I'm excited to work with you and your child this school year! If you have any questions or concerns at any time, please contact me and I will get back with you as quickly as possible. I utilize Bloomz on a regular basis to update you on what's happening in our classroom. Please visit Bloomz at least once a week to get the latest up-to-date information throughout the year. Please use the following link to access our class's Bloomz page: Bloomz. They have an app that you can download on your devices as well. Please use the code I send to you to sign up. Email will also be used as an additional communication tool. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic I will not be utilizing daily folders if we have in person learning in the future. If in person learning occurs later in the year, graded papers will be sent home in your child's backpack at least once each week and digital work that's been graded will be returned to you on Microsoft Teams throughout the school year. Bloomz will be used to help you to track your child's behavior each school day. Please log into Skyward on a regular basis to keep track of your child's grades throughout the school year. You can either access this through your child's student portal or through your own parent portal access. If you don't have parent access, please contact our school's guidance office to set up an appointment by calling (352)671-0800.
Turning in Work
I will be using Microsoft Teams throughout the school year. Microsoft Teams is a part of the Microsoft Office 365 suite and is available on your child’s student portal. This is how your child will be turning in their classwork and homework. You can check your child’s assignments there and it will help you to keep track of what work they’ve finished. 😊 You can also download the program or app onto your devices if you would rather access it that way by clicking here. Your child can complete their work on paper if needed and then you can take a picture of it and attach it to their assignment before turning it in. All work must be sent digitally in order for it to be graded. Acrobat Adobe Reader with the 'Fill and Sign' option can also be used to have your child complete their work when the file is a PDF. To download Acrobat Adobe Reader click here, and to download the app on one of your devices click here.
I will be utilizing Microsoft Teams to hold parent conferences with you and to meet face-to-face with my students everyday throughout the school day. I will post my available conference times on Bloomz, so please sign up there. Before our scheduled meeting I'll send you the information so you can join our meeting. Please famiiarize yourself with how to use Microsoft Teams ahead of time.