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Elementary FAQ

If you have access to a device, including cell phones, in your home we would advise utilizing that device as we continue instruction. We are not requiring students in grades K-4 to purchase a device. If you do not have access to any device, please contact Lezlie Nassef at lezlie.nassef@sfcakings.org.

Accelerated Reader will be accessible to students at home (accessible on phones or devices). While we are conducting virtual learning, Accelerated Reader quizzes will not count towards the student’s reading grade or rewards. We encourage you to allow your students to read and take quizzes, however we realize that with public and school libraries closed, you will have limited access to books. If you have a public library card, you can check out books online for your child. There are other online sources to get books that can be researched. The website for quizzes is https://hosted226.renlearn.com/1106610/. You are encouraged to bookmark this page on your phone or device. Students should know their log in and password, but if they do not remember, please contact Lori.Pike@sfcakings.org to get that information. Mrs. Pike is also available if you’d like to call in/Facetime to have her listen to your child read and interact with comprehension questions.

Teachers will be taking attendance each week based on students’ response with completed work. Their attendance will be noted in FACTS as (SO-Student off campus).

Yes, all students will be receiving grades during this time. Teachers will be posting tests and assignments throughout the week that will be graded and posted on FACTS.

All teachers will be available throughout the school day. However, they will have definitive office hours that will be communicated to you for FaceTime conferences for help.

Yes. As you will see in the daily schedule, time has been set aside for electives as well as all core classes. Elective teachers will by using teachers to post the assignments for the week just like all the other classes. Grades will continue to be assigned for elective classes as well.

Please contact the teacher via email if your child is not able to do assignments for a day. There will be concessions to make up work beyond the sick day.

All work can be sent to your child’s teacher via various on-line platforms. Work done on Weebly can be sent directly through the Weebly platform. Phone pictures and videos can also be a way to send work and reports.

5-12 Teachers will be utilizing the Canvas Platform. Students in grades 5-12 already have an account. You can access this by setting a pairing code. Directions are below. If you have any problems doing this you can email lezlie.nassef@sfcakings.org.

Directions for Canvas Pairing Code:

  • To receive pairing code from student account:
    • Student log in to Canvas> click Account>click Settings>click Pair with Observer
    • A pop-up box will appear with the pairing code; copy the code
  • Parent will need to set up an account on Canvas.
    • Visit https://swfca.instructure.com/login/canvas>Click on “Parent of Canvas User?”
    • Follow the directions to create an account and enter the pairing code when asked
  • Directions for Pairing Canvas Account
  • Please email your area school counselor if you need assistance receiving a pairing code. lezlie.nassef@sfcakings.org
Elementary Update 3/13/2020
 
Dear Parents and Students,
 
These are very uncertain times and SFCA is working diligently to navigate the information from the CDC and the DOE concerning the COVID-19 virus. We are thankful that God is in control and will see us through these uncertain times. Please know that your child’s education and learning are of the utmost importance to us.  Below are some things to keep in mind for the upcoming weeks.
 
We are definitely not in school this week or next week for spring break.  There have been no definitive decisions made regarding what will happen beyond that time.  No work needs to be made up for this week, March 16-20, as this is considered an extension to our Spring Break.
 
In an effort to prepare for not being back in school the week of March 30th, we will have the classrooms open tomorrow, Tuesday, March 17th from 7:30-11:30 AM for you to come and pick up your child’s books, band instruments, etc.  Please come if at all possible during these times so that your child will have the necessary textbooks if needed beyond this week.  Please plan to come in and get the books and leave as we want to make sure that we are maintaining guidelines set by the CDC and DOE.
 
 
Teachers are working this week to create ways to communicate what work should be completed beginning the week of March 30.  Please be patient and look for information to be communicated through FACTS.
 
5th grade students should attempt to sign into their Canvas accounts.  If they cannot, please reach out to your child’s teacher.
 
Please direct all questions or concerns to me at susie.kackley@sfcakings.org.
 
We will continue to update you as information becomes available to us.  Please be in prayer for the teachers and administration as we navigate this uncertainty.  Stay healthy and in touch.
Blessings,
 
 
Susie Kackley | Elementary Principal

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