The Eagle Eye - September 11, 2020

The Eagle Eye - September 11, 2020
Posted on 09/11/2020
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A Message from Principal McDaniel

Hello Klahowya Eagles and Families!

The staff at Klahowya Secondary School wishes you the best as we begin the 2020-21 school year! While we love seeing our students in Google Meets each day, we are looking forward to having students back on campus as soon as safely possible. We miss our students and families!

We hope that you have been able to visit our campus and that you have already picked up your textbooks and materials. If you have not already done this, please call our office at 360-662-4000 so that we can get these materials to you. Additionally, if you have internet accessibility difficulties...please call our main office...we want to help! 

While the start if the school year has been like no other, we want you to know that we are excited to be back in school and that we have made a number of changes to enhance the virtual learning experience. This year our staff is posting lessons and activities within the Classwork section in each Google Classroom and we will be updating content in this location by each Friday afternoon. Our staff has also been working hard to create instructional videos that accompany these learning activities. 

By placing our instructional videos and activities in Google Classroom, we hope to give students more flexibility in the pace and place that they complete classwork. This means that if they choose to, students can do all of their Math assignments at once on Saturday morning! We encourage you to talk with your student about how they are organizing their work completion for the week.  Additionally, since we know that up to 30% of our families have some difficulty in making it consistently to Google Meets, we have placed all new instruction as independent activities within Google Classroom. This means that all Google Meets are focused on relationship building, review activities and answering student questions. 

We wish you the best as we begin the year. If you have any questions, please reach out via phone or email. 

GO EAGLES!!!!

Scott McDaniel
Principal


Tech Talk
This fall, as we embark on our remote learning journey, we know that many of you have questions about Chromebooks and student accounts. Each week we hope to highlight a technology tip to help you with this digital journey. We hope this helps you and your student make learning easier!

Tip #1 - Did you know that you can see all student assignments in one place?

To see all assignments in one place, have your student sign into Google Classroom. Once in Google Classroom, click the "Calendar" button on the top of the page. You can now view assignments for all classes or just for one!

Additionally, we also encourage you to check out the "To-Do" button... this button allows you to see all work assigned, what is late, and what had been turned in. Power Parent Tip-Students can turn in work without really completing it. We encourage you to always check grades in PowerSchool to verify that assignments have been turned in. If you ever have questions about assignments being turned in, please ask your student to show you the completed work.

We are here to support you in whatever we can. here are some short videos of common problems:

Not able to log into PowerSchool? (this trick also works with most applications in Classlink)

Difficulties logging into your Chromebook or getting screens that say "Not available"

We will create more of these videos and distribute as needed. If you run into a problem and need assistance, please do not hesitate to call Geoff Backlund at 360-662-40214 or e-mail geoffreyb@ckschools.org.


Wellness
Making physical and mental health a priority in our daily lives helps us to be productive and positive in all we do. In an effort to support the wellness of our school community, we will focus on some wellness tips and tricks to add to our routines to support a health mind and body!

Here is this week’s tip…

“Did you know that Apple Pie Smoothies Are Part of a Healthy Day?  Get the recipe and more from this week’s CKSD Weekly Family Wellness Tip of the Week!”

Apple Pie Smoothies Are Part of a Healthy Day


Go Eagles

Counselors' Corner
Thank you for your patience while we have been busy getting all students enrolled in the correct classes! We are at the end of schedule changes based on preference. If there is an error in a schedule, please contact your child’s counselor as soon as possible. 

As you are getting set up for a successful year of remote learning, it is very important to have a designated work space to do school work that will help keep you organized, focused and on track for an amazing year! Click HERE for a video on creating an at home virtual learning space.

Workspace

Tips for setting up your At Home Virtual Learning Space:

  • Sit at a table or desk (instead of a couch or bed) that has your school tools: planner, paper, writing utensils, textbooks, charged chromebook.

  • Keep electronics (phones, video games, tv) turned off and away from your work space.

  • Sit close to a router if that helps you have better connectivity during Google Meets or to stream videos

  • Follow the daily schedule

  • Build in short breaks for lunch and exercise where you get away from your work space.

  • Use headphones during Google Meets to eliminate other noises in your home.


CTE
Seniors, Juniors, Sophomores!

Looking for extra credit? Like to improve the strength of your transcript?

If you are currently employed, contact Mr. Miles, your Career Counselor, (Jamesm@ckschools.org ) about Worksite Learning. 

Worksite Learning uses the learning and skills you have gained through your employment for credit in high school.

 
 
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