March 14, 2020
Good Evening OES Parents,
I just wanted to update you with our plans for the upcoming week. Monday and Tuesday, teachers will be in training, planning lessons that can be taught remotely.
I know there are a lot of questions that you may have. I will keep you updated along the way.
Questions about Breakfast and Lunch
Grab and Go Meals
District Nutritional Services will provide meals for all students at each school even though schools are not open. Meals will be “grab and go” during the following hours:
Breakfast between 8-9 AM
Lunch between 11 – Noon
The normal process will be used for meals. Students will be charged through their lunch account unless they qualify for free and reduced lunch.
Questions about Remote Learning and Devices
Chromebooks will be available for those who need one to continue their academic progress. I know that some families have limited resources, so we have some Chromebooks that will be available for checkout on Wednesday, March 18th, 2020. Please only checkout a device only if you are in need. More information will be coming about the checkout process next week.
Parents will need to consent to the agreement document linked from the form to get a device.
Internet use on district Chromebooks will be filtered, even at home. Students should be supervised as much as possible while working on the devices.
Parents are responsible for loss, theft, or damage.
School Counselor Availability
Our school Counselor, Rondi Jensen will be available through email and possibly Google Meet for meetings. She will continue to provide resources/social and emotional support as needed.
1) There will be online lessons and activities for parents to access. The teachers will be involved in developing these as we go.
2) Teachers will have scheduled times each week for consulting with parents via phone or video conference. Special education teachers will also consult with parents weekly.
3) IEPs will be held as scheduled via Zoom or Google Hangouts.
We will have more information for you next week. Please don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any questions or concerns. The Alpine School District administration is working hard to ensure that we are safe and education for our children continue in the best possible way.