Dear Tanner Families:
Welcome to the 2020-2021 School year! Our theme this year is “You don’t have to be GREAT to start, but you have to START to be Great.” and our mission stands strong: To ensure that every student is provided the highest quality of education possible, in a safe and supportive learning environment whether inside our school grounds or at home. Our first day for students is Wednesday, August 19th. All students who have access to a chromebook or digital device should log in promptly at 8:30 am. Those without a device, should be ready to begin their day, by starting their work packet, and by being ready for your teacher’s call.
I will host a “Coffee with the Principal” via Zoom on Thursday, September 3, 2020, in English at 8:00 am, and on Friday, September 4, 2020, at 8:00 am in Spanish. The links to join both meetings will be on our school website. I would like to invite you to join me for a look at what you need to know for the upcoming year, and for a chance to ask any questions you might have. Grab your cup of coffee, or tea, and get ready for a great meeting.
What to know before we start on August 19th –
Preparing for Distance Learning:
As we prepare our students for the beginning of the school year, it is important to establish good habits from the start. Make sure to have students get up and out of bed, dressed and ready to learn, before the beginning of their school day. Keep your normal bedtimes, rules for homework and digital devices including TV; and in the morning, a hearty breakfast is always a good idea.
The tips below will help you to make a sometimes unfamiliar, new way of learning, a little easier, on a daily basis.
Setting up your expectations and making sure that students understand the rules for school can make the difference. Brief conversations and little talks can really help. Just going over the instructions the teachers gave them, or taking a look at the daily updates and assignments on Schoology with your child, can build confidence and motivate learning. Distance Learning is new for all of us, but by setting the stage and working together, we can be very successful. TK through 3rd Grade Chromebooks, will be handed out the week of August 24th. Details to follow.
Thank you for all your support!
Together we will make a difference in the lives of our students.
Mrs. Holly Hennessy