The Stallion Scoop: 3Sep20

The Stallion Scoop: 3Sep20
Posted on 09/03/2020
stallion scoop





IN THIS WEEK'S NEWSLETTER:
  • PSP NEWS
  • FROM TECH
  • FROM THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR
  • UPCOMING CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTS
  • FROM THE PRINCIPAL
  • NEW FLYERS

PSP NEWS

READ 4 FUNDS (flyer)


FROM TECH - ANNA HYLTON

ADD A HOME PRINTER TO SCHOOL CHROMEBOOKS (*optional)
If your child is using a school chromebook at home for the remote learning portion of their week, please see this tutorial for adding your home printer: link

WEB FILTER
Parents, please be aware that school devices being used at home will NOT have any web filters in place. Within the District we maintain extensive web-filtering, but only when devices are connected to the school wi-fi. That means that if your student is at home (on a school device or personal) then you must arrange for what ever web filtering and parental controls you see fit via your own Internet Service Provider.

STUDENT LOGIN CREDENTIALS
We have had many questions about how students should be logging in. Please see some information below, and feel free to contact me with additional questions:

Chromebooks:
K-3: will use their Clever badge to log in (available from classroom teachers)
   - if you don't have a Clever badge, use the 4-6 method
4-6: will use choose Add Person
     
then click on Sign in with a different account
     and then enter their email address & password

Gmail/Google Classroom:
* if using Clever or a school device, the student will be automatically logged in to these accounts once in the Clever Dashboard or chromebook
* if using personal devices, use log-in using student's email address & password

Clever:
This is a new tool for students in K-3 where they have a unique QR code or printed "badge" (available from classroom teachers) which is read by the device's camera and grants access - no typing of a username/password required. On devices without a camera, students will have to use their full email address & password (instructions).


FROM THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR - JANE STEINER

WEEKLY MEAL BAGS

Pre-Order Your Weekly Meal Bags - Free for students who qualify for free/reduced lunch

Did you know that you can pre-order meals from the district that can be picked up weekly?  Meals are free of charge for hybrid AND e-learning students who qualify for free/reduced lunch.  Please read here for more information and to order.  To apply for free/reduced meal benefits, click here for the application.



UPCOMING CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTS

3 SEP 8:30am - 3:30pm cohort B only (in person)
4 - 7pm Papa John's PSP Fundraiser
4 SEP 8:30am - 3:30pm all students @ home learning
7 SEP All day NO SCHOOL - Labor Day
8:30am - 3:30pm cohort A only (in person)
8 SEP 8:30am - 3:30pm cohort B only (in person)
9 SEP 8:30am - 3:30pm cohort A only (in person)
9am - 3pm School Pictures
10 SEP 8:30am - 3:30pm cohort B only (in person)
9am - 3pm School Pictures
11 SEP 8:30am - 3:30pm all students @ home learning
9am - 3pm School Pictures
14 SEP 8:30am - 3:30pm cohort A only (in person)
15 SEP 8:30am - 3:30pm cohort B only (in person)
16 SEP 8:30am - 3:30pm cohort A only (in person)
9 - 9:30am Fun Run Assembly
11am - 9pm PSP - Swirls restaurant night
17 SEP 8:30am - 3:30pm cohort B only (in person)
18 SEP 8:30am - 3:30pm all students @ home learning



FROM THE PRINCIPAL - JOSH MILLER

The Principal Chronicles continue ... Week two is upon us and we are plugging right along. It is such a shift in all of our practices but we are figuring it out and making this hybrid thing work. I would guess that our staff has made more professional growth in the last 6 months than they have in their entire careers. It seems like every day there is a new challenge that we need to figure out a solution to. We are certainly not wasting this crisis that is for sure. I am so proud of our staff and our students, we have had very few issues with students or parents wearing their masks and the students especially are doing their best to stay apart and stay safe. I attribute that to our wonderful community and how hard they are working to support us. It does not go unnoticed.
While I am on the subject, I also want to thank each and every one of our loyal readers. The amount of support you are giving our students at home is unbelievable. As a parent myself, I know how difficult it is to try and manage work and being a "teacher" all day. Thank you for doing the best you can, it takes a whole village to raise a child and that rings true now more than ever.
On the home front, Labor day will bring a needed rest for a lot of personal labor I've been doing over the last few months. I am planning on spending a lot of time with my family as I have been so busy around here for the last few months, I have barely seen them. As I said last week, I have a lot of birthdays this month so we are going to be doing some celebrating this weekend. I'll be sure to update you on how that strange caramel macchiato cake (my oldest ordered) tastes.
Until next time, thank you for all of your support. See next week when the Principal Chronicles continue ...

NEW FLYERS
* Golf & Tennis (flyer)
* SEPTEMBER newlsetter from: Stone Canyon Outdoor EdVentures is excited to kick off our Fall 2020 season. We have many updates and some exciting announcements! We’re sending out monthly newsletters to keep you up to date with the latest and greatest.  Also, be sure to ‘like’ the Stone Canyon Facebook page @ facebook.com/stonecanyon to keep in the loop. This season we’ll be bringing outdoor education to schools and e-learners alike, while also offering monthly Family Camps, themed camps, and breaking ground on a new high ropes course!
Jaime Logsdon - Education Coordinator
Stone Canyon Outdoor EdVentures, (303) 387-0723


ARCHIVED FLYERS (ALL)
* Young Rembrandts On-Demand (flyer)


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