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Transition to Online Learning March 25, 2020

Hi Riverview Community, 

Well, this is different. I hope this finds everyone healthy and adjusting to our new reality. Riverview has been working to provide home learning support for all our students. Our goal is to provide families with activities, tools, and supports that can provide as much academic benefit as possible for students.

Our teachers are working to put together meaningful at home learning activities and will be setting up communication systems with you so they can provide you and your child support in their learning. In the weeks ahead, we will learn much about how to best do this, we will make mistakes, fumble around and get better at this together. As we make this adjustment, it is important that we all remain flexible and graceful with each other. There is no protocol or map for this as we effectively re-invent our system over the course of days. 

Let’s get started. Here is a quick and initial bullet list of what to expect to start on Wednesday:

  • By midday Wednesday, communication from your child’s homeroom teacher with a learning plan for up to the next week. Our end goal is to send out a week-long learning plan every Wednesday. 

    • For most, this will be electronic. For those without electronic access, packets will be placed in a box outside of school by Thursday at 3pm each week. 

  • Establishment of ‘office hours’ for 1 hour each day by each teacher. Teachers will let you know the best way to access them during ‘office hours’

  • 24 hour response time from teachers for e-mails

Of course, this will truly be a team effort between you and the teacher. I have attached a flyer that provides some guidance to parents in terms of supporting learning at home as best you can.  

  • Additionally, starting Wednesday, we are asking parents to utilize a google form to record attendance for their child everyday. A link will be coming from 9R. Should you not have access to the form, please call in to the office if your child is not attending. We are doing this for two reasons: 1. So teachers/schools are aware of which students are engaged which can help us with communication and support learning, and 2. To satisfy state requirements around documenting student attendance on each and every ‘school day’. 

Please look for communication from your child’s homeroom teacher on Wednesday and start your habit of recording your child’s attendance each day. We will also send out school wide e-mails as needed, but will work not to overwhelm you. Your teacher will be your primary communication point. Please take good care of yourself, your family, and our community. We are in it together. We cannot wait to see you all again live and in person in the near future. 

Doug