Message from OSMS

Message from OSMS
Posted on 04/07/2020
Large RamGood Afternoon Families,

We hope you are all doing well and staying healthy. All of our staff miss your children greatly. Some teachers have begun online meetings with students. Virtual meetings have been a helpful learning tool and allow our students to feel more connected. I was lucky enough to join in on a grade 5 class last week. It was terrific to see the students' faces.

We continue to seek feedback from parents and students. Teachers are still re-evaluating workloads. We hope that you and your child have felt that the level of work has been appropriate. If not, we encourage you to partner with us by providing teachers with feedback about how to make online learning even more meaningful and valuable.

One thing to keep in mind is that students should be checking into their core classes daily. Some students complete their work early in the week, then do not check-in after submission. Teachers provide students with feedback on their products and often ask them to improve their work. Feedback is an essential part of the learning process, so we are requesting that students check into core classes daily.

Students do not attend each specials class each day while in school; therefore, they do not need to check into each specials class each day during this time. They should check in to 2-3 specials classes a day on a rotating basis.

If a student is not able to check into classes on a given day due to uncontrollable circumstances, please call the school and let us know that they will be absent.

IT support is available to you. Please contact IT by phone at 860-395-3157 ext. 5556. You can find additional information in the link below.
https://sites.google.com/oldsaybrookschools.org/osps-resource-center/technology-support

If you need help with Google classroom, you can email Barbara Davis at bdavis@oldsaybrookschools.org.

Teachers have been updating their HW pages on the school website to help provide families with easy to access information about what assignments are due and when. The link below will bring you to the grade level pages.
https://www.oldsaybrookschools.org/students/grade___department_level_page_links

April break runs from Friday April 10 through Tuesday April 14. Online classes resume Wednesday April 15. No work will be due during this time. Please relax and enjoy your family time.

Please remind your child to check their school email.

The teachers, counselors, and the school nurse are all available to you. If you need additional assistance, please call or email. We want to work with you to make this the best experience it can be for all our students and families.

Stay well,
-Krista and Matt