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Village Voice - Volume 20, Issue 24


Upcoming Events

  • Friday, March 4th and 5th, 2021: Grades K-5 Conferences (No school for K-5, Regular schedule for grades 6-8)

  • Monday, March 22, 2021: Spring Break

  • Monday, April 5, 2021: School Resumes

  • Friday, May 7, 2021: No School - Prof Development Day (No School)

  • Monday, May 31, 2021: No School - Memorial Day (No School)

  • Thursday, June 17, 2021: 1/2 Day Last Day

2020/2021 Calendar is always available here!

Administrators' Message

Dear Families.


Thanks to the many parents that have already sent in your answer as to whether you will choose the hybrid or CDL model for your child. All responses are due by March 8.

Please check your email for the Hybrid vs CDL Decision survey if you have not already done so. And please feel free to email us at office@eugenevillageschool.org if you have any questions to assist you in making your choice.


We want to clarify a question about the hybrid model and afternoon instruction. If your child attends school in-person in the hybrid program from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM and the teacher presents required classes scheduled in the afternoon, those will be CDL classes. Depending on the teacher those afternoon classes could also be small group work sessions or teacher/student check-in times. Granted, there may be special cases when students come to campus for tutoring or small group work in the afternoon and this will be set up by the teacher on a case-by-case basis, but won’t be part of the regular hybrid schedule.


Another area of concern is, what if a child in hybrid needs to take time away from in-person learning and stay home for a medical or other reason? The child will be able to continue instruction participating via CDL and when the time is right and personal conditions have changed they will be able to return to hybrid.


Please remember children that choose CDL must remain in CDL. Due to fulfilling our staffing needs and managing a safe facility we need precise numbers as to which students initially choose hybrid or CDL.


If you want to review our plans to ventilate the classrooms rooms please click this link.


We have provided some definitions that may help to navigate the course we are all setting upon as we make our gradual transition to hybrid learning or continuing CDL.


Thank you for your patience and support during these unusual times. And, thank you for keeping true to the three W’s at all times: Wear a mask; Watch your distance; Wash hands.


Sincerely,

Bob & Andy


Timely School Terminology

CDL - Comprehensive Distance Learning is on-line learning using computers or devices to connect between teacher and child.

Hybrid School - is a combination of in-person, on campus learning and the use of computers or devices for on-line learning.

Simulcasting or Live-streaming - is when a teacher delivers instruction to a group of children on campus and is also sharing that instruction live via zoom to students at home that choose to remain in CDL.

Synchronous Learning - is a term used to describe instruction and learning that occur at the same time, but not in the same place

Asynchronous Learning - does not require real-time interaction; instead, content is available online for students to access when it best suits their schedules. The content is specifically selected by the teacher and is part of their delivery of instruction.

Teacher Facilitated Learning - Simulcasting, live-streaming, synchronous and asynchronous learning are all considered teacher facilitated learning.

Applied Learning - is when a student is completing their assignments or students are learning by engaging in direct application of skills, theories and models.




Art from Ms. Jennifer's 2nd grade class!



Student and Sibling Enrollment Forms

Please check your email for surveys inviting you to re-enroll your children in the Village School for 2021-22. If you have siblings to enroll please also complete the attached form for sibling enrollment and return ASAP. The form can be filled out online, saved, and emailed back to us. This form is not required for students who are already enrolled in the Village School.



Village School Kitchen

Happy March!


Besides the usual fruit, bread, and eggs, you will find the ingredients to make a yummy stir fry for your family this week. We have gluten-free ramen noodles from Lotus Foods, tofu from Surata, and a bounty of beautiful vegetables such as baby bok choy, ginger, broccoli, yellow straight-neck squash, and mini sweet bell peppers. Look for recipe ideas in this week's kitchen email!



My current favorite vegetable is the watermelon radish. Ask your child to search their food bag for this item tomorrow. Before you cut them open, ask why it might be called a watermelon radish. These are so beautiful they will tempt even the most radish wary! Slice them in thin rounds thinly and let them soak in cold water for an hour for an ethereal ruffled look and mild flavor.


We still have lots of Yogi tea bags left so don't hesitate to reach out if you find a certain variety or two your family likes. We'd love to send more your way if you will drink it.


If you are planning a trip out of town during Spring Break and would like to skip a week or two of food bag deliveries, don't forget to email me as soon as you can so I can order food accordingly.

Warmly,


Toña

The Village School Eugene, Oregon w - 541-345-7285

taguilar@eugenevillageschool.org


Parent Council


Parent Council will be having our next meeting on Wednesday, March 10th. Please join us and send questions and ideas parentcouncil@eugenevillageschool.org.


Zoom link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86780776570?pwd=aTRjYkhSRlRXT09ySi9PNGRMVjFmQT09


The notes from our last meeting can be found here.


Every Village School parent and guardian is a part of Parent Council - Join in on the Virtual Parent Council Meetings that are open to all parents and guardians on the 2nd Wednesday each month!


Engage with us on Facebook!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/thevillagevine


Village School New Family Applications


Although we have finished conducting the parent information meetings, we are still accepting applications for enrollment for 2021-22 until March 15th.

Enrollment Forms

Share this information with families who may be interested!




Free Comcast Internet Essentials - Extended


The Village School is partnering with Comcast to provide free Internet Essentials services until June 30th, 2021 for Village School families that

  • qualify for free and reduced lunches under federal guidelines,

  • live in an area served by Comcast

Previously, you could not be an existing Comcast/Xfinity customer, but this condition has been lifted.


Please contact support@eugenevillageschool.org for more information.


Another resource that might be helpful to families is free cell phone service (for those who qualify). It is called Lifeline phone service through Assurance Wireless. Those who qualify will receive a free Android smartphone that can text, access the internet, etc. There is no charge for the phone or service. https://www.assurancewireless.com/lifeline-services/states/oregon-lifeline-free-government-phone-service



Calendar


Please check the full calendar for the dates for future events. We have updated the calendar through the end of the 2020-21 school year. Due to the delayed start the Monday after Spring break is a school day.


Friday, March 4th and 5, 2021: Grades K-5 Conferences

No school for K-5,

Regular schedule for grades 6-8

Monday, March 22, 2021: Spring Break

Monday, April 5, 2021: School Resumes

Friday, May 7, 2021: No School - Prof Development Day (No School)

Monday, May 31, 2021: No School - Memorial Day (No School)

Thursday, June 17, 2021: 1/2 Day Last Day


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