K8 Weekly Update 9/14/2020

Happy Monday ERA Families,
I hope you all enjoyed your weekend! I am excited for the cooler temps that are coming our way later this week. Here are the reminders and updates for this week:
1. Progress Report Parade:
We thought it would be fun to ‘see’ you and your student and cheer on your successes! Since we have an early release day on Wednesday, 9/16, we would love for you to drive through our car line and pick up the progress report and any other materials from their teachers. Our staff will be lined up from 12:00pm-1:30pm. You will just drive through as if you were dropping off your student and stay in your car. We will come to you! If you can’t make it, we will email you the progress report the following day! Mark your calendars and we will see you then! This is for K-8 only.
2. New K-5 Remote Learning Schedule:
We are happy to soon welcome back Mrs. Velasco after her maternity leave! Beginning today, our K-5 Remote Learning Schedule will change slightly to incorporate Art class. The updated schedule is located here. It is also be updated on our website.
3. Middle School Parent Communication:
~If students are not turning on their camera and not responding via chat or ‘thumbs up’, we will be scheduling special Friday zoom sessions to check for understanding.  We’re aware of some connectivity issues and hoping to have those hot spots soon.  Please let teachers know your expectations for cameras regarding your student.
~If students are refusing to turn on their cameras during assessments, students will receive alternate assessments that they will be able to take on Fridays with cameras on.  Cameras are the only way for us to give assessments with fidelity.
4. STEAM Activity for September 18: The K-8 campus-wide family STEAM Activity for September 18 is linked here. This is an optional activity!
We will be designing a cheeseburger (traditional, exotic, or inventive) for National Cheeseburger Day! Included in the instructions is a Padlet link to upload photos of your completed projects (password is ERAbobcats). The link may also be shared by your teachers.
5. First Chapter Friday for September 18: The K-8 campus-wide family First Chapter Friday video for September 18 is linked here. This is an optional video to watch! This week, Mrs. Briles will read from Wonder by R.J. Palacio. The link may also be shared by your teachers. 
Have a great week!