Alpine Elementary
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Alpine Elementary News January 15

01/15/21

Dear Parents,
It has been an AMAZING first week back face to face with ALL our students EVERYDAY. I have enjoyed seeing the desks in classrooms filled with eager students ready to learn and I’m glad all our students have had the opportunity to receive daily instruction and intervention from my school staff. I think the best part was seeing the smiles on our students’ faces when they were able to reconnect with the friends they haven’t been able to see since November. Our hope is that all students will continue to practice our safety measures in place and take ownership of their learning so that they can make up for any lost learning time they may have experienced. I am confident that our staff will keep students engaged and can help students reach their end of the year goals. Although I do not have any new updates pertaining to the possibility of other youth activities available in the community or PTO sponsored events for the year, I am optimistic that as we move into February and restrictions continue to lessen based on county data more potential for such things will exist. I wish everyone a great end to their week and wonderful weekend!

Your Partner in Education
Jason Snyder

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Alpine Elementary News January 8

01/08/21

Upcoming Dates for Alpine Events
Jan. 12 = PTO Meeting 6pm Virtually
Jan. 15 = End of Hybrid Schedule

A Word from the Principal
Dear Parents,
We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday break. I have enjoyed reconnecting with staff and students this week and am looking forward to seeing Face to Face students attend school EVERYDAY starting next week Monday, January 11. Now, on to a more personal message from one parent to another.

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Alpine Elementary News December 11

12/11/20

Dear Parents,

We have completed our second full week of our hybrid schedule school plan and I hope everyone has made an adjustment to our current reality. Please rest assured that this extra precaution with regard to our schedule will help to lessen the number of students asked to quarantine. Please know our staff appreciates all our parents’ patience, understanding and grace as we adjust to overcome these challenges. I feel fortunate that we’re able to provide a guaranteed amount of in person instruction and have staff prepared to provide learning opportunities for students while at home. With that being said, I hope each day of remote learning gets a little easier as time progresses in terms of accessing content and connecting as needed. I am also keenly aware that due to circumstances beyond your control (work schedules, childcare, health, etc.), remote learning can be frustrating. Please know our staff work to help your children develop perseverance. Perseverance means that we don't give up and give our best effort each time with the thought that our effort will result in more learning which will make the task easier the next time. Teachers and administrators have been put to the same test and together, we can overcome adversity.

Please remember that next week Monday and Tuesday are full days of instruction with Thursday and Friday being ½ days with student dismissal at 12:05. Our next newsletter will be sent out our first week back in January. It is hard to believe we have one more week until Christmas/holiday break! We know the holidays can be filled with joy, but we also know they come with stress and even more so during this pandemic. I wish the holidays end the present year on a cheerful note and make a way for a fresh new year. I hope you get to enjoy the magic of this festive season by celebrating the holidays with the people you care for the most. Please know our staff will be thinking about you and we look forward to serving our community in 2021!

Your Partner in Education,

Jason Snyder

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