Reeves Raider Report - September 13, 2020

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Raider Report - Sept. 13, 2020 (week 1)
Reeves Raider Report
Hello Reeves Raiders and Families!
 
We made it through our first week of school!  I hope you all have had a well deserved, restful weekend and stayed safely inside away from the smoke.  Thank you to all of our families that were able to conference with our teachers last week.  Our teachers really enjoyed being able to connect with students and families and begin to build relationships to help get our year of Distance Learning started the best way possible.  If you were unable to conference last week, please email your student’s advisors to set up a time.  Your student’s advisor will be your first point of contact for any questions or concerns you have as they work with your student on a daily basis.    
 
Tomorrow, Monday, September 14th, we begin the first week of our Distance Learning schedule.  I have attached it here in case you need a copy.  Students should begin their day by logging onto my.osd111.org, taking attendance and then clicking on the Schoology button in the upper left hand corner.  This will be their daily routine until we move away from Distance Learning.  I have attached a cheat sheet for anyone who is unfamiliar with the portal or what icons these are.  
 
After student’s have taken attendance, they will click on Schoology.  For those of you unfamiliar with Schoology, let me give you a crash course since it will be your student and parent life line to school during this time… Schoology is an all in one learning management system.  It will always be the go to place for students and parents to use to find schedules, course work, Zoom links, due dates, missing assignments, class announcements and teacher communications.  Parents you can access Schoology by computer or through the Schoology App.  Please follow the instruction on our district website to set up your parent account if you don’t have one already.
 
Now let’s talk about attendance.  Your student should start their day by taking their attendance through the OSD Portal as explained above, and they should also repeat this at the beginning of each class period, including advisory, that they attend.  I apologize for the confusion there was last week regarding taking attendance once per day versus each period as the district worked out the kinks of the system.  Just to clarify, students need to take attendance EACH period, EACH day.  If your student is going to be absent or is sick, please call our attendance line and leave a message as you would normally.  That number is 360-596-3403, or you can email Mrs. Jones at jajones@osd.wednet.edu.  If your student does not check in for class and we do not hear from you, a robo call will go out to you the following afternoon. 
 
Great news!  Grab and go lunch and breakfast are available to all of our students, regardless of free and reduced lunch status, starting now.  Visit any of our elementary schools or ORLA from 11:30 to 1:00 Monday through Friday and all kids under 18 can pick up a free lunch. 
 
I just want to end by saying thank you to our parents and guardians.  Being a parent of a child in an OSD school myself, I understand a lot of the challenges our parents are facing right now with Distance Learning.  Thank you for your kindness and patience as we worked through the technology and other issues last week.  I know this is not the end, but I am hopeful that things will be easier for everyone from here on out!      
 
Brandi Sorem
Admin Assistant to the Principals
360.596.3410