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    Ivan Green News January 29, 2021

     

    Welcome from Mr. Hiley

    Dear Ivan Green Families:

    On Monday, we turn the page on the calendar to February!  The days are flying by here at Ivan Green! One of my favorite parts of this year is that students and classes all have academic goals they are working toward achieving.  When they are achieved, we announce them on the Morning Show.  For instance, next week I will share that ALL of Mrs. Pollock's first graders know their first 42 sight words.  Our Ivan Green students are bursting with excitement when they see me to tell me when they meet their goals.  I am so proud of our teachers and our students for their consistent effort in this area.  We are doing good things!

    We will celebrate Valentine's Day as a school on February 12.  To limit the passing of papers, we will provide time and materials in each class to create Valentines here at school.  There will be no need to send in any pre-made Valentines this year. 

    Finally, we will welcome 14 students back to in-person learning on Monday.  It's wild to think that they have not set foot in our school in almost a year.  We are well-planned for a smooth transition and happy to have them back.

    Sincerely,

    Lucas Hiley. Ed.D.

    Principal

     

    Upcoming Events

    February 1 - First day for new in-person learners. Welcome!

    February 3 -

    February - Black History Month

    February 15 - 19 - NO SCHOOL - Winter Recess

     

    School Lunches During Winter Recess

    Order your 5 day meal kit for February break by Friday, February 5 at 2PM.  Each meal kit includes 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches. Sign up for the 5 day meal kit here.  Meal kits for February break will be distributed Friday, February 12 from 4-5pm at Eastridge High School in the bus loop.

    REMOTE FAMILIES:

     3 day remote meal kits will go home on Wednesday, February 10, because there will be no remote meal pick up on Friday.  Remote families can order in the Parent Portal as usual.  

    No remote meal kits will be available on Friday during the regularly scheduled remote meal pick up time (12-1).

    Here is the direct link to the registration for the meal kits: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=sXLr7NAm_0SV5W620PSjcGmE34ks45tFubFCaZn5vu1UQjU3WVY1SjgzWFM3MUtWWlVXOUM3OU5IQS4u

     

    Black History Month at Ivan Green

    We have some interesting things planned for for Black History Month and Women's History month.  We are using the Teaching Tolerance standards as an anchor for this work. Specifically,  we will teach to the following Teaching Tolerance Standards:

    • Justice Standard 14: I know that life is easier for some people and harder for others and the reasons for that are not always fair. 
    • Justice Standard: Justice 15: I know about people who helped stop unfairness and worked to make life better for many people. 

    More information on these standards as all other Teaching Tolerance Standards can be found here: https://www.tolerance.org/sites/default/files/2017-06/TT_Social_Justice_Standards_0.pdf 

    As we enter these months, we will ask our students to consider a few questions:

    1. What does it mean to be fair? In school? At home? In my community? In the world?
    2. How does fairness make me feel?  How does unfairness make me feel?
    3. How have people worked to make things fair in the past? (promote fairness?)

    We will culminate our learning with a school mural of the word FAIRNESS with each member of our community making a pledge to promote fairness.

    As mentioned above, our students and teachers will engage in a month-long conversation around "fairness."  As an example of some of the readings that might happen in your child's class, there are some YouTube videos of read alouds below.  Each teacher will choose books at his/her discretion.  These are just a few examples of the type of examples we will use to prompt the conversation around fairness.

     

    Sample Read Alouds:

    Brick by Brick: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYhsSxZHiNY

    Martin's Big Words: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWTe9H3aV1o&feature=youtu.be

    Let the Children March: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnptqGnM4xQ

     

    Talking to Kids About Race

    I hope you will take a moment to read the linked article that provides an overview about the benefits of talking to young students about race.  Our hope is to help students strengthen their own identities while recognizing the importance of everyone's individuality.   Click here for the article.

     

    From the Art Room - Monsters and Critters

    Now we have three videos of student art for you to enjoy.  We hope you will share these with your child! Thank you to Mrs. Phillips for putting these videos together.

    https://sway.office.com/H55L6w0UWhsbVhLm#content=oftruZsuyF3D2H

    1 - First Grade Surrealist Portraits: Inspired by Rene Magritte's Son of Man

    https://sway.office.com/H55L6w0UWhsbVhLm#content=cg3U6cB6i67Ezk

    2 - Van Gogh Inspired Flowers: Kindergarten Mixed Media & First Grade Oil Pastels

    https://sway.office.com/H55L6w0UWhsbVhLm#content=xI19ty8l8mbyp2

    Remote Learning Resource

    10 ways to reboot learning when your child has given up

     

    Staff Spotlight

    Mrs. Beth Zimber


    Ivan Green News January 22, 2021

     

    Welcome from Mr. Hiley

    Dear Ivan Green Families:

    Happy Friday!  These shorter weeks seem even longer than a five-day week. I think it is because we cram so much in.  Our students are humming right along at Ivan Green. We are beginning to see some terrific growth in their academic and social skills.  However, this is a time of year that brings out the worst in lots of us.  Classmates are spending LOTS of time together and tend to spend most of our time INSIDE.  They can start to lose patience with friends and be involved in more social conflict.  As the days get colder, we will make it outside for recess less.  We are lucky our students have physical education every other school day, but you may notice that your children are craving more physical activity at home as a result.  We hope they have an outlet at home in order to provide more balance to their lives.

    Next week will be a great week at Ivan Green, and we are so glad to share it with your kids!  Please do not forget to scroll to the bottom to discover this week's Staff Spotlight!

    Go Bills!

    Sincerely,

    Lucas Hiley. Ed.D.

    Principal

     

    Upcoming Events

    February 1 - First day for new in-person learners. Welcome!

    February - Black History Month

     

    Black History Month at Ivan Green

    We have some interesting things planned for for Black History Month and Women's History month.  We are using the Teaching Tolerance standards as an anchor for this work. Specifically,  we will teach to the following Teaching Tolerance Standards:

    • Justice Standard 14: I know that life is easier for some people and harder for others and the reasons for that are not always fair. 
    • Justice Standard: Justice 15: I know about people who helped stop unfairness and worked to make life better for many people. 

    More information on these standards as all other Teaching Tolerance Standards can be found here: https://www.tolerance.org/sites/default/files/2017-06/TT_Social_Justice_Standards_0.pdf 

    As we enter these months, we will ask our students to consider a few questions:

    1. What does it mean to be fair? In school? At home? In my community? In the world?
    2. How does fairness make me feel?  How does unfairness make me feel?
    3. How have people worked to make things fair in the past? (promote fairness?)

    We will culminate our learning with a school mural of the word FAIRNESS with each member of our community making a pledge to promote fairness.

    As mentioned above, our students and teachers will engage in a month-long conversation around "fairness."  As an example of some of the readings that might happen in your child's class, there are some YouTube videos of read alouds below.  Each teacher will choose books at his/her discretion.  These are just a few examples of the type of examples we will use to prompt the conversation around fairness.

     

    Sample Read Alouds:

    Brick by Brick: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYhsSxZHiNY

    Martin's Big Words: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWTe9H3aV1o&feature=youtu.be

    Let the Children March: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnptqGnM4xQ

     

    Talking to Kids About Race

    I hope you will take a moment to read the linked article that provides an overview about the benefits of talking to young students about race.  Our hope is to help students strengthen their own identities while recognizing the importance of everyone's individuality.   Click here for the article.

     

    From the Art Room - Monsters and Critters

    Mrs. Phillips has put together a video highlighting our wonderful Ivan Green artists (and some pretty catchy music).  We hope you enjoy!

    https://sway.office.com/ZwGH09LboEbazKqQ#content=xI19ty8l8mbyp2

     

    Staff Spotlight

    Grace DiMaria


    Ivan Green News January 15, 2021

     

    Welcome from Mr. Hiley

    Dear Ivan Green Families:

    We continue to count our blessings with all of our Ivan Green students.  This is a fun time of year because this is when we start to see so many learning explosions happen.  Between now and the spring so many of our students will begin to unlock the reading code.  While it is a huge responsibility as educators, the rewards are tremendous, too. 

    The winter months can be long, especially during a pandemic.  We are working hard to keep your children actively engaged in their learning with fun and exciting teaching strategies.  We also have some interesting things planned for for Black History Month and Women's History month.  We are using the Teaching Tolerance standards as an anchor for this work. Specifically,  we will teach to the following Teaching Tolerance Standards:

    • Justice Standard 14: I know that life is easier for some people and harder for others and the reasons for that are not always fair. 
    • Justice Standard: Justice 15: I know about people who helped stop unfairness and worked to make life better for many people. 

    More information on these standards as all other Teaching Tolerance Standards can be found here: https://www.tolerance.org/sites/default/files/2017-06/TT_Social_Justice_Standards_0.pdf 

    As we enter these months, we will ask our students to consider a few questions:

    1. What does it mean to be fair? In school? At home? In my community? In the world?
    2. How does fairness make me feel?  How does unfairness make me feel?
    3. How have people worked to make things fair in the past? (promote fairness?)

    We will culminate our learning with a school mural of the word FAIRNESS with each member of our community making a pledge to promote fairness.

    As a reminder, school is closed on Monday for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  We look forward to seeing all of our students on Tuesday, January 19. 

    Sincerely,

    Lucas Hiley. Ed.D.

    Principal

    Upcoming Events

    January 18 - NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

    January 22 - Pick Up Day for Remote Learners

    February 1 - First day for new in-person learners. Welcome!

    Black History Month at Ivan Green

    As mentioned above, our students and teachers will engage in a month-long conversation around "fairness."  As an example of some of the readings that might happen in your child's class, there are some YouTube videos of read alouds below.  Each teacher will choose books at his/her discretion.  These are just a few examples of the type of examples we will use to prompt the conversation around fairness.

