January 15, 2021: Estill County School Announcement
After reviewing our COVID-19 Mode of Instruction Metric and looking at several data points, the district feels that we need to return to remote learning during the week of January 19 through January 22. This is not due to any type of spread within our schools, but related to county and state data and a number of quarantines that has resulted from activities and events in our community.
Each individual school will be contacting their students and families with additional information. Teachers will be working with students daily to assist them with their assignments. Meal delivery will resume next week and students will receive a breakfast and lunch for Tuesday through Friday.
Hopefully, our data points will improve during the next few days and in-person classes will resume on January 25 using our Hybrid A/B Schedule. We continue to ask our entire community to follow all CDC guidelines and continue washing your hands, practice social distancing and wear a face covering. Have a good weekend.
August 27, 2020
Welcome West Irvine Families and Students:
We realize this pandemic is something that none of us could have imagined at this time last year. But, thanks to you, this has been a great first week back!! We appreciate all of the hard work you are doing at home. We want you to know that we are here to support you and your child. We will work together to keep two-way communication in place to help us with this. We know our West Irvine families are the BEST to be found!!
To help with two-way communication, please download the DoJo App on your phone. You can use this to communicate with your child's teacher and get school information. The communication plan will be share in DoJo and on the school website/Facebook page. https://www.estill.kyschools.us/. In this plan you will see the expectations for the school and the family. If you have questions about this plan, please contact Ms. Arvin at 723-4800 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Once we are back in person, we will also use Family Communication Envelopes on Thursday. Student work and paper copies of important information can be sent home.
I am resharing the expectations, so that we will all know what we need to accomplish. They are:
Teachers will be contacting families and/or students daily. We are required to keep attendance based on our contact with families. Contact can be:
***It is EXTREMELY important that students work with teachers to become proficient learners based on their grade-level standards. The BEST way to do this is through online learning:this allows the student to talk with teachers to get feedback quickly. This may also help with emotional health as they interact with peers as they are learning.
We need each family to do the following things:
If you need assistance, please call us at 723-4800 or email at email@example.com Our family resource office can be reached at 723-7733 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to 2020-21 West Irvine Intermediate Engineers! We are so pleased to welcome the Classes of 2030 (Third Grade), 2029 (Fourth Grade) and 2028 (Fifth Grade)!
Because this year is different, we have so many opportunities to learn in new ways. WE believe much of this learning will actually prepare these classes for their 'real world'. It is much different than the adults have experienced, but is in sync with the future.
We do hold a few key beliefs to be true--to guide us through this learning process:
We feel we are ready to excel at this challenge because we had to quickly learn and implement a new normal for learning in the spring of 2019-20 NTI days. Our staff has realized that we can learn to use new technology to challenge our students and expect high quality learning. We will strive to create an environment where students can achieve our expectations, and be safe and protected.
To prepare students to meet or exceed expectations we need to clearly communicate the expectations that will support the learning environment.
As we begin remote learning, it is important to focus on the established expectations so that we can maximize the success of our students. The expectations are: Be Responsible, Be Respectful, Be Safe.
Daily Responsibility of Students
Our expectation is that you check for assignments at least once daily, Monday through Friday. It will be easier if you set up a regular time of the day to complete work; this time should occur between the hours of 8:00-3:15. Have a space in your home set aside to do your work i.e. kitchen table, desk.
We know we will make this a great year because of all our GREAT students, families, and staff. From talking with you, I know you are ready for this new learning experience! If you have any questions or needs, please contact me at 723-4800 or email@example.com