• As of March 31, 2020 my office hours.

    Office Hours:  

    Daily - Monday through Friday

    You may call me at school at 352-671-6110 during the times listed below.

    10:00am - 11:00am

    1:00pm - 2:00pm

     

     

    My email address is:  cynthia.mathews@marion.k12.fl.us

    You can call me at (352) 671-6110 during Office Hours or leave me a message and I will respond within 24 hours.

     

    Work can be submitted on Friday through scans by email or pictures of work can be sent to me through my email address listed above.

     Thank you for your patience as we all learn together during this time!

    I understand that eLearning is new for all us.  I will do my best to help guide all of you through this as we embark on this journey together. I am attempting to use websites and programs that my students are familiar with to make this transition as easy for both you and your child.  Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. 

     

    I plan to post assignments on this Website under the E-Learning Assignments page.  I have created a schedule of tasks for student learning.  I will update this on my websites each week.  All assignments for the week are due by Friday of that week.  If your child needs extra help or more time, please reach out so that I can assist in any way possible.  

     

    If you do not have a device for your child to access learning activities provided online, or internet access, packets will be provided at school each week. You will need to let me know if you need a packet.   Packets are similar to what is provided online but are not an exact match.  My goal is  to keep all students learning the same content.  All assignments will need to be emailed to me. You can take a picture of the work and email it to me. Assignments will be graded for this quarter. Please send a picture of your child once in a while too. Mr. Bethea and I are really missing them. 

     

    The packets provided by the district at schools and at Walmart locations prior to April 1 are not required home learning.  We will not be taking grades on those packets, nor should they be returned to schools.  We are also not collecting any of the packets or paper at this time due to virus concerns.  Please keep these at home.  

     

    Some activities are assigned to students' Portal.  This is their personal account they log into through Marion County Schools website.  Once on this page, students will click on the computer icon in the top blue bar that says MCPS Desktop or simply click here.  Students will then log in with their username and id (each child should know this information, contact me if they have forgotten).  For some assignments (iReady, Think Central, Social Studies Weekly), students will have these activities linked to their account and will access them the same way they would in our classroom.  For others, I will be providing the documents for students to download and/or print.  Please refer to the E-Learning Assignments page of my website for these activities.  

     

    I will be collecting assignments online in a variety of ways. Think Central, Social Studies Weekly, and iReady do not require students to print or send me their assignments outside of the program.  For Think Central, they will have to push the "Turn In" button when they have completed their activity.  For iReady, they just need to monitor the amount of time they spend working on their lessons.  Other assignments will need to be "sent in" through other avenues.  I will accept pictures of completed work (sent through email), or typed responses through email.  If you have another method that you think may work better for you, please contact me so we can make arrangements. I can not accept papers at this time.

     

    I hope this answers some of your questions.  Again, please don't hesistate to reach out at any time.  You will receive a definite response during my office hours, or sooner if I am online.  Please stay safe and let me know if I can help in any way.  I will be readily available during office hours and will monitor my accounts during the rest of the day.

     

    Thank you!!!  I miss you all and hope to see you back in the classroom very soon!  Now go to the E-Learning Assignment page and let's begin.

    ~Mrs. Mathews and Mr. Bethea.