Along with MPS kindergarten students, preschool programs (Three School, High Five, and Alphabet Soup), as well as Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) and Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) classes, will begin the school year with distance learning on September 10 (grades 1-12 begin on September 8). Lessons will be provided live and guided by their teacher on Seesaw and Google Meet. Additional lessons will be pre-recorded for at-home learning.
We know that young learners do best when engaged in real-life, hands-on experiences and play. At MPS, young learners will take part in activities that are fun and promote creative play, real-life exploration, physical activity, language development, and social interactions that are important for child development. Preschool students and their caregivers will have the opportunity to participate in lessons throughout the week in a variety of ways.
Making distance learning work for families
- To make it easier for families, we are working to provide one coordinated entry point to access your child's lessons so families don't have to learn different software programs for distance learning.
- Your child's teacher will check in regularly with you and your child.
- It's important that families share their needs and expectations with your child's teacher? so that we can do everything possible to help.
- Your family will have a? Family Educator to provide child development information and parenting support and resources.
- ECFE parent teachers will use Google Meet and ECFE child teachers will use Seesaw. ECFE teachers will host home visits by phone or Google Meet.
- By September 3, teachers will contact families. If you do not hear from someone by September 9, call the school immediately to get connected to your child's teacher.
- Also make sure your contact information is up to date. Call your school to report any changes to your phone number, email or address.