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August 11, 2020
Hello Tonica Grade School Families:
This message is informing parents that due to the recent storms and power outages that may not be resolved until this weekend according to Com-Ed, Tonica Grade School will be adjusting the start of the school year. The power outage impacted our readiness to start and delayed food deliveries. We understand that this change is unexpected and may cause some inconvenience and we ask for your understanding and patience as many are impacted by the loss of utilities.
This is the revised calendar schedule to start the school year:
- Tuesday, August 18th – Teacher Institute Day (No Students)
- Wednesday, August 19th – Teacher Institute Day (No Students)
- Thursday, August 20th – Remote Learning Preparation and Planning (No Students)
- Friday, August 21st – Remote Learners Start Day (No In-Person Learning)
- Monday, August 24th – In Person Learning begins with 7:50 am arrival; Remote Learning in the afternoon
The end of the school year will also be adjusted accordingly. A complete revised calendar will be posted in the near future.
Dismissal time for In-Person Learning will be 12:45 p.m. daily except for possible earlier times related to heat or 11:30 dismissals already on the calendar. In-Person Learning may be impacted by several factors creating a situation where TGS may need to transition to all Remote Learning or adjust the dismissal time as well. We will keep parents informed about changes as quickly as possible.
Remote Learning will require students to be ready to engage teachers on Friday, August 21st throughout the day beginning at 9:00 a.m. We are working on the first Remote Learning day processes that would include reaching out to students with links for online video sessions (ZOOM or Google Meets), using the learning platforms and getting acclimated to what a Remote Learning day will look like on combined days of In-Person and Remote Learning. A few families said they would need a device if available from the school. The devices have not yet arrived and we are asking that parents do their best to have a device ready to start on August 21st.
There are still a few families that need to register for the school year. Registration will not resume until Monday, August 17th as power should be restored by then. Students may not attend school until registration is complete.
Reminder, all visitors to the school need to wear a face covering and students will need one board the school bus and enter the school building.
Thank you and I hope you all are safe and doing well.