the start of your summer!

 

June 1 is the first day that you could register your child for the summer reading adventure through the public library!  What a great way to keep reading fun over the next few weeks!  If you haven’t signed up yet, please check out this link to see what it’s all about and get signed up!  https://highplains.beanstack.org/reader365 

 

Students have already or will be turning in school devices this week, but if you have your own device at home, students will be able to continue working in Zearn and i-Ready until July 24th. Students are welcome to use ST Math as long as it is available. We cannot guarantee access to ST Math because they are going through a major reconstruction and will need additional time to get set up for next year. 

 

Additionally, K-3 literacy lessons are being broadcasted Monday-Friday from 8 am-10 am on Rocky Mountain PBS. Lessons will also be available for free streaming online at rmpbs.org/ColoradoClassroom and on the PBS Video App on smart devices (search “Colorado Classroom” in the app). Teacher-guided lessons will be broadcast in English with Spanish closed captioning.  What a great way to keep literacy learning going throughout the summer!

 

As this school year has come to an end we first of all want to thank you all for the tremendous efforts you made to support your child and your child’s teacher as we pivoted and ended the year in a remote learning setting.  We know students experienced this remote format in different ways. We recognize that some found it to be an ideal learning setting, while for others it was a challenge. We all  have learned a lot through this experience.  As many things have been impacted, so too has grading for the end of year. I wanted to give you a little explanation of what you will expect to see on your student’s 3rd trimester report card.  

  • Students at Heiman were only graded in the areas of math and reading
  • Grades from trimester 2 to trimester 3 were only changed if there was compelling evidence from the month we were in school and remote learning to change the grade
  • Students were graded in 3 areas for behavior; these were areas we felt were applicable to both face to face and remote learning
  • Knowing that so many students will have some “unfinished learning” as a result of our unexpected end of year; our district is working on curriculum plans for next year to take those needs into account.

 

Should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me by email at annramirez@greeleyshoools.org.


Also remember, we are accepting enrollments for next year’s Kindergarten class!  Students who will be 5 by October 1, 2020 can enroll.  Go to www.greeleyschools.org/kindergarten to start the online enrollment process.

 

Please continue to watch the District 6 website and your emails for additional updates.

 

Thank you for all you do and please keep in touch and let us know what you need.

 

Families can help prevent the spread of any infectious illness by implementing these simple practices: 

  • Wash your hands, and ensure your children are washing their hands frequently and for at least 20 seconds. This is especially important after going to the bathroom, before eating or after coughing or blowing your nose.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, and teach your children to refrain touching their faces. 
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. 
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces by using regular household cleaning sprays and wipes. 
  • And most importantly, stay home if you are sick and keep your child home if he or she is sick! This is the most effective way of stopping the spread of illness. 

If you or your child are ill, please call your physician’s office. They will want to know the symptoms you or your child are experiencing before you visit the doctor’s office. 

For general questions about COVID-19 in Colorado, call CO HELP at (303) 389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911 or email at COHELP@RMPDC.org For disease prevention and control, please call the Weld County Health Department (970) 400-2111. Visit the WCDPHE website at www.weldhealth.org. 

Please contact the school if you have any specific questions about your student. Thank you!

 

Our school has been participating in Boxtops for Education program for a long time. This program is going digital. From now on we will not be accepting physical Boxtops here at school. Instead, we ask that you download the app and do all Boxtops for Education digitally. It’s as easy as scanning your receipt.  Make sure to select Ann K. Heiman as your school! We’ve earned $117.70 so far this year; families can continue to scan the box tops even through the summer!