    Sample Read Alouds:

    Brick by Brick: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYhsSxZHiNY

    Martin's Big Words: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWTe9H3aV1o&feature=youtu.be

    Let the Children March: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnptqGnM4xQ

    Staff Spotlight

     

    Staff Spotlight Ms. Maria Frey


     

    Ivan Green News January 8, 2021

     

    Welcome from Mr. Hiley

    Dear Ivan Green Families:

    Happy New Year!  I hope your holiday/mid-winter festivities were a joy for you and your loved ones.  We had wonderful first week back to school, even if the week did seem a bit long!

    Given the age of our students, we did not discuss the disruption in Washington this week at school.  More than likely, if a child brought it up in class our teachers would have redirected the child and let you know.

    Just as a reminder, we are still going outside for recess most days. Thank you for sending your child into school ready for the elements.

    If you are the parent of a remote learner, the survey for changing your child to in-person learning is now open. It can be found further down in this correspondence.  Also included below is our very first Staff Spotlight.  I hope you enjoy "meeting" Mrs. Eberts!

    Sincerely,

    Lucas Hiley. Ed.D.

    Principal

    Upcoming Events

    January 15-18 - Survey open for change in instructional program

    January 18 - NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

    January 22 - Pick Up Day for Remote Learners

    Change in Instructional Model - Survey

    Here is the link to the third marking period instructional model survey if you wish to choose your child's instructional model for the next marking period.   As with the previous survey families should only fill it out if they are changing their student’s instructional model. 

    Complete this survey by January 15.

    Please call our office if you have any questions.

    Staff Spotlight

    Staff Spotlight - Mrs. Eberts


    Ivan Green News December 23, 2020

     

    Welcome from Mr. Hiley

    Dear Ivan Green Families:

    This week on our Morning Show, I have talked about candle light each day.  I mentioned many of the significant meanings that candle light can have, separate from and including holidays.  Candles can signify celebration, such as birthdays. Candles can also symbolize reflection. 

    I am sharing a story below (from YouTube) called Winter Candle. It illustrates the significant meanings that candle light can play in the lives of inhabitants of an urban apartment building.  It also demonstrates how kindness interconnects humans.  Perhaps you would enjoy sharing this story with your children over the mid-winter break.

    I wish you all a joyous mid-winter break despite the new twists on old traditions that many of us will experience this year.  Please be safe - and we look forward to seeing everyone back on Monday, January 4, 2021.

    Sincerely,

    Lucas Hiley. Ed.D.

    Principal

     

    Upcoming Events

    December 23 - Pajama Day at Ivan Green

    December 24 - NO SCHOOL Start of Winter Break

    December 24 - January 1 - Mid-Winter Recess - NO SCHOOL

    January 4 - School Resumes  - Happy New Year

    January 18 - NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

     

    MEAL KITS FOR UPCOMING SCHOOL BREAK

    Lancer Eats School Nutrition has put together 2 meals kits to cover breakfast and lunches over the upcoming break.   These meals are for children ages 18 and under. Please see ordering and pick up details below.

    Meal Kits containing 4 days of meals ( breakfast & lunch) will be available for pick-up at the school of your choice between Noon - 1pm on December 23rd.  Please pre-order through the Parent Portal App on December 23rd.

    Meal Kits containing 5 days of meals (breakfast and Lunch) can be pre-ordered by the 18th.  This meal kit can be picked up on December 28th at EASTRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL from 11:30am-1:30pm.    Pre-order this 5-day meal kit here by December 18th.

     

    Coming in 2021 - Staff Spotlight

    Beginning in January, I will be sharing a "Staff Spotlight" each week. My hope is that you will share them with your children.  We will be introducing our entire IG staff throughout the winter months and into the spring.  We are excited to share a bit about ourselves.


    Ivan Green News December 18, 2020

    Welcome from Mr. Hiley

    Dear Ivan Green Families:

    Our school goal for this week was to remain focused on our jobs as learners.  Our students did a super job!  As we head into a school break, we know that once we alter routines that students' behavior can suffer.  Our teachers are working hard to maintain as much structure and engagement as we can, as our students eagerly anticipate our mid-winter recess.

    Our students are loving the opportunity to play outside in this winter weather.  Our school policy is that all students will play outside for recess (20 minutes) as long as the temperature and wind chill are not below 20 degrees.  Thank you for sending your child(ren) to school prepared for the winter weather every day.

    As a reminder, we have just three days of school next week.  Our entire school community is invited to participate in a school-wide pajama day on Wednesday.  We look forward to seeing how warm and cozy everyone dresses for school.

    Sincerely,

    Lucas Hiley. Ed.D.

    Principal

     

    COVID-19 Rapid Testing at School

    We are not currently required to continue testing our Ivan Green students.  But, we are highly anticipating that we will be designated an "orange" zip code in a matter of time.  We are actively seeking completed consents for testing in the event that we will need to reinstate testing.  The current guideline from the Governor's office is that we will test 20% of our  in-school population each month we are orange.  We appreciate your commitment to our community's ability to stay healthy and in-school.

    If you want to complete your consent in the Parent Portal, please click the link below:

    https://ic.eastiron.monroe.edu/campus/portal/parents/eiron.jsp

     

    Please call our office for support if you need a new paper copy or tech support. We can at least point you in the right direction.

     

    Upcoming Events

    December 23 - Pajama Day at Ivan Green

    December 24 - NO SCHOOL Start of Winter Break

    December 24 - January 1 - Mid-Winter Recess - NO SCHOOL

    January 4 - School Resumes  - Happy New Year

    January 18 - NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

     

    MEAL KITS FOR UPCOMING SCHOOL BREAK

    Lancer Eats School Nutrition has put together 2 meals kits to cover breakfast and lunches over the upcoming break.   These meals are for children ages 18 and under. Please see ordering and pick up details below.

    Meal Kits containing 4 days of meals ( breakfast & lunch) will be available for pick-up at the school of your choice between Noon - 1pm on December 23rd.  Please pre-order through the Parent Portal App on December 23rd.

    Meal Kits containing 5 days of meals (breakfast and Lunch) can be pre-ordered by the 18th.  This meal kit can be picked up on December 28th at EASTRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL from 11:30am-1:30pm.    Pre-order this 5-day meal kit here by December 18th.

     

    Coming in 2021 - Staff Spotlight

    Beginning in January, I will be sharing a "Staff Spotlight" each week. My hope is that you will share them with your children.  We will be introducing our entire IG staff throughout the winter months and into the spring.  We are excited to share a bit about ourselves.


    Ivan Green News December 11, 2020

     

    Welcome from Mr. Hiley

    Dear Ivan Green Families:

    This was another GREAT week of learning and growing at Ivan Green.  We are so grateful for the continued opportunity to work with your children every day, whether remotely or in-person.  We look forward to keeping the momentum going right to the winter break.  As a reminder, there will be no school from December 24 until Monday, January 4. 

    Our culturally responsive teaching committee is in the midst of planning some terrific activities for Black History Month and Women's History Month.   Related to that, our site based team is working on a plan for reaching out to families (particularly families of color) for your perceptions related to our culturally responsive work.  We are looking for feedback that will help us develop our next steps.

    Finally, our PBIS school-wide activity for November asked students to create thank you cards and acknowledgements for some first responders in our community.  You can click the link below for a snapshot of how they were received.

    https://sway.office.com/71lhwG5B9G2igKja?ref=Link&loc=play

    Please remember that our entire school is invited to participate in a pajama day on December 23, the last day before winter break.

    Sincerely,

    Lucas Hiley. Ed.D.

    Principal

     

     

    COVID-19 Rapid Testing at School

    We are not currently required to continue testing our Ivan Green students.  But, we are highly anticipating that we will be designated an "orange" zip code in a matter of time.  We are actively seeking completed consents for testing in the event that we will need to reinstate testing.  The current guideline from the Governor's office is that we will test 20% of our  in-school population each month we are orange.  We appreciate your commitment to our community's ability to stay healthy and in-school.

    If you want to complete your consent in the Parent Portal, please click the link below:

    https://ic.eastiron.monroe.edu/campus/portal/parents/eiron.jsp

     

    Please call our office for support if you need a new paper copy or tech support. We can at least point you in the right direction.

     

    Upcoming Events

    December 23 - Pajama Day at Ivan Green

    December 24 - NO SCHOOL Start of Winter Break

    December 24 - January 1 - Mid-Winter Recess - NO SCHOOL

    January 4 - School Resumes  - Happy New Year

    January 18 - NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

     

    MEAL KITS FOR UPCOMING SCHOOL BREAK

    Lancer Eats School Nutrition has put together 2 meals kits to cover breakfast and lunches over the upcoming break.   These meals are for children ages 18 and under. Please see ordering and pick up details below.

    Meal Kits containing 4 days of meals ( breakfast & lunch) will be available for pick-up at the school of your choice between Noon - 1pm on December 23rd.  Please pre-order through the Parent Portal App on December 23rd.

    Meal Kits containing 5 days of meals (breakfast and Lunch) can be pre-ordered by the 18th.  This meal kit can be picked up on December 28th at EASTRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL from 11:30am-1:30pm.    Pre-order this 5-day meal kit here by December 18th.

     

    Coming in 2021 - Staff Spotlight

    Beginning in January, I will be sharing a "Staff Spotlight" each week. My hope is that you will share them with your children.  We will be introducing our entire IG staff throughout the winter months and into the spring.  We are excited to share a bit about ourselves.


     Ivan Green News December 4, 2020

     

    Welcome from Mr. Hiley

     

    Dear Ivan Green Families:

    Thank you so much for all your donations during our Clothing Drive the past 2 weeks! We have collected a total of 34 winter coats, 19 pairs of snow pants, and 17 pairs of winter boots. We will continue to collect donations as long as people send them in. Thank you for your support. Your donations will go directly to an Ivan Green student.

