DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Wednesday, April 8, 2020 

     

    • If you need to talk, your counselors are here for you! Email is the best way to contact us. You can also leave a message at the Depoali main office by calling 775-852-6700.
    • Our counseling office hours will be from 8:30-2 pm M-F and we will be responding to anyone who contacts us as fast as we can during that time. (be sure to leave your name)

             

                    8th grade- Mrs. Drake           EDrake@washoeschools.net

                    7th grade- Mrs. Carr             Alex.Carr@washoeschools.net

                    6th grade- Mrs. Foster          Rachel.Foster@washoeschools.net

                                     Mr. Rutherford     KRutherford@washoeschools.net

     
     
     
     
    click on above link
     
     
     
     
     
    INTERNET ACCESS for DISTANCE LEARNING
    Many internet companies are offering free or reduced internet access 
    for students as a COVID-19 response. 
    click HERE for information 
     
     

     

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  • Tuesday, April 7, 2020 

     

     
    click on above link
     
     
     
     
     
    INTERNET ACCESS for DISTANCE LEARNING
    Many internet companies are offering free or reduced internet access 
    for students as a COVID-19 response. 
    click HERE for information 
     
     

     

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  • Monday, April 6, 2020         NEVADA SCHOOLS ARE NOW CLOSED THROUGH APRIL 30th. 

     

    (the following information was sent out by the Washoe County School District) 

     

    Dear Washoe County School District Families:

    We are so grateful for your patience and understanding during the first week of Distance Learning.  Until April 30th, unless we are told differently by state officials, educators and families will build stronger partnerships to support our students’ learning and emotional wellbeing.  As a district, we will continue to keep you informed on Distance Learning and any other developments that affect our children.  There is a lot of information coming in and changing, but we are doing our best to communicate in a timely manner with you.

    In this week’s newsletter, we have included useful information regarding Distance Learning: from setting up a daily schedule to accessing Microsoft Teams.  We are aware that for many of you this scary situation has led to many changes and questions, which is why we have included resources from our elected officials to help you cope with this situation.

    Lastly, we want to stress the importance of social distancing.  We know that it can be particularly difficult for our children to stay at home, and to NOT play with their friends, cousins, or other family members.  This is a new situation for all of us. The Coronavirus can be deadly, especially for some vulnerable groups.  Because of this, each of us must do our part.

    It is important that both families and children take responsibility by doing their part to slow the spread of the Coronavirus by staying at home. Please avoid play dates and allowing your children to socialize with friends. There are other ways for kids to connect with each other and practice responsible social distancing.  This video shows why social distancing is important.

    If your children are missing their friends at school, consider using some of the following free apps to allow them to connect: Facetime, Skype, House Party, or Google Hangouts.  We encourage you to read this article with helpful advice regarding social distancing.

    Thank you for all that you do!   Below are resources that you might find useful in guiding your family through Distance Learning and this time of social distancing:

     

    Information to Get Your Family Started with WCSD Distance Learning:

    For an overview of how to get started with Distance Learning, please watch the following videos:

    ElementaryMiddleHigh.    

    Many students might be asked to use Microsoft Teams to complete their assignments online.  See the following video tutorial to help you sign up for Microsoft Teams.  Your child’s teacher will also share sign up information with you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNQh34l0B-o

    Families whose students receive special education services can find information and guidance regarding online on the Special Education tab on the Distance Learning site.

    Schedule and structure: We have included the following suggestions to help you organize your child’s activities to make sure they stay on track with their assignments as well as including physical activity to stay healthy.  Feel free to use or create your own schedules, to better meet the needs of your family.

    Washoe County Library has numerous online resources for families – books, audiobooks, digital magazines, language tutorials, and more.

    • Washoe County Library System has introduced a new Digital Library card during COVID-19. If you do not have a library card already, please go here to sign up for a card and get access to all the library has to offer.
    • Brainfuse – students can talk to tutors in real time for help with their schoolwork.
    • Also, they have started Virtual Story Time in their Facebook page @Washoe County Library Virtual Story Time

    Khan Academy - Parent Quick Start Guide for Khan Academy – free online video tutorials, content, and resources to help all children learn

    Community Resources: Senator Catherine Cortez-Masto's, Senator Jacky Rosen’s, and Representative Mark Amodei’s websites have numerous resources to help families deal with the financial struggles during this time. Please click on the names below to access their sites.

