Dear K-6 Families,

Welcome to Southeast Polk’s Remote Learning pathway.  With the unique challenges of this school year, we are glad you found a pathway that meets your needs, and we are excited to meet you and work with your child!

We will begin with Remote Learning next week. Below is a schedule for getting started:

  • Monday and Tuesday (August 24th and 25th):  Materials Distribution
  • Wednesday (August 26th): Practice log-ons to Google Classroom and other online resources.
  • Thursday and Friday (August 27th and 28th): Meet the Teacher

Materials Distribution: Each student will have a Chromebook as well as curriculum materials for their grade level. 

Kindergarten Chromebook, Reading workbook, Word Work screen, Math workbook, 0-99 Chart, Social Studies text, Science text
Grade 1 Chromebook, Reading workbook, Literature Anthology, Reading/Writing Workshop text, Math workbook, 0-120 chart, Social Studies text, Science text
Grade 2 Chromebook, Reading workbook, Literature Anthology, Reading/Writing Workshop text, Math workbook, 0-120 chart, Social Studies text, Science text
Grade 3 Chromebook, Word Work workbook, Reading workbook, Text Collection, Novels, Math workbook, Social Studies text, Science text
Grade 4 Chromebook, Word Work workbook, Reading workbook, Text Collection, Novels, Math workbook, Social Studies text, Science text
Grade 5 Chromebook, Word Work workbook, Reading workbook, Text Collection, Novels, Math workbook, Social Studies text, Science text
Grade 6 Chromebook, Novels, Math workbook, Social Studies text, Science text

You will receive more specific information soon on the times for picking up these materials on Monday and Tuesday of next week.  You will pick up these materials at your home buildings.

School Supplies: Along with these curriculum materials, the school supplies your child will need are on the Southeast Polk School Supply List found here

Computer Log-Ons

All K-5 students will be using the Google Classroom platform.  Grade 6 will be using the Canvas platform.  Students will have log-on information to access their Chromebook and these sites.  In addition, English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies also have online resources.  Most resources have a ‘single sign-on’ meaning that the log on information is the same for all devices and programs.  You will receive specific information by grade level on how to access these materials.

Health Services

Even though your child will be participating in remote learning, we will still need to comply with the health requirements for immunizations, physicals, vision and dental screenings.  These are only required of certain grade levels.  Please refer to the Health Services page of the website for a list of requirements for each grade.  Because of the pandemic and challenges it has caused, we are allowing until Tuesday, September 8th for virtual learners to return these documents.  Additionally, school nurses will be available daily if you have any questions or need assistance in obtaining healthcare services.

Meet the Teacher

The Remote Learning pathway will be instructed by teacher leaders from Southeast Polk.  You will have a chance to meet these teachers virtually next week, and they will review schedules and work with families to create learning times that best meet your needs. They are looking forward to meeting your child and working with them for the beginning of the school year!  They will be in touch with you soon to set up a time to meet. 

Communication

You will receive weekly updates, and you will all have access to our Remote Learning site (to be shared soon). Announcements will be posted to the site as well as to Google Classroom and Canvas. Please do not hesitate to contact me at any time with questions or concerns.

Your teacher will also be available for messages, and we will have an “Ask a Teacher” button on our site for questions your child may have when working independently. 

While this will be an unusual school year, we are excited for the opportunities to work together and to learn and grow in different ways.  We cannot wait to meet your child and are so happy to have everyone returning to school. It’s going to be a great year of learning! 

Sincerely,

Jo Ellen's Signature

Jo Ellen Latham

Director of Curriculum and Instruction

Office: 515-957-3407

Cell: 515-631-2230

Email: joellen.latham@southeastpolk.org