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Preparing for the Return to School Grades 1-4

Dear Parkside, Roxbury and Lewis Grade 1-4 Families,

As you know, the Solon Schools shifted to full remote instruction for all learners last week at the recommendation of public health experts. We hope this communication will provide more clarity about the remote instructional schedule and other important information to help you prepare for the start of the school year. 

The instructional schedule for students during full remote learning has been adjusted to help families better plan for the school day during this challenging time by shifting the primary live instruction to the morning and providing parent flexibility in the afternoons.

VIRTUAL VERSUS IN-PERSON LEARNERS:

  • In-Person Learners: Your child will resume in-person instruction as soon our buildings reopen.  
  • Virtual Learners: Your child will remain a virtual learner for the entire first semester even when the building reopens. This opt-in selection was made last week by completing the Google form. 

SUPPLY PICK UP:

 

  • Families will pick up student instructional supplies and Chromebooks on August 21, August 24 or August 25 from Noon-3 each day at your child’s assigned building location for the 20-21 school year. This will be a drive-through pick up. More information will follow closer to the week of August 21.
  • You may pick-up a Chromebook and necessary materials for multiple families at one time. For instance, you could gather materials for a neighbor or friend as long as their child attends the school from which you are picking up materials. 

 

ATTENDANCE:

 

  • Attendance will be taken daily.

 

  • You will need to call your child’s main office attendance line each day that your child will be absent. This is required whether learning from home or in-person.

SCHEDULE CLARIFICATIONS:

  • During the district’s full remote learning, all students in grades 1-4 AND Kindergarten full-day students will follow the Remote Learning Instructional Schedule below.  
  • Please note that upon the building reopening, all students, whether learning virtually or in-person, will resume an 8-2:30 school day schedule.   

Remote Learning Instructional Schedule

8:00-9:00

Reading 

  • 10 - 15  minute whole-group lesson (on screen)
  • 10 - 15 minute small group lesson (on screen)
  • 30 - 40 minute independent reading 

9:00-10:00

Writing 

  • 10 - 15  minute whole-group lesson (on screen)
  • 10 - 15 minute one-on-one/small group conference (on screen)
  • 30 - 40 minute independent writing

10:00-11:00

Math

  • 20 - 25 minute whole-group lesson (on screen)
  • 35 - 40 minute group/independent work (in groups on screen or independently)

11:00-12:00

Specials

  • Pre-recorded videos with activities that can be completed at home

12:00-1:00

Lunch Break

1:00-1:30

Science/Social Studies

  • Pre-recorded video 
  • Activity (off screen)

1:30-2:30

No New Instruction/Office Hours

  • Possible activities include (pre-recorded OR on screen when scheduled with teacher):
    • Corrective instruction 
    • Enrichment activities 
    • Social-emotional activities 

 

We hope this information is helpful and we thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we navigate through this unique school year. 

 

Sincerely,

Julia Howell, principal of Lewis School, juliahowell@solonboe.org

Mariann Moeschberger, principal of Roxbury School, mariannmoeschberger@solonboe.org  

Amanda Sullen, principal of Parkside School, amandasullen@solonboe.org