Cloverleaf Local Schools has secured a limited number of cellular internet hot spots for families who have signed up for the Colts Online Academy but do not have reliable internet. Again, this is a very limited supply. If your child is enrolled in the Colts Online Academy, and you feel you need a hot spot for a more-stable internet connection, please email Deanna Lacko at firstname.lastname@example.org and explain your circumstances in the email. We are hoping to distribute hot spots at the same time as chromebooks for our Colts Online Academy students.
On August 5, 2020 Mrs. Martin and Mr. Moody presented the recommendations from the CES Scheduling Committee (a subcommittee of the Cloverleaf Task-Force) to the Board of Education. The zoom video from that presentation is available HERE, and the CES portion of the board meeting begins at 38:40. The slideshow used for that presentation can be seen in the zoom video, and it is also available as a google slide HERE. Please remember that many of the topics covered in the presentation are subject to change based upon student face-to-face enrollment numbers. We wanted to share this video with families as they try to finalize their decisions for this coming school year, and we realize that many families were not able to attend the school board meeting for the latest CES plan. We hope this helps.
During the uncertain times of a pandemic, deciding how children will be educated is a very personal and important decision to be made by families. Cloverleaf has created the Colts Online Learning Academy as an additional option for parents to consider for the upcoming school year. Parents are asked to finalize their decisions by the August 10th deadline. To learn more information about the CES-Colts Online Academy, please click HERE. To complete the Colts Online Learning Academy Opt-In Form, please click HERE.
5th Grade Parents and Students,
Mr. Madigan, Mr. Wilson, and the 6th Grade students and staff made two videos to welcome next year’s 6th Graders and share some advice. Please take a minute to share the videos with your 5th Grade children.
Video #1 Welcome Video
Video #2 Advice Video (Below)
The attached letter explains the procedures for picking up the final student materials (coats, headphones, yearbooks, etc.) and belongings and turning in text books, library books, and other items.
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!
Bob Hevener, Curriculum Director”
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.
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.
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.