MMN Distance Learning Plan

Last Updated: 3/27/2020 7:26 PM

 MMN Elementary School 

Distance Learning Period Plan

March 30-May 4, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

We plan to do our best to provide distance learning for our students. We thank you in advance for your continued support as we work together to help protect our learners, staff, families and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Please keep in close contact with your child’s teacher if you have any concerns or questions. This alternative learning method is a new process for us and may change as we progress. MMN Elementary students will be receiving paper grade level packets which will be delivered by bus/van on Friday, March 27th.  Information will also be posted on the schools website and teacher pages.

 

Regards,

MMN Elementary Staff

 

 

Schedule:

The first packet of Learning Materials will be delivered Friday, March 27th leaving MMN at 9:00 a.m. Distance learning materials will be delivered and picked up on Mondays starting April 6 (6 days of learning materials), April 20th and April 27th. Packets will leave MMN Elementary at 9:00 a.m. each Monday. If you would like you can leave a container or box by your door to place the materials in. 

 

Communication:

  • During the Distance Learning process, teachers will be connecting with students and families via Class Dojo, SeeSaw, phone calls, emails, letters, etc. throughout the duration of the DLP time frame.  We will be diligent in communicating with students and encourage students, as well as parents, to connect with teachers if any questions about school work come up.

  • Teachers will be available via email from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm each school day. If this time frame does not work for you please contact your child’s teacher for arrangements. Each teacher will communicate with families.

Attendance:

  • Teachers will track student attendance on a daily basis using a variety of methods:

    • SeeSaw

    • Google classroom/Voice

    • Email

    • Phone/Text

    • Paper packet responses

    • Class Dojo

    • Student Distance Learning Parent Signature Sheet

 

School work for Distance Learning Plans:

  • Paper copies/packets of assignments and assessments for each week will be delivered/picked up on Mondays leaving MMN Elementary at 9:00 a.m.

    • Friday, March 27 week 1 packet delivered. 

    • Monday, April 6 week 2 and 3 packets delivered week 1 materials picked up.

    • Monday, April 20 week 4 packet delivered and week 2 and 3 picked up.

    • Monday, April 27 week 5 packet delivered and week 4 picked up.

    • Monday, May 4 hopefully students will return to school with week 5 packets.

  • Some classroom teachers will have online learning activities they will be using to supplement the paper packets.  Your child’s teacher has been in contact with students & guardians in their classrooms to find out who has access to the internet and an electronic device for learning (Chromebook, iPad, laptop, etc.)

    • Please know that electronic materials are supplemental and will enhance your child’s learning.

    • If you have an older sibling in your household who attends school in the 5-12 building, use their Chromebook!

  • Specialist Teachers will be sending home school work relating to art, music, PE and special education, along with the teacher packets.  If you have internet access, these teachers may also be posting academic work on their webpages.

  • Please remember that Distance Learning will look different at each grade level.  If you have specific questions, please connect with your child’s teacher.

 

Grading:

K-4 Grade Students:

  • Students will be credited for the paper packet work or electronic work they complete and turn in to their teacher.  

  • Please see specific guidelines from your child’s teacher as each grade level will have different forms of learning to meet their students’ needs.

  • All grades will use a pass/fail system.

  • Note: Parents should fill out the enclosed signature page and return it with the packet.

 

Technology:

K-4 Grade Students:

  • Technology devices are not needed to complete the Distance Learning Packets.

  • The use of technology devices may increase as more students gain access.

  • Please communicate with your child’s teacher and the school will do their best to assist with devices.

  • Contact your local internet provider if you need access. Most are offering free or reduced service for the remainder of the school year.

  • Families in need of a technology device will receive a Chrome with directions to log on.

Time:

How much time should be spent per grade level?  Here are few guidelines:

  • K-2:

    • English Language Arts:  20-30 minutes

    • Math:  20-30 minutes

    • Social Studies/Science Rotation:  20-25 minutes

    • Art, Music, PE, Library:  20 minutes

    • Other activities:  independent reading, board games, etc.

 

  • 3-4:

    • English Language Arts:  40-50 minutes

    • Math:  30-40 minutes

    • Social Studies/Science Rotation:  25-30 minutes

    • Art, Music, PE, Library: 20 minutes

    • Other activities:  handwriting, independent reading, board games, etc.

 

Meals:

  • LqPV is offering breakfast and lunch to all students. Those meals are free of charge to every child.  

  • If you have yet to register for these meals, go to the LqPV web page at www.lqpv.org, scroll down on the home page, and click on “Breakfast/Lunch Sign-Up”.

  • Meals can be picked up between 7:30-8:30 am.

    • MMN kitchen door on the north side of the school.

  • If families are not able to pick up meals at the provided location, there is a place on the “Breakfast/Lunch Sign-Up” form that allows families to request meals be delivered directly to their home. 

 

How to be a Distance Learning Student

  • Time management

  • Ask questions

  • Connect with peers

  • Academic honesty

 

How to be a Distance Learning Parent

  • Create a home work space

  • Monitor/support student progress

  • Communicate any questions with your child’s teacher. We are here to support our students.