The continued safety, well-being, and success of our students, teachers, staff, and community has always been our top priority as we navigate the complex and evolving coronavirus crisis. To this end, we are updating our reopening plan to begin the school year in a fully online-learning model for all students which will continue through the last week of September. All students in grades 1-12 will begin on August 18, kindergarten students will begin on August 20.
La seguridad continúa, el bienestar, y el éxito de nuestros estudiantes, maestros, empleados, y la comunidad siempre ha sido nuestra prioridad más importante a manera que enfrentamos la compleja y evolucionante crisis del coronavirus. Con este fin, estamos actualizando nuestro plan de reapertura para comenzar este año escolar en un modelo de instrucción completamente en línea para estudiantes hasta finales de septiembre. Hemos actualizado el calendario para que todos los estudiantes en los grados 1-12 comiencen el 18 de agosto, los estudiantes de jardin de infantes comenzarán el 20 de agosto.
Mead Elementary received a $70,000 grant from Encana in January of 2014. We are excited to have five iPad mini's in every classroom and three chromecarts as a result of this generous grant. Technology is a big part of our school and students and teachers are highly engaged in exciting learning opportunities daily.
We are part of the district-wide Kaiser Grant to support movement in schools. At Mead Elementary, we provide two movement breaks a day where students get up and move, activate both sides of their brain, get their blood flowing and are ready to learn for longer periods of time. Funds from this grant go to support professional development for teachers, materials for classroom movement, a speaker for our all school movement days and the start of our 100 mile Club.
Mead Elementary has won the myOn Reader challenge four times for a total of over $7,000. All elementary schools are challenged to read online books during Thanksgiving, Winter and Summer breaks. We are proud of the amount of reading that our students have accomplished. Funds from this grant go to new non-fiction books and reading apps.