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August 2020

“Twombly Talk”

 

Greetings & Welcome Back Twombly Families!


We are so very excited to welcome our students back to Twombly for the 2020-21 school year!  We have missed you all so very much!  As with everything regarding COVID, plans are still evolving for what school will look like this year.  Here is what we currently know to be true:


Learning Plans:  Students enrolled at Twombly will receive instruction either in person in their classroom or remotely via Google Classroom based on each families’ preference on the Weld 8 district survey.  All instruction, regardless of in person or remote, will be based on current grade level standards.  We are working diligently to have both in person and remote learning ready for students by Monday, August 17th.


In-Person Learning:  Students will come to Twombly and engage in learning with a teacher in their classroom.  The Weld 8 student calendar will be followed.  Students will enter the school grounds from either the east or west gates and enter the building via their outside classroom doors.  Gates will be opened at 8:15 AM.  Breakfast will be served in classrooms for all grade levels.  Instruction begins at 8:30 AM.  All students and staff will be expected to wear a mask prior to entering the building.  We are asking families to take student temperatures at home and to follow the Daily Screening Protocol to ensure students are healthy before coming to school.  Grade level cohorts will be followed throughout the day.  Aside from their classroom teacher, students may have limited adult interactions with unified arts teachers (art, music, PE, computers), specialist teachers, and paraprofessionals.  Students will follow our usual staggered dismissal schedule and meet up with families at the front of the building.



Remote Learning:  Students will work from home.  Each student will be enrolled in Google Classroom with their grade level teacher.  Students must engage in learning on a daily basis and demonstrate learning of the grade level standards.  Teachers will communicate remote learning expectations with these students and families.


Health and Safety Practices:  We will follow the practices in the Enhanced Cleaning of Schools document.  Facemasks/coverings will be worn by everyone who enters the building.  Social distancing will be practiced in all areas of the building.  Hand washing or sanitizing will happen throughout the day.  Visitors and families of Twombly students will be greeted in the vestibule but will not be allowed into the building or past the outside gates.  Teachers will be on duty before and after school to direct students to and from their classrooms.


Although very different, we believe it is going to be a great year at Twombly!  We are working hard to keep our welcoming, friendly atmosphere while at the same time keeping students and staff safe and healthy.  I encourage you to contact the school with any questions you may have.  We are here by phone: 303-857-7400, email: jbaker@weld8.org, or jordanchacon@weld8.org, webpage: https://twombly.weld8.org/, or Facebook.  Thank you for your kindness, patience, and grace as we begin the 2020-21 school year!  


Partners in Education -- more now than ever . . .


Julie Baker

 
 

THANK YOU PARENTS, FOR ALL YOU DO!

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