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Distance-Learning Updates


Community members and staff are invited to talk with Superintendent Alex Apostle, joined with the Re-Opening of Schools Sub-Committee leaders to hear the latest happenings in the Shelton School District.

The Open Community Forum will be streamed live via YouTube on Tuesday, June 2, from 6:00 – 7:00 PM. Community members may make comments and/or ask questions by sending an email to  or by calling 1-253-215-8782 and entering meeting ID #973 2357 8197 during the scheduled meeting time. If calling in, please mute your microphone until you are admitted into the meeting and prompted to speak.

Link to the meeting on YouTube streaming:
https://www.youtube.com/user/SheltonSchoolDist
(Look for the header for “06/02 Community Forum”)


Dear Families, Students, and Staff,

We hope that you are settling into a new normal as we wrap up the first week of distance-learning. It was wonderful getting to see so many familiar faces as families picked up distance-learning packets this week! Our teachers have loved being able to connect with their students as we shift to a new way of learning.

Looking ahead, the following schedule has been established for packet pick-ups. All schools will be on the same schedule by May 4th, and packets will consist of one week’s worth of work. We hope to provide consistency and structure by having a weekly plan and schedule.

Distance-Learning Packet Pick-Ups:

Bordeaux Elementary, Olympic Middle School, Oakland Bay Jr. High, CHOICE, and Shelton High School

  • Starting Monday, April 27th – June 15, packet pick-ups will take place every Monday
  • Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Where: Your home-school
    • Attention CHOICE families: Packet pick-ups will take place in front of the CHOICE building starting April 27th (not in front of EVG)

Early Learning Center, Evergreen Elementary, and Mt. View Elementary

  • Starting Monday, May 4th – June 15, packet pick-ups will take place every Monday
  • Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Where: Your home-school

**Please be aware that due to Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, packet pick-ups will take place on Tuesday, May 26**

Additional Distance-Learning Information:

Meal Distribution Update:

Our food service team has been working very hard, giving out on average 1,300 meals a day! In addition to the four meal distribution sites at Bordeaux Elementary, Evergreen Elementary, Olympic Middle School, and Shelton High School, we are excited to announce that we will have two designated community meal distribution sites beginning Monday, April 27.

  • A school bus will be at the entrance to Fawn Lake (Cole Road) and Oak Park (Brockdale Road) from 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM, Monday – Friday.
  • Anyone 18 or younger can pick up free Grab-and-Go breakfast and lunch from the bus.
  • Children must be present or have a signed waiver with the parent signature to pick up meals.

Last Day of School Update:

Please be advised that the last day of school is June 19, 2020, for the 19/20 school year.

Our staff is here to support student learning and we will do all we can to help our students and families through this time. We will continue to keep you updated regarding the many questions that remain unanswered. Thank you for your patience and support during this transition!

Sincerely,

Alex Apostle

Dear Families, Students, and Staff,

As you know, the Shelton School District has been closed over the past several weeks to help prevent the further spread of coronavirus in our community. Governor Inslee ordered an extension to the school closures in our state through the end of the school year.

The closures will continue to affect all Shelton School District programming, including before and after-school activities, all athletic and extracurricular practices and competitions, and all other events.

Please follow this link to the OSPI resources:

https://www.k12.wa.us/about-ospi/press-releases/novel-coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-resources/resources-continuous-learning-during-school-closures?fbclid=IwAR0vXw8rT8AwqbfgWYYYPEy11eV-1RDIgx8aTYiPpxbEkLE8hXtiFuTj8Do

Another resource for additional learning is through KOMO News 4. Seattle Public School District has posted many interactive lessons that are open for all students. Please be aware that there may be commercials and links to other sites when you are visiting the posted activities.

Please follow this link to Komo News 4 Lessons:

https://komonews.com/news/lesson-plan

Credit Requirements
Washington’s high school diploma is based, in part, on completing a set number of high school credits. As a first step, district and school staff should determine which classes and credits seniors NEED to complete to meet credit requirements for graduation. This should include assessing the current class schedule for classes providing required senior-level credits (i.e., senior social studies, senior English), and courses meeting specific credit requirements that are serving a high number of seniors (such as third year math or science courses). This data can be sorted by number of seniors enrolled to prioritize coursework. Analysis should also include determining which classes and credits each senior needs to complete credit requirements for graduation. Schools should provide multiple options for seniors to demonstrate they have met standard across required content areas.

Please be assured that we as a district are quickly, but carefully, working our way through all requirements for our seniors. Our students will graduate on time.

As a reminder, meals are limited to one (1) breakfast and one (1) lunch per child, per day. Please take only your share as we are working hard to provide as many meals as possible to every child in need.

The Shelton School District is dedicated to doing the very best for all of our students and families during this difficult time and we thank you for your patience as we work through this unique situation. We will continue to provide updates as new information arises.

Sincerely,
Alex Apostle

Childcare
We are currently providing childcare for students of first responders and essential health care providers. For questions or more information, please contact Maryann Marshall at or (360) 870-4662.

  • Childcare is held at Mt. View Elementary (534 E. K Street)
    • Hours of operation: 6:45 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.
    • Ages 5 to 14 years
  • Breakfast and lunch are provided
    • For those staying later, parents are encouraged to send an evening meal or snack.
  • Medical staff will be checking temperatures and signs of illness prior to anyone entering the building.
  • Parents/guardians please call and schedule childcare before sending your children as we need to make sure we have enough staffing to support these needs.

The Shelton School District is dedicated to doing the very best for all of our students and families during this difficult time.

Please check back frequently as we add more resources.

Stay healthy, focus on your families, and remain Shelton Strong.

 

All Facilities are Closed
As a reminder, all Shelton School District facilities and grounds are closed to use by the public, District staff, and students. Stadiums, fields, sport courts, parking lots, outdoor plazas, tracks, as well as all buildings are closed to everyone. This includes key holders. This is done for public safety and to help prevent transmission of the coronavirus. Please stay away from District Facilities or congregating in public spaces with others.

 

Shelton School District Academics

To Our Squaxin Island K-8 Parents and Guardians,

We are concerned that our students not lose any academic skills they have achieved so far and that they continue to make academic progress while they are out of school, We recommend that our kids spend at least an hour each day focusing on reading and math skills, so that they are ready and not having to play catch up when school resumes. Our kindergarten children especially need help counting to one hundred, penmanship practice, and knowing the sounds their letters make.

The following are great websites and apps you can use to stay ahead of the education game:

  1. Khanacademy.org is a free and excellent site or app.
  2. Abcmouse.com is available as a website or app, and the free code is School7771.
  3. Classroommagazines.scholastic.com is only a website. The free user name is Learning20, and the password is Clifford.
  4. Timberland Regional Library, though closed for now, offers free ebooks and audio books though their app–Libby, by OverDrive. This service is available with a TRL card.

The following are websites where you can get free worksheets:

  1. Studenthandouts.com (This site has good handwriting worksheets.)
  2. Tlsbooks.com (This is another penmanship site.)
  3. Mathisfun.com
  4. WordPress.com (This is daily oral language website.)
  5. You can also find word search worksheets online and there are many word search and crossword puzzle apps.

Please feel free to contact us with any of your ideas as to how we can assist you with your educational concerns.

Lynice May, Bordeaux Elementary, Squaxin Island Tutor

Lynn White, OMS and OBJH, Squaxin Island Tutor