    Reminder Census 2020 - Don’t forget to fill out your 2020 census. The data collected helps determine where and how billions of federal dollars are distributed across the country. Nevada could receive over $67 billion over the next 10 years if we have a complete count. That’s money that will go to things like helping our public schools, building our roads, and providing affordable housing. For more info and to fill out your census questionnaire, visit https://census.nv.gov/

    Mental Health –We want to continue providing you with resources to help your children deal with the emotional burden of social distancing. You can visit this site to find resources to help your teenager:  https://parentandteen.com/. If you or someone you know is struggling and needs help, call 1 (800) 273-8255 or the local number (775) 784-8090, text LISTEN to 839863, or check out the Crisis Support Services of Nevada website at https://cssnv.org Crisis Support Services of Nevada’s staff and volunteers are available 24/7/365.

    Food –The Food Bank of Northern Nevada is working with WCSD to provide meals to families.  The most updated locations to pick up meals can be found on our website here https://www.washoeschools.net/Page/14406

    Internet Access- There are a number of internet providers that are making free internet service available for students.  You can find this information here.

    Paper Distribution – Printed paper packets will continue to be available for pickup today from 10 am to 2 pm at the following locations:  Reno HS, Galena HS, Reed HS, North Valleys HS and Wooster HS.  You can find the updated schedule here.

    Thank you and please remember to follow directives from the Washoe County Health District: practice social distancing, wash your hands often, and Stay Home for Nevada!

     


     

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  • Friday, April 3, 2020           NEVADA SCHOOLS ARE NOW CLOSED THROUGH APRIL 30th. 

          

    (the following information was sent out by the Washoe County School District) 

     

    Dear Washoe County School District Families:

    We are so grateful for your patience and understanding during the first week of Distance Learning.  Until April 30th, unless we are told differently by state officials, educators and families will build stronger partnerships to support our students’ learning and emotional wellbeing.  As a district, we will continue to keep you informed on Distance Learning and any other developments that affect our children.  There is a lot of information coming in and changing, but we are doing our best to communicate in a timely manner with you.

    In this week’s newsletter, we have included useful information regarding Distance Learning: from setting up a daily schedule to accessing Microsoft Teams.  We are aware that for many of you this scary situation has led to many changes and questions, which is why we have included resources from our elected officials to help you cope with this situation.

    Lastly, we want to stress the importance of social distancing.  We know that it can be particularly difficult for our children to stay at home, and to NOT play with their friends, cousins, or other family members.  This is a new situation for all of us. The Coronavirus can be deadly, especially for some vulnerable groups.  Because of this, each of us must do our part.

    It is important that both families and children take responsibility by doing their part to slow the spread of the Coronavirus by staying at home. Please avoid play dates and allowing your children to socialize with friends. There are other ways for kids to connect with each other and practice responsible social distancing.  This video shows why social distancing is important.

    If your children are missing their friends at school, consider using some of the following free apps to allow them to connect: Facetime, Skype, House Party, or Google Hangouts.  We encourage you to read this article with helpful advice regarding social distancing.

    Thank you for all that you do!   Below are resources that you might find useful in guiding your family through Distance Learning and this time of social distancing:

     

    Information to Get Your Family Started with WCSD Distance Learning:

    For an overview of how to get started with Distance Learning, please watch the following videos:

    ElementaryMiddleHigh.    

    Many students might be asked to use Microsoft Teams to complete their assignments online.  See the following video tutorial to help you sign up for Microsoft Teams.  Your child’s teacher will also share sign up information with you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNQh34l0B-o

    Families whose students receive special education services can find information and guidance regarding online on the Special Education tab on the Distance Learning site.

    Schedule and structure: We have included the following suggestions to help you organize your child’s activities to make sure they stay on track with their assignments as well as including physical activity to stay healthy.  Feel free to use or create your own schedules, to better meet the needs of your family.

    Washoe County Library has numerous online resources for families – books, audiobooks, digital magazines, language tutorials, and more.

