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PVMS Tiger Tuesday Communication & Safety Update 9/8/2020

SAFETY UPDATE: This afternoon at approximately 3:30pm the Adams County Fire Department reported to PVMS to investigate the cause of an unknown smell detected by our custodial team and our school resource officer. They were quickly able to determine the source of the smell was from a pilot light from one of the boilers that had gone out. The wing of the building was evacuated as a precautionary measure and only nutrition services staff and teaching staff were in the area at this time. The problem was quickly resolved and there was no safety risk associated with the smell. Adults in this wing of the building were able to return to their work spaces and no student learning was interrupted. 



Tiger Tuesday Update                                                             

September 8, 2020  



Happy Tuesday! I hope you all had an amazing Labor Day weekend and that you were able to catch up with your Tiger about ALL the things they learned at PVMS this past week. This morning we had our first data meeting, in these content specific meetings our staff analyzes student data, in order to plan instruction that better meets the needs of our students (you know you are an educator when the thought of data first thing on a Tuesday morning brings a smile to your face). PVMS teachers start each week with a data meeting to ensure all lessons are intentionally planned for students. Because as a community, we believe in continual improvement, the focus of our professional learning this year will be Feedback (teacher to student, student to student, and student to teacher). We chose Feedback as our focus because regardless of  the learning environment Learners need feedback to thrive. Our first professional learning about Feedback will take place this Thursday. 

Speaking of feedback, please consider using this form to submit a celebration or thank you for a member of the PVMS community (could be for a student, staff member, parent, etc.). We will be sure to spread the love to the folks identified in this form. https://forms.gle/hRChnxeuS8gAms5n7 



Please help us continue making this year a success by:

completing the health screener (located in IC) before dropping your student at school. This is mandatory for your student to remain learning in person;
calling 720-685-5408  to excuse absences;
ensuring your student has a quiet and uninterrupted work space for at home learning;
reviewing communicated schedules with online students for online learners and students on their remote learning days (as they do not match what IC shows);
ensuring students on their remote days are reaching out to the content support teacher at the identified times. The remote support teachers are available only during the specified times, they are not on stand by or available all day as they are teaching online learners the rest of the day. Example: If you are a 6th grader on a remote day and you need help with math, you need to log-in with Ms. Collins between the hours of 10-11:00 am. This is when math support has been scheduled;


and reaching out to the following people for clarification or questions: 


Schedules: Melissa Nelson mnelson@sd27j.net  or Catie Riessen criessen@sd27j.net
Attendance: 720-685-5408


Helpful Links

Teacher Contacts

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1J3o9ynVe57qSLcGxOBd1m5faxlFnjiPfIjTKuG4ACyw/edit#gid=0

Apply for Free & Reduced Lunch

www.payschoolscental.com 

Online Student Technology Help Desk

https://www.sd27j.org/Page/9366

PVMS Return to School Plan

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Fb4sjUXoV-TPPLalZY-6L9QteUa7jcUJ3ojzOVdM3Ns/edit#

Tiger Celebrations 

https://forms.gle/hRChnxeuS8gAms5n7 

Student Chromebook Trouble- Shooting Guide

https://docs.google.com/document/d/16_Ohttqh-jobPnRHBaftvXOdteb8dcTb5H0VqYpP5mE/edit?usp=sharing 

PICTURE DAY: 

Blue Team Learners will have picture day on September 29th students will go to the library with their cohorts to take pictures.

Silver Team Learners will have picture day on September 30th students will go to the library with their cohorts to take pictures.  

Online Learners will have picture day on October 2nd. Students will use the bus lane (east side lot) to access our outside gym doors in order to get their picture taken. Please make every effort to get the pictures taken as school pictures will be used for school ids and yearbook photos. 



Last Name

Picture Time

A-D

10:30-11:30 

E-H

11:40-12:40

I- N

12:50-1:50

O-S

2:00-3:00 

T-Z

3:10-4:10



FastBridge Testing: 

All PVMS students regardless of learning environment will be completing the FastBridge assessment in the couple of weeks in both Math and ELA. FastBridge assessments provide baseline data of where students are starting the year, in regards to their grade-level skills in both Math and ELA. This helps teachers identify strengths as well as gaps in student learning which helps us better prepare instruction for individuals and groups of students. This assessment will be taken again in December and May to allow us to monitor student growth! 



Blue and Silver Team Learners: 

Testing will be completed between Sept. 8-18 and will occur on the students’ remote days. 

