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Attached are the bus routes. Students will need a bus pass to ride the bus. Please go to the school tomorrow, Friday September 18th, during school hours to pick up the pass .
Cohort B Phase in Plan
To our Cohort B (Thursdays and Fridays) Families,
To help students adjust to the return of school, we are breaking up the cohort B students into two smaller groups. Half of Cohort B will come on Thursdays September 24th and October 1st and the other half of cohort B will come on Fridays September25th and October 2nd .
Starting October 8th ALL Cohort B students will be in-person on both Thursdays and Fridays
Attached is how the cohorts have been split
Cohort A Phase In Plan
To our Cohort A (Monday & Tuesday) Families,
To help students adjust to the return of school, we are breaking up the cohort A students into two smaller groups. Half of Cohort A will come on Mondays September 21st and September 28th and the other half of cohort A will come on Tuesdays September 22nd and September 29th .
Starting October 5th ALL Cohort A students will be in-person on both Mondays and Tuesdays.
Below is how the cohorts have been split
Back to School Survey
In order to plan for the fall, we are asking all families to fill out the survey (link can be found below) to indicate your preference for how your children will attend school for the upcoming year. Please fill out a survey for each of your children that attend or will attend Haverhill Public Schools this year.
Dear Families,We are living in a stressful and confusing time, and the ritual of back to school seems to have set the country in a tail-spin. Each school system is looking at their community health data, organizational capacity and community preferences to determine the best course of action for the coming school year. For Haverhill the key to a successful return to school seems to be rooted in family choice. We recognize that some families do not feel comfortable sending their children to school at this time regardless of the safety measures in place. Other families are overwhelmed by financial burdens and the pressure of returning to work, still others feel that the structure, routine and socialization of in-person learning is imperative for their child’s health and learning.As such, we have designed our return to school models with parent choice and student need in mind. All models operate with a shared set of instructional principles, each is free to families, and every child will be provided a chrome-book to support their learning. Our re-opening models include the choice of :
Hybrid Learning Model: students will attend in-person schooling 2 days per week either Monday/Tuesday (cohort A) or Thursday/Friday (cohort B) and receive remote instruction on the opposite days and Wednesday. We will make every attempt to support parent choice of cohort A or B and to place siblings into the same cohorts.
Remote Learning Model: Students will opt-in to on-line instruction (remote learning) provided by Haverhill Public Schools. Remote learning will follow the calendar and school day expectations of HPS.For children with special learning needs there will be an additional model which student will be invited to join by their school:
High Needs Intensive Instruction Model: students in substantially separate special education classrooms and Level 1 and 2 English Language Learners (EL) will be invited to attend in-person school four days per week with Wednesday as a remote day. We will gradually and safely expand the intensive instruction model to more students.
The situation is clearly in flux and changes will continue to occur, however, as we edge closer to the opening of school it is important that we have accurate data about the wants and needs of our families and staff. We ask all families to complete this brief back-to-school preference survey https://forms.gle/FTDQtkBwfhEFZ9oJ7.
Our hope is to have 100% response rate from our families and will be following up with those we do not reach by phone and other methods.Our goal will be to determine which children will attend in-person learning and which will attend remote. This data is imperative in order to properly plan for the opening of school. If 60% or more of our students chose a remote learning option, we will likely not require a hybrid model and those students that prefer in-person learning will be invited to attend four days per week with a remote day on Wednesday, Families that do not respond to the survey will be placed in a hybrid learning cohort.
HPS reopening models include contingency plans for a number of scenarios. If we see a community spike in cases of COVID-19, we will work with our local and state health officials to consider recommending that we close schools to in-person learning for a period of time.
For more details on the reopening models, including safety, health, transportation, sanitizing, special education, English Learner services, Moody preschool, and more please review our most updated Haverhill Public Schools Reopening Plan.
Finally, the HPS student school year will begin on September 16, 2020. This is a Wednesday and a remote learning day; your school will be in touch with more details. We will begin to phase in our in-person learning beginning on September 17, 2020, and all students that wish to begin in-person learning will do so no later than October 19, 2020.We thank you for your investment in your child’s education and your support of our schools.
