1st August Update

Dear Scorpion Families,

             

             Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! We are excited to welcome our new Scorpion families along with all that are returning. Ms.April will be your child’s lead guide and Ms. Mariah is the Scorpions new classroom assistant. The first day of class is Monday, August 3rd. 

 

The following are things to know as our year gets underway:

 

Daily Routine

8:00-8:15 Log into Zoom for attendance and write date in journals

8:15- 9:00 Morning gathering

9:00-11:30 Work Cycle  Scheduled lessons/ group and independent work

11:30-12:30 Lunch/Movement (offline)

12:30-1:00 Read aloud/Handwork (except Tuesday because of art)

1:00-2:45 work cycle/ Individual meetings/ Specials

-       Tuesday Art/Yoga

-       Thursday PE/Music/Spanish

2:45 End of day

 

Google Classroom    

 

There are 2 ways to access google classroom

1)     If you already have a google email address you can log into  edu.google.com and enter the code: svecb33.

2)     I will send an email invite to your email or an email that you create for your child. 

 

Joining Google classroom without a gmail account

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCqwezreXSs

 

 

Zoom

 

We will be using Zoom for our meetings. You will be sent a link to our Zoom information in private if you do not aready have it. Please let me know.

 

Workspace Guidelines

 

-       Designated workspace where your child will be sitting for class. (a desk or table)

-       The least amount of distractions ( No pets, siblings or parents)

-       Supplies and materials readily available at workspace 

 

 

 

Supplies

  Your child will receive a Keystone tote bag with the supplies and materials they will need for our distance learning. I will be going through the items with the children next week during class. Please keep in mind that the materials are to return to school when we return to on-campus learning. Mrs. Mia has also included a Spanish folder for when we have our classes with her. If you have any questions in regard to supplies, don’t hesitate to email me. 

 

Supply Tote pick up:

 Friday 9-2 in the front of the school. There will be a designated area for the Scorpions class with names on the totes for each child. 

 

Tardies/Absences

 

We will continue to take attendance and keep track of tardiness and absences during distance learning.  Your child will be counted as tardy after 8:15 and absent after 8:30.

Excused absences will be on an individual basis. Reach out if you know your child will be absent. 

 

Communication

Ms. April – april@keystonemontessori.com

Ms. Mariah -  mariah@keystonemontessori.com

 

SchoolCues- This is where our Friday tidbits will be along with scheduled lessons for the following week. We will also have our Bimonthly web update on the 1st and 16th of the month.

 

We are looking forward to a great start to a new year with your children .  

 

Sincerely,

Ms. April & Ms. Mariah