Happy New Year! January 2020 has arrived and brought with it the hope for health and happiness. Many of us have resolved to make changes in our personal lives, and we look forward to a new year of possibilities.
At school, we remain resolved to grow leaders, one child at a time. Our plans continue to evolve and change in ways that support our students academically, socially and emotionally. We look forward to more exciting learning opportunities, as we move through the rest of the school year.
While our current weather has been generally, oddly mild, we must be prepared for when Mother Nature rears her head and causes the temperature to drop. The next time our forecast looks wintry, be listening for a School Messenger phone call. If the School Messenger mentions that it is an Arctic Academy Day, students will not report to the school, but will stay home and complete work assigned in advance. Once the work is completed, the day will be counted as a day of instruction and will not need to be made up.
Students in Grades Pre-K through 2 will bring home the Arctic Academy Activity: Digital Resources Info Sheet, along with activity pages to be completed, some asking for parent participation. Parents will be easily able to understand the activities.
Older students in Grades 3 through 5, will complete assignments already downloaded to their Chromebooks. These assignments will have already been introduced to the students, at school, but on the Arctic Academy Day, teachers will be available for support via email and Engrade.
Anyone with questions is encouraged to contact your child’s teacher.