The Katonah-Lewisboro Learning Commitment
In the KLSD, we will strive to create learning experiences for all students that are engaging, relevant, and take place in an active learning environment.
January 3, 2021
Dear Increase Miller Families,
Happy New Year! We hope you had a restful and healthy holiday break with your family.
Please read the important information below and see available links to answer any questions you may have regarding your child’s return to school (remote or in person) tomorrow, January 4, 2021.
Health and Safety Information
The District’s website includes information regarding travel protocols and restrictions related to Covid-19. Please see the link below that will lead you to the District’s Health Services page. An FAQ dated 11/23 may answer some questions you might have too. The additional link below is NY State’s website regarding travel advisories. Please review these links and if you have any questions, please contact us.
Remote Learning Protocol Reminder
Prior to the break, we experienced an increase in the number of families whose children were enrolled in “in-person” learning but chose to keep them at home for an extended period of time. We anticipate families will continue to keep children home after the break as a precautionary measure, due to travel or exposure to COVID. We wanted to clarify once again the process and expectations for our families.
If your child is staying home and well enough to engage in remote learning, you may complete the form (included below), and you will be forwarded information about the learning activities planned for your child’s grade level for the day. Learning experiences will be appropriate for your child’s grade; however, they may be different from lessons being taught in the classroom. Please note, plans may look different from day to day based on available staff. As always, we will support students when they return to in-person learning.
Link to Daily Remote Learning Activities:
Please email your child’s teacher by 8:30 am to request the link to the Morning’s Meeting. Teachers will provide learning experiences for remote learners; however, their focus will be on ensuring a safe and engaging learning environment for the in-person students. The amount of synchronous learning for the fully remote students may vary from day to day based on the teacher’s responsibility to attend to the needs of the students in the classroom. As always, we will support students when they return to in-person learning.
Students in Grades 3-5 attending remote learning on a day when they are expected to be “in- person” are able to join their class’ regularly scheduled Zoom meetings. The teacher will mark your child “remote” if they attend the Morning Meeting and actively participate throughout the day. If your child is not virtually present on Zoom, the absence will be recorded.
If you are keeping your child at home when they are scheduled for “in-person" learning, on the first day of their absence, please complete the Daily Health Screener. Please also contact the School Nurse, Lisa Kopf or Eden Ladd in the Main Office at 914-763-7117 to report the reason for the absence and anticipated duration.
We also ask that you please contact the School Nurse anytime your child does not pass the Daily Health Screener or is ill in any way.
If you are keeping your child home when they are scheduled for in-person learning, on the first day of their absence, please complete the daily Health Screener and contact our Office Assistant, Eden Ladd at firstname.lastname@example.org and the classroom teacher to report the absence and anticipated duration. We also ask that you please contact the School Nurse, Lisa Kopf at email@example.com anytime your child does not pass the health screener or is not feeling well.
Thank you for your cooperation and support in keeping our entire learning community safe and healthy.
We look forward to welcoming all our students back to school tomorrow, either remotely or in person!
Kerry Ford, Principal
Michael Weschler, Assistant Principal