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Remote Learning Updates

School Correspondence

- Letter from Kresta Vuolo 3-27-2020
Fox Flash 3-18-20
Email from Kresta 3-17-2020
- Email from Free Horizon Montessori 3-15-2020
Letter from Principal Kresta Vuolo 3-13-2020



Online Learning

Beginning March 31, all FHM classes will be held on Google Classroom. 
If you need support with accessing, please see our Tech Support section below. 
Lead teachers have sent links to their classrooms through email. If you did not receive this email, please reach out to your teacher. 


Schedule

Monday, March 30th - Teacher Planning Day - students do not report online

March 31 - April 3 - Students Report to Online Remote Learning
**Wednesdays are now full school days. 

Monday, April 6 - Teacher Planning Day - students do not report online

April 7 - 10 - Students Report to Online Remote Learning

Monday, April 13 - Teacher Planning Day - students do not report online

April 14 - 17 - Students Report to Online Remote Learning



Important Tips to be more successful and productive during this online learning time: 

Create a daily schedule for your kids; they will be more successful with structure. Make sure to include:
- Wake-up and breakfast times
- Times to engage in classes 
- Outside and/or physical movement time at least 2-3 times during the “school” day. 30 minutes for each time are recommended. Walking, biking, running, playing an outside game (that allows for social distancing), etc. Check out these ideas from Ms. Tyler in Fresh Start
- Lunch time.
- Free time (schedule this; otherwise, all time could be free time)
- Dinner

 Optional things to think about including in the schedule:
- A time for chores
- Creative Time - drawing, playing music, building things, etc. Ideally this would not include a device (computer or tablet) since students will be online a lot during this time period. We want kids to engage their brains in different ways.

Social Distancing: This is NOT a Snow Day or a vacation time - It is NOT recommended that kids do “get togethers” like they do during a snow day. Kids should not have sleepovers or visit with their peers during this time.

Attendance: 

All students in kindergarten and above are required to attend each day. Preschoolers are strongly encouraged to attend by engaging in the work activities provided by their teachers. Students must log in and/or submit work, photos, etc. as assigned by their teachers each Remote Learning day in order to be counted as "present" for that day. Please make sure you submit work evidence each day so that your child's teacher can update their attendance. Those who do not follow their teacher's directions for remote check-ins, work submission, and/or evidence of work will be counted absent with follow up coming from the office the following day. If you have questions, please refer to communications from your child's teacher and the Remote Learning pages of the FHM website for clarifications. If your child is ill and won't attend classes for a day, please call our attendance line at 303-982-0280 and leave a detailed message about the absence. 




FHM Mental Health Support 




Tech Support

Jeffco Schools Parent Guide to Google Classroom
How to Add Grid View to Google Meet Video
Link to Add Grid View Extension to Google Meet

Mr. Seth has a video to help with Google Classroom issues





Connecting with School Staff

  • If you have questions that are not answered on this page, please email  Communications Coordinator Susan Vallier at svallier@jeffco.k12.co.us. Emails will be answered as quickly as possible, but please allow 24 hours for a response. Please do not call the school, or administrators. Due to building closures, voicemails may not be retrieved in a timely manner. 




Jeffco Resources

Jeffco COVID-19 Updates/Resources

Free Online Learning Resources

Jeffco Tech Resources

Technology Assistance and Resources
Digital Tools for Students
Parents' Guide to Google Classroom
Jeffco's TechforEd 1:1 Device Information
Original Remote Learning and Work Plan Letter
Low-Cost Internet Access Options


Families Without Internet

For staff and students who do not have internet, a hot spot may be made available for checkout from IT. Please contact the Technology Support Center at (303)982-2200 to check availability.  

Families Who Need Child Care

As COVID-19 requires additional demands of our essential workforce to support our health care system, our human services providers, public safety professionals, and other members of our emergency workforce, child care will be a vital piece of Colorado’s response.
Colorado Emergency Child Care Collaborative




Cancellations

If it is an activity scheduled before April 17th, it is cancelled. Some school meetings, like school board committee meetings are still on via remote access. 

Spring Break Camp - Due to Jeffco Schools' closure of all facilities until after Spring Break, FHM will no longer be offering our Spring Break Camp. No fees have been posted or payments collected and families will not be billed.



Mental Health Services: 


Grab & Go Meals

GRAB-AND-GO MEAL SERVICE CHANGES
START MONDAY, MARCH 30
Beginning Monday, March 30:
Sites will be open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10:30a - 1:00p
Each of these days, 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches per person will be provided
Meals will be provided at curbside location through car trunk, car window, or by walk up
Parents or other caregivers may pick up meals for children; children do not have to be present

Sites for Grab-and-Go pickup:
Alameda High
Arvada K-8
Columbine High
Edgewater Elementary
Foothills Elementary
Lasley Elementary
Parr Elementary
Wayne Carle Middle
Welchester Elementary
West Jefferson Elementary
Wheat Ridge High



Jeffco Schools Foundation Fund to Support Families 

A message from Jeffco Schools Foundation:
We will overcome the impact that COVID-19 is having on our community. Together, we will persevere through this crisis. At this time, our District, our schools, our educators, and our students need additional support to rise to the challenge of Distance Learning, and to ensure even our most vulnerable populations are able to continue to access learning.

We are asking for financial support to secure resources to ensure every student has the tools they need to access learning from their home. This means giving the District the ability to support severe needs and shortages in essentials across our community. Please consider supporting us to ensure we meet the needs of all our learners.

To donate, visit this website.

Questions? Contact Jeffco Schools Foundation Executive Director Angela Baber angela.baber@jeffco.k12.co.us or 720-272-0285




CMAS Testing Paused 

The administration of end-of-the-year assessments, including the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS), will be paused for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year due to extensive school closures throughout Colorado to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Read the news release from the CDE >



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