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SHS Virtual School Information - 3/19
SHS Virtual School Information - 3/19
Dan Kelley
Thursday, March 19, 2020

3/19/20

Hello Sentinel Nation!  Happy first day of spring!

Yesterday, Governor Raimondo declared that all schools will be closed through April 3rd, and are asked to shift to virtual learning beginning Monday, March 23rd.  While this will be challenging, it is an opportunity for all of us to learn a new way of doing things. We have a great deal of information to share so please read all of the links.  

Please click here for our SHS Virtual Learning Guide for Students/Families.  This document and updates will also be available on the SHS website.

On Monday, March 23rd, teachers will be posting assignments and tasks in their google classrooms for your children to complete at their own pace.

Beginning on Tuesday, March 24th, the school day across the district will be from 8:30 am - 2:30 pm.  SHS will follow an adjusted daily schedule with assigned times for each class to meet virtually.  Students will be required to log their daily attendance using a Google Form accessed through the link provided SHS Daily Student Attendance.  This link can also be found on the adjusted daily schedule document.

Forgot Something at School?  - SHS will be open from 8:30 am - 10:30 am on Friday (3/20) for students that may have forgotten something in their locker or need to pick up their music instrument.  Please check in with the main office upon arrival. Outside of this time frame, any student who absolutely needs to retrieve an item will require an appointment. Please contact an administrator to set up an appointment.

Third quarter is being extended to April 3rd.  

We do want to give a shout out to our amazing teachers who have been working hard to move to a way of teaching many hadn’t considered until now.   Our teachers are ready to move to this approach because they understand the importance of maintaining connections to our students, and value them as learners. Please keep in mind that the structure (keeping to the schedule with video conferencing) is in place so teachers can focus on each class and student in an organized way. Teachers will be available to students during the time their class is scheduled, and students/parents are asked to be respectful of this as we work to address the needs of all our students. Thank you for being supportive and understanding of our teachers in this process.

Thank you for your patience and support in this endeavor, everyone at SHS wishes you and your family well through this trying time.  We will continue to update with more information.

 

Dan Kelley (dkelley@smithfield-ps.org)

Ken Hopkins (khopkins@smithfield-ps.org)

Tammy Koller (tkoller@smithfield-ps.org)