    • Washoe County Library System has introduced a new Digital Library card during COVID-19. If you do not have a library card already, please go here to sign up for a card and get access to all the library has to offer.
    • Brainfuse – students can talk to tutors in real time for help with their schoolwork.
    • Also, they have started Virtual Story Time in their Facebook page @Washoe County Library Virtual Story Time

    Khan Academy - Parent Quick Start Guide for Khan Academy – free online video tutorials, content, and resources to help all children learn

    Community Resources: Senator Catherine Cortez-Masto's, Senator Jacky Rosen’s, and Representative Mark Amodei’s websites have numerous resources to help families deal with the financial struggles during this time. Please click on the names below to access their sites.

    Reminder Census 2020 - Don’t forget to fill out your 2020 census. The data collected helps determine where and how billions of federal dollars are distributed across the country. Nevada could receive over $67 billion over the next 10 years if we have a complete count. That’s money that will go to things like helping our public schools, building our roads, and providing affordable housing. For more info and to fill out your census questionnaire, visit https://census.nv.gov/

    Mental Health –We want to continue providing you with resources to help your children deal with the emotional burden of social distancing. You can visit this site to find resources to help your teenager:  https://parentandteen.com/. If you or someone you know is struggling and needs help, call 1 (800) 273-8255 or the local number (775) 784-8090, text LISTEN to 839863, or check out the Crisis Support Services of Nevada website at https://cssnv.org Crisis Support Services of Nevada’s staff and volunteers are available 24/7/365.

    Food –The Food Bank of Northern Nevada is working with WCSD to provide meals to families.  The most updated locations to pick up meals can be found on our website here https://www.washoeschools.net/Page/14406

    Internet Access- There are a number of internet providers that are making free internet service available for students.  You can find this information here.

    Paper Distribution – Printed paper packets will continue to be available for pickup today from 10 am to 2 pm at the following locations:  Reno HS, Galena HS, Reed HS, North Valleys HS and Wooster HS.  You can find the updated schedule here.

    Thank you and please remember to follow directives from the Washoe County Health District: practice social distancing, wash your hands often, and Stay Home for Nevada!

     


     

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  • Thursday, April 2, 2020           NEVADA SCHOOLS ARE NOW CLOSED THROUGH APRIL 30th. 

     

    April Fools joke debunked:  Washoe County students will NOT have to repeat their grade. 

     

    A message from DEPOALI MIDDLE SCHOOL

    Dear Depoali Families,

    We just wanted to reach out to you with a video to say hello from many of us here at Depoali.  Please share the video with your child, have them look for it on Teams or here attached below. We hope that you are all doing well and staying safe.  We are thinking of you during this difficult time and want to remind you that we are here to help. 

     

    Sincerely, Joye Ancina

    Video link: https://youtu.be/dCW9pBIB-9U

     

     

     

    SPANISH 

    Queridas familias Depoali,

    Sólo queríamos comunicarnos con usted con un video para saludar de muchos de nosotros aquí en Depoali. Por favor, comparta el video con su hijo, pídales que lo busquen en los equipos o en nuestra webstie.  Esperamos que todos lo estén haciendo bien y que se mantengan a salvo. Estamos pensando en ustedes durante este momento difícil y queremos recordarles que estamos aquí para ayudar.

    Sinceramente, Joye Ancina

    Video link: https://youtu.be/dCW9pBIB-9U

     


     

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  • Wednesday, April 1, 2020               NEVADA SCHOOLS ARE NOW CLOSED THROUGH APRIL 30th. 

     

    A message from DEPOALI MIDDLE SCHOOL

    Dear Depoali Families,

    We just wanted to reach out to you with a video to say hello from many of us here at Depoali.  Please share the video with your child, have them look for it on Teams or here attached below. We hope that you are all doing well and staying safe.  We are thinking of you during this difficult time and want to remind you that we are here to help. 

     

    Sincerely, Joye Ancina

    Video link: https://youtu.be/dCW9pBIB-9U

     

     

     

    SPANISH 

    Queridas familias Depoali,

    Sólo queríamos comunicarnos con usted con un video para saludar de muchos de nosotros aquí en Depoali. Por favor, comparta el video con su hijo, pídales que lo busquen en los equipos o en nuestra webstie.  Esperamos que todos lo estén haciendo bien y que se mantengan a salvo. Estamos pensando en ustedes durante este momento difícil y queremos recordarles que estamos aquí para ayudar.

    Sinceramente, Joye Ancina

    Video link: https://youtu.be/dCW9pBIB-9U

     


     

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