Digital Learning Update
Dear 3rd Grade Parents,
We hope that this email finds you and your family safe and healthy! Although we are sad that we won’t be returning to school this week, we completely understand the decision made by our district to focus on the safety of our students, our families, and our staff. Please pass on our best wishes and hugs to your child as we navigate these uncharted waters.
As a third grade team, some of us are in the process of preparing NEW Google Classrooms to be utilized during this time of extended absence from school. Instructions for accessing the new Google Classrooms (or the existing individual Google Classrooms) are attached to this email. All digital learning materials will be accessible through these Google Classrooms. Because your child has two different content teachers, he/she will need to join the Google Classroom for Math/Science and the Google Classroom for English Language Arts/Social Studies. Your child is not currently enrolled in the newly formed Google Classrooms so he/she will need to follow the attached instructions in order to join them. Please note that students will need to be signed into their school Google Account in order to access the classrooms and all posted materials, activities, and assignments. In the event that we need to provide remote learning opportunities beyond April 10th, we will continue to use these Google Classrooms to provide additional materials, activities, and assignments.
As per instruction from our district administrators, this week (March 16th - 20th) is an extended Spring Break. This week is NOT a week of remote learning. At this time, the 3rd grade teachers may be sharing optional activities online through our new Google Classrooms as mentioned above to be used at your discretion; however, these are not required assignments or activities since we are not officially launching our digital learning platform until next Monday, March 23rd. Moving forward beyond this week, beneath each subject title, you will find access to some available resources and activities specific to each subject area. We, the classroom teachers, will be providing a plan for the weeks ahead for all subject areas which will include any necessary resources and activities specific to the different subject areas. We are asking you, our parents, to continue to serve as a support at home very much the same way you have done in the past.
Please let us know if you have any issues or concerns accessing the new (or existing) Google Classrooms mentioned in this email. We will be happy to trouble-shoot and help you and your child access what they need. We thank you for your understanding and patience during this time! Again, if there is anything that you need, please do not hesitate to reach out!
The 3rd Grade Teachers