Parent Update 9-15-20
Dear STrEaM Families,
It is hard to believe we are already in Week 5, and Thursday 9/17 marks the halfway point of first quarter. Thanks to all our teachers, students and parents for their collaboration and hard work towards making online learning successful.
Return to School:
I know that a decision on returning to school face to face is highly anticipated. ASD will make an announcement this week. Remember that STrEaM is committed to remain Virtual for the duration of the first quarter, and that will not change.
There is no decision yet on what STrEaM will do 2nd quarter. We will discuss our options as a staff, with our APC, and with input from parents, guardians and our school community.
Changing educational modes and models should happen at a logical (quarter) break, with plenty of time for teachers, families and students to prepare for the change.
When we do return face to face, I anticipate the following parameters:
- 4 or 5 days per week, 5.5 hours per day: 8:00 to 1:30 (possibly continuing Wednesdays as E-learning days)
- Continuing with 3 classes, rotating at quarter
- A return to school survey will be coming out soon. We look forward to your feedback.
Join us for Morning Coffee at 8 AM! We will hear from Mrs. Smith and Ms. Goodman (8th grade cohorts). Mrs. Gatlin will be sharing “What is Project-Based Learning?” Tune in!
Meeting ID: 189 887 262 Password: (see your email)
WEDNESDAY E-LEARNING student tasks:
45 minutes on iReady (Building Reading and Math Skills)
30 minutes on ALEKS for math - Initial Knowledge Checks due Friday 9/11
20 minutes of recreational reading (book of your choice)
20 minutes outdoor exercise - View link: Outdoor Education at STrEaM
Parents, all students should have completed the iReady assessments and initial knowledge checks in ALEKS for math! If your child has not, please work with them and their teacher to get this done so they can proceed with the lessons in these programs.
STrEaM Gear Store is open! The store will close at the end of September. All orders will be delivered to ASA the 3rd week of October.
We have seats available in 6th and 7th grade. Anyone who refers another student to us who enrolls between September 8th and October 16th will receive a free STrEaM hoodie! Now is a great time to start with STrEaM!!
PASSION FOR KINDNESS coming to Morning Coffee!
On Morning Coffee next Wednesday, September 23rd we will host Tamara Letter, author of “A Passion for Kindness.” https://www.tamaraletter.com/ We are very excited, as this is a powerful, inspiring and positive book. Please mark your calendars, and we encourage you to get a copy to read!
See you for coffee in the morning!
(907) 360-1059 Cell