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COVID-19 Parent Letter 4-17-20

Dear TPS Parents and Guardians: April 17, 2020

As we complete our third week of virtual learning, student engagement in learning opportunities is at high levels across the district. Thank you for the continued support of your child’s education.

The Week Ahead - April 20 Learning Focus: Visit our Continuous Learning Website to find your elementary student’s lessons or visit your secondary student’s Google Classrooms.

PK Math - Adding, subtracting and counting pennies

Language Arts - Using Plant Patterns to ask and answer questions

K Math - Counting to 100, analyzing and comparing shapes

Language Arts - Reading and writing informational texts using Plant Patterns and Jack’s Garden

1st Math - Adding and subtracting two digit numbers

Language Arts - Using Let’s Visit the Moon to explore sequence and ask and answer questions

2nd Math - Using arrays and learning about even and odd numbers

Language Arts - Test features and supporting details using Johnny Appleseed

3rd Math - Composing and decomposing polygons

Language Arts - Determining central messages using Below Deck: A Titanic Story

4th Math - Adding and subtracting fractions in word problems

Language Arts - Describing characters and determining themes in the novel Lunch Money

5th Math - Solving real world problems about area

Language Arts - Text organization, vocabulary and writing using Explorers: Triumph or Trouble

Secondary Continuous Learning: Secondary Lessons are posted in Google Classrooms each Monday by the classroom teacher. Students can communicate with their teachers at any time through Google Classroom and access the recorded office hours posted in Google Classroom.

Additionally, If a secondary student cannot attend the assigned 9:30AM office hours, they can email their teacher and/or principal to schedule another time during or after the school day. All requests will be accomodated in some manner as we recognize some students have new family obligations while at home during this time. Tutoring is also available as requested by contacting the principal as well.

Telehealth Services: The University of Kansas Health System in partnership with Topeka Public Schools is offering Telehealth Services to students, families, and staff. Please see the attached flyer for more information or call 913-574-1534 to schedule a telehealth visit.

Social Emotional Resources: Second Step has a blog to support students, parents, and teachers during this national health crisis. The resources include the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry tip sheet to help families talk about the pandemic and new support for adults’ social emotional well being.

Technology Support: Parents and students may reach out to the TPS Technology Support Team by emailing them at TechSupport@tps501.org or by calling the IT main office line, 785-438-4750. We have also established an appointment calendar for parents and students who need in-person support from our team.

Thank you for supporting your student’s continuous learning.

Billie Wallace

Assistant Superintendent, Teaching & Learning

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