Greetings Adams Families!
This letter is intended for all students enrolled in Adams Hybrid classes for the coming school year. Getting to know you and your child are our main priorities for the first few weeks of school! We understand starting the year remotely is going to come with its share of challenges and we want to assure you we are doing all we can to make it the best experience possible for you and your family!
We are currently finishing the development of class lists. Next week you will learn your child’s teacher, and you will hear from your child’s teacher next week about the specific daily routine to start the year.
The first three days of school will look like the following:
Sept. 9 – Supply Pick Up day
Drive to the school and pick up your child’s first assignment, school supplies and say hello! There will be no need to get out of your car and all health and safety protocols will be strictly followed. If you cannot make the assigned grade level time, please choose another time. Also, if you have children in multiple grade levels you may pick up all supplies at once. Please let the front office know if you are unable to pick up materials.
|9:00-9:45 am||5th grade|
|10:00-10:45 am||4th grade|
|11:00-11:45 am||3rd grade|
|1:00-1:45 pm||2nd grade|
|2:00-2:45 pm||1st grade|
Sept. 10 – Meet your teacher! Your teacher will schedule a time to meet with you. This is a time to see each other face to face (virtually) get to know each other a little bit and to make sure you have what you need to start school. You will receive a link to sign up for a time.
Sept. 11 – Meet your teacher, continued, and First Live Class Meeting. At 1 p.m. on Friday, your child will log into Zoom to meet their classmates and teacher(s). Your teacher will give you directions on how to do this.
September 14th – onward – Your child will begin a more routine class schedule.
More details about the Hybrid model can be found on the following pages.
We look forward to partnering with you this school year!
Principal, Adams Elementary
Below is a sample of the daily routine (K-5). A specific schedule will be shared with you by your child’s teacher.
|Time||Student - Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri||Student - Wednesday|
|7:30 - 8:15 am||Wakes Up and Eats Breakfast|
|8:15 am||Log in to Zoom for teacher-facilitated morning circle|
**constant, all grades log in at 8:15
|Specialists Classes |
|8:45 -11:45 am||Core Academic Time|
Varies by grade level and student academic need
During this time some students may be in small groups, 1:1 or not connected live to a teacher depending on student need, stamina, and academic progress
|Specialists Classes |
|11:45 am -12:30 pm||Lunch Break **Lunch break will be consistent K-5|
|12:30 - 1:00 pm||Independent work time||Independent work time focused on teacher assigned skills and projects|
|1 - 1:30 pm||Log in to Zoom for teacher-facilitated closing circle |
**constant all grades log in at 1 pm
|Independent work time focused on teacher assigned skills and projects|
|1:30 - 2:15 pm||Independent work time||Independent work time focused on teacher assigned skills and projects|
What can you do over the next few weeks to be ready for school? Here are some tips to help your child be as successful as possible:
- Establish routines and expectations for school. Every day your child will log on to a zoom meeting for class at 8:15 a.m. Throughout the day there will be breaks from being ‘live’ on zoom that varies by grade level (kindergarten students and 5th-grade students have different needs and stamina). All grades will have the same lunch break. Students will have a closing to their day logging on to zoom again at 1 p.m.
- Choose a good place to learn. Have your child help choose where they want to do school. We will have supplies available for pick up (see schedule above) for you to have in a workspace in your house.
- Stay in touch. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if something isn’t working. Our office phones still work as does our email. We will respond and help you get what you need to be successful. Tech will have a support line for any technical support needed as well.
- Help students ‘own’ their learning. A valuable piece of learning comes through struggle. Let them try, struggle a bit, use the resources they have (teacher, fellow students, etc.) It is important for them to believe in themselves and their ability to learn.
- Manage stress and make the most of an unusual situation. We all know this is unusual and will be difficult at times. We are educating during a global pandemic, this is a time our students/children will remember forever and it won’t be like this forever. Let us know how we can help to make the most of this time.
This information is for families who are enrolled in the Hybrid model. We are working to move student enrollment data into Corvallis Online. Families who have opted for Corvallis Online will be receiving information when that process is complete.