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Here comes August, the month where we gather our children and send them back to school. After last school year where virtual learning brought many struggles for students and parents alike, many families might be happy to finally be able to return to in-person learning. This school year, however, isn’t like other years. Our children are returning to classes during a global pandemic, and we want to ensure that our community stays safe.
The Clark County School District (CCSD) has released a parent guide to help parents be able to check their students before sending them to school in an effort to keep all of our children safe! We encourage you all to make sure your child feels well before sending them to school. In the parent guide, they included 5 questions to ask your child EVERY DAY BEFORE SENDING THEM TO SCHOOL. These questions range in identifying symptoms and having tested positive in the past 10 days with COVID-19. Please pay close attention to your child during the school year so as to ensure that our community and our children stay healthy.
If your child is 12 years old or older they are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Let’s be clear, our children come first. With this in mind, let’s keep our children and others safe as we all are valuable members of the community. For more information on vaccination locations visit: https://www.immunizenevada.org/find-vaccine-clinics
We wish all our scholars returning to classes this semester and school year a very prosperous year and a very passionate good luck from all of us here at Make the Road NV.
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Superintendent Jara has a conversation with Latinx families.
Our members had the opportunity to meet with Superintendent Jara this week and the topics covered are important to know. Here’s the run-down on the topics covered and the answers our community deserves.
Family Support during this time is crucial to a successful school year. To do this, however, our families need support and for that, we’ve got some resources provided by the Superintendent. If you are struggling with internet connectivity or are in need of devices for your scholars, please know there is help. This link is where you can go to get the electronic help you need; https://connectingkidsnv.org/
If you’re experiencing difficulties with your school-issued Chromebook, please contact your child’s school to make an exchange.
Special Education recipient families, please contact your child’s school to schedule a meeting to discuss your child’s education plan for this remote learning period.
If a member of your family or your child contracts COVID-19 please communicate with your child’s teacher and remain in contact with them to ensure your student has everything they need to complete their work. Also, accommodations in the form of make-up work will be available from your child’s teacher. Again, please be open and communicate with your child’s teacher.
Our Spanish speaking community will not be left behind this year. Teachers will be working with our families to ensure that instructions are clear and translated for our families to promote the help of families during this school year. ELL students will also be accommodated this year through private sessions with their teachers.
Some students will be in need of credit recovery. In order to ensure the completion of their credits will attend ‘Saturday School’. Please contact your child’s school for details and for any questions.
The bottom line familia, it takes a village to educate and prepare students for life. For this reason, we want to bring you as many resources as possible. Our website has many resources for our community. Please check out our resources here.