Update from Principal Luong, 11/02/20
Mon, Nov 2 10:55am

November 2- 15

Virtual Book Fair

 

November 6

Trimester Ends

 

November 11

Veterans Day

No students and staff

Nov. 18- Dec. 2

Read-A-Thon

 

November 20 

Report Cards Sent Home

Sent home Via Parents’ email or during weekly Pick Up

November 23- 27

Thanksgiving 

No school

 

Dear Walnut Acres Families,

Happy November, 2020! The School Board approved a preliminary reopening plan and timeline at this past Monday’s Board meeting. At this point, it looks like our first date for in person classroom learning is January 11, 2021.  A 100% distance learning model will still be available as an option for any family that is not comfortable with returning to physical classes. The plan for a phased in approach to reopening is as follows:

  • On January 11, TK, K, and grades 1, 6, and 9 will begin a hybrid learning model.
  • On January 19, grades 2, 3, 7, and 10 will begin a hybrid learning model.
  • On January 25, grades 4, 5, 8, 11, and 12 will begin a hybrid learning model.

Students who choose the hybrid learning model will be on campus two days per week and engage in independent learning the other three days. Only half the class will be on site at a time.  The details of the hybrid model will still need to be worked out. 

You can help us plan for reopening by completing the non-binding survey that was sent out this past Friday from the Superintendent. The survey asks if you are planning to have your child(ren) return to a hybrid learning model or continue with distance learning. You will have another opportunity on November 16 to express your preference on a binding survey.

I have attached the Superintendent's Powerpoint presentation at the  October 26 Board meeting for your view along with his Friday Letter. You may also go to MDUSD.org to watch a recording of the Board meeting (3:25:05).

 

On a different topic, the library book checkouts are going smoothly.  Books checked out currently are due by Nov. 9. Please return books to the office in the marked bin. If you want to request a new book, fill out the  Google Check-out form and make sure you have returned your book. Mrs. Nixon will email when and where to pick up your book!  Click this Link to see the check-out instructions.

 

Also, don't forget about our Virtual Book Fair.  Every dollar you spend will benefit our school directly (25% back in rewards!).

Be sure to visit the Fair during our allotted dates:
November 2nd – November 15th
https://www.scholastic.com/bf/walnutacreselemschool

 

It is truly a joy to see our students' continued enthusiasm and love for learning.  Keep reading and Jaguar on. 

 

Sincerely,

Principal Luong