Students should complete the assessment during the office hours for Math or office hours for ELA. Their remote teacher will meet with the group during the assigned time, review the All About FastBridge presentation and then kids off to complete the assessment. 



ONLINE Learners:

Testing will be completed between Sept. 8-18. Online teachers will review the All About FastBridge presentation before sending the kids off to complete the assessment.



Family Instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1426clfn1jqnj-FjwwZ9G67F3br7e18auUKwhFT-GtOo/edit?usp=sharing



Instrucciones para familias: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1g91JKvifVmIJGGgU02Z6v6wZK2RwdDr-h-skzVurheA/edit?usp=sharing



Lunch Update:

We found out Monday from USDA that we will be able to serve reimbursable meals to ALL of our students for FREE through December.  This is very exciting news and will surely be a big relief for all of our families.  The district communications team sent out an announcement to all parents on Wednesday.  We hope this encourages everyone to participate in the on-line ordering process to get meals for the day that they will be learning at home (A/B).Food will be packaged and delivered to them before they leave school. 



Online students may pick up breakfast and lunch from Prairie View High School on Mondays. In order to do this,  students will need their student id number and need to complete a google form to request the food. The form can filled out here: https://forms.gle/P3tUMxyd14zsDwMX7

Forms must be filled out on Mondays by 3:00pm, in order to have meals for the week. 



Attendance: 

Regardless of the learning environment you have chosen for your student, it is imperative that you call the attendance line at 720-685-5408 to report an absence. 
Students attending online school must be present in their classes on time and must stay on the call / meet  until the teacher dismisses them to avoid being marked absent. 
Teachers may only mark students present for online classes if they physically see them in the video meeting. 
If you are having technical difficulties and cannot get into the google meet please let your teacher know. You can send them a chat, email, screenshot, etc. so that they can potentially help with the issue and be aware you were attempting to enter class. Please know that there is a chance that they may not be able to address the issue in the moment as they are teaching. Depending on that communication the teacher will email our office team to mark the absence as excused. We will only be able to excuse absences in the event that the student/family contacted us regarding the issue. We are confident with a little more time and practice, most of these issues that are preventing students from being in online classes will be resolved. 



Online Class Start/End Times:

We want to address and apologize for some confusion around online student schedules. Online students are scheduled into classes in Infinite Campus for enrollment and attendance purposes. Unfortunately, the times listed in IC are inaccurate (they are the in-person class times) and online students should be following the schedules shared with them by their teacher. Current IC functionality does not allow us to build different schedules in IC for in-person and online schedules. We are hoping that this will change in the future, but for now please refer just to the schedules provided by your student’s teachers. 




Online Student Learning Environments:

Please make sure that to the best of your ability, that students have a quiet, comfortable, and uninterrupted workspace at home. Both teachers and students have reported disruptions and distractions that have made learning more challenging this week. Please also try to only check-in with your students before or after classes so that they can focus and stay engaged during the lesson and work time. Students should be using headphones/earphones even when at home to help them focus on class and block out potential distractions. We want to try our best to recreate the in-person learning environment with just the teachers and students. Please refrain from interrupting the class and coming on camera to ask questions, etc. If you, another family member, or support person have questions/concerns, please use the standard methods of e-mail, text, or calling to discuss with the teacher outside of class time. 




Social Distancing: 

Please support us by reminding your student of the importance of social distancing. We ask that students remain 3ft. (masked and with cohorts) and 6ft. (lunch and outside) apart from each other in an effort to prevent the spread of germs. If they are that far apart we should not have issues with students touching, hugging, pushing or shoving but we have had to give students several reminders about these behaviors. If students are unable to maintain their distance from other students and adults they may be asked to join our online learning option. 




School Schedules: 

Online Learners: Please be sure you are logged in and ready to start class on time. If you are late or leave early you will be marked absent. There will be portions of the class where you may be able to work independently with your computer screen off, but you must be there at the start of class and any other time the teachers ask you to be present. 



Blended Learners: Students will be learning new material on their in-person days as well as on their remote learning days. Students have access to core content teachers throughout the day on their remote days, so if they are having a hard time logging on or need support with the content they have teacher support. If your student is having a hard time connecting to the internet or opening assignments etc, please take a screenshot and email it to their in-person content teacher for that specific class. We cannot help trouble-shoot if we do not know the issues. Please be sure that they are logging and completing the assigned work.