Online Learning 20-21
August 25, 2020
We hope this letter finds you and your family rested and relaxed from summer break. We are certain you share our excitement and anxiety for the days ahead. We have spent several days over the summer and the last two weeks preparing for an improved distance learning experience.
1:1 Family Check-Ins on 9/3, 9/4, 9/8
During the next week, your student’s advisor will be contacting you to schedule a 1:1 check-in meeting. Each advisor will hold a 10-15 minute meeting with their students’ families on 9/3, 9/4, or 9/8, in lieu of November conferences. During this meeting, the teacher will introduce themselves to the family, share their contact information, obtain your best contact information, and ask for key information about the student, including their strengths, needs and comfortability being on camera. This can also be a time for teachers to introduce themselves to their students if they are with their family.
First Day of School on Wednesday 9/9
Wednesday, September 9th will be the first day of synchronous (live with a teacher) instruction starting at 9:00 am and ending at 11:00 am. All students will begin their learning in advisory for 90 minutes and end with a 30-minute all school assembly. At that time, they will receive schedules, Zoom links for classes, and other needed resources. Families are highly encouraged to attend the first 15 minutes and are welcome to attend the full 90 minutes of this Advisory meeting plus the 30 minute all-school webinar assembly.
Synchronous and asynchronous instruction will resume promptly on Thursday 9/10 at 8:30. Please see below to familiarize yourself with the new weekly schedule.
We are looking forward to kicking off the start of the year and making lasting and joyful memories with our beloved Wildcats.
Principal, Sylvester Middle School
SYLVESTER WEEKLY LEARNING SCHEDULE
Classroom instruction begins on September 9th.