DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • MAKE UP PICTURE DAYS

     

    A day students, Monday, October 26th

    B day students, Tuesday, October 27th

    Distance Learners - Wednesday, October 28th  (7:30 - 12:00) 

     


     

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  • Student Voice Virtual Town Halls - Open to All WCSD Students! 

     

    Washoe County School District wants to hear what you have to say about your school experience! Virtual town hall meetings for students to discuss topics that matter most to them, including how distance learning is working, how to make all students feel included, and how to support students' social and emotional wellness are being held November 17th, December 15th, and January 19th.  RSVP's are required.   See FLYER for dates and times. 

     


     

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  • Did you Know?  School Meals are now being offered Free of Charge to all Students 

     

    Per recent USDA approval, the cost of all meals will be covered through the end of the 2020-2021 school year. Meals are available and free to all students (18 and under). 

    All Washoe County schools are eligible for this program, and it applies to all learning models: in-school, hybrid utilizing to-go meals, and full distance learning.  

    For more information, see flyer HERE

     


     

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  • Charleston Wrap Fundraiser / Depoali PTA

     

    Family, Friends, and Supporters of DEPOALI MIDDLE SCHOOL PTA,


    Today is the day! We are officially kicking off our fundraiser with Charleston Wrap® – and we need YOUR help! To reach our goals and make this fundraiser a success, we need everyone to do their part both in-person and distance learners.  Luckily, it's super easy! Attached to this message, you'll find a flyer with detailed instructions about how you can register online and support our goals. We appreciate all of your support and encourage you to spread the word to your friends & family, near and far! The more people who shop, the more money we can raise for our organization! Together, we can ensure our organization reaches its goal – and even surpasses it! Our school will receive 40% of sales profits to be used towards the technology fund and other Depoali school needs. 

     
    Fundraising Dates: 10/15/20-11/2/20  **All order forms should be turned in no later than November 3rd.**

    *Delivery is TBD but will be here in time for Christmas.

    If you have any questions please contact the PTA at depoalipta@gmail.com or send us a message on Facebook @DepoaliPTA

    Thank you for your help!
    - DEPOALI MIDDLE SCHOOL PTA

     

    CHARLESTON WRAP FUNDRAISER FLYER 

      


     

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  • Routines and Expectations 

     

    Virtual Learning days: (this is defined as the day at home for the hybrid students, and the off day for the distance learners when they are not live streaming with their teachers)

    • Login to Teams for each class starting at 7:30 am and complete the assignment(s) issued before 2:00 PM for each course.

    • Teachers will take attendance at the end of each day, after 2:00 PM for virtual learners

    • Attendance may not be reflected accurately until the following day due to syncing

    • If you are unable to login to Teams, please email your teacher

    • Teachers have the calendar for assignments listed within Teams under Notebook, or are issuing assignments individually under the Assignments tab

    • Students can use the Family Student Resource link at https://www.washoeschools.net/depoali

      to find support logging in to Edgenuity, Dreambox, Clever, GoMath, Algebra, FossWeb, Spanish resources, and Lexia PowerUp.

    • All students should adhere to the Student Post and Video Conferencing Agreement that they have completed during Enrichment. This is also located on our website at https://www.washoeschools.net/depoali under the Family Student Resources link for parents to view

    In-person/Live streaming days: (this is defined as the day at school for hybrid students, and the live streaming for the distance learners)

    • Remind students to self-screen, wear face masks unless actively eating/drinking and social distance at ALL times

    • All students should adhere to the Student Post and Video Conferencing Agreement that they have completed during Enrichment. This is also located on our website at https://www.washoeschools.net/depoali under the Family Student Resources link for parents to view

    • Students attend every other day on a continuous rotation of A/B, please view A or B calendars on our website at https://www.washoeschools.net/depoali under the Family Student Resources link

    • If streaming via Teams to access a class with a teacher within the building, please join the stream during your assigned class period and designated A or B day as indicated by that teacher. Students must join the live stream to be counted as present for attendance.

    Helpful parent tips:

    • Students should not attempt to change their passwords while off-campus.All password resets or changes must take place while in the building or students will lose access to login to Windows.

