District Headlines & Features
July 1, 2020
Dear Titan Scholars and Families,
I hope this message finds all of you well and happy, and the summer is affording you some time to relax and soak in the sunshine that graces us fully during this wonderful window of opportunity! I say opportunity because, while the last three months of the school year was unprecedented in its abbreviation to brick and mortar teaching and learning, we also can rest assured that our district is working diligently to prepare for a robust educational experience in the fall in accordance to our State Superintendent and Department of Health guidelines.
The at-home learning continues:
a. Summer Learning: This year, FWPS is providing essential summer learning for all scholars. Engaging in learning throughout the summer months will support your scholar in being prepared for when we return to school. We ask that you set aside 90 minutes a day if your child is in grade K-5 and 110 minutes a day for grade 6-12. A daily schedule and free online resources have been posted to the FWPS website at https://www.fwps.org/summerlearning. We will also be mailing home learning packets to all scholars who were in K-11th grade last year. Packets should be arriving in your mailbox the week of July 6. We are also really excited to share a new experience geared toward our youngest of learners. Tune into FW Channel 21 Monday-Friday from July 6-August 7 each day between 9-5 to see amazing 20-minute reading and math lessons. There will even be math lessons taught in Spanish each hour. These lessons will give the opportunity for your child to learn and grow throughout the month and will be posted to our FWPS youtube channel as well
b. Fall Re-Opening: Using guidance from the State and the DOH, we are planning for a safe return that prioritizes learning. What we know is that we will begin the year with a hybrid model (some face to face instruction and some remote instruction). At this time, FWPS is exploring several hybrid models that provides a combination of face to face instruction and remote learning. We have received input from parents and guardians, scholar and staff. The early results reveal the Pre-K-12 two day face-to-face and 3 day remote model is the most desired option. Please stay tuned for more information to come in the coming weeks.
c. Health and Safety and Re-Opening: Health and safety are a priorty. As we prepare for our Fall Re-opening, we are using the guidance from the Department of Health and OSPI. Our district is hard at work developing health and safety protocols with social distancing guidelines, arranging schedules that minimize contact, considering bus transportation and engaging in deep cleaning protocls to minimize the spread of germs. As part of ensuring a safe learning environment, students will be required to wear face masks. Please take the time this summer to both reinforce and practice the wearing of face masks. We will continue to place health and safety as a priority as we look toward the Fall.
d. Diploma Pick-Up: Every Wednesday beginning July 8, 15, 22, 29 from 9:00 am -1:00 pm. Scholars and/or families must remain in their cars. Students/parent/guardian requesting diploma must pay all fines before diplomas are released. You may pay on-line through the parent portal. Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
e. Booster Club or TBHS Parent Partners: We need you! We’d love to hear from you and are planning a Parent Zoom in August. Exact date to be determined. In this year of hybrid remote instructional learning, it is critical that we create meaningful partnerships with our families. If interested, please email email@example.com. Please provide your name, email address, phone number, and TBHS scholar(s).
Throughout the months of July and August TBHS Administration will be engaged in preparing for the Fall reopening of schools! Please be on the look out for surveys, emails, and othercommuniques that may come your way. Until then, we are grateful for your patience and understanding! A school relies on a
community willing to give of their gifts of talent and time. We may not be living in a world in which we control the level of health risks occurring around us, but we can control our response to them. Stay safe. Wear a mask. Wash your hands. And rest assured, our teachers and staff at Todd Beamer High School will be here to maximize the learning for our scholars in an environment of care, compassion, high expectations, and achievement!
Anali Weatherhead, Proud Principal
Todd Beamer High School