Dear Galaxy Students and Families,
We write you today to outline our basic academic plans on the Galaxy Team for the coming weeks.
Essentially, this week, 3/16/20-3/20/20, is a “pass” on homework and lessons “required” for students as the EWSD administrators outline their own requirements for us as teachers. We, on the Galaxy Team, are set-up for online learning and hope to get the greenlight from leadership to begin next week, Monday, 3/23/20.
With that stated, please know that students are welcome to continue reading in their personal books this week. Also, know that students are always able to access reading materials electronically, both digitally and on audio, from EWSD’s Sora account using phones, tablets, desktops, or Chromebooks. To access that library, visit soraapp.com. In Sora, search for EWSD and sign in with a typical student login - first initial and last name. The library should then be available.
For our online learning, Galaxy Team will be using the digital platform that we’ve used all year - Google Classroom. Students should be very familiar with the site. If not, please e-mail any of us with questions. To ensure that we plan appropriately for the technology that students have access to, please help us by filling out the following form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSchidAjgYG-ZqBL8RD4V5pwNDgz4FK7XhX6sk85WnhEx0DSIw/viewform. That will allow us to design assignments that all students will be able to complete.
Also know that students or parents are welcome to visit EMS today, Monday, 3/16, or tomorrow, Tuesday, 3/17, to pick up Chromebooks and power-cords to facilitate online learning. This is not an expectation, but an optional opportunity. If you choose to visit us and retrieve those Chromebooks, Miss Hailey, our para-educator, will deliver and “check out” Chromebooks to you. Students in school today will be able to leave with their electronics.
For families who are in need of food services or assistance with meals, please e-mail one of us directly.
We hope this answers some of your questions. We will be in touch.
David Mendenhall - firstname.lastname@example.org
Julie Edwards - email@example.com
Laura Pratt - firstname.lastname@example.org