March 16, 2020
Neoga students, parents/guardians, community, and staff:
Thank you for being patient, understanding, and calm during this unprecedented school closure. We know that this is a time for all of us to do our individual part for the good of the whole.
We know that learning is most effective when it takes place in the school and classroom. We know that an extended absence from school is not good for our students’ learning. With that in mind, district staff has created K-12 learning activities that are able to be accessed during this mandated break from school. Please go to https://sites.google.com/neogacusd3.net/e-learning/home to access on-line learning materials and other resources. It is a plan that we will evaluate and revise as needed, and will be ready to implement in similar situations (weather-related, emergency closings, etc.) in the future.
It is our expectation that your students will complete the home-based learning activities although this work will not be graded. The goal and objective of this plan is to keep students thinking, learning, and in a growth mindset. Again, the lessons will be provided online, or for the students that do not have home internet access or reliable home internet, a paper and pencil packet will be available.
Our elementary students will be working with the pencil and paper copies with some internet options, while most students in junior high school and high school will receive assignments sent to their school email, from the link to the school website referenced above, and/or accessed through Google Classroom.
Elementary classrooms that regularly use ClassDojo for communication will continue that practice. Digital copies can be submitted to the students’ teachers upon their completion while paper and pencil copies will be completed and returned to the teachers upon the opening of school. Our plan is to make the packets available Tuesday, March 17 from 3:00-7:00 PM in the lobby of each school. Parents should pick up materials for their children as students will not be allowed access to the school.
The buildings are open to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Monday, March 16, so any student who needs belongings, textbooks, notes, and items from his/her locker may get them.
PLEASE NOTE: ONLY THE FRONT LOBBY WILL BE ACCESSIBLE when picking up the learning packets on Tuesday, March 17. A reminder to all 6th/12th grade students (and all elementary students to which this applies), check your email and Google Classroom links for shared learning opportunities.
If you or your child have questions concerning his/her home-based lessons, please email his/her teachers (or communicate through ClassDojo as usual) between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Teacher emails can be found on the district’s website. If you as a parent have other questions, please email us at: COVID19@neogacusd3.net.
This has been, and will continue to be, a very fluid situation; literally changing by the hour at this point. Thank you for your patience and positivity! Your support is appreciated by all of us connected with the schools. We will continue to work together to take care of our kids!
Neoga CUSD #3 Staff