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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 this end, we are updating our reopening plan to begin the school year in a fully online-learning model for all students which will continue through the last week of September. All students in grades 1-12 will begin on August 18, kindergarten students will begin on August 20.
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 este fin, estamos actualizando nuestro plan de reapertura para comenzar este año escolar en un modelo de instrucción completamente en línea para estudiantes hasta finales de septiembre. Hemos actualizado el calendario para que todos los estudiantes en los grados 1-12 comiencen el 18 de agosto, los estudiantes de jardin de infantes comenzarán el 20 de agosto.
Students in K - 4th grae visited the STEM Lab in Febraury to learn more about engineers and motion. Each grade was provided some information about engineers and how they help our community solve problems. Based on the information they received, each grade was given a design challenge test to work on. The overall theme for all grade levels was MOTION, and each grade level had a different design challenge test to complete in their groups. During their work time, groups had to record their information on a paper. Kinder and first grade had to solve the problem that their ramp was too high for the car to travel a specific distance. 2nd grade had to solve which ramp and incline would be the safest for their car to travel. 3rd grade was making adjusts to their ramp and trying to make their car go exactly 78 inches. 4th grade had to find the angle of the incline for their ramp and have it go 78 inches more than one time. As you can see, students used their math, writing and collaboration skills to find a solution and the activity showed them how they might apply those skills in other areas of school. There were times when groups did not finish the test or weren't able to complete it all, but they all were engaged and learned how engineers solved problems. Overall, all the students had a great time visiting the lab and learning the importantance of problem solving for other people.