End of Year Letter

Parents, the following letter will also be shared in your child’s google classroom.  Additional details about pickup of final materials and how to return chromebooks and other materials will be provided soon.

“Good Morning, Parents!

Cloverleaf has been evaluating options for how to most efficiently end this school year. We have decided the last day of instruction for the 2019-20 school year will be May 22. Completing instruction on this date will allow the district time to collect Chromebooks, textbooks and library books, as well as allow students to pick up personal items. Please watch for details from your child’s school.

The unusual nature of these past few months has created unprecedented challenges.  We will continue to serve our parents, students and community the very best we can, regardless of the learning environment.You have been very supportive of our entire staff during this difficult time. Thank you! Please enjoy this upcoming summer season with your family and loved ones. Stay safe!

Sincerely,

Bob Hevener, Curriculum Director”

Remote Instuction Feedback for CES

We are asking parents to complete a Google Form to tell us how we have been doing during remote instruction.  Please click the survey link below to give us valuable feedback we can use for future planning and reflection.  This is the same form posted by teachers in their Google Classrooms.  You do not need to complete the form in both locations.  Thank you.

Parent Survey

6th Grade Band and Choir Selection

5th Grade Parents,

Mr. Fudale, Mr. Winter, & Mrs. Leonard, our middle school band and music teachers, have asked that I share two links with you.  One link is for a google slides presentation explaining the choir and band selection process, and the other link is for the actual google form.  Every 5th grade student will need to choose band or choir for their 6th grade year.  Please take a moment to review the slideshow with your child and then complete the google form.  Our 5th grade students typically get a chance to see the different instrument choices and learn more about their band options in the spring, but we were unable to do that this year due to the closing or school buildings.

Links:

Slideshow

Band and Choir Choice Form

Music, Art, and Physical Education Expectations

Each week the Specials teachers (Music, Art, and Physical Education) post assignments through their google classrooms. Research shows us that the arts, music and physical education are vital parts of a child’s education.  They allow students to use different parts of their brains and support the reading and math curriculum. During this time of remote home instruction, we understand the struggles parents are experiencing with a lot on their plates. We want you to know that it is not expected that students complete or participate in every assignment. We are requiring that students complete a minimum of 2 assignments for each of the specials classes by the end of the school year. These two lessons should be turned in to your child’s special teacher. If you have questions about what is required, please feel free to reach out to the specials teachers through their google classroom and/or by email.

Edit: For families without internet access, multi-week packets for art, music, and physical education are available for pickup in the gym on Tuesdays and Thursday from 9am-2pm.

Online Instructional Plan

On March 30th, Cloverleaf Elementary School will be starting online instruction. This will be a very different learning platform for our students. With that being said, it is important to provide students and families with a framework as to how it will work and what is expected.

Below you will find the CES Plan for Instructional Continuity. We ask that parents and students review the plan together. Every family should have received a packet from their teacher and instructions on how they will be instructing your child. If you have not picked up a packet they are in the Elementary office and can be picked up on Tuesday, March 31st or Thursday, April 2nd from 9 am to 2 pm. 

Building hours of operation:

Schools across the district will be open for families on Tuesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

If your family utilized paper packets during the first week of remote instruction due to no internet access, we want to share an opportunity to acquire free internet through Spectrum Cable. If you take advantage of this option and need a device for instructional purposes, you may still contact the school, during hours of operation, to sign out a Chromebook. Please CLICK HERE for details of how to take advantage of the opportunity being provided through Spectrum. Families will need to drop off completed packets and pickup new packets each week, in the gym, during the building’s hours of operation that were shared above.

Each Tuesday is when new work will be available for the upcoming week. Please keep in contact with your teachers for any new work needed. 

The structure and processes that are outlined above are designed to meet instructional needs based on the most recent information provided by the medical community and State and Federal governments. Please understand that if circumstances would change there may be a need to adjust our plan.

If you have questions about instruction for your child, please contact your child’s teacher first. If there are other questions, feel free to give the office a call. Secretary office hours will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 to 2. They will return any calls that are outside of that time frame. 

Thank you,

Michael Moody, Principal PK, 3-5  and Karen Martin, Principal K-3

Resources

Instructional Plan: Google Doc  or  PDF

Charter/Spectrum Offer: Google Doc or PDF

 

All-Calls from CES Starting 3/13/20

The following list contains the content of all all-calls regarding remote instruction and the pickup of classroom materials beginning on March 13, 2020:

4/7/2020, 10:05 am:

Camp Nuhop (5th Grade Students and Parents)

Hello, this is Mike Moody, 5th grade principal.  I am calling to let you know that unfortunately we had to make the decision to cancel Camp Nuhop for May of this year.  However, we are working with Camp Nuhop and the Middle School to secure dates for next Spring when your child would be able to attend as a 6th grade student.  We anticipate that this would coincide with next year’s 5th grade Camp Nuhop trip.  It is difficult for the district to process refunds at this time because our treasurer’s office is unable to process paper checks during the stay-at-home order.  We want to reassure you that the money you have paid will be refunded when the stay-at-home order is lifted, or you can choose to have that money applied to next year’s Camp Nuhop trip.  There will be more information about how to receive a refund or choose for your money to be applied to next year’s trip once the stay-at-home order is lifted.  In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns, please call the office at 330-302-0101.  Our office hours are currently Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am-2pm, and we will return any messages during those hours.  Thank you, be safe, and have a good day.

3/13/2020, 5:30 pm:

Good evening, this is Mike Moody and Karen Martin and we want to talk to you about two important things that parents will need to pick up on Monday, March 16th, for your child’s on-line instruction. The first is the instructional materials your child’s teacher has prepared. This will be available in your child’s classroom at the elementary school from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Please enter through the main office doors. 

The second item is for those who have called in and indicated they do not have a computer, chromebook, notebook, smartphone or tablet at home and need to borrow one from the school.  The distribution for chromebooks will occur that same day, March 16th, at the high school from the hours of 7:30 am to 6:00 pm. If you have not already made a request through the elementary school office to borrow a chromebook, you need to do so before coming to pick up a device so that we know how many to prepare. Remember, if you have a device at home you do not need to pick up a chromebook. 

To reiterate, all students need the instructional materials from the elementary. Only those who have made arrangements to pick up a chromebook need to go to the High School. If you have questions please call 330-302-0101. These instructions will also be published on the elementary blog and the Cloverleaf district website. We hope you have a wonderful weekend!

 

3/13/2020, 11:00 am: Good Morning, this is Mike Moody… and Karen Martin, Cloverleaf Elementary Principals.  We are calling to let you know that we will be in communication with you frequently over the next few weeks and the content of all of our all-call communications will be available on our cloverleaf elementary blog and the district website.  Your children’s teachers are already hard at work developing quality instruction for your students to begin online or with hard copies for the week of March 30th.  To prepare our students for this instruction, we need to know if our families do not have internet or device access.

For the online instruction, families will need basic internet access at home through wifi, a modem, or a phone hot spot.  Many devices will work with the type of instruction we are planning, including computers, chromebooks, tablets, and smart phones.  If you do not have any type of internet access at home, or if you do not have access to one of the devices we’ve listed, then we are asking you to call the school at 330-302-0101.  For families with no internet access we will provide hard copies of the developed instructional materials.  For families without devices, we will provide a device for your students to use.  Again, if you do not have access to either the internet or a device, please call the school at 330-302-0101 and let us know so we can make plans for your child’s instruction.  Pickup for all materials for elementary students, including devices, will take place on Monday, March 16th.  We will have another all-call later today with pickup information.  Thank you, and have a good day.