Admin

Principal's Message

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!  I hope that you have had a safe and enjoyable summer!  The Nye Staff is looking forward to beginning this new school year!  The first day of school is Monday, August 31, 2020.  We are excited about getting this school year started and getting to know you and your children!  

This year, we will begin school in an online learning format using Zoom video conferencing.  Students will spend their school day in both live Zoom video sessions with their teacher(s) and working offline, in independent work sessions.  Classroom teachers will send the Zoom login information for the classrooms in the near future.  

Google Classroom and/or Seesaw will be the learning platforms used for instructional purposes. Class Dojo will continue to be a major form of communication.  If you have more than one student, please be sure to sign up for each teacher’s Class Dojo page.  Teachers will be sending out all of the codes needed for their classroom. 

Each classroom teacher will reach out to families with more information about the full daily schedule before the first day of school.  Please note that due to mandatory teacher professional development the first week of school, the student learning schedule will be modified from the regular schedule.  Parents will also have important learning sessions they can attend online.  These sessions for parents will help them assist their children during online learning.  Below is a list of how distance learning will start this year and what you can expect from us.

Families can expect: 

  • A six-hour school day with customized learning experiences for each K-12 student
  • All students will have daily, live interaction with their teachers via video conferencing
  • Custom learning experiences will be based on student needs and will include daily live, online instruction (up to three hours), independent learning (at least two hours), working with other students in small groups or participating in educator office hours (at least one hour)
  • All elementary students will receive instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, English language development, science, social studies, physical education, and the arts
  • Students will receive grades to measure their progress
  • Teachers will utilize Seesaw, Google Drive, or Canvas as their Learning Management System to post their assignments and learning activities. 

The connection between the home and school is important for the success of students. We all need to work together to ensure that students' needs are met.  In order for students to get into the routines and expectations of school, here are some actions that will help:

  • Students get at least 8 hours sleep each school night.
  • Students get up in time to have their breakfast before school begins at 8 am.
  • Students are appropriately dressed for school - please make sure they are dressed for school and are at quiet working space. For example, a desk or at the dining room table with their supplies.
  • Students are logged in on time and prepared for class.  
  • Students have a distraction free place to learn.

More information will be coming very soon about:  your child’s teacher, the class schedule, daily lunch pick up for students, days and times for students to pick up learning supplies from the school campus, a schedule to check out technology for new students, a pick up schedule for students who did not receive devices during the spring online session, and a welcome week video training modules for parent learning so they are able to support students during online learning.  More information on training modules for parents is below

School Offices will remain closed during online learning and services will primarily take place electronically. Please use ClassDojo or email to communicate directly with staff members. The school phone number is 619-430-1200 and will be open from 7 am to 3:15 pm.  In addition, your child’s teachers will have office hours for parents needing access and information. Please be sure to leave a message with your contact information so that we can return your call.

In closing, the Nye Staff and I want to wish you and your children a safe, wonderful and successful school year.

Sincerely,

Dr. Pamela Thompson

 

Additional Information regarding online learning and family training modules.  Please Read!

Family Welcome Week

After seeking input from our families, through listening and solutions-seeking sessions during Parents as Partners and Parent Think Tanks, we designed our Welcome Week training modules in response to the collective family feedback. The self-paced training modules are intended to launch a successful start of Online Learning and equip families with skills and information needed to support online learning at home. The modules are district created sessions that allow families to access anytime for flexible scheduling. 

Our Welcome Week family training modules are designed on a continuum, thus providing families with multiple entry points to start their learning. For example, the Technology modules provide basic levels of Chromebook support such as: Signing into Your Chromebook and Chromebook Device Care. While other modules cover Signing into Online Learning Platforms through Clever. The Health & Safety Requirement Modules provide families with informational guidelines on topics such as Handwashing, Masks, and Information on the Transfer of COVID-19, in order to build common understanding of best practices. Additional Welcome Week topics include: Social Emotional & Wellness and Family Resources. We will continue to provide ongoing training modules through the year based on parent input. 

We look forward to serving you this year. We are pleased to be partnering with you as we prepare for our reopening with Online Learning.

If you need assistance with your computer and or Wi-Fi/connectivity, your school will organize times for you to receive assistance with both.  The district will continue to provide a parent hotline for technology.  It operates Monday – Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm (619-732-1400).  SDUSD continues to provide free computers and Wi-Fi service to families that need them.  In the spring, San Diego Unified provided more than 50,000 Chromebook computers to allow students the ability to work from home.

As a 1:1 District, schools will be issuing a Chromebook to students who did not receive one during distance learning. School sites will determine pick-up dates and times for each grade level.  Support centers will be established throughout the district as well as an IT Parent Help Desk.  

For Chromebook care, click through informational slides for more information: English |  Spanish | Additional languages coming soon! 

For Chromebook troubleshooting trouble shooting tips click below. English | Spanish | More languages coming soon.

Students and parents can access all online platforms by signing into Clever.  After signing in, look for the online platforms section.  Here students will find links to Zoom calls, assignments and grades.  Watch this video for how to sign in to Clever.  SpanishArabicTagalog. Somali, Swahili, Karen and Vietnamese coming soon. 

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