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District to hold “practice remote learning day” for all students Nov. 2

Oct. 19, 2020

Dear Heatly families,

I am excited to share that the district has secured enough devices to distribute to all of our students! Students in kindergarten, grade 1, and grade 2 will be receiving tablets. Students in grade 3 will be receiving Chromebooks. Students in grades 4-12 will continue to use their Chromebooks.

Students in grades K-3 who will be receiving a device for the first time need to fill out the technology acceptable use form AND the 1:1 device program agreement. Students will not be allowed to take home their device until the parent has reviewed, signed and returned the completed form to the main office. If you need to complete the form, it will need to be returned by Friday, Oct 30. To help support parents coach their child logging into Google Classroom, next week there will be a brief video on our website walking through the process.

To ensure the district is prepared in the event we are forced to go fully remote, we will be implementing a practice remote learning day for all students on Monday, Nov. 2. All students (grades PreK-12) will stay home that day and log in at the start of the school day to meet with their teacher and classmates. All students will follow their school schedules. All parents must complete the daily screening attestation for this remote learning day so we can report our daily information to the New York State COVID-19 dashboard. This will help the district identify and troubleshoot any issues that may occur in the event all students are learning at home. For more information on the Full Remote Learning schedule, please visit https://www.greenisland.org/Page/215.

Please note, students are required to use their device on the practice remote learning day. Students should not complete the emergency remote learning day packets that were sent home. The packets were established to provide materials for students who did not have a school-issued device.

If you have any questions, please contact the main office.

Sincerely,

Kimberly Ross
Superintendent of Schools