Principal's Message

Greetings, Wrightwood Raccoon families,
 
I just thank everyone for their patience, understanding, and support since our schools closed on March 13. Per the Governor's mandate, all of our students will be educated in an At Home Learning model to start the 2020-21 school year, beginning on Monday, Aug. 17. I want to assure our parents the the focus of our At Home Learning plan has been to develop a system that provides sound instruction in grade level standards, while being sensitive to the demands and challenges that At Home Learning puts on children and parents. We are committed to supporting students and parents in every way.
 
During At Home Learning, students and parents can expect the following:
 
~Approximately one hour of daily live instruction, emphasizing math, reading and writing
~Snowline-adopted curriculum in math, language arts, science, and social studies
~Weekly 1:1 meetings between the teacher and student (parents are encouraged to attend) to give personal     attention, evaluation, reteaching, feedback, encouragement, and accountability
~Small group remediation for students performing below grade level
~Weekly sessions where students will join their peers for enrichment activities, like art, science, team-building, and     social interaction
~Continued Special Education services
~Chromebook computer for each student, with Hot Spots available, if needed
~Live PE and Music activities led by our teachers, Coach Beck and Mr. Craver
~Counseling services by Mrs. Burns
~Library access with Mrs. Brown
~Regular office hours for reliable communication with teachers
~Nutrition Services distributing meals throughout the week
~Mentoring for students who need extra encouragement, motivation, and accountability
 
Each Student is expected to participate in the hour of daily online instruction. They will also have a weekly 1:1 meeting for 30 minutes, a 1-hour enrichment class, and remediation sessions, if necessary. 
Assignments will be completed outside of these meetings. Senate Bill 98, the government's law for At Home Learning, requires the following total of learning time daily: Kindergarten (180 minutes); 1st-3rd grade (230 minutes); 4th-5th grade (240 minutes). We will meet those expectations through a combination of daily live instruction and assignments completed independently.
 
In summary, we strive to give your and your children a program that is rigorous, engaging, and will supported, but manageable for students and parents to navigate at home, understanding that parents have jobs, multiple kids, and enough stressors without adding home-school to that list. Wrightwood Elementary has always made decisions with children and families at the forefront, and we always will.
 
If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am here to serve you, and I always want you to feel our support. My email is john_garner@snowlineschools.com, and the school phone number is 760-249-5828. The office is open 7:00-3:30.
 
Sincerely, 
John Garner
Principal
 
 
 
 
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