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Help Stop Coronavirus
DO THE FIVE
1. HANDS- Wash them often
2. ELBOW- Cough into it
3. FACE- Wear a mask in public
4. SPACE- Keep safe distance
5. HOME- Stay if you can

 
New Updates
Student CPS emails
Primary homeroom teachers will address email and Google classroom concerns during this week's remote learning information sessions. Intermediate and middle school teachers will assist if there are concerns regarding existing student accounts. CPS will also be reaching out to parents directly to assist in this process with helpful guides and instructions. 

Technology Borrowing Pick-up: Extended
We will do our best to accomodate parents that missed the Monday and Tuesday technology device pick up opportunity.  We still have enough devices to provide all that requested in the online form.  We will try get parents the devices during the instructional materials pick up time. Parents will now enter through the playground entrance and exit on Bell. All persons entering Coonley must wear a mask. Parents will enter one at a time, receive the device, sign the CPS borrowing agreement (Bring your own pen if you would like), and exit. 

Student Instructional Materials Pick-up Starts Today
Coonley teachers will be packing up all of the student instructional materials that will be needed. We will run a socially distanced safe pick-up procedure similar to "student item retrieval" in the spring. All persons entering Coonley must wear a mask. Pick up will be September 2nd-4th form 9 am to 3 pm. We will try to accommodate parents when they can come in and provide any sibling bags as well. We are putting out our suggested days (below) to try to assist in socially distancing and avoiding congestion. We are giving out standard (identical contents) grade level bags. If you purchased Yubbler supplies please make sure that you get a Yubbler tagged bag. Parents will enter through the playground entrance and pick up their bag in the MPR and proceed out the Bell exit. 
  • Wednesday (9/2/2020)- 6th , 7th & 8th Grades (8th grade bags are specific to homerooms)
  • Thursday (9/3/2020) - 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grades
  • Friday (9/4/2020) - KG, 1st , & 2nd Grades  (KG bags are personalized to individual students and will be ready Friday)
Reminders
Remote Learning Parent Information Sessions 
We look forward to sharing our Coonley specific plans with our community this week. We will be using the Google Platform (Google Meet) for these virtual meetings. These meetings can be accessed from any device but depending on the device you may need to prepare (example: maybe you might need to download the Google Meet app to your phone). 

Grade Level Parent Remote Learning Information Sessions
There will be slight variation based on the grade level departmentalization. Most grade levels will meet together first then separate into smaller classroom meetings. Please join the collective meeting first then you will directed in the virtual meeting to join your specific classroom Google Meet. We will share information on our enrichment introductions later in the week. Our focus of these virtual information sessions is to present our plans, schedules, and logistics for remote learning. We are still planning to have curriculum focused open houses later in September once remote learning routines are established. 

Links
Special Education Cluster Classrooms- Thursday, September 3rd at 5:30 pm
Kindergarten-Monday, August 31st at 5:30 pm
1st Grade-Thursday, September 3rd at 5:30 pm
2nd Grade-Thursday, September 3rd at 6:30 pm
3rd Grade- Tuesday, September 1st at 7:30 pm
4th Grade- Wednesday, September 2nd at 7:30
5th Grade- Thursday, September 3rd at 7:30 pm
6th Grade- Tuesday, September 1st at 5:30 pm
7th Grade- Wednesday, September 2nd at 6:30 pm
8th Grade- Wednesday, September 2nd at 5:30 pm  

Forms
We wanted to give parents options for school form completion. There are PDFs linked to each of the following forms. Parents can print them, complete them, and drop them off during student materials pick up Wednesday-Friday. We will have blank forms available for pick up when you are picking up supplies as well. Please do not complete the forms during your pick up time because this will slow the process and create unsafe situations. You can scan forms and email them to Ms. Quiros as well (mramos3@cps,edu). If you are planning to email please put your child's name and "forms" in the subject of the email. 
  1. Request for Emergency and Health Information Form
  2. Media Consent Form and Release
  3. Family Income Information Form 2020-2021 *
* Please make sure that you write the student's name and room number and sign the form. We need one form from each family even if they do not qualify (write NA).

Coonley Universal Lunch
Coonley has tried to be creative with scheduling to fit the our new remote setting. We have provided students with the ability to focus on only 2 enrichments per quarter. We have also instituted a universal Coonley lunch. This will be impossible once we are sharing our lunchroom in the future but for now we can all eat lunch at the same time from 12:35-1:30 pm. Our grade levels will schedule movement and snack breaks throughout the day but we thought it might be nice for siblings and parent/caregivers to all have a set break each day. 

Update on CPS Internet Assistance
Over the summer CPS began offering high-speed internet access at no cost to approximately 100,000 CPS students from limited-income backgrounds through our Chicago Connected initiative. Families eligible for this program have been contacted individually, and 35 community-based organizations are working to get students connected prior to the start of the school year. Families can check their eligibility for the program and access their activation code by simply entering their child’s student ID number and birthdate into the CPS eligibility tool at cps.edu/chicagoconnected.  If you are not eligible for this program CPS also offers a host of other ways that families can access internet services.

Enrichments
During the 2020-2021 school year, we will be adjusting the format of our enrichment classes. In order to fit both remote and hybrid structures we will be offering more condensed enrichment courses. Students will have daily one hour enrichments. Students will have only two enrichments per quarter. This structure will ensure that all Coonley students receive equitable amounts of all Coonley enrichments and provide a smooth transition to a hybrid model. This format also allows Coonley families to focus on only two enrichments per quarter. 

Google Classroom
All grade levels will be utilizing Google Classroom as an instructional platform. We hope this will streamline instruction and provide families with consistency. 
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