I want to express my deep appreciation to ALL our teachers and staff who have been working long hours to stay connected to students and families. We know this has been a learning curve and disruption to the norm for families and it's been hard to stay positive, and yet we have received many kind comments, emails and gestures of gratitude from appreciative parents. Here are some examples during the past two weeks. A parent ordered and delivered pizza for teachers who were working late. Another parent stopped by to bring bags of chocolate with a nice note.
Dear Parents of Foothills,
I just want to share three important reminders that were shared with me in the wake of the online, home-learning school.
1. You Matter
2. You are Loved
3. Everything will be Okay
REMINDERS & HELPFUL INFORMATION:
In an effort to stay ahead of ongoing changes, it will be necessary to make a change in the pick up of Chromebooks/devices and Learning Packets. We will limit the pick up of all items to one day--Wednesday, March 18th following the schedule below.
The procedure for pick up is as follows in order to provide social distancing so please be patient with us as we get everyone taken care of:
1--Chromebooks will be done in the office
2--Packets will be done in the foyer
Parents and students,
In meetings today with teachers, it was decided that it would be best for every student to be able to check out the Chromebook they use at school. However, if the device(s) you have available at home are sufficient for your child(ren) to complete their online learning, there is no need for you to fill out the checkout form below.
CHECK OUT FORM LINK:
Here are some affordable options for internet access during the Dismissal time for Learning At Home. Free WiFi Hotspots (See maps for locations)Xfinity WiFi Free For Everyone: Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers.
State issues clarification on K-12 dismissal SALT LAKE CITY (March 14, 2020) - At a news conference yesterday afternoon, Gov. Gary R. Herbert mentioned that during public school’s two-week dismissal, parents who are unable to be home with children will have the option to bring them to school to be supervised by teachers. This is not the case.
Parents of Special Education students,
All IEP meetings WILL be held during the Dismissal weeks for students receiving services in a self-contained class, Resource or Speech.
Thanks so much,
As we work through logistics for "At Home Learning," I have a few questions that I need everyone to respond to. Please fill this out for EACH Foothills Elementary student in your home. Please respond by Sunday at midnight.
Thanks so much,