URGENT: TES Transition to Blended Learning

URGENT MESSAGE -- ELEMENTARY--TRANSITION TO BLENDED LEARNING:
 
Trumann Students and Families,
 
Late this evening, as COVID test results are coming in from ADH and phone calls from students’ families and staff members, we are seeing an increase in the number of quarantined/isolated cases for students and employees.
 
Our goal continues to be to keep the health and safety of students and employees a top priority.
TONIGHT, after consulting with the Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education, we will be pivoting our Trumann ELEMENTARY onsite students to “Blended Learning” (limited level) starting Thursday, December 10, 2020 and running through Friday, December 11, 2020.
 
Trumann ELEMENTARY School is the ONLY school pivoting to “Blended Learning.” This is due to the high number of staff members in quarantine.
 
Trumann MIDDLE and HIGH School will remain open for onsite learning.
 
By Arkansas Better Chance rules, our Trumann Pre-K program will remain open for onsite learning during this time.
 
What does this mean for my ELEMENTARY student/family?
 
-Students will be responsible for attending/tending to their learning/assignments each day during the normal school day hours. Grades will be taken. Please check Google Classrooms, Social Media, our Website, and REMIND for updates, which will be posted daily.
-Internet hotspots (that you have already) will be activated tomorrow. If you do not have an internet hotspot and need one, please call your school office. They will give you an appointment time to come pick up an internet hotspot.
-Staff, not on quarantine, will report to work and will be available to assist students in need. You can contact your child’s teacher via email. We will be constantly checking our emails throughout the “Blended Learning” time.
-ELEMENTARY students who need onsite support for their blended learning via school support staff may arrive at 8am and be picked up at 2:55pm. Please email your principal if you are in need of onsite support for blended learning.
-Students who need onsite support for dyslexia services, small group instruction, special education services, etc. will be provided this support onsite or via ZOOM/Google Hangout. Please email your student’s principal to make these arrangements.
-During this blended learning time, if your child test positive for COVID-19 or is a Close Contact (within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more) of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, please email our Point of Contact, Amy Ball at amy.ball@trumannwildcat.com. Please provide specific details (dates/contact/testing date/best contact phone number, etc.) in your email.
-Interim ACT Aspire testing for TES (practice tests) will be rescheduled.
Families: Making healthy choices a priority will allow us to be back onsite full time. Please: Wear a mask. Maintaining 6 feet of social distancing. Do not congregate. Eat healthy. Get plenty of rest.
 
Thank you for supporting Trumann School District!
 
Trumann Administration
 
Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call us at:
 
PreK Director: Stephanie.Patterson@trumannwildcat.com
Phone: 870-483-0077
 
TES Principal: Kerri.Box@trumannwildcat.com
Phone: 870-483-5314
 
TMS Principal: Jay.Nance@trumannwildcat.com
Phone: 870-483-5356
 
THS Principal: Craig.Green@trumannwildcat.com
Phone: 870-483-5301