The following is the full text from Mrs. Martin’s all call on the afternoon of Friday, November 20th:
This is Karen Martin, Co-principal of Cloverleaf Elementary. You should have received an all call message from Dr. Kubilus yesterday, explaining that Face-to-Face students would remain in remote instruction until at least January 4th. In preparation for our extended remote instruction time, many teachers need to provide additional materials to their students, and we also need to provide materials to the students returning from the Colts Online Learning Academy to remote instruction. In order to prepare, we will need Monday, November 23rd to gather materials for distribution. Your child’s teacher will let you know if they will be having google meets that day or just independent work. Each teacher will have different expectations that day depending on their needs. On Tuesday, November 24th we will have a materials pick up from 8 AM to 5 PM in the Elementary Cafeteria. Please plan to use the bus parking lot and enter through the event doors. Materials will be placed by grade level and homeroom teacher. Your child’s teacher will let you know if there are materials that need to be picked up. You must wear a mask when entering the building and there will be hand sanitizer available. This all call will also be posted on our blog at cloverleaf-elementary.com. As always please contact us if you have any questions, and we hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Cloverleaf Elementary School has been working hard to prepare for remote instruction, and we have made final updates to our plan that differ significantly from last spring. Please review the plan below as it will be implemented starting Monday, November 9th.
*Please note that students in our Colts Online Learning Academy will continue to learn virtually in the online academy. Students who opted back in to in-person instruction will continue in the Colts Online Learning Academy until after Thanksgiving break. If we are still in remote instruction at that time, then those who opted to return to in-person instruction would transition to out CES Remote Instruction with a regular classroom teacher. More information will go out about this over the next couple weeks.
As confirmed COVID-19 cases in the county and state have risen over the past month, the possibility of our district moving to remote instruction as a result of the state’s Public Health Advisory System becomes more likely. If Medina county were to move to level 3 (red), and we were to be in “high incidence” (100+ confirmed cases per 100k population over a two week period), our district would move to remote instruction. Consequently, our students would need to have chromebooks, laptops, or compatible computers at home to participate in remote instruction. To make this process as efficient for K-5 parents as possible, we would like to send chromebooks home with K-5 students if parents give permission in advance. To effectively give permission for chromebooks to come home with students, parents need to complete the linked form below once for each child AND complete the Technology Agreement through the Back to School Portal (if you have not already done so).
The next update to the Ohio Public Health Advisory System will be this Thursday, October 29th, at 2:00. If you want your child to bring home a chromebook in the event that this next update moves the district into remote instruction, then you need to complete the permission form below for each of your children before Thursday.
For parents of all Colts Online Learning Academy (COLA) students, you must complete a Second Trimester COLA Opt-In/Out Form for each of your children. This form indicates your decision on whether your child will continue their online learning or if they will return to school. Please make sure you complete this form for each of your children by October 30th. We will not accept any forms after October 30th. Again, every child must have a form filled out indicating your choice even if you choose to stay online. If you do not fill out the form your child will continue their online learning path for the entire second Trimester. You can find this form below. Thank you and we hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Although the state has removed the retention consequence portion of the Third Grade Reading Guarantee for students who do not score at least a 683 on the Third Grade English Language Arts Ohio State Test, the state does still expect third grade students to take the Fall and Spring ELA Ohio State Test. We have made arrangements for both our in-person students and our Colts Online Learning Academy students to take the test the week of October 26th – 30th. All 3rd Grade ELA testing will be on paper for the 2020-2021 school year. The plans for both groups of students are outlined below.
In-Person Students: Our students attending school for in-person instruction will take the tests on Monday, October 26th and Tuesday, October 27th with their homeroom teachers in the morning. Students will be able to participate in make-up testing on the 28th-30th if they miss school on Monday or Tuesday.
Colts Online Learning Academy Students: Our students attending school virtually will be able to take the tests on Monday, October 26th and Tuesday, October 27th in the CES cafeteria. To accommodate parents and address any concerns parents might have regarding safety, we will have testing spaces in the cafeteria at tables that have been disinfected before students arrive and students will be able to sit more than six feet apart from each other. Participation in fall testing will require students to wear masks while in the building (except during mask breaks designated by the teachers facilitating the testing). Our cafeteria testing will be facilitated by Mrs. Witschey and Mrs. Roush.
Parents should plan to bring their third grade students to the building after bus arrival, between 9:15-9:30, park in the bus parking lot off of Friendsville Road, and walk their children to the event doors on the Friendsville Road side of the building. A staff member will greet you at the door and take attendance of students as they arrive. These students will then be escorted directly to the cafeteria across the hall from the event door entrance where they will be given directions and will have an opportunity to take the test. Students should be picked up by parents at 11:30 am. Students should bring something to read in case they finish early.
Our online students will also be able to participate in make-up testing the rest of the week.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the testing schedule, please email Mr. Moody at email@example.com
The Cloverleaf High School Drama Club is providing a very unique opportunity for parents, students, and community members to purchase inventory closeout items from a seasonal Halloween store that closed. The costumes, props, and accessories were donated to our drama club, and all proceeds from sales will go to the drama club. This will be a blowout sale, and all items must go. The sale will be Friday, October 9th from 3pm-7pm in front of Cloverleaf High School. Please see the flyer link below for more details.
This year you have the opportunity to borrow Ebooks and Audio books for free. These can be borrowed to Chromebooks, Kindles, and phones. You can add the app to any of your devices. Teachers also have access to SORA. We were able to receive a grant from the Cares Act to pay for this!
SORA APP STUDENT INSTRUCTIONS
Search for soraapp.com.
Go to My School isn’t listed.
Type in Cloverleaf and click this is my school.
Select Cloverleaf Local Schools
Username = Google Account
Password = Google Account Password
Click on the three lines in the right corner (menu) and click add a public library- choose Clevnet and this is my library. This will allow you to borrow books from Medina County Library.
Add a Sora shortcut if asked- add and install. This will put the App right on your desktop. If it doesn’t ask, click Download and add shortcut. When you click the waffle, (the dots in Google that look like a waffle) Sora should show up at the bottom.
Borrow whatever you want from our collection or Clevnet. If it is checked out, you can put a hold on it.
If you need any help at all, you can email me at cheri.weigand@cloverleaf local.org
For our Colts Online Learning Academy Students, school picture day will be Friday, October 9th from 4 pm – 7 pm. Please use the attached picture form PDF to prepare for your picture day. You can print the form, fill in the information and bring it with your child on picture day or you can order pictures online using the link on the form.
Parents and students will need to sign-up for a picture time using this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d49a8ae2fa6fcc52-cloverleaf (After you choose a time, please make sure to click “submit and signup” at the bottom of the page). Please do not arrive for pictures before 3:55 pm as the buses may still be in the bus parking lot. Please park in the bus parking lot (entrance on Friendsville Road) starting at 3:55, use the event doors for building entry, and proceed directly to the gymnasium for pictures. All parents and students will need to wear masks while in the building except while posing for pictures.