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Sunday Scoop Aug 10, 2020

Greetings Hodge Families! It’s Mrs. Dorsey here with your Sunday Scoop.

 

 I hope you all have remained safe and healthy during this summer. I am so excited to kick off the 2020-2021 school year. The first day of school is Monday, August 17. To prepare, we will host a virtual Meet the Grade Level event. It is important to note that students may receive instruction from any teacher on the grade level.

 

The event will take place on Thursday, August 13th. For Kindergarten to 2nd grade students, the event will be from 1:00-2:00 using Google Meet. For students in grades 3-5 the event is from 2:30-3:30 also using Google Meet. Your child’s home-base teacher will be calling you tomorrow to introduce themselves and personally invite you to the virtual event. Please know that the live Meet the Grade Level event will be recorded on Google Meet for anyone who is unable to attend the live session. We will place the access codes on the website for the event.

Access Codes:

Grade Level

Meeting Link

K

http://tiny.cc/HRESKinder

1

http://tiny.cc/HRESFirst

2

http://tiny.cc/HRESSecond

3

http://tiny.cc/HRESThird

4

http://tiny.cc/HRESFourth

5

http://tiny.cc/HRESFifth

ECS

http://tiny.cc/HRESecs

 

 The daily schedule for virtual learning for all is posted on our school website. The school day will begin everyday at 9:00 a.m. Attendance will be taken and documented everyday. More details will be provided around attendance. All students will receive at least 2.5 hours of live instruction per day with device free breaks built in. During the Meet the Grade Level event, teaches will provide more information around the schedule.

 

 The first week of school will be orientation week. The schedule will be modified during the week. Orientation is a time for teachers and students to get to know one another, review expectations, and for students AND parents to become familiar with the learning platform. We heard your feedback from spring. Please know that your child’s virtual experience will be upgraded from the spring experience. We have significantly reduced the number of links students will need to access for instruction. This will be outlined during Meet the Grade Level.

 

 I am looking forward to seeing you all on Thursday. Though we are not beginning the school year in the conventional manner we are used to, the Hodge Road Staff is prepared to partner with you to make this the very best school year possible for you and your child. We are and will remain Hodge Road Strong!