    As a reminder, we are in the winter season, and will will continue to go outside to play daily as long as the temperature stays above 20 degrees.  We will go out in the snow, too.  So, please send your child to school daily with all the equipment he/she will need to keep warm outside for 20 minutes of play.

    Today's celebration of Joy Day was a big success throughout the school. I saw lots of festive outfits and happy students.  There were stories and traditions shared from winter holidays from many cultures. Our students enjoyed crafts and songs from these traditions as well.  I am certain your little Ivan Greener will have an enthusiastic Joy day story for you.  There are some photos from today at the bottom of today's newsletter. 

    Please read the COVID testing section below for updated information and call for consent forms.  Thank you for your help! 

    Sincerely,

    Lucas Hiley. Ed.D.

    Principal

     

     

    COVID-19 Rapid Testing at School

    We are not currently required to continue testing our Ivan Green students.  But, we are highly anticipating that we will be designated an "orange" zip code in a matter of time.  We are actively seeking completed consents for testing in the event that we will need to reinstate testing.  The current guideline from the Governor's office is that we will test 20% of our  in-school population each month we are orange.  We appreciate your commitment to our community's ability to stay healthy and in-school.

    If you want to complete your consent in the Parent Portal, please click the link below:

    https://ic.eastiron.monroe.edu/campus/portal/parents/eiron.jsp

     

    Please call our office for support if you need a new paper copy or tech support. We can at least point you in the right direction.

     

    Upcoming Events

    December 24 - NO SCHOOL Start of Winter Break

    December 24 - January 1 - Mid-Winter Recess - NO SCHOOL

    January 4 - School Resumes  - Happy New Year

    January 18 - NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

    Joy Day!

    Joy day was December 4, 2020.  We were excited about this year's theme:  Light Up Our School with Kindness.  We used today as a way to introduce students to winter holidays around the world.  Many students and staff dressed in their festive clothing, whatever that means to them.  Some students wore fancy dresses while others dressed in seasonal colors.  It was a fun day to learn about the different holidays that bring joy and create kindness in our community and around the world.  Next week I will share with you our students' kindness light bulbs!

     


     Ivan Green News November 20, 2020

     

    Welcome from Mr. Hiley

    Dear Ivan Green Families:

     

    Thank you for your action this week in signing and sending in your completed COVID-19 rapid test consent forms. Thanks to your participation, we were able to test 60+ in-school people at Ivan Green.  Our nurse (Julie Gonzalez) proved how compassionate, dedicated, professional, and organized she is this week.  She managed all of the testing and data inputting.  We are happy to report that we had zero people test positive for COVID-19 with the rapid test this week at Ivan Green.  District-wide, we administered 418 tests to students and staff and we had 1 positive case.  

    This news is evidence that our safety measures are working.  Masking, handwashing, and distancing are playing a key role in our ability to stay open as a school.  We hope that it continues. 

    Report cards were sent home today. Our teachers look forward to connecting with many of you in the coming days to discuss your child's progress. 

    Thank you for all that you do to help us educate all of our children.  We are fortunate to have the opportunity.  Enjoy your Thanksgiving, even though it may be different this year.  We hope we come out of our Thanksgiving holiday without a rise in infection rates so that we can continue to offer in-person school.

    Please remember, no students are reporting to school on Monday.  It is a virtual half day for all K-5 students.

    Sincerely,

    Lucas Hiley. Ed.D.

    Principal

     

    COVID-19 Rapid Testing at School

    Since our district's infection rate is less than the county infection rates, we do not have to continue testing at this time.  Thank you for everyone who made this possible.

     

    Upcoming Events

    November 20 - Report cards sent home

    November 23 - Virtual learning day for all students.  No students come to Ivan Green.

    November 24-27 - No School - Happy Thanksgiving

    November 30 - School Resumes

    Name Jar Photos

    1 - Miss Carrozziere's Class

    2 - Mrs. Clark's Class

    3 - Miss Grace DiMaria's Class

    4 - Mrs. Swartz and Mrs. McCarthy's Class

    5 - Mrs. VanVliet and Mrs. Vandemortel's Class

    6 - Mrs. Harris' Class

    7 - Mrs. Pollock's Class

    8 - Miss Schneider's Class


    Ivan Green News November 13, 2020

    Welcome from Mr. Hiley

    Dear Ivan Green Families:

    As we prepare for our first round or report cards of the year, I hope you will read the report card information below in addition to today's important message. It is fair to say that most students' schooling was rather disrupted from March to June last year.   This means that students who are used to being "on grade level" may get report cards that indicate the areas they are not yet on grade level.  I am confident that students will catch up, especially with being in school 5 days a week, wish is unlike the other schools in Monroe County.

    Where appropriate, grade level curriculum pacing has been adjusted to account for students' development and for the daily time that needs to be devoted to handwashing and classroom sanitizing.  With that, the New York State and EICSD standards have not been lowered.  The report card will measure your child's current academic levels compared to the regular standards.  The standards are not adjusted because they serve as a common benchmark and ultimately where we need to aim for mastery.

    I am confident that our students will catch up.  Developmentally, their brains are ready to make the progress once they are exposed to the material.

    Please be sure to read the COVID testing section below and to watch the video of me getting the nasal swab test.

    Sincerely,

    Lucas Hiley. Ed.D.

    Principal

     

    COVID-19 Rapid Testing at School

    By now you have heard that we are required by the State to conduct COVID-19 tests at school.  I have made a video of me getting the COVID-19 rapid test to demonstrate the non-invasive nature of the test.  You may choose to show children the test to ease their worries.  We are relying on you to share this with them.  The procedure did not hurt at all.

    East Irondequoit will start testing students on Monday, November 16, 2020.  We are required to test 20% of our in-school population each week (adults and students).  This will equate to about a dozen tests a day. 

    Tests will be administered by a trained medical professional.

    The test we are using is called binaxNOW manufactured by Abbott.

    We will only test with written consent. We will notify those selected for testing approx. 24 hours in advance.

    Test results will be available in 15 minutes.  Positives will be isolated in designated  areas and need to be picked up as soon as possible. This is no different than the procedure when someone is symptomatic at school. Those testing positive will need to follow up with their medical provider.

    THE TEST IS EASY AND NON-INVASIVE! Monroe County is providing the tests and the training. This is the simple, quick, shallow nasal swab test.  See the video below.  You will notice in the video that I have no reaction to the procedure because it did not really feel like anything.  Some people have described it as a "tickle," but I did not even have that sensation.

     Mr. Hiley gets a COVID-19 test!

     

    Upcoming Events

    November 9 - 20 - Boots and Snow Pants Drive

    November 17 - Picture Re-Take

    November 20 - Report cards sent home

    November 23 - Virtual learning day for all students.  No students come to Ivan Green.

    November 24-27 - No School - Happy Thanksgiving

    Make up picture day is coming!  On Tuesday, November 17th we have set up one final time for remote students to get pictures taken at Ivan Green!

    If you would like to re-take pictures you need to bring your old pictures with you.

    Even if you do not want to buy a package we would love for everyone to get pictures taken.  Kids need to have a picture taken in order to be in the class composite picture from CLIX.

    You must make an appointment in order to take pictures, here is the link:

    https://44791.17hats.com/p#/scheduling/tkgdhrzbcksbkfssrhktzcnkbnczfbnz

    Here is a link to order pictures:

    https://vando.imagequix.com/g1000801280#login

    Please use DOOR #3 off of the café not the main doors. 

     

    YMCA Before and After Care at Ivan Green

    Here at Ivan Green, the YMCA holds a Before and After School Program for families in need of care. The program runs from 6:45 to 9 am and 3 to 6 pm. Both Ivan Green and Durand students are able to attend. Financial Assistance is available and DSS funding is accepted. For more information please visit our website: https://rochesterymca.org/child-care/basp/ or call 585-341-4010. 

     

    Report Card Information

    As we close in on the end of our first trimester of the school year, I want to share some advice and information on how to interpret our standards-based report card:

    Special Area Report Cards - In-person students will receive special area report cards in March and June. Report cards are provided for art, music, and physical education (but not until March).

    Special Area Report Cards for Remote Students - Our special area teachers will not be completing report cards for their remote students.  While we are excited that remote students are participating in special area classes, the EICSD instructional model for remote specials does not afford the teachers to opportunity to collect enough information to accurately assign grades to all the remote learners.  They have been committed to providing feedback on work submissions along the way.

    Grades - Standards based report cards require looking at grades differently.  The grades are  I (Independently meets grade level standards) O  (Often meets grade level standards) S (Sometimes meets grade level standards) N (Not meeting grade level standards) to indicate a child's progress toward meeting an expectation.  These should NOT be equated to percentage grades or to A, B, C, etc.   The report card descriptors represent year-end standards.  The grades provided reflect your students progress toward that goal relative to the expectation at this point in time.  It is VERY likely that your child will achieve the same grade on his/her report card each marking period.  If the example is related to reading, the expectations for reading continue to grow throughout the year.  So, if your child is meeting the November benchmark expectations, the score will be a O.  If the child continues to meet the rising expectations in March, the score would remain an O.  Your child is growing as a reader, but so are the expectations.  It is not realistic to think that your child will earn Is by the year's end.  A four indicates an significant amount of independence at the descriptor and likely means that the teacher is needing to modify the work consistently to continue to provide challenge.  Most report cards will be a balance of Ss and Os.

    Celebrate Effort and Character - Everything about the primary school experience is developmental.  Readers develop when their brains are ready. Math concepts click when the concepts come together.  So, I caution parents to place too much emphasis on the marks for your child's readiness to learn because much of it is out of your child's control.  I recommend celebrating the pieces on the report card that reflect effort and citizenship.  We aim to develop readers and writers because that is our charge. But, we focus a lot of our instruction on teaching positive behavior and hope that these are the areas you will focus on with your child.

