Below is an update on the Fieldcrest School District activities during the COVID-19 crisis that was sent to Fieldcrest parents by Superintendent Dr. Kari Rockwell. The parade that was scheduled for Wednesday has been cancelled due growing concerns and unknowns.
April 6, 2020
Dear Fieldcrest Family,
I hope this update finds you well! Remote Learning has begun and students, staff, and families are settling in. If your student is struggling or you need additional assistance, please make contact with the classroom teacher, the school principal, Matt Wendling (Director of Technology), or myself. This is a change for all involved and it is wonderful to know we all have the same goal of making this a positive situation for all students.
As you know, we advertised a district-wide parade to take place this Wednesday. In this ever-changing world we find ourselves in, I find it best to cancel the parade. There are growing concerns each day and too many unknowns. I know this is not the news many of you wanted to hear, however our decisions will always be driven by the health and safety of our students, families, and school communities. We miss our students and looked forward to those smiling faces! Each building plans to create a project to share with students and families. When the projects are complete, they will be shared via Facebook, School Messenger and Google Drive. If you'd like to share pictures, drawings, or other neat projects that your child is willing to share with the public, please post to the Facebook page or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meal distribution and deliveries for the week of April 13th are modified due to the vacation day on April 13th. All meals (5 days of breakfast and lunch) will be distributed or delivered on April 14th and 16th between 10:00am-11:00am. On April 20th, meals will return to the Monday/Wednesday schedule. If your student is part of the SnackPack program, deliveries will be left on your porch or near the front or back door on Wednesday. If your home address or phone number has recently changed, please contact the school office to update your information.
The next pickup dates for Learning Packets will be April 14th and 15th from 8:30am-12:00pm. Packets can be picked up at the school closest to your home. For our students who need to access Guest Wifi at each of our school buildings, the network (OPEN_GUEST) is available and accessible from the parking lot with no password necessary.
Upcoming board meetings on April 15th and April 29th will go on as planned. The meeting information can be accessed via our website and will be advertised as we approach the meeting date.
Below you'll find directions on Remote Learning Check-in through TeacherEase/School Insight. This is NOT mandatory, but will help us track student participation.
Remote Learning Attendance Check-in
We will be using a new system introduced by TeacherEase/School Insight for Remote Learning check-in. Currently the system is set up for students to check in, but hopefully soon they will release steps for parents to check this from their login as well.
We realize that everyone's schedule is different during these remote learning days, so the system was designed to be easy to use. Check in for the day starts at 8:50AM and ends at 2:00PM. This is designed to be used on a chromebook, desktop, or laptop, but it also looks like it works just fine from a cell phone or tablet.
This is NOT required, but can be very helpful during this new time of Remote Learning.
The steps are pretty easy - first log into TeacherEase. Once you are on Student Main, a pop up window should appear that looks like this:
Go ahead and click "Check-in". Once you do that you should see this:
Fieldcrest Update 4-6-2020.pdf As soon as you see that confirmation, the building secretary will be able to see that you logged in and are marked present for the day.
Lastly, I want to share my gratitude. Our district employs many essential workers. Each of them works through this new "normal" everyday with the health, safety, and education of your student at the forefront.
Kari L. Rockwell