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The continued safety, well-being, and success of our students, teachers, staff, and community has always been our top priority as we navigate the complex and evolving coronavirus crisis. To that end, our comprehensive task force has outlined a school reopening plan that includes a return to full-time in-person instruction for students in grades PK-5, 6, and 9, and an alternating schedule with a combination of in-person and synchronous real-time online learning for students in grades 7-8 and 10-12.
La seguridad continúa, el bienestar, y el éxito de nuestros estudiantes, maestros, empleados, y la comunidad siempre ha sido nuestra prioridad más importante a manera que enfrentamos la compleja y evolucionante crisis del coronavirus. Con eso en mente, nuestro integro y dedicado grupo de trabajo ha preparado un plan de reapertura de las escuelas que incluye un regreso a la enseñanza en persona de tiempo completo para los estudiantes que están en los grados del PK al 5, en el 6, y en el 9, y un horario alternativo con una combinación de aprendizaje en persona y un aprendizaje sincronizado en vivo en tiempo real en línea a través del Internet para estudiantes en los grados 7 al 8 y del 10 al 12.
A drive-through Community Resource Center will be open from 12:00 p.m. - 5 p.m. on Wednesdays throughout the months of June and July. Bilingual staff is available at the Learning Services Center, 401 S. Pratt Parkway in Longmont. El Centro de Recursos Comunitario de autoservicio estará abierto los miercoles de 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. durante los meses de junio y julio. Personal bilingüe estará disponible en el Centro de Servicios de Aprendizaje, 401 S. Pratt Parkway en Longmont.
Fifth grade students at Longmont Estates had the opportunity to visit NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, for an off-site learning excursion before spring break. One of LEE’s 5th grade teachers, Emily Burnham, received a grant from the St. Vrain Education Foundation to cover the cost of transportation for the trip and a laptop to run specific software from NOAA’s Science on a Sphere program. Ms. Burnham attended a workshop at NOAA in the summer of 2015 to learn about the program. She learned how to implement it into her classroom and integrate it with the 5th grade Earth Science standards.
During the trip, the students were very engaged in learning about different career opportunities at NOAA. NOAA works closely with NASA, and houses the National Weather Service in their building. Learning how these agencies work together was an eye-opener for students and chaperones. When asked what she wondered about during the trip, one young lady said, “I wonder if I should be a person who works at NOAA?” Students were able to observe the various tools used to monitor weather and geologic activity all over the Earth. In the Space Weather Prediction Center, they also had the chance to see what’s happening on the Sun and how solar flares affect what happens on Earth.
After a few short hours, the 5th graders had gained a new understanding of the wide variety of careers that are STEM-related. They enjoyed being able to apply their knowledge from using the 2D Science on the Sphere in the classroom, to seeing the 3D sphere in action at NOAA. Students were also able to see and touch the weather instruments they learned about in class. Overall, it was a wonderful opportunity for students to apply the knowledge they acquired during science class this year in a tangible way.