Sunday Minute – August 16, 2020
Good evening, families! This is Principal Stevens, with this week’s Sunday Minute.
Welcome Back to School!
Device Pick-Up-Monday 8/17 Final Call for requested devices
Monday, August 17th is the final call to pick-up requested devices. For those families that have requested devices, please be sure to come tomorrow between 12:30-2:30PM. After Monday, the 17th, fulfilling late device requests and pick-ups will be delayed and by appointment only. For other specific device questions, please contact our school Coordinator, Mrs. America Castagnola at email@example.com.
The first day of instruction will be on Tuesday, August 18th. The students in TK-5th grade will be expected to log-on to Schoology and complete an asynchronous assignment. If you have log-in trouble, links for the grade level assignments and accompanying videos will be included in the email version of this message and on our school’s webpage- under the What’s New/Announcements section.
TK/K Published: https://bit.ly/TKKStudentChecklist
1-3 Published: https://bit.ly/123StudentChecklist
4-6 Published: https://bit.ly/456StudentChecklist
Video 1 for Day 1-- https://bit.ly/Day1-Video1
Video 2 for Day 1(ready on Tuesday)--https://bit.ly/Day1-Video2
Video 1 for Day 2-- https://bit.ly/Day2-Video1
Video 2 for Day 2 (ready on Tuesday)-- https://bit.ly/Day2-Video2
Parents do you still need your Parent Portal Pin? Marissa Croft, our Parent Center Director, can help you.
- You can email her (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your name and copy of your ID, or join her in a Zoom Drop in session at 11:00am on Monday August 17th - see the email version of this message for the log-in link
- Join Zoom Meeting
- Meeting ID: 975 5264 1070
- Passcode: 847995
On Tuesday, August 18th, at 1:00PM I will host a schoolwide virtual Principal’s Welcome via Zoom Webinar. You must use the link in the email version of this message to register.
Register in advance for this webinar:
On Wednesday, August 19th, at 1:00PM, teachers will hold a Meet and Greet live zoom session. Please email your teacher for essential log-in information.
*Special Note, Ms. Wright and Mrs. Choi rooms 29 and 30 will hold their Meet and Greets at 11:00AM.
Thursday, August 20th and Friday, August 21st will be regular remote learning school days beginning at 9:00am and ending by 2:15pm. Your teachers will share their specific schedules for synchronous and asynchronous instruction at your Meet and Greet.
Opening Documents Due – August 28th
Each school year, all parents must fill out select documents at the opening of the school year. In years past we sent hard copies home in an opening packet folder. This year we are providing digital documents for you to complete. You may return the completed forms in the secure lockbox outside of the main office gate, or you may bring them with you during device or materials distribution. Please note all forms are due by Friday, August 28, 2020. Please see the link in the email version of this message or our Quick Links on the schools webpage.
If you have not received your class assignment letter, not to worry. Classroom assignments are posted on the main gate outside of the auditorium. Please stop by at your convenience.
Room Parents Needed
Finally, if you’re interested in becoming a Room Parent for the 2020-2021 academic school year, please be on the look-out for the Room Parent application, available the first week of school. For more information, please contact our Room Parent Coordinator, Mrs. Jennifer Grooms at Ptaroomparent@topekadrive.com.
What is a Room Parent?
As a Room Parent, you are the liaison between the PTA, parents, teachers, and the children in the classroom. You keep parents informed of activities and encourage their participation, as well as ensure that all children in the classroom enjoy and benefit from the many classroom activities and special programs planned for the year. With your help, these various events will run smoothly.
That’s it for this week’s news from school, have a tigerrific evening.
For Your Information:
- 1-213-241-3840 LAUSD Hotline to help manage fear, anxiety, and other challenges related to COVID- 19. Open 6am-6pm weekdays
- 1-213-443-1300 COVID-19 Hotline for families
- 1-213-241-2700 COVID-19 Hotline for employees
Look Ahead- Mark Your Calendar
8/18 Virtual School-wide @ 1:00PM
8/19 Teacher Meet and Greets 1:00PM
8/20 Students log-in for Synchronous and Asynchronous instruction
8/25 & 8/26 Material Distribution
8/25 PTA Virtual Meeting on Zoom @ 6:30PM
8/27 Coffee with the Principal @ 6:30PM
8/28 PTA 5th Grade Committee Parent Meeting
8/31 Governance Council Orientation 9:20am