Remote Learning Information Beginning 4/13/20

Hello 5th Grade Families,


We hope your family was able to find some ways to relax during this unusual Spring Break. We also hope this email finds you all healthy and safe. This week we are starting what CPS refers to as Remote Learning; We are no longer under “Act of God'' days as defined by ISBE (Illinois State Board of Education). Following CPS’s Remote Learning Guidelines, the Garvy staff has tried to streamline our efforts to help families understand these new expectations. CPS Remote Learning Guidelines states, “students are expected to complete assignments and schools are able to grade work, grades will be counted only if they improve a student’s grade and will not negatively impact any student’s academic standing. Students who do not engage in academic work can be issued an incomplete and will be expected to make up incomplete assignments following the remote learning period.”


This is new for all of us, and we will continue to work with you to make it as easy as possible. Our goal is to minimize disruption and confusion for families, and we will continue using familiar materials our students have used throughout the school year. We are using a majority of digital options to provide this learning for your child. “Grading protections are in place to ensure students with limited access to technology and support are not penalized.” If your child is unable to access the internet to complete work, please reach out, and we will work on a plan to offer alternative assignments. Ms. Chron and Ms. Bester have been loaning technology to families in need. Please contact hachron@cps.edu or snelson1@cps.edu  if you still do not have the tools needed at home to complete their learning.


We suggest that your child’s academic goal is 120 minutes a day. The activities are broken down as “Should- Dos” and “May -Dos”.  All “Should-Do” assignments as listed for each subject and are due by Sunday, April 19. “Should-Do” assignments will be graded weekly.  The “May-Do” assignments are your choice to pick!. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us, we are here to help you.