     

    PTA Apparel Sale

    The Ivan Green PTA is offering an apparel sale, just in time for holiday shopping.  We hope you will visit our web-store and take a look at all the great options for Ivan Green apparel.  The store will be open through November 14.

    https://ivangreen2020-2.itemorder.com/

    Free Flu Clinic

    Friday, November 20, 2020

    10:00am until 1:00pm

    The Community Place, 145 Parsells Avenue in Rochester NY 

    No appointment and no health insurance required. If you have insurance, then it will be billed - but there is no charge (no copay). 

    Getting an annual vaccination is the single best way to prevent contracting flu. Everyone 6 months of age and older should be vaccinated. The very young and the very old are at greatest risk. Receiving a flu shot is even more important this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian (Legal guardians must bring proof of guardianship).

    Masks and social distancing are required. Thank you


    Ivan Green News November 6, 2020

    Welcome from Mr. Hiley

    Dear Ivan Green Families:

    This has been a very busy week at Ivan Green. Behind the scenes, our staff has been busy building two new classrooms to provide rich and welcoming learning environments for the students returning to in-person learning.  At Ivan Green we have nearly 20 students who have decided to re-enter school. Ms. Taylor (our reading teacher) will be the teacher of a brand-new first grade class.  Ms. Frey has agreed to change from remote to in-person for our second graders who are returning.  I am so grateful for the grace and professionalism shown by the staff, as we are not used to these mid-year changes.  A large share of the work falls on our office staff (Mrs. Collins and Mrs. Taylor) and on our custodial staff.  We could no run our school without their dedication and wisdom. 

    This week's newsletter is another filled with news below. I will keep this message brief so you can read to the end.

    This bottom portion of this newsletter features the following:

    • Boots and Snow pants Drive starting Monday
    • Report card information
    • Photos from the PTA trick-or-treat parade.
    • Make-up picture information
    • Stomp out bullying video and more!

    We would love to collect any paper grocery-sized paper bags you might have at home.  We are using them for our remote students pick-up every other week. So, we need around 200 bags each month to make this happen.  Please send them in with your child if you can.

    Thank you for your ongoing partnership!

    Sincerely,

    Lucas Hiley. Ed.D.

    Principal

     

    Upcoming Events

    November 9 - Start of "new" in-person learners

    November 9 - 20 - Boots and Snow Pants Drive

    November 17 - Picture Re-Take

    November 20 - Report cards sent home

    November 23 - Virtual learning day for all students.  No students come to Ivan Green.

    Make up picture day is coming!  On Tuesday, November 17th we have set up one final time for remote students to get pictures taken at Ivan Green!

    If you would like to re-take pictures you need to bring your old pictures with you.

    Even if you do not want to buy a package we would love for everyone to get pictures taken.  Kids need to have a picture taken in order to be in the class composite picture from CLIX.

    You must make an appointment in order to take pictures, here is the link:

    https://44791.17hats.com/p#/scheduling/tkgdhrzbcksbkfssrhktzcnkbnczfbnz

    Here is a link to order pictures:

    https://vando.imagequix.com/g1000801280#login

    Please use DOOR #3 off of the café not the main doors. 

     

    Stomp Out Bullying Video

    1 - Thank you to Mrs. Phillips for making this video (and for handing all the feet!).

     

    PE News

    Hello Ivan Green Families! As the weather begins to get colder please send your student(s) to school with plenty of layers (warm coat, hat, gloves, scarf, etc.). Physical education class will continue to go outside as long as the weather permits. We appreciate your continued support and help with keeping your student(s) active and having fun! -Mrs. Hopsicker and Mrs. Samentello

     

    Pictures from the PTA Trick-or-Treat Parade

    Thank you to Laura Ballard for organizing such a fun event at St. Ann's.  The families had fun and even had a police escort and got candy from a real fireman at his firetruck!

     

    YMCA Before and After Care at Ivan Green

    Here at Ivan Green, the YMCA holds a Before and After School Program for families in need of care. The program runs from 6:45 to 9 am and 3 to 6 pm. Both Ivan Green and Durand students are able to attend. Financial Assistance is available and DSS funding is accepted. For more information please visit our website: https://rochesterymca.org/child-care/basp/ or call 585-341-4010. 

     

    Report Card Information

    As we close in on the end of our first trimester of the school year, I want to share some advice and information on how to interpret our standards-based report card:

    Special Area Report Cards - In-person students will receive special area report cards in March and June. Report cards are provided for art, music, and physical education (but not until March).

    Special Area Report Cards for Remote Students - Our special area teachers will not be completing report cards for their remote students.  While we are excited that remote students are participating in special area classes, the EICSD instructional model for remote specials does not afford the teachers to opportunity to collect enough information to accurately assign grades to all the remote learners.  They have been committed to providing feedback on work submissions along the way.

    Grades - Standards based report cards require looking at grades differently.  The grades are  I (Independently meets grade level standards) O  (Often meets grade level standards) S (Sometimes meets grade level standards) N (Not meeting grade level standards) to indicate a child's progress toward meeting an expectation.  These should NOT be equated to percentage grades or to A, B, C, etc.   The report card descriptors represent year-end standards.  The grades provided reflect your students progress toward that goal relative to the expectation at this point in time.  It is VERY likely that your child will achieve the same grade on his/her report card each marking period.  If the example is related to reading, the expectations for reading continue to grow throughout the year.  So, if your child is meeting the November benchmark expectations, the score will be a 3.  If the child continues to meet the rising expectations in March, the score would remain a 3.  Your child is growing as a reader, but so are the expectations.  It is not realistic to think that your child will earn 4s by the year's end.  A four indicates an significant amount of independence at the descriptor and likely means that the teacher is needing to modify the work consistently to continue to provide challenge.  Most report cards will be a balance of 2s and 3s.

    Celebrate Effort and Character - Everything about the primary school experience is developmental.  Readers develop when their brains are ready. Math concepts click when the concepts come together.  So, I caution parents to place too much emphasis on the marks for your child's readiness to learn because much of it is out of your child's control.  I recommend celebrating the pieces on the report card that reflect effort and citizenship.  We aim to develop readers and writers because that is our charge. But, we focus a lot of our instruction on teaching positive behavior and hope that these are the areas you will focus on with your child.

     

    PTA Apparel Sale

    The Ivan Green PTA is offering an apparel sale, just in time for holiday shopping.  We hope you will visit our web-store and take a look at all the great options for Ivan Green apparel.  The store will be open through November 14.

    https://ivangreen2020-2.itemorder.com/

     

    Free Flu Clinic

    Friday, November 20, 2020

    10:00am until 1:00pm

    The Community Place, 145 Parsells Avenue in Rochester NY 

    No appointment and no health insurance required. If you have insurance, then it will be billed - but there is no charge (no copay). 

    Getting an annual vaccination is the single best way to prevent contracting flu. Everyone 6 months of age and older should be vaccinated. The very young and the very old are at greatest risk. Receiving a flu shot is even more important this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian (Legal guardians must bring proof of guardianship).

    Masks and social distancing are required. Thank you

     


    Ivan Green News October 30, 2020

     

    Welcome from Mr. Hiley

     

    Dear Ivan Green Families:

    We loved the spirit shown by our students this week for Red Ribbon Week.  I have some pictures below for your enjoyment. 

    We were originally scheduled for a half day of school on Monday, November 23.  This will now be a VIRTUAL day for all students.  So, even our in-school learners will learn remotely this day.  Report cards will be sent home on November 20.

    Please fill out this survey to help our teachers plan for parent teacher conferences:  Parent Teacher Conference Survey

    I hope to see many of you tomorrow at St. Ann's for the PTA trick-or-treat event!

    Sincerely,

    Lucas Hiley. Ed.D.

    Principal

     

    Upcoming Events

    October 23 - Instructional Model Survey closes

    October 26-October 30 - Red Ribbon Week

    October 30 - Classroom Fall Celebrations - No Costumes

    November 9 - Start of "new" in-person learners

    November 20 - Report cards sent home

    November 23 - Virtual learning day for all students.  No students come to Ivan Green.

     

    PE News

    Hello Ivan Green Families! As the weather begins to get colder please send your student(s) to school with plenty of layers (warm coat, hat, gloves, scarf, etc.). Physical education class will continue to go outside as long as the weather permits. We appreciate your continued support and help with keeping your student(s) active and having fun! -Mrs. Hopsicker and Mrs. Samentello

    Red Ribbon Week Photos

    Thank you to everyone for participating in our Red Ribbon theme days. They were a lot of fun and hopefully helped spread the message of making healthy choices.

    1 - Mrs. Clark's class on hat day.

    2 - Mrs. Clark's class on hat day.

    3 - Mrs. Clark's class on hat day.

    4 - Miss DiMaria's class paints pumpkins on hat day.

    5 - Miss DiMaria's class paints pumpkins on hat day.

    6 - Miss DiMaria's class paints pumpkins on hat day.

    7 - Miss DiMaria's class paints pumpkins on hat day.

    8 - A visit from Ridge Culver Fire Department for our kindergarteners.

    9 - Mrs. Harris' class wears red!

    10 - Mrs. Maggliocca's class wears red!

    11 - Mrs. VanVliet and Miss Guiler's class wears red!

     

    YMCA Before and After Care at Ivan Green

    Here at Ivan Green, the YMCA holds a Before and After School Program for families in need of care. The program runs from 6:45 to 9 am and 3 to 6 pm. Both Ivan Green and Durand students are able to attend. Financial Assistance is available and DSS funding is accepted. For more information please visit our website: https://rochesterymca.org/child-care/basp/ or call 585-341-4010. 

