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11-13-20


 Hi 4th Grade Families,


Trimester two begins Monday. We will be finishing our math, reading, and writing units this week with end of the unit projects and assessments. Students brought everything home from their desks yesterday. Over these next four days, students will continue bringing all their materials. Mrs. Darting’s class does not have art this week, so please leave the red bags at home this week. On Monday, the cafeteria will be providing a traditional Thanksgiving meal for lunch. Please see the flyer here, for the specifics.


Important Upcoming Dates

Nov. 16: Traditional Thanksgiving Meal for Lunch

Nov. 19: Poutine Food Truck Night

Nov. 20: No School (Teacher Work Day) & Report Cards Available Online

Nov. 23 - 27: No School (Thanksgiving Break)

Nov. 30: Remote Learning Starts

Dec. 3: Late Original Works Due (for delivery in January)

Dec. 21 - Jan. 5: No School (Winter Break)


Remote Learning

Remote learning will begin after Thanksgiving Break (Monday, November 30th). To keep the students’ routine the same, we will maintain our in-person schedule. Students will be required to log on live through Zoom for attendance/class meeting (9:00), math (11:10), reading (1:00), and writing (2:30) Monday through Thursday for synchronous learning. If your child will not be able to log on during our live synchronous time due to an appointment, being sick, etc. please email their teacher ahead of time to communicate the absence. We will be continuing to use our Daily Lesson Slideshow in Google Classroom. Our Zoom link for our live sessions will be in the slideshow daily as well. We will be using Epic to assign reading material for students to access during reading time for our guided reading groups. Reading groups will happen using breakout rooms in Zoom with a weekly schedule.  We have some expectations for the students that we will be sharing with them, but we also wanted to communicate them with you too.


Remote Learning Student Expectations


  • Be on time to all synchronous learning with your camera turned on (we will be taking attendance at every synchronous time, and reporting attendance to our office staff for follow up).

  • Be dressed and ready for learning at 9:00.

  • Be in an appropriate location for learning, such as at a desk or table. (Students should not be in bed.)

  • Bathroom breaks should be taken care of prior to logging into each Zoom meeting. 

  • Students will only use the chat to communicate with their teacher.

  • Work should be done the day it is assigned and turned in by 3:30 each day.

  • Students should be working on school related assignments daily during the school day 9:00 - 3:30.

  • Art, PE, and Music class is required to participate in and complete and turn in any of those assignments. These may be live. 

  • If students finish their math prior to 12:10, they should spend the remaining time playing a suggested math game from our math slides in the daily slideshow.

  • If students finish reading prior to 2:00, they should spend the remaining time reading independently and working on their stamina.

  • If students finish writing prior to 3:20, they should continue free writing for the remainder of the time. 

  • Each Friday will be asynchronous starting December 4th.

  • The online daily class schedule is below -



Have a wonderful, safe, and healthy Thanksgiving break!


Sincerely, 


Mrs. Vallory Darting, M. Ed. 

Mrs. Katie Nardi, M. Ed.

4th Grade Teachers

Blue Heron Elementary