Distance Learner CRT Information

Hello Families of Distance Learners in Grades 3, 4, and 5,

We are preparing for students to take the 2021 CRT assessments beginning next week. This required assessment is given annually to all students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade. This is a state of Nevada secure test, and as such, students who are distance learners are not able to take the assessment in the distance learning mode.

We are inviting students who are currently distance learners to come to the LWJES campus for the purpose of taking the CRT on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, April 20, 2021
  • Wednesday, April 21, 2021
  • Thursday, April 22, 2021

AND

  • Tuesday, April 27, 2021
  • Wednesday, April 28, 2021

AND 5TH GRADE ONLY

  • Thursday, April 29, 2021
  • Friday, April 30, 2021

Students should arrive on campus between 9:15am and 9:30am.  The testing sessions will begin at shortly after 9:30am and students will finish at or about 11:45am. We will provide more specific information regarding the session length prior to students testing.

It is critical that all distance learners in grades 3, 4, and 5 complete the following survey by 12:00 noon on Thursday, April 15, 2021, indicating whether or not your student/s will be on campus for the CRT. If your student/s are able to attend some of the testing days, but not others, please indicate that on the survey and the school will work to schedule make-up sessions on other days/dates and notify families of those days/dates.

https://tinyurl.com/4sxdwwy4

If your student will be on campus for the CRT, please know that all safety protocols must be followed, including the full-time wearing of face coverings and social distancing guidelines. Students who are on campus to take the CRT will also need to bring their Chromebook, fully charged. Please also send your student with the Chromebook power supply and a novel or other book to read when they complete their daily CRT session. 

If you have any questions, please contact the school and ask to speak to Mr. Nellis.

Thank you.

 

Hybrid and Distance Learning Update

Mr. Blume and Mr. Nellis hosted a LiveStream event on Monday, February 22, 2021, where information was shared on the upcoming Hybrid Learning model that will begin on March 1, 2021. We have provided a recording of the stream below for you to review if you were unable to attend the live event. Please note that the survey (indicated by the QR Code) is now closed. If you do have questions, please contact the school and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

 

Adjusted Distance Learning Schedule for 2/22 to 2/26

In order to provide both synchronous learning sessions for students and time for our faculty to prepare for hybrid learning functions, our school will be following a modified schedule for all grades (PK-5) the week of February 22nd. 

Each day will have synchronous sessions scheduled in the morning with asynchronous time scheduled for the afternoons.  Your child’s teacher will communicate the class schedule with you separately. 

Specials for the week will be provided asynchronously for the entire week with time set aside for students to view a recorded lesson.  

Students schedules will be updated effective March 1, 2021.  These updated schedules will be communicated separately next week. 

Thank you for your understanding and flexibility.

LWJES Faculty

February LWJES School Organizational Team Meeting

The School Organizational Team (SOT) for LWJES will meet on Wednesday, February 10, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. virtually using Google Meet. The SOT is comprised of both parent and faculty representatives and the SOT discusses the school’s plan of operation and provides advice and feedback to the school’s administration.

Parents and guardians are welcome and invited to attend the meetings of the SOT.

View agendas and minutes on the school’s website in the SOT tab.

To join the meeting via Google Meet, click on this link at the time of the meeting: https://meet.google.com/nwe-hmec-jnf

URGENT: Hybrid Education Model Survey for Pre-K through Grade 3 Due Friday (1/29/2021)

On January 14, 2021, the Clark County School District Board of Trustees approved a plan to transition students in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 3 into the hybrid instructional model. We now know that the hybrid instructional model for Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 3 will begin on Monday, March 1, 2021.

Understanding that decisions may have changed since the fall hybrid questionnaire and in an effort to accommodate our families, we are reaching out again to gather your preferences for your Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 3 children. Please complete the short questionnaire by 6:00 p.m. on Friday, January 29, 2021. You can also call the school office for assistance with entering your response.

  1. Please download and review the linked file with more information from CCSD about the survey before you complete the survey.
  2. Continue to review the information in this article before completing the survey. In addition, please review the linked FAQ document for more information.
  3. Complete the survey as soon as possible (no later than 6:00 p.m. on 1/29/2021).

Please note the statement included in the information: If necessary, students may be assigned to different teachers once the hybrid instructional model is in place depending on individual school schedules. At this time, we are not able to share any further information about possible changes to teacher assignments, but please be aware that this may be required when transitioning to the hybrid instructional model.

In addition, please be aware that on-campus student experiences will be subject to all applicable safety and hygiene expectations, including the required appropriate wearing of approved facial coverings/masks, mandatory social distancing, and limited access to facilities around campus. At this time, we are not able to share specific details as the planning process is ongoing and all plans are subject to change.

Hybrid Questionnaire Survey Information

LWJES Hybrid Model FAQs

PK-Grade 3 Hybrid Education Model Survey: https://aarsiapps.ccsd.net/survey/

No School – Wednesday, January 13, 2021

We would like to remind all LWJES families that there is no school on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. Food service pickup is also NOT available on Wednesday. While students do not have classes, the office is available for remote assistance by calling the main number between 7:30am and 4:00pm.

Distance learning and food service will both resume on Thursday, January 14, 2021.

Reviewing Report Cards

Report cards are now accessible via the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. Here are the steps for viewing the report card document.

  1. Login in to the Parent Portal.
  2. Look along the left hand side of the screen for “Documents”
  3. On the main window look for “Elementary Report Card”
  4. Click on the carrot top that points to the right and a new window will open with the one page report card.

These directions only apply to a computer and/or laptop. It may not be possible to view the report card on a tablet or phone.

If need assistance with your password or need to set up a Parent Portal account, please call the school and we will be able to assist you.

1st Semester Ends/2nd Semester Begins

Dear families,
Grades for the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year are now available in Campus Parent.  Please review this informational letter  for details related to grades/report cards.
In addition, please take some time to review this flyer regarding student work expectations.  We look forward to building strong work habits for students with your support.
If you have questions about specific classes, please direct those questions to the teacher of that class.
Thank you,
LWJES Faculty

No School on Wednesday, January 6, 2021

We would like to remind all LWJES families that there is no school on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. Food service pickup is also NOT available on Wednesday. While students do not have classes, the office is available for remote assistance by calling the main number between 7:30am and 4:00pm.

Distance learning and food service will both resume on Thursday, January 7, 2021.