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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.
Last week the fourth grade students of Rocky Mountain Elementary braved the elements in the name of science.
A 45 minute bus ride landed the students on Sombrero Marsh in Boulder, Colorado, a beautiful place to explore the outdoors. The wonderful educators at Thorne welcomed the group with an introduction and a spectacular view of the mountains. They explained that students would have time to explore the outdoors with their teacher and a Thorne staff member. The students excitement began to boil over as the educators informed us of the history of Sombrero Marsh and how the land was once under water and thousands of years later under a mountain of trash. Then the school children picked up binoculars and went exploring.
Students observed in wonder through binoculars as they discovered how birds navigate the skies and dive into the lake for food. Through the sound of toads learners could hear grasshoppers jumping from branch to branch in search of a mid-morning snack. Then, students wandered through the grasses looking for evidence of animal activity. When scat was found, everyone observed closely to determine which animal had left the droppings and what they had for breakfast. The most exciting portion of the field trip was finding aquatic organisms in their natural habitat. Screams of excitement and disgust rang through the area when students found the two tailed baetis in the marsh.
All in all, the students had a great time at Thorne observing, scavenging, and exploring nature.