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COVID-19 UPDATES FOR STUDENTS AND FAMILIES

Announcements

Food Distribution 
Food distribution will continue with breakfast and lunch meals for students in need each Monday from 9:30-noon. All meals are "grab & go" with no on-site dining options. The weekly distribution will be at Laurelville Elmentary cafeteria and Logan Elm High School main entrance. Meals will be provided to each student present. Laurelville Elementary will also have food boxes for families in need during the same time. One box per car. Contact your building principal if you are unable to pick up food so that arrangments can be made for delivery. 
 
Chromebooks
Logan Elm is in the process of collecting information on the technology needs of households within our district. Please contact your building principal if you are in need of a Chromebook within your household, for the purpose of: Your child completing work from their academic teachers and/or your child remaining in contact with their teachers. We would only be able to distribute one Chromebook per household for those that do not have at least one device that is available for student use. Please contact Mr. King if you are in need of a device.

Educational Opportunities for Week of 5/4-5/8

The message remains the same...do what works for your family, but do something. There are many options for students to be engaged in school work. Do something each week, each day. It does not need to be hours every day, but do something. That is three times so far that I've written...do something. 
 
Be sure to check the main page on McDowell's website to sign up for a timeslot to stop by the school and pick up items and drop off work. You can schedule May 11-14 from 12-7:00. We are allowing 10 students in the building at a time for 10 minutes. 
Students will:
  • Enter the main doors by the office and check in.
  • Go to the cafeteria where there will be tables to turn in items
  • Go to their locker to clean it out.
  • Go to the cafeteria to pick up a folder that will contain certificates, the following weeks mailing, etc.
  • Exit the building by the walkway between the auditorium and gym.  
There can be NO congregating outside before entering or after exiting the building.
It is recommended that facemasks are worn inside the building.  
A minimum of 6 feet social distancing must be maintained. 
 
Offline Suggested Activities - This is a copy of the mailing and list of suggested activities that can be done offline.
Online Suggested Activities - Log in to your Google Classrooms to see these activities. Remember to check your school email. 

Educational Opportunities for Week of 4/27-5/1

No quotes of fancy sayings this week. Each week I continue to say; don't stress yourself out over school work and to do what works for your family. However, that does not mean that students should not do any work. We continue to provide offline and online educational opportunities for students. The vast majority are taking advantage of this and doing work. Students will end up missing an entire 9-weeks of school. That is 25% of the school year. When you combine that with the typical summer break, there is a large gap of notbeing within the walls of the school. Muscles that are not exercised become weaker. The same goes for the brain. Please make sure your student is staying engaged in some way each week. There are no official grades in Infinite Campus; however, we are tracking on a spreadhseet if students are engaged on-line or we have seen any evidence of offline work. 
 
Offline Suggested Activities - This is a copy of the mailing and list of suggested activities that can be done offline.
Below is the chart that goes with the offline Science Activity. 
 
Click here for more detailed instructions for the Pre-Engineering Activity.
 
Online Suggested Activities  - Log in to your Google Classroom to see these activities. Remember to check your school email.  

Closure Letter from Mr. Williams

School Closure Letter 4-21-2020

Educational Opportunities for Week of 4/20-4/24

As we move into week 6 it is becoming more and more important for students to stay motivated in their school work. I continue to say...do what works for your family and do not make school a stressor. However, it is important to find time throughout the day or throughout the week to focus on skills that will help not only throughout the educational journey, but through the journey of life. We continue to mail out educational activities that can be done without the interent. Teachers continue to provide resources online each week. However, it continues to be up to families and each student to take advantage of those opportunities. If possible, do a little bit each day. As Robert Collier said, "Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out".
 
Offline Suggested Activities - This is a copy of the mailing and list of suggested activities that canbe done offline.
 
Online Suggested Activities - Log in to your Google Classrooms to see these activities. Remeber to check your school email. 
 
7th grade students - Please check Mrs. Bunting's Google Classroom to sign up for your elective class for next year. 

Educational Opportunities for Week of 4/13-4/17

“You will never always be motivated. So you must learn to be disciplined.” The longer we are closed, the harder it may become for students to stay motivated. As I said in the first mailing, you are in charge of your educational opportunities during this closure. Yes, we will be providing resources and educational opportunities for you. However, what you do and how you utilize them will be in large part, up to you. Will you avoid them, do enough just to get by, or will you take full advantage of your opportunities? No, assignments are not graded and you are not being held accountable. However, what you do now will help you for later. Create a schedule that works best for you and your family.

