Hello ROWUSD parents, In an effort to have a smooth end of the year process to turn in technology and let you know the schedule for the last week of school, please reference the table below: Please keep these topics in mind when you turn in your technology: Your students' school will send out a schedule to turn in technology K-11 students will be turning in Chromebooks and hotspots during their Cohort school day, this will be the same process they use when turning in their textbooks Seniors will turn in Chromebooks and hotspots by June 4th. Technology that is not turned in will be noted in Aeries and will go through the same process as a missing textbook, seniors will not receive their diploma until the Chromebook and/or hotspot is returned. Home Choice and Long Term Independent Study students will turn in their technology at the school where it was checked out. Hotspots - If you have a senior and lower grade level student in your household, the hotspot should be turned in with the LOWER grade level student. Please remember to bring the power adapters for the Chromebook and hotspots.
The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more. About the Emergency Broadband Benefit The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price. The Emergency Broadband Benefit is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household. Please visit https://www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit for more information and to sign-up for this program.
Heather Dominguez, Director of Educational Services WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MEMORIAL DAY AND VETERANS DAY? On both Memorial Day and Veterans Day, it’s customary to spend time remembering and honoring the countless veterans who have served the United States throughout the country’s history. However, there is a distinction between the two holidays: Memorial Day commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle. In other words, the purpose of Memorial Day is to memorialize the veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. We spend time remembering those who lost their lives and could not come home, reflecting on their service and why we have the luxury and freedom that we enjoy today. We might consider how we can support and safeguard their grieving families and loved ones who are left behind. Veterans Day is the day set aside to thank and honor ALL who served—in wartime or peacetime—regardless of whether they died or survived. Veterans Day is always observed officially on November 11, regardless of the day of the week on which it falls We are grateful for the service of our men and women of the military.
Derek Swem, Director of Special Services With Summer coming and the school year ending, parents are asking what they can do to help their child(ren) over the Summer. Here are some resources to check out and have your student work on to keep learning: VirtualNerd.com PBS Kahn Academy Mindplay.com virtualjobshadow.com Brainpop.com Mobymax.com ABCMouse news2you Scholastic News Youtube – GoNoodle Prodigy Splash Learn NewsELA Epic! Nearpod Mathaid.com
Veronica McGilvery, Principal, Lake Arrowhead Elementary School Lake Arrowhead Elementary has strived to provide our students with engaging “extracurricular” learning opportunities during our unique year of Distance Learning and Hybrid instruction. Teachers worked collaboratively with each other and with community members this past year. Here are a couple of examples that were offered school-wide. LAE held a virtual Read Across America event this year. This annual program immerses students in literacy skills while having fun in a self-competitive format to earn prizes and a “medal.” Many familiar activities from the past were included such as sharing a favorite book or poem and daily reading logs. New activities including calling or zooming to read with someone, creating virtual comics or books to share with their classmates, listening to Dr. Seuss read aloud from LAE and District staff guest readers were added. We even had a Seuss-themed spirit and pride day for the finale! It was a fun week to build our love of learning through reading! Since traditional field trips to support curriculum and standards could not occur, LAE’s first-grade teacher Heather Chavez partnered with The Living Desert to offer “LAE Family Fieldtrip Day” at a discounted price. Families were able to visit the zoo at their own pace and in a self-guided manner. Restaurants, gardens, hiking trails, carousel, and giraffe feeding areas were also open.
ADOPT A SENIOR! THE SENIOR CLASS OF 2021 DID NOT GET TO EXPERIENCE THE “NORMAL” TRADITIONS OF SENIOR YEAR. IT’S BEEN A STRESSFUL TIME OF DISTANCE LEARNING, CANCELED SENIOR ACTIVITIES, CANCELED HOMECOMING, AND HOMECOMING DANCE. PROM AND GRADUATION WILL BE DIFFERENT. SO, LET’S ALL SHOWER OUR SENIORS WITH SOME EXTRA LOVE AND SHOW WE ARE ALL ROOTING FOR THEM! LET’S BAND TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY TO GIVE OUR SENIORS A SPECIAL MEMORY TO TAKE WITH THEM AFTER GRADUATION. JOIN US IN THE “ADOPT A SENIOR” PROGRAM, ORGANIZED BY THE PTA. WHAT IS “ADOPT A SENIOR?” It is a program for parents and community members to put together a gift basket or bag, filled with goodies of gift cards, snacks, little special items, a card, or anything showing our seniors that they are special and achieved something terrific with their high school graduation. If you are interested in “adopting” a senior or 2 or more, please email your interest to Cindy Gardner at email@example.com or Amanda Woodgrift at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will then receive the name of a senior (or seniors!) from Rim High School or Mountain High School. If the student(s) completed an “Adopt a Senior” form detailing a little bit about themself, you will be emailed their form(s). This will help parents and community members personalize the gift basket or bag a bit. Suggested value of the gift basket or bag: $50.00-$75.00 Please drop off your gift basket or bag at Rim of the World High School’s front entrance at the security desk no later than Friday, May 28th by 1:00 pm. Thank you for supporting our seniors! Please see attached flyer for more information.