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The Puppies' Pride Newsletter CCSD93 Early Childhood Center September 3, 2020
The Puppies' Pride Newsletter
CCSD93 Early Childhood Center
September 3, 2020
Dear Parents & Guardians,
As we wrap up our second full week of remote learning, we have so much to celebrate!
We appreciate your positive attitude and perseverance as we worked through tech issues, built schedules for therapies, and moved forward with remote learning this second week. We look forward to working together with you throughout this year, creating a great preschool experience for your child wherever we may be!
Curriculum Night 2020
While all students are remote, the ECC is committed to providing virtual experiences that as closely replicate in-person events as possible. Along these lines, we will host a virtual Curriculum Night on Tuesday, September 8th at 7:00 p.m. By attending Curriculum Night virtually, you will become better acquainted with your child’s education and our school this school year through video presentations from our administrators and teachers.
The evening will begin with families collectively joining me and our assistant principals for a singular YouTube Premiere Curriculum Night event where you will receive a general overview on the school year, including our goals and important notes about Remote Learning. From there, you will be linked to a website where you will find videos from your child’s teachers. Teachers will cover how they are working to build relationships, how students are being supported academically, information about assessment and grading, and more.
Please be sure to join us for the virtual Curriculum Night on Tuesday, September 8th at 7:00 p.m. by visiting www.ccsd93.com/ECCCurr2020. You will be sent email, text, and app push reminders with your child’s YouTube Premiere Curriculum Night link the day before and the evening of the event.
Individual Student Schedules
To make each child’s daily schedule clear for their parents, guardians and caregivers, all teachers are emailing parents with an individual weekly schedule for their child. The schedules will show the time, purpose and zoom link for each time that a child is expected to join us on zoom. This will be listed by day to make it easier for parents to share schedules with one another, grandparents or caregivers who are helping the children log on each day. You should receive this schedule by the end of the day tomorrow. If you do not receive your child’s schedule by the end of the day tomorrow, please email your child’s teacher.
Remote Learning - Moving Forward
Below is an update on how we are moving forward with our remote learning plan.
While we are in remote learning we will continue to take attendance as required of all public schools. Attendance will be taken during circle time each day. Your child will be marked “here” only if your child is visible, with the video/camera on, during the zoom call. If an iPad is connected via zoom but the video is off we will not be able to see your child and he/she will be marked absent.
Any time your child is absent (unable to join the remote learning activities that day), please call the office as you normally would. If a child is not present at circle time and a call to the office is not received, a staff member will call the parents/guardians and ask for the reason for the child’s absence.
Please note, if you have a reason that prevents you from connecting your child to the remote learning activities for the day, such as a doctor’s appointment or a family trip, please call the office and let us know. Please do not feel compelled to connect to zoom while also trying to balance the appointment or other location you are at.
Helping Your Child on Zoom
Remote Learning with preschoolers is challenging and it takes a village to make it happen! As I have popped in to circle times in each classroom this week, I have seen that families and teachers are working together to make the best of the situation we find ourselves in! THANK YOU! The children are logged on and are often engaged, participating and joining in with the teacher and their classmates. Even with all of this support, though, learning remotely can be engaging for a preschooler in one moment and in the next moment they are no longer on the screen! To help us all make the most of our remote learning sessions, please practice the following steps whenever your child has a remote learning session:
Here are some tips for setting up a “school time” location in your home:
Special Education Services
Service providers have been contacting families to schedule times for zoom calls to deliver special education services. All services should now be scheduled. By next week, all services should be underway.
Any questions about a child's special education services or any component of a child's IEP should be directed to Miss Sarah, our assistant principal leading special education services at the ECC.
Coffee Chats with Miss Rosary
I am continuing our Thursday night Coffee Chats. Please join me tonight at 7 pm to discuss any non-confidential questions you may have.
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 840 2861 5090
High-quality communication is one of our goals. We welcome your feedback. Please call 630-307-3750 or email us with your comments or suggestions.