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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.
Right before the winter break, the parent involvement team at Rocky Mountain Elementary collaborated around the idea of bringing parents together to witness STEM learning with their children. The result was STEM night.
Last week, parents entered the school to see two Dancing NAO robots programmed by a Niwot High School Junior and a Skyline Freshman (whose alma mater was Rocky Mountain Elementary!). Surrounding the robots were dozens of smiling students asking, "Can he walk? Can he talk? Can he do my homework?" accompanied by parents recording the robots on their smart phones, ready to make a post on facebook. In their child's classroom, parents saw a video defining STEM education and surveyed all of the grade level Design Challenge prototypes.
The best part of the night came when students and parents participated in STEM projects. Some groups played with cubelets while others built towers out of legos and K'nex. Hands down the most engaging and competitive project was the marshmallow challenge. Students and parents collaborated as they strove to outbuild competing groups in constructing the largest tower in the group using only spaghetti, 3 feet of string, and 3 feet of tape.
In the end students, parents and even teachers had a blast learning about STEM education. Thanks to the U.S. Department of Education for providing the funding for such an opportunity.