IMPORTANT absence info for you!
Dear King's Families,
We are off to a wonderful start this year, despite all the new requirements. It is so good to enter our school buildings each day with gratitude for the opportunity of being together. Just seeing everyone's faces is such a blessing. I think it is really important this year to take ONE DAY AT A TIME, and give thanks for the days we have!
Our staff, from our teachers, office staff, nurses, to our support staff, are working incredibly hard each day to look after our kids!
We would just like to define a few new things, as we are learning how all the new aspects of school life work. Here are a few important ones for you:
Thank you all for doing such a great job of keeping our students well by being vigilant on the home front. When students do find themselves at home for a few days anytime this year, the Google Classroom for each class is how your student can keep productive from home (4th-12th grade). You may also reach out to a teacher at any time via email. (K-3 teachers will reach out to make a plan with you for homework.) It may also be necessary to arrange a book pick up (or the whole crate!) with the main office.
Google Classroom -
has all assignments and due dates
teachers post materials like videos and handouts here
all homework is submitted in the Google Classroom
Accessing Google Classroom -
1. Use your student's account and have them log in and show you around
2. Email the teacher and ask to be invited as a 'parent' to the Classroom
Use Sycamore to see grades and missing assignments only (basically, your grade book). To get details on the assignments and due dates: Back to the Google Classroom!
If a student is an At Home Distance Learner full time this year, we are offering approximately 8 live stream Google Meets (or access to a recorded version of classes) per month. A live stream is not guaranteed for every absence, but some teachers may be able to occasionally invite a student who is absent from On-Campus classes. Please understand that we are experiencing various levels of technology access and have various levels of training in each classroom. As the weeks go by, we continue to learn and work out the challenges we have.
Finally, your teachers will work with you, and give your student extra time as needed, when they may get behind due to illness. Thank you, already, parents, for being so good about communicating whether or not your student was able to accomplish their assignments while absent. We will work with each student's needs. Keep that a good flow of communication with us, as we take one day at a time, together.
As always, you are simply the best!
God bless you,