 
Offline Suggested Activities - This is a copy of the mailing and list of activities that can be done offline.
There are a couple of references in the mailing to look here for additional information if possible. Those are listed below.
 
Online Suggested Activities - Log in to your Google Classrooms to see these activities. Remeber to check your school email. 

One Call message 4-10-2020

I truly hope everyone is doing ok. I know the warm temperatures and sunshine have been wonderful.

If you have not been receiving a mailing each week, please contact the McDowell office to get your mailing address updated.

If you are in need of a chrome book for the purpose of your child completing academic work and/or staying in contact with their teachers, please contact the McDowell office. One per household.

This is a reminder that “grab and go” meals for the week are available each Monday from 9:30-noon at the Laurelville cafeteria and the front entrance at the high school.

7th Grade students – please check Mrs. Bunting’s Google Classroom to sign up for your elective class for next year.

Please enjoy your quarantined Easter weekend and Spring Break. 

Educational Activities for Week of 4/6-4/10

Fourth verse...same as the first...
Below is the link to the mailing that went out for this week. There are some announcements along with suggestions for offline educational activities. Students are encouraged to log into their Google Classrooms if possible for educational activities.
Just a reminder, find a balance that works for your family. Online activities for the week will be available on Monday morning. There should be no more than a couple hours of work per subject for the week. Students can do them at any point during the week. Do what you can, do not let the school work stress you out. Stay healthy, take care of yourself and family. 
 
Offline Suggested Activities This is a copy of the mailing and list of activities that can be done without a computer or internet.
 
Online Suggested Activities - Log in to your Google Classrooms to see these activities. Remember to check your school email.

Educational Activities for Week of 3/30-4/3

Week three we are continuing to provide opportunities for students to stay engaged with education and take ownership of their learning. Take advantage of your opportunities but find a balance for what works for you.
 
Offline Suggested Activities This is a copy of the mailing and list of activites that can be done without a computer or internet.
 
Online Suggested Activities - Log in to your Google Classrooms to see these activities. 

One Call Message 3-24-2020

I hope everyone is settling in for this unique time period in all of our lives. Please do not hesitate to reach out to the school or your student’s teacher if there is anything that you need help with. 

I also want to share some insight with parents. Please do not stress yourselves and your family out over school work. These are different times. Please do not feel like you have to make your child spend hours doing school work. Find and do what works for you and your family. 2-3 hours a day is more than enough. Suggested activities for this week and next are suggestions from each content area to pick from. They do not have to do them all. It will not look the same for every family. People have a lot going on right now. Find the balance. We will all be ok in the end and we will work through this together. 

Educational Activities for Week of 3/23-3/27

This week is all about providing opportunities for students to stay engaged with education and take ownership of their learning. What you do with these and how you utilize them will largely be up to you. Will you avoid them, do enough to just get by, or will you take full advantage of your opportunities.
Click here for a full list of suggested activities that can be done without the use of a computer or the internet.
Click here for suggested online educational activities. 

Update and Goals for Week of 3/16-3/20

McDowell students and families:
Teachers and staff are meeting today with the following goals in mind:
Ensure that our blizzard bags are ready to go.
Get grades ready for report cards to be mailed on Friday.
Plan educational activities for the week os 3/23-3/27.
The building will be open today until 7:00pm. If students have completed assignments they need to submit for the 3rd 9-weeks, please email your teacher or you can drop off that work at any Logan Elm building office.
Blizzard Bags can be submitted by completing the assignments online, taking a picture of the completed work and emailing your teacher or putting your work in a folder to turn in when we return to school.
Grade cards will be amiled Thursday, along with a letter containing educational resources along with the list of activities for next week.
The activities for next week will include online activities as well as off-line activities that students can complete without internet access.
Obviously, things change day-to-day. We will remain felxible and continue to update you along the way. 

One Call Now Message 3/13/2020

This page will be updated with information throughout the closure.
McDowell will be open Monday, March 16 from 8:00am - 7:00pm for students to pickup any needed items, drop off assignments for the 3rd 9-weeks, pick up medication or even check out library books. 
If you can't make it to McDowell to drop off assignments, you can drop them off at any building in the district on Monday from 8:00am - 7:00pm. 
All activities and practices have been postponed until further notice.
Blizzard bags will be utilized the week of March 16th.
Grade cards will be mailed on Friday, March 20th.
Please feel free to call the school with any questions or concerns. 740-474-7538
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