School Messenger Letter 8/19/2020

August 19, 2020

Dear SDL Families, 

 We are looking forward to the start of our school year on Monday, August 31st!  Here is some very important information and dates to help with the start of the school year.  

Daily Schedule:

  • Tuesday (8/25) your child’s teacher will share the students’ daily class schedules 

Device/Take-Home Supply Bag Pick-up (Grades K-5 ONLY)

  • Wednesday (8/26) & Thursday (8/27): Curbside pick-up of student devices (if requested) &  Take-Home bags. These bags will include materials needed for successful participation in Remote Learning.

Device and Take-Home Supply Bag Pick-Up Schedule:

  • Wednesday, August 26th 

8:00 – 10:00 am   Last Names  A-E  

1:00 – 3:00 pm  Last Names F-L 

4:30 – 6:30 pm ALL families are welcome to pick up.

  • Thursday, August 27th 

8:00 – 10:00 am   Last Names  M-R  

1:00 – 3:00 pm  Last Names S-Z

11:30 – 1:00 pm All families are welcome to pick up.

***Please note that the location to pick up your child’s bag will be different from the spring due to construction at the middle school. A map and reminder to you will be sent home on Tuesday! ***

Virtual Meet and Greet

Friday (8/28):  Homeroom teachers are hosting virtual “Meet & Greets” for students and their parents/guardians.  These events will replace the school supply drop-off days typically scheduled the week before school begins, and serve to connect families with teachers prior to the first day of school. We hope that families will attend these special virtual sessions! 

Your child’s teacher will also be sending a sign-up for an additional time to meet 1:1 with each child on Friday (8/28).  These meetings will be 10 minutes in length.  Watch for a welcome letter from your child’s teacher on Tuesday (8/25) for more details about how to sign up and log on to your whole class meeting.

Virtual Whole-Class Meet and Greet Schedule for Friday, August 28th

8:30 a.m. Kindergarten

9:00 a.m. First Grade

9:30 a.m. Second Grade

10:00 a.m. Third Grade

10:30 a.m. Fourth Grade

11:00 a.m. Fifth Grade

Zoom Links and Weekly Schedule 

  • Friday (8/28)  Teachers will share their Zoom links for the first week of school with families. 

Technology Needs

Please  complete the following form to help us determine the technology needs for our students during the 2020-21 school year. To complete the form, first log in to your PowerSchool Parent Portal:

You should see the names of all students in your family who attend the Hawthorn schools on the top left corner of the screen.

Click on the link labeled “SchoolForms.”

Click on the “Return to Learning – 2020” form.

Complete and submit the survey.

Student Services

At the beginning of the school year,  parents/guardians of students receiving special education services will be contacted regarding student support planning.

Learning Management Systems

Grades K-2 will be utilizing Seesaw as their Learning Management System.

Grades 3-5 will be utilizing Google Classroom as their Learning Management System. 

More information and directions for accessing these platforms will be coming soon!

                             As always, please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or needs.

                             Mrs. Fabrizio and Dr. Gordon