     

    PTA Apparel Sale

    The Ivan Green PTA is offering an apparel sale, just in time for holiday shopping.  We hope you will visit our web-store and take a look at all the great options for Ivan Green apparel.  The store will be open through November 14.

    https://ivangreen2020-2.itemorder.com/

     

    Free Flu Clinic

    Friday, November 20, 2020

    10:00am until 1:00pm

    The Community Place, 145 Parsells Avenue in Rochester NY 

    No appointment and no health insurance required. If you have insurance, then it will be billed - but there is no charge (no copay). 

    Getting an annual vaccination is the single best way to prevent contracting flu. Everyone 6 months of age and older should be vaccinated. The very young and the very old are at greatest risk. Receiving a flu shot is even more important this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian (Legal guardians must bring proof of guardianship).

    Masks and social distancing are required. Thank you


    Ivan Green News October 23, 2020

    Welcome from Mr. Hiley

     

    Dear Ivan Green Families:

    Thank you for your participation with Unity Day.  Enjoy the pictures below!  There is LOTS of news today, so please take the time to scroll to the bottom of this newsletter.  Since there is so much new information, I will keep this message short.

    Thank you for your continued involvement in your child's school day - supporting the book fair, remembering water bottles, and digging out an orange shirt. All of those things add up to create a successful experience for your children. 

    Have a nice fall weekend!

    Sincerely,

    Lucas Hiley. Ed.D.

    Principal

     

    Upcoming Events

    October 23 - Instructional Model Survey closes

    October 26-October 30 - Red Ribbon Week

    October 30 - Classroom Fall Celebrations - No Costumes

    November 9 - Start of "new" in-person learners

     


    Ivan Green News October 16, 2020

     

    Welcome from Mr. Hiley

    Dear Ivan Green Families:

    Throughout the month of October, all Ivan Green students will experience lessons about bullying. They will learn how to identify bullying, how to address bullying, and how to avoid bullying.  These lessons are being provided by our mental health support staff (Mrs. Barry, Mrs. Dake, Mrs. Wilbert, and Mrs. Zimber).  Also, we have highlighted some anti-bullying themes each day on the Morning Show (see the anti-bullying section below).  We encourage you to continue these conversations with your children as you see appropriate and to remind them of their tools when difficult social situations arise. 

    It is important to remember that not all uncomfortable social situations and not all peer conflict are actually bullying.  Learning to distinguish between conflict and bullying is a huge milestone for elementary students to reach. They can benefit from talking through situations to understand the difference.  It is also important to identify one's own role in the conflict cycle.  The graphic below is a helpful tool for us to use as a reminder that not all conflict is actual bullying.  We take our responsibility to educate students and to help them through these situations very seriously.  And, we appreciate your partnership in doing so.

    To celebrate UNITY DAY next week, all Ivan Green students and adults are invited to wear ORANGE on Wednesday, October 21. 

    Finally, there are two important pieces to today's news.  Please keep scrolling to read about the District's open survey. It is time to officially choose whether you want your child (ren) to remain in their current instructional program (at-home learning or in-school learning).  Also, there is some Scholastic Book Fair news from our Book Fair Coordinator, Miss Carrozierre.

    Enjoy your weekend with loved ones.

    Sincerely,

    Lucas Hiley. Ed.D.

    Principal

     

    Upcoming Events

    October 21 -  Unity Day - Wear ORANGE.

    October 23 - Instructional Model Survey closes.

    October 19 - 22 - Scholastic Book Fair at Ivan Green

    October 30 - Classroom Fall Celebrations - No Costumes

     

    Re-Entry Survey

    Dear Parents or Guardians,

    You are receiving this survey in the link below to let us know if your student will be CHANGING instructional models for the second marking period on November 9, 2020.  Only fill out this form if  students in your household that would like to CHANGE INSTRUCTIONAL MODELS.  Please fill our this form by October 23, 2020.   Once you have submitted your response, you will receive a confirmation call from your student's school.  Your decision is final on October 23, 2020.  No changes will occur after that until February 1st, the start of the third marking period.  We thank you for your continued partnership and for taking the time to communicate your decision with us.

    Change in Instructional Model Survey

    Respectfully,

    Mark Anson

    Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

     

    Fall Book Fair at Ivan Green

    It's time for the Scholastic Book Fair. All students will have the opportunity to purchase books from the book fair this year that will take place Oct. 19th-23rd.

    In-Person Students: Your class is assigned to a particular day and time for you to attend the book fair. See the information that was sent home this week for your scheduled date.

    Remote Students: Click on the link below and enter the VIRTUAL FAIR! Once your into the fair, click on the bookcase icon to view the available books to purchase.

    All families have the opportunity to purchase from the virtual fair as well.

    https://www.scholastic.com/bf/ivangreenprimary 

     

    PTA Apparel Sale

    The Ivan Green PTA is offering an apparel sale, just in time for holiday shopping.  We hope you will visit our web-store and take a look at all the great options for Ivan Green apparel.  The store will be open through November 14.

    https://ivangreen2020-2.itemorder.com/

     

    October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

    The Week of October 19th

    Week of Inclusion - October 21 is Unity Day - WEAR ORANGE

    • Don't let anyone at school play alone on the playground. Make sure friends feel included at lunch or during free time. Make it the week of #NOONEEATSALONE
    • Include other students in school activities
    • Include other students in after school activities
    • Invite someone you don't now that well to sit next to you on the bus. Learn about each other.
    • At one point or another each of us has felt insecure, or stressed out, or alone. It is important to remind our friends and classmates that we are all in it together and we are there to listen and support each other. Use the hashtag #HereForYou on social media to let your classmates know that they have your support and a person to reach out to if they ever need to talk.

    The Week of October 26th

    Red Ribbon Week - Focus on healthy choices, including healthy friendships

    • Students and teachers will participate in daily activities focused on the theme of living health lifestyles. Red Ribbon Week is a national campaign with a very informative website: redribbon.com

     

    Ivan Green Culturally Responsive Committee

    Our faculty has initiated a grass-roots committee focused on bringing to life the following Mission Statement:  To help students, faculty, and staff honor, understand and embrace cultural norms within our community.

    Much of our work will be informed by the Teaching Tolerance Social Justice Standards pictured below.  I have shared the K-2 version of the standards with you. You will notice they are divided into four domains: Identity, Diversity, Justice, and Action.

    We know this work is critical to creating a more peaceful and productive work, which is why we are so committed. We also know that it is messy and imperfect.  We appreciate your support and feedback along the way.  Our plan is to offer some school-wide experiences to highlight this works and unify our community.  Stay tuned for the Ivan Green Name Jar project.

     


     Ivan Green News October 9, 2020

    Welcome from Mr. Hiley

    Dear Ivan Green Families:

    This week's news of another Ivan Green COVID-19 case is certainly unsettling.  Please remember that health and safety remain a top priority as we work through this time together.  We are committed to following the protocols outlined in the EICSD reopening plan and to adapting them as the CDC and MCDOH revise best practices.  We are also relieved to  have no evidence of transmission at school. 

    As such, our students are required to wear masks unless it is a dedicated mask-break time.  Please work with your child if his/her teacher has been in contact about mask compliance issues.  We will not be able to keep kids in school if they are not complying with this mandate.

    As we speed through October, we wanted to begin to collect photos for a digital photo display to honor Veterans Day in November.  To help us honor the veterans special to our students, we are asking you to electronically share a photo of your special veteran(s).  You can email the photo directly to me (or to your child's teacher).  Thank you for your help with our special Veteran’s Day Display! We look forward to honoring all of our Ivan Green veterans throughout the month of November.

    Sincerely,

    Lucas Hiley. Ed.D.

    Principal

     

    Upcoming Events

    October 9 - Early Dismissal Drill - 15 minutes early (pick-ups at 3:05 and busers 3:15)

    October 12 - No School - Columbus Day

    October 21 -  Unity Day - Wear ORANGE.

    October 19 - 22 - Scholastic Book Fair at Ivan Green

    October 30 - Classroom Fall Celebrations

     

    Fall Celebrations at School

    As we turn the calendar to October, you may notice that we have reserved  October 30 for in-class "Fall Celebrations."  We will not explicitly be  celebrating Halloween.  Rather, it will be a celebration of the change  of seasons.  As such, we will not be hosting a Halloween parade, nor  will be wearing costumes at school.  This approach will provide a more  inclusive celebration, not associated with the Christian routes.   Students who celebrate Halloween will still be permitted to share their  experiences in class as part of their fall traditions.

     

    News from the Library

    It has been exciting to help students check out their first library book of the year from the "Book Bus." Students are learning how to care for their library books by being responsible and returning them on time. 

    For in-person learners, library books are due the next time they have Library Class. In order for students to take out a new book, they will need to return the book they have checked out. 

    Students participating in remote learning will receive instructions in their library assignment this week about how they can borrow books from the school library. Using Classlink, students will need to locate the Follett app that is in the Library Resources folder. Students will use Follett to search and locate titles they would like to borrow and then place them on hold.   All holds need to be placed by Wednesday of the material pick-up week, and students may choose up to 2 books. Books should be returned at the next Friday pick-up.

    I am so excited to support our students' reading adventures!

    Sincerely,

    Mrs. Bohrer, Librarian

    Melissa_Bohrer@eastiron.monroe.edu 

     

    Important News Re: Survey for Remote Students

    On October 16th the school district will be sending a survey to he families of all students who are currently learning in a 100% remote learning model.  The purpose of this survey is to offer the choice to remain in a remote learning model or to return to an in person/hybrid model beginning November 9th.  Once you receive this survey on October 16th please fill out the survey questions for each child in your household by October 23, 2020.  Once you have submitted your response, you will receive a confirmation call from your child's school.  Your decision is considered final after this confirmation call  and we will be unable to make changes again until February 1st, the start of the third marking period.  We thank you for taking the time to communicate your decision with us.

