Principal Message – March 17, 2020

By March 17, 2020 Principal's Message

March 17, 2020

Good Afternoon OES Families,

I would like to let you know some important information for our OES community.  Although schools are not open for regular school, we are here to support our families through this closure.  

This letter is to answer some questions you may have regarding remote learning and resources.  

Please look on our school website (https://orem.alpineschools.org/) and the Alpine District website (https://alpineschools.org/) for updates. 

ONLINE INSTRUCTION AND DAILY ROUTINE:

Teachers will be providing online instruction for students starting Wednesday, March 18, 2020 and currently running through Friday, March 27th, 2020. Yesterday and today of this week, teachers and staff are working to prepare remote teaching.

Parents will receive an email contact from their child’s teachers with instructions outlining school work and activities for students at home.  We encourage parents to set up a learning schedule for their children that best fits with personal home schedules. Teachers will be sending daily communication.  Assignments and activities may be given from the teacher daily or teachers may be sending them out as weekly assignments. As questions come, please feel free to email your child’s teacher for clarification.  Teachers will be checking their emails throughout the day to provide timely feedback and support.  

“Grab and Go” Meals:

Breakfast will be served from 8:00am-9:00am and lunch from 11:00am – 12:00pm on a “Grab and Go” curbside delivery.  Please drive to the back of the school where our smiling lunch ladies will be to help you. If there is inclement weather, they will pass the meals out through the gym doors on the east side. Students must be present to get their meal(s). 

Beginning tomorrow, March 18th, any ASD student may pick up meals at any ASD school; they do not need to pick them up from their assigned school.

CHROMEBOOK CHECKOUT:

For those families who do not have a device available at home for remote learning, we have a limited number of Chromebooks that will be available for checkout. As of right now, we are limiting the devices to one per family.  We will be checking Chromebooks out on Wednesday, March 18th during the following times:

Last Name begins with:

A-E   9:00am – 9:30am

F-H 9:30am – 10:00am

I-L 10:00am – 10:30am

M-P 10:30am – 11:00am

Q-Z 11:00am – 11:30am

If you need other time options, please contact Mrs. Park. 

*Note that you must attend with your student to complete our parent consent form that allows us to assign a device to your student.  We will also work with your student while on-site to make sure they can log into the device before you leave.  

Please do not take a Chromebook if your student already has access to a computer or tablet at home.  Please see the attachment for more information:

  • Chromebook loans are temporary.  They will need to be returned to the school as soon as school resumes.  Parents are responsible for loss, damage or theft.

  • Parental supervision is expected.  ASD issued Chromebooks are on the ASD network filters as though at a school building.  Filtering is not perfect.

  • If you do not have internet access at home, Comcast is offering some assistance.

Here are a few online resources for book, audiobook and information:

 Sora App – Online library for ebooks and audiobooks (flyer with info attached) I can make more copies to send home if you would like.

•Libby by Overdrive – this online library is available if families have an Orem Public library card (Download Libby by overdrive)

World Book Online – we have a school subscription which includes a lot of helpful things. All of their nonfiction books are online, videos, compare places, animals and science projects, games, biography center, timeline builder. (bookmark info and login info attached)

•PBS Learningmedia.org – thousands of free teaching resources including videos, lesson plans, and games aligned to state and national standards.

•GETEPIC.com – the leading digital library for kids 12 and under.

•Utah’s Online Library – Onlinelibrary.uen.org Utah’s Online Library Databases

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This is new territory for most everyone.  Please let your child(children) know that we miss seeing and working with them every day. 

Feel free to email me at [email protected] , call the school (801)610-8116 or text/call my cell phone (801)860-5152 with any questions or suggestions.

Thank you for all you do.  Stay Safe!

Andrea Park

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