We are ending our third week of closure, our third week of social distancing. As I’m sure you’ve been feeling, it has been a disconcerting, uneasy time but it has also been a time that has highlighted our strong, supportive community’s care for our children and each other.
Based upon all of the community and student input we have received since our last posting, we would like to report that we will continue our “no harm” policy for students with some adjustments...
This is a reminder to ALL Middle Country families that we have a Grab and Go free breakfast and lunch meal program at Newfield and Centereach High Schools from 8:00 a.m. through noon, Monday through Friday, and multi-day meal packs are available for those who cannot pick-up daily.
With the uncertainty that we face for the future, here at Middle Country we have been working diligently to be able to roll out our Distance Learning Program to students in grades K through 12 so that their continuity of instruction will be maintained during these troubled times. This roll out is scheduled to take place on April 15, 2020, if school closings are extended by the governor.
Dear Oxhead Families,
I hope this letter finds you and your family safe and healthy. These are very difficult times and nothing like we have experienced before. Mrs. McMahon’s letter on the Middle Country website describes how Distance Learning will be rolling out April 15, 2020, if we are not back in session after that.
As you are most likely aware, the governor extended school closures until April 15th, although he has directed that instruction be continued, uninterrupted through that time. This means that children should still continue to utilize the Student Instructional Resources materials and expect contact from their teachers.
If we are not back in school beginning April 15, the Distance Learning model Mrs.McMahon referenced will be utilized. I strongly suggest that if you are not familiar with Google Classroom, you watch some videos or tutorials on how to use it so you may better assist your child at Google Classroom for Parents.
There will not be a set time for students to log on and complete daily schoolwork. This will allow for families with more than one child and only one computer in the home to create a schedule to allow all children to complete activities each day. Please contact Dr. Vincent Raicovi at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are in need of assistance in this area or if you are a household without internet access.
Please be sure to sign your child up for his/her teacher’s Google Classroom or reference their eBoard. For those using a Google Classroom, the teachers have, or will be sending you a code or invitation to use to gain access to the classroom. Your child’s instruction will consist of the following:
In order to access the Google Classrooms, your child must be signed into his/her MCCSD Google Account. The children should know their usernames and passwords. If they do not, please contact your child’s teacher. If your child’s teacher is using Google Classroom here is some general information about joining a class.
All Grade 3-8 state assessments have been canceled. Various trips have been canceled and I expect more to be canceled in the future. Refunds will be processed at a later date.
Please be safe and remain healthy. The most important thing we can do as a community is to continue to stay at home, practice social distancing, and regularly wash our hands to prevent the spread of this virus. If we all do our part, we can prevent its spread. Please see the linked Public Service Announcement at https://youtu.be/fA6cxO0SAic which was made by a Middle Country teacher with Middle Country students delivering the message!
Please keep in contact with your child’s teachers through email, Remind, Google Classroom, etc.
Wishing you and your family good health and safety!
Oxhead Road School