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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.
David Thesenga, a 7th and 8th grade science teacher at Timberline Pk-8, will be joining scientists as a member of their research team this fall through PolarTREC (Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating). This is a huge honor as PolarTREC chose him from among hundreds of teacher applicants nationwide. PolarTREC's goal is to bring K-12 educators and polar researchers together to increase understanding of polar science and advance polar science education.
Mr. Thesenga's project is titled Flow and Fracture Dynamics in an Ice Shelf Lateral Margin: Observations and Modeling of the McMurdo Shear Zone. The objective of the project is to understand the behavior of the McMurdo Shear Zone in Antarctica. The study spans 4 years, although David will only physically be in Antarctica for 6 weeks. The team's research will include field observations, remote sensing by satellite, and numerical modeling. The McMurdo Shear Zone is important because a potential weakening of this area would contribute to sea level rise. The team was trained in Fairbanks, Alaska in February and leaves for Antarctica September 30. While in the field, Mr. Thesenga and his team of researchers will connect with Timberline students and the public through online journals, message boards, photo albums, podcasts, "PolarConnect" calls and presentations from the field, and online learning resources. David will also create instructional activities to transfer scientific data, methodologies, and technology back into his classroom after the field experience.
To follow the research team and their study, visit: https://www.polartrec.com/expeditions/ice-shelf-flow-and-fracture-dynamics