Welcome back to 5th Grade!!! We will be starting the year in Phase 1, which is a hybrid format, 1/2 class in-person while the other 1/2 class works remotely. It was created in order to decrease physical contacts while still being able to get some in-person instruction and socialization.
The phase 1 schedule for the next few weeks has students arriving between 8:15-8:30. They will be allowed straight into the building to report to their classroom. No lining up outside. If your student arrives after 8:30, they must check in with the front office before coming to our classroom. Students will be dismissed at 2:10 every day.
Wednesday, August 26th- Kindergarten only. No 5th grade today.
Thursday, August 27th- all students with last names A-K
Friday, August 28th- all students with last names L-Z
Monday, August 31st there is NO school- teacher training day
Tues/Wed, September 1/2st- all A-K students
Thur/Fri, September 3/4th - all L-Z students
Monday, September 7th- NO school in observance of Labor Day.
Tues/Wed, September 8/9th -all A-K students
Thurs/Fri, September 10/11th- all L-Z students
Monday, September 14th - remote learning for all students- I will send home a packet for them.
Tues/Wed, September 15/16th- all A-K students
Thurs/Fri, September 17/18th - all L-Z students
At this point, MCPS will reevaluate and let families know what which phase we be in for the following weeks.
5th Grade Virtual Back to School Night will be on Tuesday, September 1st, from 6:30-7:00pm. I will send the link to the meeting through dojo and email. I have a presentation about 5th grade to show you then will answer questions . Hopefully, I know the answers :)
At this time, there is no band or orchestra. Specialists will happen on a 3 week rotation.
Each student will set an individual page goal for each trimester. They need to read 100 minutes per week to reach it. Meeting this goal is a significant part of their reading grade. Please talk with your child about how to a make plan that works best for your family. In order to become great readers-- we need to read!