     

    October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

    The Week of October 5th

    Make friends with someone you don’t know at school

    If you've ever been isolated from others at school or you were new at school and it took time to make friends, you know what it feels like to be left out. Or even if you were never isolated, imagine how it would feel.

    Make friends with someone at school who you don't know. You probably wish someone had done that for you.

    Be a leader. Take action and don't let anyone at school be in isolation.

    Challenge Others To Be Kind

    Make kindness go viral with an act of kindness and challenge friends and classmates to pay it forward with their acts of kindness. Make a video of everyone doing acts of kindness and submit it. We'll add it to our website.

    Celebrate coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, LGBTQ+ questioning or as an ally.

     

    The Week of October 12th

    STAND UP for Others Week

    When you see someone being bullied, be brave and STAND UP for them. Bullies have been known to back off when others stand up for victims.

    If you don't feel safe get the help of an adult immediately. Be part of the solution -- not the problem!

    It's a time to see everyone's differences and celebrate their similarities: Whether students are African American, Asian, Muslim, AAPI, of Tribal descent or disabled ...  make friends.

    Students can participate by

     

    The Week of October 19th

    Week of Inclusion - October 21 is Unity Day - WEAR ORANGE

    • Don't let anyone at school eat alone in the cafeteria or on a school field trip. Make it the week of #NOONEEATSALONE
    • Include other students in school activities
    • Include other students in after school activities
    • Invite someone you don't now that well to sit next to you on the bus. Learn about each other.
    • At one point or another each of us has felt insecure, or stressed out, or alone. It is important to remind our friends and classmates that we are all in it together and we are there to listen and support each other. Use the hashtag #HereForYou on social media to let your classmates know that they have your support and a person to reach out to if they ever need to talk.

     

    The Week of October 26th

    Red Ribbon Week - Focus on healthy choices, including healthy friendships

    • Students and teachers will participate in daily activities focused on the theme of living health lifestyles. Red Ribbon Week is a national campaign with a very informative website: redribbon.com

    Ivan Green Culturally Responsive Committee

    Our faculty has initiated a grass-roots committee focused on bringing to life the following Mission Statement:  To help students, faculty, and staff honor, understand and embrace cultural norms within our community.

    Much of our work will be informed by the Teaching Tolerance Social Justice Standards pictured below.  I have shared the K-2 version of the standards with you. You will notice they are divided into four domains: Identity, Diversity, Justice, and Action.

    We know this work is critical to creating a more peaceful and productive work, which is why we are so committed. We also know that it is messy and imperfect.  We appreciate your support and feedback along the way.  Our plan is to offer some school-wide experiences to highlight this works and unify our community.  Stay tuned for the Ivan Green Name Jar project.


    Ivan Green News October 2, 2020

     

    Welcome from Mr. Hiley

    Dear Ivan Green Families:

    Our annual early dismissal drill is next Friday, October 9, 2020.  On this day, we dismiss all students 15 minutes early.  There is NO YMCA on site that afternoon.  Thank you for making arrangements to accommodate this.

    As we turn the calendar to October, you may notice that we have reserved October 30 for in-class "Fall Celebrations."  We will not explicitly be celebrating Halloween.  Rather, it will be a celebration of the change of seasons.  As such, we will not be hosting a Halloween parade, nor will be wearing costumes at school.  This approach will provide a more inclusive celebration, not associated with the Christian routes.  Students who celebrate Halloween will still be permitted to share their experiences in class as part of their fall traditions.

    Our daily life at school is going REALLY well. Thank you for trusting our teachers to have your child's best interest. I also thank you for following a chain of command when you have a concern.  When something comes up, please reach out directly to the source. Typically it is a teacher you will need to speak with first.   I am happy to help when necessary, but Ivan Green is filled with capable, compassionate grown-ups who are here to partner with you.

    You may have noticed our tweaks to our pick-up procedure at dismissal this week. We plan to continue to run dismissal this way, as we know the weather is deteriorating. We are so impressed with the efficiency of this method and thank you all for your adherence to our protocols.  We are hoping to expose more staff to the procedures so they can also begin to learn cars and faces in the event that our regular staff members are not able to be on duty.

    Sincerely,

    Lucas Hiley. Ed.D.

    Principal

     

    Upcoming Events

    October 2 - PTA Fundraiser Ends

    October 9 - Early Dismissal Drill - 15 minutes early (pick-ups at 3:05 and busers 3:15)

    October 12 - No School - Columbus Day

    October 21 -  Unity Day - Wear ORANGE.

    October 19 - 22 - Scholastic Book Fair at Ivan Green

    October 30 - Classroom Fall Celebrations

     

    Important News Re: Survey for Remote Students

    On October 16th the school district will be sending a survey to he families of all students who are currently learning in a 100% remote learning model.  The purpose of this survey is to offer the choice to remain in a remote learning model or to return to an in person/hybrid model beginning November 9th.  Once you receive this survey on October 16th please fill out the survey questions for each child in your household by October 23, 2020.  Once you have submitted your response, you will receive a confirmation call from your child's school.  Your decision is considered final after this confirmation call  and we will be unable to make changes again until February 1st, the start of the third marking period.  We thank you for taking the time to communicate your decision with us.

     

    October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

    The Week of October 5th

    Make friends with someone you don’t know at school

    If you've ever been isolated from others at school or you were new at school and it took time to make friends, you know what it feels like to be left out. Or even if you were never isolated, imagine how it would feel.

    Make friends with someone at school who you don't know. You probably wish someone had done that for you.

    Be a leader. Take action and don't let anyone at school be in isolation.

    Challenge Others To Be Kind

    Make kindness go viral with an act of kindness and challenge friends and classmates to pay it forward with their acts of kindness. Make a video of everyone doing acts of kindness and submit it. We'll add it to our website.

    Celebrate coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, LGBTQ+ questioning or as an ally.

     

    The Week of October 12th

    STAND UP for Others Week

    When you see someone being bullied, be brave and STAND UP for them. Bullies have been known to back off when others stand up for victims.

    If you don't feel safe get the help of an adult immediately. Be part of the solution -- not the problem!

    It's a time to see everyone's differences and celebrate their similarities: Whether students are African American, Asian, Muslim, AAPI, of Tribal descent or disabled ...  make friends.

    Students can participate by

    • Creating positive messages on post-its and handing them out to students at school
    • Hold a "kindness" dance at school
    • Creating anti-bullying videos and sharing them on the STOMP Out Bullying site
    • Sharing inspirational stories on the STOMP Out Bullying site
    • Create a kindness dance flash mob at school or in your community. Make a video of it and send it to us. We'll share it on our web site.

     

    The Week of October 19th

    Week of Inclusion - October 21 is Unity Day - WEAR ORANGE

    • Don't let anyone at school eat alone in the cafeteria or on a school field trip. Make it the week of #NOONEEATSALONE
    • Include other students in school activities
    • Include other students in after school activities
    • Invite someone you don't now that well to sit next to you on the bus. Learn about each other.
    • At one point or another each of us has felt insecure, or stressed out, or alone. It is important to remind our friends and classmates that we are all in it together and we are there to listen and support each other. Use the hashtag #HereForYou on social media to let your classmates know that they have your support and a person to reach out to if they ever need to talk.

     

    The Week of October 26th

    Red Ribbon Week - Focus on healthy choices, including healthy friendships

    • Students and teachers will participate in daily activities focused on the theme of living health lifestyles. Red Ribbon Week is a national campaign with a very informative website: redribbon.com

    Ivan Green Culturally Responsive Committee

    Our faculty has initiated a grass-roots committee focused on bringing to life the following Mission Statement:  To help students, faculty, and staff honor, understand and embrace cultural norms within our community.

    Much of our work will be informed by the Teaching Tolerance Social Justice Standards pictured below.  I have shared the K-2 version of the standards with you. You will notice they are divided into four domains: Identity, Diversity, Justice, and Action.

    We know this work is critical to creating a more peaceful and productive work, which is why we are so committed. We also know that it is messy and imperfect.  We appreciate your support and feedback along the way.  Our plan is to offer some school-wide experiences to highlight this works and unify our community.  Stay tuned for the Ivan Green Name Jar project.

     

     


    Ivan Green News September 25, 2020

    Welcome from Mr. Hiley

     

    Dear Ivan Green Families:

     

    This is a special edition of our weekly Sway because it holds all of our curriculum information.  We are sharing these videos with you today so that you can consume the information at a time that is convenient for you.  Each classroom teacher will be host a follow-up Q&A meeting for his/her classroom during the week of September 28.  Scroll to the very bottom to see the videos.

     

    Thank you for taking the time to poke through the videos that apply to your children.  We are all happy to address any questions you have, particularly questions that can be answered by classroom teachers next week in their live Q&A sessions.

     

    We had our first PTA last night, and I can tell we have a fantastic group of PTA leaders who want to provide memorable and fun experiences for all Ivan Green students.  Please consider joining our PTA for just five dollars for the entire family for one year. Your membership means so much to our shared success. You can join by clicking this link:  https://ivangreenpta.memberhub.store/

     

    Finally, I wanted to encourage you to offer yourself some grace here in the beginning of the school year.  Times of transition are tough for adults, kids, and families.  Starting school during a pandemic after six months of a very different routine will require an adjustment for all of us.  So, please allow your little Ivan Greener lots of downtime and some forgiveness and he/she gets used to this new routine.  I know how challenging virtual learning is, and I encourage you to celebrate the small successes with your child(ren) and to set incremental goals toward improvement. I know our teachers are willing to help as much as they can. 

     

    Enjoy this beautiful weekend!

