Principal's All Call 11/1/20

Principal's All Call 11/1/20
Posted on 11/01/2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to the first day of November. When I looked out of my window earlier it was snowing. WOW, It is amazing how fast the year is going and we are heading into cold weather.

This week is a busy week at Ritzman. On Monday we have Key Steps to Reading Parent Meeting. Parents and students were sent a personal invite for this meeting. On Tuesday, election day, there is NO SCHOOL for students. Students do NOT log in to their teachers’ meets as teachers will be participating in staff professional development. On Wednesday and Thursday, November 4th and 5th, Third grade students will be coming into the building for the Ohio State ELA/Reading Test. Thank you to ALL 3rd grade parents. Everyone communicated back to the school in regards to testing. There are only a handful of 3rd graders not participating and their teacher will touch base regarding their schedule for those days. More detailed information will be coming separately for 3rd graders and their parents. We will be following the health department guidelines for social distancing and safety. Be sure students have a mask on when entering the school building by door 8 on those days. 

Here are a few quick announcements.

  1. Just reminding everyone, please be mindful of language that is being used while your children are online and learning.  Several parents have called to report foul language could be heard by them and their children during live class time. This is not acceptable. Remember that cameras and microphones are on during the day and everyone can see and hear what is happening. We want to continue a positive and safe online environment for our children.
  2. After Hours support continues Monday through Thursday from 4:00-7:00 pm and there are limited Saturday hours, too. See the attached flyer.
  3. Keep reminding your children to take good care of their Chromebooks. They should be charged nightly and should never have food or drink around them. Tech Support will continue at Ritzman on Monday, Wednesday or Friday between 9:00 and 1:00pm for tech support.
  4. The Board of Education voted to continue school 100% remotely. There was some discussion about a remote plus. The district’s reopening committee is meeting to decide what the plus will be in the following couple of weeks. As I receive updates, I will share with you.

Finally, just reminding everyone again, there is NO SCHOOL for students on Tuesday, November 3rd. If you need anything, please email me with any questions at imcintos@apslearns.org or call Ritzman at 330-761-7903. 

Love Ya a Bunch! 

Mrs. M

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