Dear Peter Boe, Jr Elementary Families,
Your child's classroom teacher will be sending educational activities to be done at home in the event there is a storm and we cancel school. Our district will send out a notification stating we are having a “virtual learning day.” This notification will let you know you should utilize the information provided in this packet. This packet will be available for the month of Feb/March in the event of a storm day. After March, you will be receiving updated information to complete with your child. If packets are completed, additional information will be sent before the month is up. Teachers will also be providing time to interact with your student. Please look for this information on our Schoology and/or SeeSaw platforms.
Our goal for “virtual learning” is to provide continued practice for your student/s outside of the classroom. We see this as an opportunity to review skills that have been taught and showcase what students know. As you and your child work on these activities, please use your judgement to assist them as needed. We want these learning experiences to be fun, help them learn and think, and help them practice skills. We do not want them to be frustrating! If this occurs, we do ask that you reach out to the classroom teacher via email to discuss your child’s progress.
We have listed some accommodations you can use to ensure the activities are at the appropriate level for your child. If you have any questions, please let us know how we can help. Remember, reading and practicing math facts are always helpful!
Appropriate assistance for virtual learning activities:
*Read the assignment aloud to your child, restate it in your own words to help with understanding.
*Break the assignment into smaller steps (do the first part, then reread the problem and do the next part and so on).
*Use manipulatives for math problems (blocks, toothpicks, draw a picture/model).
*Allow breaks for movement in between or even during activities (play or dance inside/outside, use gonoodle.com, just let them move).
Billie Soholt, Principal
Peter Boe Jr. Elementary
Virtual Learning Day PROCEDURES:
NOT LIVE (A-SYNCHRONOUS)
We have exhausted our storm days and our goal is to have virtual learning days moving forward if we
come up against a weather decision or otherwise.
THE FOLLOWING WILL BE UTILIZED IN CASE OF FUTURE STORM DAYS FOR GRADES 6-12.
1. All teachers grades 6-12 will have the following posted to EACH course in Schoology.
2. DAILY CHECK-IN ON SCHOOLOGY COURSE PAGE
*Used to count attendance/participation.
*This check-in MUST be completed by 3:30pm
*By 4:00pm an attendance report will be reported to Mrs. Blotsky
*Any student who has NOT completed the check-in for ALL COURSES will be marked ABSENT.
*Students are NOT required to check-in the STUDY HALLS
3. DAILY OBJECTIVE
*OBJECTIVE for your course for the day.
*This objective will lay out the expectation for you regarding the class expectation during VIRTUAL LEARNING.
4. DAILY ASSIGNMENT
*This will be posted by your teacher and will include A SUBMISSION of some form.
5. OFFICE HOURS
*Teachers will post their schedule for students from 8:00-4:00pm
*Teachers will be available during their POSTED office hours via Schoology/Email please reach out as needed.
*Teachers will NOT be available during their PREP and/or LUNCH TIME.
***Moving forward for the remainder of the winter, students in grades 6-12 need take their devices home with
them CHROMEBOOK AND CHARGER In case of future virtual learning days.
**STUDENTS WHO DO NOT HAVE THEIR CHROMEBOOK WITH THEM AT HOME WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR
LOGGING ON AT HOME THROUGH A PERSONAL DEVICE.
**Students who have technology issues MUST report them by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
**Students who are not able to send an email and are unable to contact their teachers MUST call the school and
leave a message with Mrs. Blotsky at the following number 701-788-2281 extension 222 or 406-480-1823.
**STUDENTS/PARENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR CONTACTING THEIR TEACHER IF THEY ARE ILL, UNABLE
TO COMPLETE THE WORK DUE TO AN EMERGENCY, ETC.
This information is also posted on our school website under VIRTUAL LEARNING.