    Sincerely,

    Lucas Hiley. Ed.D.

    Principal

     

    Upcoming Events

    September 30 - School Picture Day

    October 2 - PTA Fundraiser Ends

    October 12 - No School - Columbus Day

    October 19 - 22 - Scholastic Book Fair at Ivan Green

     

    PTA News

    Click the images below to enlarge them.

    School Picture Information

    Here is the information we have all been waiting for... School picture information from our vendor, CLIX.

    Here is a link for online ordering for ALL students;

    For online Ordering:

    https://vando.imagequix.com/g1000801280#login

     

    The following two links are for SCHEDULING for REMOTE students ONLY.  Students in school will go as a class.

     

    For Calendar for remote students at Ivan Green:

    https://44791.17hats.com/p#/scheduling/tkgdhrzbcksbkfssrhktzcnkbnczfbnz

    For Remote at Clix Offices:

    https://44791.17hats.com/p#/scheduling/xkxkfckzxzfntnsdcsfrvrcpvfhvcxdx

     

    Virtual Open House

    Click the links below to view each person or teams presentation.

     

    Support Staff:

    Social Worker - Mrs. Barry

    Social Worker - Mrs. Zimber

    School Psychologist - Mrs. Dake and Miss Inzinga

    Physical Therapist - Mrs. Salisbury

    Occupational Therapist - Amy Atwater

    Speech Pathologist - Mrs. Delia Wood

    Reading Teachers - Mrs. Corsaro, Mrs. Dunn, Ms. Taylor

     

    Reading Teachers' Curriculum sway 2020.pptx

    ESOL Teachers - Mrs. Cortellini and Miss Aprile

     

    Special Area Teachers:

    Art Teacher - Mrs. Phillips

    Librarian - Mrs. Bohrer

    Music Teacher - Miss Adams

    Physical Education - Mrs. Hopsicker and Mrs. Samentello

     

    Classroom Teams:

    Kindergarten Team

    First Grade Team

    Second Grade Team


    Ivan Green News September 18, 2020

     

    Welcome from Mr. Hiley

    Dear Ivan Green Families:

    Today is a day to celebrate!  Your little Ivan Green-er made it through his/her first full week of school. We are loving every second of having our kids back to school. They are doing a super job with the adjustment (at least while at school).  I am certain you have some tired (if not moody) children at home.  Students are adjusting to all the routines, including wearing their masks most of the day.  Thank you for all of the support and encourage you are providing to help your child find this success so early in the school year.  We are lucky to have you as our partners!

    The Ivan Green curriculum night will be different this year, of course.  Next week, this communication will be filled with videos introducing all professional staff and grade level curricula.  The following week (starting on September 28) each classroom teacher will host an evening session to address any questions.  You will receive communication for the question and answer session from each classroom teacher.

    Our arrival and dismissal routines are running quite smoothly. Thank you to the pick-up and drop-off people who are prepared with ID and who are staying in your cars. This is helping with the overall efficiency of the procedures.  We will adapt to meet the changing weather conditions as needed. 

    You may have read in the news that there is a pilot program for a "remote snow day" in New York State.  East Irondequoit is not participating in this pilot, so if we have to close school due to inclement weather this year, we will not be using these snow days as "remote snow days."  They will be just like every other snow day we have had - a day off!

    Sincerely,

    Lucas Hiley. Ed.D.

    Principal

     

    Upcoming Events

    September 25 - Curriculum Videos Shared

    Week of September 28 - Q & A with classroom teachers

    September 30 - Picture Day

    October 2 - End of PTA Fundraiser

    October 12 - Columbus Day - NO SCHOOL

     

    PTA News

    Click the images below to enlarge them.

    Updates to Health Screening

    Click Here to access a quick-reference guide for your daily health screening in the Parent Portal.

     

    Connecting with East Irondequoit's Schools While Learning From Home

    1. Connect to the internet or mobile hotspot.
    2. On the first login screen put in username First initial, last name, graduation year.  (ex:  jsmith25)
      • Password for elementary and GRADE 6is your child's school prefix followed by their student ID number. (ex:  ig999999 or de999999).  For grade 6 students the school prefix is the school they attended LAST YEAR.  If you don't know your child's student ID, please call the school.
      • Password for secondary is unique to each student.  If your grade 7-12 student does not know their password please call the middle or high school and ask to be transferred to the Student Helpdesk.
    1. Open Microsoft Teams and put in  networkusername@student.eastiron.monroe.edu(ex: jsmith25@student.eastiron.monroe.edu) and same password as above.

    4  Open your Teams calendar (toolbar on left hand side) and click "join" on the first class for the day.

    1. Teachers will be able to help you from there!

     

    IT News

    Working with Reading Teacher

    At this point in the year, any student may be working with one of our three reading specialists.  If your child comes home talking about working with Mrs. Dunn, Mrs. Corsaro, or Ms. Taylor, he/she is talking about one of our reading specialists.  We have some processes in place to assess students and to determine which ones need reading support.  With that said, our reading teachers are eager to reconnect with some of their students from last year.  After all initial classroom reading assessments are completed, our reading team will solidify their schedules.  Once this happens, we will send a letter to each child's family to indicate the type of service and its frequency.  Please reach out if you have questions about this.


    Ivan Green News September 11, 2020

    Welcome from Mr. Hiley

    Dear Ivan Green Families:

    We had a GREAT two days at Ivan Green. I am so proud of our students (and their teachers) for the terrific attitudes and positive vibes they brought to school.

    Starting next week, we will have two greeters at morning arrival for drop-offs.  Mrs. Buckingham will be on the Whipple Lane end, and Ms. Antonetti will be on the Brown Road parking lots side. They will receive students from your cars starting at 9:00.  It is my hope that we will get to a place where parents stay in the cars and drop the students ONLY at the cross walks, one at a time.  Thank you for being patient. Together, we will make this procedure work for everyone. 

    Thank you for supporting our school and for the grace you are showing your children's teachers.  I am so impressed with the professionalism and care shown by our staff this week, and we look forward to the first FULL week of school next week.

    Sincerely,

    Lucas Hiley. Ed.D.

    Principal

    Previous Summer Updates from Ivan Green

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    2020-2021 Ivan Green Teaching Staff

    Main Office Staff

    Laurel Collins - Secretary

    Penny Taylor - Secretary

    Mary Kate Wilbert - Student Success Coach

    Julie Gonzalez - Nurse

    Justin Pender - Head Custodian

    Special Area Teachers

    Jennifer Adams - Music

    Melissa Bohrer - Library

    Kirsten Hopsicker - Physical Education

    Casey Samentello - Physical Education

    Melissa Phillips - Art

    Educational Services

    Heather April - English as a New Language Teacher

    Amy Atwater - Occupational Therapist

    Eric Collins - Speech Language Pathologist

    Amber Corsaro - Reading Specialist

    Andrea Cortellini - English as a New Language Teacher

    Susan Delia Wood - Speech Language Pathologist

    Terri Dunn - Reading Specialist

    Gina Salisbury - Physical Therapist

    Kelly Taylor - Reading Specialist

    Mental Health Staff

    Jamie Barry - Social Worker

    Amanda Dake - School Psychologist

    Mary Kate Inzinga - School Psychology Intern

    Beth Zimber - Social Worker

    Remote Learning Expectations

    We know that keeping your child at home requires increased expectations for the child's caregivers.  We are hopeful that these basic expectations can be adhered by all parties participating in this partnership.

    We have worked on general guidelines for the instructional day.  You can create the specifics of the schedule that work for you inside these guidelines.

    Everything we are asking is to help your child develop healthy learning behaviors that will make his/her transition back to in-person school much smoother.

    As a school we are asking the following:

    • Attendance at all class meetings. Attendance will be taken.
    • Students come to class meetings dressed (no pajamas)
    • Students eat before or after class meetings, not during.
    • Students attend class meetings in an area with minimal distractions.
    • Establish a place for your child to work with minimal distractions and all his/her "classroom" things in one place.
    • Allow students to work through academic difficulties without giving answers.

    The District has established expectations for the virtual instructional day. They are below.

    First 2.5 hours of the day:  Content with classroom teachers, combination of synchronous and asynchronous.

    What this might look like:

    • Opening Circle, SEL, Second Step
    • Content for Reading, Writing, and Math each day. Possibly two mini lessons and one asynchronous lesson or activity for the third content area.  You could do a mini lesson and send students off to work. Then have students log back on for a second lesson.
    • Students will go to Seesaw for the link to log on to each morning in TEAMS. Once this link is created, it will always be the same.

    1.5 hours: Students will take a break, have lunch, and do their special area activity of the day.

    2 Hours: Small group instruction

    What this might look like:

    • Reading, writing, and math groups scheduled by teachers in TEAMS
    • Small group time for reading teachers or tutors, ESOL, SPED, Speech, etc...scheduled by them in collaboration with you.
    • One on one assessments could also happen during this time.
    • Students will not be on the device for two hours.  Only when they have a scheduled small group.

    Instructional Materials: We would like to build a schedule for parent pick up of materials every one- two weeks. We will work with families who do not have transportation or who are unable to pick items up.

    Support for Teachers: The district has obtained a technology  instructional support educator to support teachers in this virtual platform.   

    Logging Into Seesaw and Accessing Teams

    This link includes a quick video tutorial for logging into Seesaw and using Teams.

    Video Tutorial

    Updates to Health Screening

    Click Here

    Connecting with East Irondequoit's Schools While Learning From Home

    1. Connect to the internet or mobile hotspot.
    2. On the first login screen put in username First initial, last name, graduation year.  (ex:  jsmith25)
      • Password for elementary and GRADE 6is your child's school prefix followed by their student ID number. (ex:  ig999999 or de999999).  For grade 6 students the school prefix is the school they attended LAST YEAR.  If you don't know your child's student ID, please call the school.
      • Password for secondary is unique to each student.  If your grade 7-12 student does not know their password please call the middle or high school and ask to be transferred to the Student Helpdesk.

