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CRES Distance Learning Information
CRES Distance Learning Information
Devan Bartels
Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Dear Families, 

Are you considering starting the year in distance learning for your elementary student and you're wondering what  distance learning will look like for those CRES families who are choosing to start the year under that model?   Here is some information that may come in handy.  We have been able to free-up three teachers to focus all of their attention on these distance learners.  Shelly Pribyl will teach the kindergarten, first grade, and second grade distance learners.  Lori Vosacek will teach the third and fourth grade distance learners.  Allison Larsen will teach the fifth and sixth grade distance learners.  

The main online platform used by K-2 students will be the SeeSaw app.  Third through sixth grade students will use Schoology as their learning platform. 

Some work will be done paper/pencil.  Any packets of papers that need to be sent home will be picked up by parents in the CRES office on Mondays.  That is also the day to drop off any completed paper/pencil work. 

Students in grades 3-6 will be issued a district-owned Chromebook.  We do not have 1:1 devices for students in K-2.  If there is no device in the home on which students can do the digital parts of distance learning, Ms. Pribyl will use more paper/pencil alternatives.  She will still be required to make some kind of daily contact with students or parents, and this will likely be done by phone in those instances.  

Each teacher will have a daily schedule for each grade level they are teaching.  These schedules will be shared with distance learning families next week. Teachers will teach live lessons that students will tune in to according to these schedules.  These live lessons will be recorded for students to also view at a later time.  There must be a daily interaction between the teacher and students, or teacher and parents, in order for that student to be considered present for that day.  Teachers will determine what that looks like. 

Students will not be online from 8:00-3:00, but these live lessons will be scheduled throughout the regular school day.  In between live lessons, students will be working on skills offline.  

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate through this.  
--
Kurt BeckerPrincipal
Cuyuna Range Elementary School