- Orchard Middle School
It seems impossible that the first day of the 2020-21 school year is Wednesday. The sounds of students in the school today for supply pick up, although too brief, was a great touch point for us all. We look forward to seeing the remainder of our students on Monday or Tuesday to get their books, important materials and Chromebooks.
We know the start of every school year brings anxious excitement about team placements, class schedules and making connections. Building classroom relationships with teachers and peers may seem more challenging with a fully remote start, but our teachers, counselors and building staff have been studying best practices to create and implement our own “virtual learning playbook” to foster the most engaged and connected digital learning environment possible. Establishing classroom culture will be just as important this year virtually as it was in the past with a traditional start.
Everything you and your child need to prepare for your child’s first day of school will be posted on the teacher’s webpages at the beginning of the week. This will include the links and passcodes to their Google Classrooms. Finding teacher webpages is not a problem for the majority of your students, but if your child does need help, a quick link to all teacher webpages is easy to find by going to the Solon Schools website (www.solonschools.org), selecting your school and hovering over the “Students” tab.
Unfortunately, the slowdowns at the U.S. Postal Service have affected delivery of schedules for Orchard and SHS as well. If you have not received the letter and your child is not able to see their schedule in PowerSchool, please feel free to contact the school.
If your child did not attend supply pick up today, please be sure they come to the school on Monday (Orchard, SMS, SHS) or Tuesday (Orchard, SHS) between Noon and 3 p.m. to receive textbooks, important supplies and their Chromebook.
For Orchard families, please complete the online Chromebook Agreement using the following link: https://forms.gle/63obj1ZaDYpytrbF9
We wish you a wonderful last weekend of summer!