    Parent Resources

    Sesame Street is doing another Town Hall this Saturday morning- ABC's about going back to school. 

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/02/us/sesame-street-back-to-school-town-hall/index.html

     

    AND

     

    FREE parenting during a pandemic course!

    https://www.onecommune.com/peace-of-mind-parenting-with-dr-rebecca-branstetter-sign-up?ref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.onecommune.com%2Fa%2F33644%2FCzoNQxW7

     


    Ivan Green News September 4, 2020

    Welcome from Mr. Hiley

    Dear Ivan Green Families:

    Welcome to September! How did that happen?

    As you read this, our school is READY for your children, whether they will be learning remotely or here at Ivan Green in person.  No matter your choice, our commitment to your child's school experience is as strong as ever.

    By now you have received the mailing from our office.  You know your child's teacher and have lots of paperwork to fill out and get back to us.  Please make it a priority to complete the emergency information form.  We need to be able to reach you quickly, so keep us informed as phone numbers and emails change. 

    Personally, I am grateful for the opportunity to be part of your team as your children begin their academic careers.  This is truly  a special time in the life of a child, and we promise to make it as memorable and as special as we can.  Thank you for your partnership!

    Sincerely,

    Lucas Hiley. Ed.D.

    Principal

    PS - Meet and Greets for our kindergartners is on September 8. Your times were assigned and included in your mailing.

    PPS - Meet and Greet for UPK is on September 9 at your designated time.  Please refer to your mailing.

    Previous Summer Updates from Ivan Green

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    District Re-Entry Resources

    Parent Portal help:

    Bus Arrival and Dismissal Plan

    1 - Another new video!

    2020-2021 Ivan Green Teaching Staff

    By now you should have received our summer mailing that includes your child(ren)'s placement information.  It is my pleasure to introduce our teaching staff to you for this year.  As all things with COVID-19 have required us to be fluid and flexible, this list is subject to change at any time depending on the remote vs. virtual learner needs.

    This is our classroom faculty. I will introduce our support staff next week.

    UPK

    Lisa DiMaria

    Kindergarten

    Colleen Baldwin - In-Person Instructor

    Gretchen Guiler- Special Education Teacher

    Maria Harris - In-Person Instructor

    Denise Holmes - Remote Instructor

    Coreen McElligott - Remote Instructor

    Tricia Moyles - In-Person Instructor

    Brittany Schneider - In-Person Instructor

    Lindsay VanVliet - In-Person Instructor

    First Grade

    Alexa Clark - In-Person Instructor

    Lis Eberts - Remote Instructor

    Julie Fiorella - In-Person Instructor

    Sue Kamb - Special Education Teacher

    Kim Keefe - Remote Instructor

    Donna Magliocca - In-Person Instructor

    Jennifer Pollock - In-Person Instructor

    Allison Pryor - In-Person Instructor

    Second Grade

    Gina Carrozziere - In-Person Instructor

    Grace DiMaria - In-Person Instructor

    Maria Frey Griffin - Remote Instructor

    Ashleigh McCarthy - Special Education

    Kristin Nuijens - Remote Instructor

    Mike Reich - Remote Instructor

    Mackenzie Swartz - In-Person Instructor

    Special Education Classrooms

    Alicia DiNottia - 12:1:1

    Sarah Gianni - 8:1:1

    School Lunch News

    On August 31, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a press release stating that they are extending several flexibilities through December 31, 2020, OR  until available funding runs out.  The flexibilities allow summer meal program operators to continue serving free meals to children.  What this means for East Irondequoit is we will be able to offer breakfast and lunch to all students, free of charge.  Our school nutrition plans are being reworked to include these changes and updates will be posted soon.

    All meals served in school and picked up for remote learners at the current time will be free to all. Parents/ classroom teachers will need to ensure all students eating in school have ordered their lunch entrée choice for the day by 9:00 AM. This order will be done through an app on the parent portal. If a parent so chooses to order for their child from home, please ensure your teachers verify all students have an order for lunch if needed. ( Please realize teachers at the elementary level have always done lunch orders as part of their morning routine). Will share more information about the app as soon as we get it from Jonathan MacNeil.

    Remote meal pick up time is now going to be from 12-12:30. We completely understand the point of a child missing the same instruction every day if it is at the later time of 1-1:30. With this change, please realize that those times coincide with in school meal delivery service. Our team will be reduced to one person delivering meals, one person in the kitchen packaging meals, and one person manning the remote pick up distribution door. With this, lunch times will have to remain slightly more fluid.

    Parents who have 100% remote students that will be picking up meals need to have their order placed in the parent portal by 10 AM. If they miss the deadline of 10 AM they will be asked to call the School Nutrition Office, but will be advised to please make a valiant effort to get the order done on time going forward. Remote meals will consist of one breakfast and one lunch meal. They cannot choose one meal or the other. It will be served as a “meal kit.”

    Thank you all for time, patience, and understanding. Let’s keep the communication fluid. We are all in this together!  

    Remote Learning Expectations

    We know that keeping your child at home requires increased expectations for the child's caregivers.  We are hopeful that these basic expectations can be adhered by all parties participating in this partnership.

    We have worked on general guidelines for the instructional day.  You can create the specifics of the schedule that work for you inside these guidelines.

    Everything we are asking is to help your child develop healthy learning behaviors that will make his/her transition back to in-person school much smoother.

    As a school we are asking the following:

    • Attendance at all class meetings. Attendance will be taken.
    • Students come to class meetings dressed (no pajamas)
    • Students eat before or after class meetings, not during.
    • Students attend class meetings in an area with minimal distractions.
    • Establish a place for your child to work with minimal distractions and all his/her "classroom" things in one place.
    • Allow students to work through academic difficulties without giving answers.

    The District has established expectations for the virtual instructional day. They are below.

    First 2.5 hours of the day:  Content with classroom teachers, combination of synchronous and asynchronous.

    What this might look like:

    • Opening Circle, SEL, Second Step
    • Content for Reading, Writing, and Math each day. Possibly two mini lessons and one asynchronous lesson or activity for the third content area.  You could do a mini lesson and send students off to work. Then have students log back on for a second lesson.
    • Students will go to Seesaw for the link to log on to each morning in TEAMS. Once this link is created, it will always be the same.

    1.5 hours: Students will take a break, have lunch, and do their special area activity of the day.

    2 Hours: Small group instruction

    What this might look like:

    • Reading, writing, and math groups scheduled by teachers in TEAMS
    • Small group time for reading teachers or tutors, ESOL, SPED, Speech, etc...scheduled by them in collaboration with you.
    • One on one assessments could also happen during this time.
    • Students will not be on the device for two hours.  Only when they have a scheduled small group.

    Instructional Materials: We would like to build a schedule for parent pick up of materials every one- two weeks. We will work with families who do not have transportation or who are unable to pick items up.

    Support for Teachers: The district has obtained a technology  instructional support educator to support teachers in this virtual platform.   

    Logging Into Seesaw and Accessing Teams

    This link includes a quick video tutorial for logging into Seesaw and using Teams.

    Video Tutorial

    Medication Drop Off

    Our school nurse, Julie Gonzalez, will be available for medication drop off on two different dates and times just before the start of school.  If you cannot drop off during these times, please notify her to plan a time.  Medications cannot be left in the main office with secretaries. They have to be given directly to the nurse.

    Dates/Times:

    Tuesday, September 8 from 8AM to 10AM

    Wednesday, September 9 from 1PM to 3PM

    Our Cafeteria Got Painted

    Thank you to Mr. Pender and Mr. Underwood for making these impressive improvements to our IG cafeteria.

     


    Ivan Green News August 21, 2020

     

    Welcome from Mr. Hiley

     

    Dear Ivan Green Families:

    I hope you continue to enjoy this beautiful summer.  It would be nice if we would have these milder temperatures for the opening of school.

    I am re-sharing last week's Sway (There was a lot of information in there!).  Depending on the device you are viewing this on, the Sway will be embedded either to the right or below this text.  I also created a section called "District Re-Entry Resources" that has some useful information for you to sift through.  For example. the community question and answer sessions have been recorded and shared.

    Finally, I came across another mask wearing resource provided by the University of Rochester Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics department.  Click here to review the resources.

    We are very close to finalizing teachers' assignments and class lists for the upcoming school year.  Last minute adjustments are being made now that we know which students will be learning remotely and which students will be joining us here at Ivan Green.  Again, our mailings will be sent out by September 1.

    Sincerely,

    Lucas Hiley. Ed.D.

    Principal

     

    District Re-Entry Resources

     

    Parent Portal help:

     

    Supply Lists

    Here is a link to this year's supply lists: https://www.eastiron.org/domain/1323

     

    We are encouraging students who are coming to school to bring a pair of headphones if they already have a pair.

     

    Students in remote learning may consider waiting on fulfilling the requirements of the supply lists until they receive more direction from their assigned teachers.

     

    Pick-Up and Drop-Off Video

     

    Breakfast and Lunch

    Here is some information from our school nutrition office on how you can use the School Bucks app to simplify paying for your child's meals at school.

    It is important to remember that students will need to pay for food at school unless they have filled out the free/reduced price lunch form.  During the closure, all meals were free to all families.  That is no longer the case unless you qualify for free/reduced price meals.

    Please call our main office or click here if you need an application for free/reduced price meals.

    My School Bucks

     

    Upcoming Orientations

     

    We are in the process of scheduling Orientations for UPK and Kindergarten.  Stay tuned!

     

    These will be even more important to attend than ever, since we will not be allowing parents to enter the building.