Student-Parent Orientation Takes Shape

Pioneer elementary principals Tiffany Giannicchi (Delevan) and Mellisa Devitt (Arcade) have shared details about Student-Parent Orientation, which is scheduled for Sept. 8-12. 

The schools sent the following information in a letter to parents of general education students. UPK and kindergarten will attend half-days Monday through Friday, while grades 1-4 will utilize a mix of online and in-person learning.  Parents could also select a fully remote instructional option.

From the letter:

Your child’s teacher will be in contact with you about details regarding orientation. If you have more than one child attending school, you will pick one classroom to attend for orientation. The overall goal is to become familiar with the online platform (Microsoft Teams) that we will be using for remote instruction.

Days 1 and 2: Group A and AM UPK and Kindergarten

Tuesday, 9/8: In class with the teacher (Parents and students together learn the classroom routine and technology for online learning)

• Group A/AM UPK and K: 8:45-10:45 (Half the class with one parent)

• Group A/AM UPK and K: Noon-2:00pm (Other half of the class with one parent)

Wednesday, 9/9: At home remotely (Parents and students practice accessing the technology at home with the help of the teacher remotely)

• Group A/AM UPK and K: 8:45-10:45am (Half the class and parent from day 1)

• Group A/AM UPK and K: Noon-2:00pm (Other half of the class with parent from day 1)

Days 3 and 4: Group B and PM UPK and Kindergarten

Thursday, 9/10:  In class with the Teacher (Parents and students together learn the classroom routine and technology for online learning)

• Group B/PM UPK and K: 8:45-10:45 (Half the class with one parent)

• Group B/PM UPK and K: Noon-2:00pm (Other half of the class with one parent)

Friday, 9/11: At home remotely (Parents and students practice accessing the technology at home with the help of the teacher remotely)

• Group B/PM UPK and K: 8:45-10:45 (Half the class and parent from day 3)

• Group B/PM UPK and K: Noon-2:00pm (Other half of the class with parent from day 3)