September 13, 2020 Update

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    Good morning West Villages Elementary School family, 

    We are excited to welcome all our students back this Wednesday, September 16th for our 1st phase of reopening which will be remote for all students.  Although we had to make some difficult decisions we can now move forward and get the school year started.  I want to make you aware that in this process we lost 4 staff members to remote learning, changed some classroom structures and spaces,  switched our math interventionist into a classroom teacher, repurposed our gym, library, auditorium, and many other school spaces to storage space , staff offices, student service rooms, etc.  This was all within a two week time period.  I want to thank all the families that have sent me encouraging email and messages supporting the teaching staff and I during this time period.  I also want to acknowledge those who felt I was not forthcoming with communication or delayed in sending out information to families in a timely manner.  My delay was due to the changes that were occurring daily which may have caused more confusion to share when the situation was so fluid.  I value open and clear communication with families.  I appreciate and understand that our home school partnership is even more crucial than ever before.  I will continue to do my best to relay information and respond to families questions and concerns, I just ask that you be patient with me and the school staff as we navigate these unprecedented times.

    Sincerely, 
    Ms. Faial

     

    This Week’s Updates: 

    Welcome Back Student Supply Distribution Day

    The school will host a student supply distribution day for all our students in remote and in-person cohorts on Friday, September 18th from 3:30-5:50.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.

    Welcome Back Student Supply Distribution Day


    West Village In-Person Reopening Plan

    On Monday all BPS schools will release their in-person Reopening Plans.  The plans will be available on our website and a copy will be sent out to families by email.  If you are a family who has a student in cohort C please read the plan to be prepared for in-person learning which will start on September 28th phase 2.  I will host two family Zooms on Tuesday, September 15 at 12:30 and at 6:30 to answer any additional questions.  Please see the Zoom links below.


    Technology Support

    If you have a student in 1st or 2nd grade please remember to pick up your child’s iPad at:

    GRADES 1 & 2
    Monday & Tuesday, September 14 and 15
    8:00AM-3:00PM
    Barnstable High School
    744 West Main St, Hyannis

    Grades 1 and 2 can pick up an iPad and return their Chromebooks from the spring. If you have a Chromebook from last spring please drop it off when you pick up your iPad.  

    The tech dept has shared some resources to support families:

    General Support Resources for Students and Families

    Videos Tutorials for Students and Families

    Ed Tech Help YouTube Channel

    Tech FAQs


    Teacher Landing Pages

    The teachers have had the opportunity these past two weeks to be trained in a program called Modern Teacher.  The training has helped them learn how to create digital classrooms and landing pages for families to access their student’s learning plans.  On Tuesday, September 15th  families will have access to their teacher’s landing page on our school website.  Please be on the lookout for an email letting you know that your teachers landing page is available for viewing.


    FAMILY MEETINGS ZOOM LOGIN

    Family Meeting September 15, 2020
    Tuesday, September 11 | 12:30-1:30 PM
    Join Zoom Meeting
    Meeting ID: 865 3112 0910
    Passcode: zk0BFD

    Family Meeting September 15, 2020
    Tuesday, September 15 | 6:30-7:30 PM
    Join Zoom Meeting
    Meeting ID: 827 1419 7534
    Passcode: C5MRUZ