30 Aug 2020
Dear OGE Parents,
Thank you so much for your patience and thoughtful e-mails during the most challenging opening ever. It appears most have settled into a routine and the tech issues are decreasing daily. I have visited random classes and heard teaching & student responses, but I was happy to see more smiles.
Thank you to Mrs. Stuhr & Mr. McCarthy for the smooth distribution of Chromebooks to our second grade students. There are still devices available for 2nd graders who may have missed the event last week.
Mr. McCarthy has been helping those with tech issues, so please reach out. It’s too soon to tell which tool/platform is the most reliable. There are too many variables and not enough time has passed.
Attendance is being recorded each day as required for state reporting. As many students will have appointments during the school day, during this virtual environment a full day will be recorded for those present from 8:45 - 11:15 or 11:15 - 1:50. Please continue to notify your child’s teacher regarding any absences, check-outs, or late arrivals so they can plan accordingly for your child.
The district purchased Chromebooks for all PK - 2nd grade students. As soon as they are delivered to the school, all PK - 1st grade parents will be notified of the distribution schedule. These are expected sometime in mid-late September, but I don’t have a date. Thankfully, we had enough to distribute to 2nd grade.
Thank you to those who have contributed to the Give to Grover campaign. PTA is a little more than halfway to their annual goal as a result.
Again, thank you for your feedback and patience as we work to achieve the right balance in this virtual environment. Everyone is learning new skills at a rapid rate & I have every confidence in our staff & students. We all yearn for everyone to be back in the building. I miss the smiles, the hugs, and the conversations.