Be well,Margaret Marotta EdD Superintendent of Schools
HPS Reopening Plan
Consent to Tape
Below you will find the documents to allow teachers to record their “live” lessons in order to post at a later time on their Google Classroom so that students who may be unable to log in during this time can access it at a later time, or if students (and parents) would like to revisit a lesson already taught. Please contact your child’s teacher only if you DO NOT allow your child to be recorded.
Remote Learning beginning APRIL 6th
April 3, 2020
Dear Tilton Tiger Families,
We hope everyone is healthy and doing well at home. Thank you for all the support you have given to us as we navigate through this difficult time. We are happy to announce that school will start on Monday, April 6, 2020. Classroom teachers will use Google Classroom to connect with your children while learning from home. Teachers will post their class schedule by this Sunday night for families to view. Please note, the school day will be three hours per day, from 9am to 12pm. We know families are busy and your child may need to view or complete an assignment at a different time that works best for your family. However, the schedule should be flexible enough to accommodate your family routine. There will be independent work, projects, videos and specialists’ assignments for students to complete. There will also be at least one live lesson held weekly by one of your child’s teachers. A classroom teacher or another staff member will be available to your child weekly to provide support with learning at home. This contact may be by phone (may appear as blocked or no caller ID), email, classroom phone app, or online in the Google Classroom web service.
Our school nurse, the School Adjustment Counselors and Administrators are available for any questions you may have. All emails are found on the school homepage.
Please note that we will not have school on Good Friday, April 10th, and April Vacation (April 20th to 24th) week as noted in the HPS School Calendar.
Please know we are all working together to provide the very best education we can during this challenging time. The first week of school will be a time to relearn class rules, adjust to online learning and become comfortable with our new learning environment. Students will now be graded during this time. Please be patient as we anticipate that adjustments may be necessary to refine this new learning environment as we go. Keep Believing, together we will get through this new and turbulent time.
Principal, Tilton Lower and Upper
3 de abril de 2020
Estimadas familias de Tilton Tigers:
Esperamos que todos estén sanos y que les vaya bien en casa. Gracias por todo el apoyo que nos han brindado mientras navegamos por este momento difícil. Nos complace anunciar que las clases comenzarán el lunes 6 de abril del 2020. Los maestros de clase usarán Google Classroom para conectarse con sus hijos mientras aprenden desde casa. Los maestros publicarán su horario de clases este domingo por la noche para que las familias las vean. Tenga en cuenta que el día escolar será de tres horas por día, de 9 a.m. a 12 p.m. Sabemos que las familias están ocupadas y su hijo/a pueda necesitar ver o completar una tarea en un momento diferente que funcione mejor para su familia. Sin embargo, el horario debe ser lo suficientemente flexible como para acomodar su rutina familiar. Habrá trabajo independiente, proyectos, videos y tareas de especialistas para que los estudiantes completen. También habrá al menos una lección en vivo que se llevará a cabo semanalmente por uno de los maestros de su hijo. Un maestro de clase u otro miembro del personal estará disponible para su hijo semanalmente para brindar apoyo con el aprendizaje en el hogar. Este contacto puede ser por teléfono (puede aparecer como numero desconocido o bloqueado), correo electrónico, aplicación de teléfono o en línea web en Google Classroom.
Nuestra enfermera escolar, los consejeros y administradores de ajuste escolar están disponibles para cualquier pregunta que pueda tener. Todos los correos electrónicos se encuentran en la página de inicio de la escuela.
Tenga en cuenta que no tendremos clases el Viernes Santo, el 10 de abril y la semana de vacaciones de abril (del 20 al 24 de abril) como se indica en el Calendario escolar de HPS.
Estamos trabajando juntos para proporcionar la mejor educación posible durante este momento difícil. La primera semana de clases será un momento para volver a aprender las reglas de la clase, adaptarse al aprendizaje en línea y sentirse cómodo con nuestro nuevo entorno de aprendizaje. Los estudiantes ahora serán calificados durante este tiempo. Tenga paciencia ya que anticipamos que pueden ser necesarios ajustes para refinar este nuevo entorno de aprendizaje a medida que avanzamos. Sigan creyendo, juntos superaremos este nuevo y turbulento tiempo.
Directora, Tilton Lower and Upper
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