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4/5/20

Greetings Stonebridge World School Families,

I hope this finds your family staying healthy and safe. Beginning March 17 Stonebridge staff began developing what distance learning will look like and began creating lessons for students. As you are aware this is very large task. State standards and learning goals remain, but learning will look and feel very different beginning on April 6.

Teachers will be starting their distance learning plan with each class on Monday April 6. Stonebridge will be using Google Classroom for teaching and learning as well as online tools from our current reading and math curriculum which students know. All Stonebridge students have a google account and password. Many of you have already talked with your teacher on how to have your students log in. Teachers will be available to help others as needed.

Teachers have a class schedule that will be posted and each day teachers will post the day’s learning intentions and related activities.

The learning activities may entail teacher instruction, videos, reading, online or at home activities. The goal is have students log in for the morning message at 9:00 AM each day and at the latest by noon to be considered present. Middle school students must log in to advisory each morning and with each of their subject teachers each day. Completion of daily learning activities are critical to student success within the distance learning program.

Students and parents will most definitely have questions. Teacher will be available to talk with students and families via email, Bloomz and by phone. Here are some things to consider:

  • Acknowledge fear: Students are used to seeing their friends and their teachers on a regular schedule. This change has been quite disorienting for students as well as parents. Take time to talk with your child about what they are feeling and keep the lines of communication open.
  • Keep the schedule: All teachers will be posting a class schedule. Help your child stick to the class routine they’ve grown accustom to, which will help them feel they have some structure to their learning and day.
  • Build time into the day for breaks. Students should not spend their entire day staring at a screen. Encourage them to take a break, to stretch and to get outside.
  • Celebrate: This is a new for everyone highlight for your child what is going well.
  • Have patience: For everyone this is a whole new way to teach and learn. There will be things we don’t understand, that do not work and will have to be fixed. Each week will be better than the last as we all keep learning from our mistakes and making improvements.

We will be excited to see everyone on Monday April 6th as we start a new adventure in learning together. Watch for the Stonebridge school bus on Monday morning starting at 10:00, which will be delivering food and classroom materials. Don’t forget to use the MyStop App to track the bus.

Stay well and safe – we are all in this together.
Ms. Novy
School Director

3/26/20

Gov. Time Walz has issued a new stay-at-home order, which will go into effect Friday, March 27th at midnight. This order means that all Minnesota residents should stay home and only leave for health and safety activities, such as getting food, receiving medical care, and taking care of others outside the home. He also announced that schools will stay closed until May 4th.

Stonebridge World School will stay closed until May 4th and students will not be coming back to school after spring break on April 6th. Distance Learning will officially begin on April 6th. We will be delivering food and distance learning materials to all bus stops that day beginning at 10:00 AM, you can track your student’s stop that day using the Versatrans My Stop App. We will continue to provide more information on Distance Learning as we move forward the week of April 6th.

The school office will be closed for Spring Break from March 30th – April 3th . However, we will be delivering food to all bus stops on March 30th with buses departing at 10:00 AM (Track with My Stop App). You will also be able to pick up food at the school on March 30th from 8-12 and please call ahead to schedule a time.

As always, please stay in touch and call the school if you have any questions and/or concerns). We will continue to update you on Facebook, Bloomz, Blackboard and our School Website.
Stay home, stay safe, stay healthy and WE MISS YOU ALL!!

For a list of Stonebridge Teachers and staff and their e-mail addresses, click below:
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