Dear Shiloh Families,
We hope this letter finds you well. We miss our Eagles! The photos you have shared via email and Facebook have helped to keep us all connected and we thank you.
Recently, Washington’s Superintendent of Public Instruction, Chris Reykdal, asked that all schools in the state move from an optional, enrichment model of instruction to a model of new learning as we continue to navigate school closure. Instruction will no longer be simply optional enrichment for Mead students. All staff members are currently working hard to prepare new lessons and new learning in math, reading, and writing for our kids via online platforms like Google Classroom, SeeSaw, Class Dojo, and others. This work will be required, however we fully understand that each family has unique circumstances and can fulfill the expectations to varying degrees.
Next week is Spring Break in Mead and we encourage you to enjoy your families and the break. Hopefully you can get outside for a bike ride, a hike, or a walk!
Beginning April 13, following Spring Break, we will offer new lessons and new learning in math, reading, and writing for our Eagles. Teachers will share lessons electronically in a “Mead Learns Weekly Schedule”. This will be emailed to you. This should alleviate the mountains of emails and links you may be receiving.
Please use the following guidelines from Superintendent Reykdal and Mead School District when planning “school at home” during this unprecedented time:
- K-3rd grade students should spend about 2.5 hours per week doing schoolwork.
- 4-6th grade students should spend about 3 hours per week doing schoolwork.
- 30 minutes of this schoolwork time will be “face-to-face” with your child’s teacher via some online platform (Zoom, pre-recorded YouTube videos, etc.).
We are sending this letter electronically and via United States Postal Service to ensure that we reach all of our families. There are still some families with whom we have not been able to connect. If you do not have internet access, and/or you have not been in contact with your child’s teacher throughout the past three weeks, please call the school right away at 465-6800 and leave us a message. We want to hear from you and support your child throughout this school closure.
Please also contact us if you need paper copies of the work our teachers send, school supplies, or anything else to support you and your child. Attached to this message is a video to help kids what is expected of them as we move forward.
Mrs. Duchow and Mr. Edwards