Silver Hill Elementary School
February 1, 2021
Wow, January is behind us and February is knocking at the door. I want to apologize for the incorrect links sent to us about the Learning Pods last week.
As educators, we see on a daily basis, the impact that COVID-19 has had on our students, whether they are remote or in-person learners. Despite the pandemic continuing to place a significant strain on school systems, our educators continue to strive to perform their daily tasks of not only providing an education to the students but also providing support, motivation, and encouragement. As a school, we continue to monitor and provide emotional support to our staff regularly. This task is performed in conjunction with the school’s clinical team.The pandemic has also placed responsibilities onto parents that may have significantly impacted their routines at work and at home. For some, this has meant changing their employment or employment hours to accommodate their child’s schedule, dealing with behaviors at home that they may not have seen before due to student’s being more isolated from their friends and family members, and generally feeling overwhelmed as a parent.
In recognizing this, we have teamed up with Caitlin Silva, a Licensed Parent Coach, to offer workshops on a variety of topics that may be of interest to you and may provide some additional support as we all navigate the pandemic together. This coming week we provide you with a survey based on these topics. Stay tuned…
Along with direct instruction taking place, students will be continuing to take their mid-year i-Ready diagnostic. Please keep in mind that i-Ready is an adaptive test which means that the difficulty changes depending on your child’s answers. Remind your students that they may see questions they don’t know the answer to but to choose the best answer and move on. Again, I would like to stress that this is NOT a high stakes standardized test. This diagnostic is a way to guide instruction and give children the best opportunity for learning from now until June.
Please see the slides below if you would like more information to share with your student.
Powerpoint to show students how to get prepared for the next diagnostic (K pages 2-21, grades 1 and 2 pages 22-42 and grades 3-5 pages 43-93)
- iready-getting_students_ready_for_a_subsequent_diagnostic-ppt-grades-k-8-2020-v1 (1).pptx
A very special ‘Shout Out’ to our upcoming Birthdays:
2/1: Anthony G, Kaleigh N, Anna D, Parker C, Joshua and Justin R.R.
2/2: Shannon L
2/3: Samuel M.
2/4: Vivienne S.
2/5: Jayko A.L, Dillon C.
2/6: Xylmairy P
2/7: Marianna M.R.
Reminder that Pool Testing will continue this week. Cohort’s A and C will be tested on Tuesday 2/2/2021 and Cohort B will be tested on Thursday 2/4/2021. Below is the link to the consent forms that will need to be brought to school if you would like your son/daughter to participate in the pool testing.
English Form: https://forms.gle/WYJP5Hduk5RZatRo9
Spanish Form: https://forms.gle/ih5RBLQUoVofkN179
PORTUGUESE : https://forms.gle/oRDvDuJZhQLSANww9
HAITIAN CREOLE https://forms.gle/CB3UJNzb8fa5KYRN9
Friendly reminder- Please have your child bring in a refillable container / bottle for water. We are not having students use the faucet with their mouths (Thank you Covid). However, we do have water bottle refill stations they can use throughout the day to refill their bottles. A hydrated student is a happy student.
Stay safe and I hope you all have a great week.