Monday, August, 2020
Dear Siefert Parents,
We are excited to welcome you back for the 20-21 school year. We thank you for your patience as we provide you with information regarding
COVID-19 and supports available to your child. We miss our students and our day to day instructional and social interactions. We understand that this school year will be very different. It is important to note that although the start of the school year will start with virtual learning for all students, it will look very different from the online learning that took place in March-June.
We are ready for virtual learning! Our skilled and devoted staff are planning and preparing for your child’s return. We are adapting and strengthening our practices, investing in technology to provide a quality online academic experience, and working with teachers and school staff to be more effective and active online instructors. As we return to school, the support and involvement of parents and families will be critical to our students’ success. We want you to be prepared and ready. The district has created a series of how-to tutorials that will get you set up and ready for virtual learning. You can access all the videos by visiting our Family Tutorials page. Please keep the following in mind:
- We NEED your updated email address and phone number/s to be able to communicate with you.
- Directions for visiting the school / district websites for YouTube / district videos covering how to engage in Google Meet and access the Student Toolbox will be provided.
- Parents can visit the MPS Home and Facebook pages for updates on meal and homework distribution centers.
- Contact the technology dept., if you need assistance with the Chrome Book, internet/hotspots or resources: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We thank you in advance for joining our team as we strive to support you in these difficult times.
Our school community will be prepared to receive your input and provide detailed answers to your questions or concerns. We welcome your feedback and suggestions.
Ms. W. Varela-Katz, Siefert Proud Principal