Murphy & Ralya

  • Dear Murphy and Ralya Students and Families:

    We hope this letter finds you and your loved ones healthy and safe. While this school year has unfolded in difficult and challenging ways that none of us could have predicted, we are committed to supporting our students and providing them with an education. Every professional at Haslett Public Schools is moving forward, keeping in mind our beliefs of Flexibility, Simplicity, and Understanding.

    Schedule of Instruction - April 13 - June 10 (9 weeks)

    Week 1 (April 13 - 17): Orientation Week - Students and teachers will reconnect, discuss expectations for online instruction, and review previous learning. 

    Week 2 (April 20-24): NEW LEARNING BEGINS  

    DAYS

    SUBJECT/ACTIVITIES

     

    Creative Arts

    Creative Arts teachers will post lessons to CA Google Classroom on Monday (15 min. lesson). Students should plan to do one CA lesson a day.

    2-5 Classroom Teachers 

    Reading and Math Lessons will be posted Monday-Thursday

    Monday

    PE Lesson 

    • Instruction/activity posted on Google Classroom/Seesaw
      • video
      • Slides
      • other method of instruction

    Tuesday

    STEAM Lesson

    • Instruction/activity posted on Google Classroom/Seesaw
      • video
      • Slides
      • other method of instruction

    Wednesday 

    Art Lesson

    • Instruction/activity posted on Google Classroom/Seesaw
      • video
      • Slides
      • other method of instruction

    Thursday

    Music Lesson

    • Instruction/activity posted on Google Classroom/Seesaw
      • video
      • Slides
      • other method of instruction

    Friday

    Social Worker/Counselor: Guidance Lesson

    • Be.nice
    • Second-Step
    • Other

    Staff Office Hours

    • Available 2-hour block, time TBD by teacher
    • Feedback and conference time with students
    • Mode of Communication (Email, Zoom, Google Hang Out, Seesaw)

    Attendance

    • We ask that students have contact with their teacher every week via Google Classroom, Seesaw, or some other means of communication. We want to ensure our students are safe, healthy, and moving forward as best as they can.

    Grading

    • We ask that students complete the assignments teachers are posting on Google Classroom and SeeSaw, as it will be their new learning. Teachers will be providing students guidance and feedback about this new learning in lieu of a letter grade at this time. No report card at the elementary level will be issued for the second semester. See grading policy.

    Students with Special Needs

    • Special Education staff will ensure that IEP supports and services will be implemented through an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and Amendment, or the student’s current IEP.
    • If you have questions about your child’s IEP or 504 plan, please connect with their caseload manager.

    Materials

    • We understand that accessibility to devices and reliable Internet varies from household to household. 
    • New learning will be presented to students on Seesaw or Google Classroom, and students will be able to complete practice activities in Seesaw or Google Classroom.
    • Students should contact their teachers and/or caseload managers regarding the need for printed materials.  Every effort will be made to satisfy this request. For those students who have requested printed materials, new packets will be provided each week for  pick up in tubs outside of either Murphy or Ralya Elementary Schools. Materials will be separated by grade level.

    Building and Field Access

    • Because the MHSAA (Michigan High School Athletic Association) has canceled spring sports and the stay-at-home order is in force, no one should be on school grounds or using athletic facilities at any time, unless picking up educational materials.
    • Once the stay-at-home order is lifted, information will be available about how to pick up personal items left in the building.

    Communication Is Key

    • Being mindful of our values of Flexibility, Simplicity, and Understanding, we are committed to a partnership in the learning journey ahead. 
    • Please communicate with your child about what is happening in their class, connect with teachers if there are concerns, and let your building principal know if you need help.

    Take Good Care and Be Safe, 

    Diane Lindbert
    Murphy Elementary Principal
    lindbeds@haslett.k12.mi.us

    Erin North
    Ralya Elementary Principal
    northem@haslett.k12.mi.us