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SSMA Remote Learning Resources

SSMA board and executive leadership have come to the difficult decision that we must pivot to the 100% virtual learning pathway this fall, through the first trimester, which ends right after the Thanksgiving break. We have come to this decision based on several factors:
  • According to information from our city’s leadership, the trends in the community spread of COVID-19 in Washington, DC have taken a turn in the wrong direction. While we have confidence that our elected officials will lead us through this, we must do our part to protect our school community and the broader community from the continued spread of the virus. Our students come from every ward in this city and a variety of family situations. One outbreak in our school could have widespread and devastating impacts and consequences.
  • There was a considerable shift among parents from the first survey to the most recent survey results. A majority of parents said that in light of recent developments they would prefer the 100% virtual as a start of school option.
  • The well-being of our staff and their families is also extremely important. In addition to the health and safety concerns, a majority of staff live in nearby jurisdictions where their own children will be required to be in virtual learning at home.
 
We will continuously monitor the situation and our learning options as the trimester progresses. If we are able to change our model at the start of the 2nd trimester, please keep in mind it is most likely that we will then move to the original two pathway options - (1) 100% virtual and (2) the hybrid model.
We recognize that there are families for whom this will be very difficult. Please know that we are committed to working with parents to address issues around technology support, social-emotional development, keeping children on task, and even concerns about meals and other basic necessities at home. We are not just a school. We are a community whose members take care of each other. Part of our pivot will include learning new ways to be a community school under these circumstances.
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UpComing Distance Learning Events
 
Wednesday - August 26, 2020 - From 7:30pm - 8:30pm - Virtual New Parent Orientation
 
August 31 - September 4, 2020 – Distance Learning Toolkit Curbside Pick-up Schedule
All meetups will be from 9:00 am - 12 noon.

Monday - August 31, 2020: Upper Elementary only (4th - 6th grades)
Baldwin Stars - Mrs. Brown & Ms. C. Allen
Hughes Stars- Mr. Greene & Mr. Brown

Tuesday - September 1, 2020: Lower Elementary (1st - 3rd grades)
Baker Stars- Mrs. Shaw & Mrs. Kornegay
Keller Stars - Mr. Fontroy & Ms. Jean
Marshall Stars - Ms. Onafuwa & Ms. Espinoza

Wednesday - September 2, 2020: Immersion/Dual Language only (Primary and Lower Elementary)
King Stars - Mr. Jackson & Srta. Barrios
Mandela Stars- Mrs. Austin & Sra. Guardado
Menchu Stars - Mrs. K. Lechner & Sr. Muniz
Coordinator- Sra. Parsons-Diaz

Thursday - September 3, 2020: Primary Classes (PreK3 - Kindergarten)
Angelou Stars - Mrs. Shulman & Sra. Larios
Bethune Stars - Ms. Molina & Ms. Bush
Gandhi Stars - Ms. Brown & Sra. Simpson

Friday - September 4, 2020: Primary Classes (PreK3 - Kindergarten)
Chavez Stats - Mrs. Ouzounova & Mrs. Reddae
Montessori Stars - Mrs. Reynolds & Mrs. Petrone

Resources
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School Day - Virtual
Date: 9/21/2020
Location: Virtual
School Day - Virtual
Date: 9/22/2020
Location: Virtual
School Day - Virtual
Date: 9/23/2020
Location: Virtual
School Day - Virtual
Date: 9/24/2020
Location: Virtual
School Day - Virtual
Date: 9/25/2020
Location: Virtual