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Elementary School News

Important Update from Principal Scobell 3/22

March 22, 2020


Hello Losee Lions,


I hope everyone is safe and healthy at home.  It is very important during these uncertain times that we heed the advice of our Governor and stay home.  The Somerset staff has been very busy this past week preparing instruction for your students, this instruction will begin tomorrow, Monday, March 23, 2020.  After tomorrow, we are closing our campus and administration will work from home.  Please check our website https:/www.somersetlosee.org/ frequently, as we will post important announcements there and also communicate through parent email.  We are prepared to continue distance learning beyond the next two weeks if the school closure is extended.  As information becomes available, I will share it with our community. 

 

Spirit Week:

In an effort to maintain a connection with our Losee Lions while we are working from home our AMAZING Student Council created a Virtual Spirit Week.  We would like to see ALL of our K-12 student participate.  The days are as follows –


Monday:  PJs and Pets – Spend the day in your pajama and take cute pictures with all of your pets

Tuesday:  TV Tuesday – Show us what show you cannot stop watching (after you finished your school work!)

Wednesday:  On-A -Roll Reader – Cozy up into your favorite reading spot and show us your favorite book!

Thursday:  Show Your True Colors – Show us all the colors in your wardrobe

Friday:  Roar With Pride – Show your Losee Pride with all of your Lion spirit Wear

 

As you participate send pictures to Mrs. Passer, sara.passer@somersetnv.org and you’ll get to show your spirit on the Losee Facebook page. Also, the top ten photos each day will be featured on the Losee Instagram account. 

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Elementary Parents:

Students will have access to instructional materials through SeeSaw and the materials will also be posted on the website https://www.somersetlosee.org/ on Monday, March 23, 2020.  This will include a list of supplemental instructional resources that are offering free access for families to use while the school is closed. 

We are also encouraging students to access their iReady accounts and continue to complete lessons through that program.


Grades K-1:

·         Please log in through Grades Kinder- First Grade: Logs in through https://login.i-ready.com/  

·         Click the character to the right for K-1 card log in. Students use picture and number code to log in ( this information will be provided by the classroom teacher).


Grades 2-5:

·         Use clever portal www.Clever.com

·         Log in with school email student firstname.lastname@student.somersetnv.org * this is their google account.

·         Student passwords are student numbers. Student numbers can be found in IC or email the classroom teacher.

·         Search Somerset Losee

·         School click iReady cube

·         Select reading or math to enter into your lessons

 

If you requested a paper packet through the survey that was posted on Monday, those packets will be available in the car loop on Monday, March 23, 2020 from 7:40 am until 9:00 am.  Please be prepared that this process could take some time as we are working with only administration volunteers.  The afternoon packet pick up time has been cancelled out of an abundance of caution and in an effort to keep our staff safe.  Unfortunately, the survey is now closed and additional requests for paper packets cannot be accommodated, as the building is closed to employees. 


During the time the school is closed, classroom teachers will reach out to your students 2-3 times each week.  The teachers may be calling from their personal cell phones with numbers blocked, so please be aware that an “unknown” number or “private” number may be your child’s teacher.  The purpose of the check in will be to answer questions and keep in contact with our families. 

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Some teachers will also utilize a voluntary Zoom meeting each week to check on students.  This schedule will be out to families very soon.  We will also provide instructions to parents so they can get their students logged on.  Again, this meeting is voluntary. 

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If you have Elementary School questions for the administration, please reach out to the following people:

Grades K-2 – Christine Simo, Assistant Principal                  Christine.Simo@Somersetnv.org

Grades 3-5 – Sarah Ter Avest, Assistant Principal                Sarah.Teravest@somersetnv.org

 

Middle School and High School Parents:

Students, grades 6-12, will be using the online program called Edgenuity for online learning.  Students can access Edgenuity through a computer, cell phone or any internet compatible device.  Follow the steps below to log in for the first time.  Many students already have login capabilities, so this does not apply to them.

 

Step 1:  Go to www.edgenuity.com

 

Step 2:  Username is student’s school email address.   

Example:  (firstname.last name@student.somersetnv.org)

 

Step 3:  Password is student’s school ID number.

 

Once a student logs in, an orientation video will automatically start.

 

Students are enrolled in the four core classes; English, math, science, and social studies. (Note:  Students enrolled in AP Courses and Anatomy/Physiology will receive direction from their teacher.  There is no online coursework for AP and Anatomy/Physiology courses.)

 

Expectations are that students complete three lessons each week per core (Math, Science, English and Social Studies) subject.

 

If a student is having problems logging for the first time using the directions above, email the individuals below for assistance.

            Middle School- david.fossett@somersetnv.org

            High School-     Jessica.pinjuv@somersetnv.org

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Third period teachers will be calling or emailing students once each week to check in and monitor student progress.  Students who have specific academic questions are encouraged to email the specific teacher.  All staff email addresses can be accessed through the school website:  https://www.somersetlosee.org/

 

Volunteer Hours:

High School students can earn a MAXIMUM of 10 volunteer hours during the school closure.  Acceptable activities would include:  assisting a sibling with school work, chores around the house etc..  Please document these hours as you would other volunteer hours. 


Cancellation of Events:

Due to this situation all future events have been cancelled for the remainder of the 19-20 school year.

We received information that our Prom venue will not be open to the public on our scheduled date.  Unfortunately, we will not host a Prom this school year.   

 

Refunds:

We are aware that many families will be owed money from cancelled trips and events.  We are working with vendors to obtain refunds.  When businesses resume operation, we will finalize all refunds and contact families individually and issue refunds. 

 

Community Resources

The Clark County School District (CCSD) will provide breakfast and lunch to students during the closure of our schools beginning Monday, March 16, 2020.

Student food distribution pods will be set up at 15 school locations throughout the valley from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday.

In order to comply with federal regulations, a 0-18 year old child must be present with the parent or guardian for food to be distributed. The pickup location will be set up outside of the school sites to facilitate distribution.

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Sincerely,

Jessica Scobell

Jessica.scobell@somersetnv.org

Principal