Farrand Robocall ‘Email’ November 28, 2020
Sun, Nov 29 5:23pm

Farrand Robocall  ‘Email’ November 28, 2020

 

Good Evening Farrand Families, 

Mrs. Washington here with your weekend update. I am sure you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving gatherings even though they were limited. Some families chose to gather virtually with extended relatives in the interest of safety. Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks. I am thankful for the Farrand school community.  You have worked very hard to follow CDC guidelines to keep your children and the Farrand staff safe. Farrand students have been diligent in completing their daily assignments whether they be delivered virtually or face to face. Again, I thank you.

 

The weekend update is coming to you a day earlier as a reminder of a significant change in our learning schedule and lesson delivery. 

 

Superintendent Merritt explained in her communication to P-CCS families that as a result of the increase in the surge of the Covid 19 virus the Wayne County Health Department issued its strongest recommendation to schools in the county. The advisory noted that all districts in the county should shift to remote learning through January 15 2021. The P-CCS District believes that it is in the best interest of our community to extend our period of virtual learning through January 15, 2021. 

 

Please read the following update regarding Safe Start Remote Learning below.



UPDATED INFORMATION FOR ELEMENTARY 

SAFE START REMOTE LEARNING 


  • Beginning Monday, November 30, 2020, Safe Start students will return to thefull-day remote learning schedule used at the beginning of the school year. We believe the full-day remote schedule during this extended pause will provide for better continuity of learning for all students, and increased synchronous time with their teachers and classmates. 


  • During remote learning students will continue to be provided with a balance of learning experiences that include live instruction via video conferencing (Zoom) as well as opportunities for time away from the screen in independent learning activities.  


  • Canvas will continue to be used by teachers and students. Teachers will post their classroom daily schedules in Canvas.  


  • Specials classes (art, music, physical education and media) will be offered asynchronously at this time.

  • A few important aspects of the schedule are highlighted below: 

    • Classroom teachers will continue to support students throughout the day with whole-group, small-group, and individual instruction.   

    • Wednesday afternoons will be dedicated to collaborative planning time for teachers. Learning on Wednesdays will be asynchronous beginning at 1:45 p.m. through the end of the school day. Lessons will be posted in Canvas.

All Safe Start K-5 students should plan to connect with their teachers 

on Zoom between 8:47 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Monday, November 30. 


Teachers will post classroom-specific schedules in Canvas.