Friday, April 17, 2020
Dear Union Families,
We want to wrap up our third week of distance learning by celebrating the progress we have all made as a community to bring virtual instruction to life for your students. Students and families have been regularly accessing weekly curricular content and communications through our Sumner Connect site.
Our K-5 students are even more actively engaged in ELA and math learning (up to 3 hours per day) through the Great Minds On the Go Website. Finally, Union teachers have enjoyed connecting with students for additional support during their daily Office Hours. Support is not always academic; in this situation our world is in, there is serious disconnect happening. Union teachers are connecting with your children to maintain positive relationships.
During Week 4, students will:
Continue with their designated progression of lessons in math
Continue with their designated reading and writing ELA lessons
Engage in new extracurricular activities in library, music, art, and STEM
Participate in daily physical fitness activities
Share work and/or assignments with their teacher for feedback: Parents, Union teachers are ready and able to provide feedback to you and your children re: assignments. You may not always be able to provide a “hard copy” for them to give feedback on, using an online program, but do feel free to contact teachers if your child is having trouble on particular content standards, ELA problems, and Math problems. School doors are closed; school, itself, is not. Of course, any work is optional, still.
Please remember that you can always contact your child’s teacher or me with any questions or concerns, and you can expect a response within 24 hours from teachers; that same day, from me. We truly appreciate your continued partnership as we work to continuously improve our approach to distance learning and make sure that our students and families have everything they need during these challenging times.
We are all in this together! WE are Union STEM.
Blessings To You All,
Twitter: @UnionChief2017 (this is a locked account so that only people I know can see