    • Students can login using Teams and “turn-in” an assignment by simply clicking “turn-in” without completing any portion of the assignment. Teachers will check for completion of work and can also view the time spent logged into Teams completing an assignment.

    • Attendance is being taken each day for all students, but we have experienced several classes reverting back to “absent” the next day.We have logged this with our IT Department and will update families when we know this has been resolved. We are running a daily report to correct these errors in the meantime.

    • Please use our Family Student Resources link at https://www.washoeschools.net/depoali to access login information, Tour of Teams video and other tutorial videos.

    We want to thank you again for your ongoing support.  Please continue to reach out to us by contacting your child’s grade level counselor regarding any concerns that you may be experiencing.  In addition, the staff will be sending information via Infinite Campus messenger to provide additional details for each course this next week.

     

     

    Estimados Familiares Depoali,



    Días de aprendizaje virtual: (esto se define como el día en casa para los estudiantes híbridos, y el día libre para los estudiantes a distancia cuando no están transmitiendo en vivo con sus profesores)
    • Inicie sesión en los equipos para cada clase a partir de las 7:30 am y complete las asignaciones emitidas antes de las 2:00 PM para cada curso.
    • Los maestros asistirán al final de cada día, después de las 2:00 PM para los estudiantes virtuales
    • Es posible que la asistencia no se refleje con precisión hasta el día siguiente debido a la
    • Si no puede iniciar sesión en Teams, envíe un correo electrónico a su profesor
    • Los profesores tienen el calendario para las tareas enumeradas en Equipos en Cuaderno, o están emitiendo asignaciones individualmente en la pestaña Asignaciones
    • Los estudiantes pueden usar el enlace Recurso de estudiante familiar en https://www.washoeschools.net/depoali
    para encontrar soporte para iniciar sesión en Edgenuity, Dreambox, Clever, GoMath, Algebra, FossWeb, recursos españoles y Lexia PowerUp.
    • Todos los estudiantes deben adherirse al Acuerdo de Publicación Estudiantil y Videoconferencia que han completado durante el Enriquecimiento. Esto también se encuentra en nuestro sitio web en https://www.washoeschools.net/depoali bajo el enlace Recursos para Estudiantes Familiares para que los padres vean

     

    Días de transmisión en persona/en vivo: (esto se define como el día en la escuela para los estudiantes híbridos, y la transmisión en vivo para los estudiantes a distancia)
    • Recuerde a los estudiantes que se auto-pantalla, use máscaras faciales a menos que comer / beber activamente y la distancia social en TODOS los momentos
    • Todos los estudiantes deben adherirse al Acuerdo de Publicación Estudiantil y Videoconferencia que han completado durante el Enriquecimiento. Esto también se encuentra en nuestro sitio web en https://www.washoeschools.net/depoali bajo el enlace Recursos para Estudiantes Familiares para que los padres vean
    • Los estudiantes asisten cada dos días en una rotación continua de A/B, por favor vea los calendarios A o B en nuestro sitio web en https://www.washoeschools.net/depoali bajo el enlace Recursos para Estudiantes Familiares
    • Si transmite a través de los equipos para acceder a una clase con un profesor dentro del edificio, únase a la corriente durante el período de clase asignado y designado A o B día según lo indicado por ese maestro. Los estudiantes deben unirse a la transmisión en vivo para ser contados como presentes para la asistencia.
    Consejos útiles para los padres:
    • Los estudiantes no deben intentar cambiar sus contraseñas mientras están fuera del campus. Todos los restablecimientos o cambios de contraseña deben tener lugar mientras están en el edificio o los estudiantes perderán el acceso al inicio de sesión en Windows.
    • Los estudiantes pueden iniciar sesión usando Teams y "turn-in" una actividad simplemente haciendo clic en "turn-in" sin completar ninguna parte de la actividad. Los profesores comprobarán si se ha completado el trabajo y también podrán ver el tiempo dedicado a iniciar sesión en los equipos que completan una tarea.
    • La asistencia se está tomando todos los días para todos los estudiantes, pero hemos experimentado varias clases volviendo a "ausente" al día siguiente. Hemos registrado esto con nuestro Departamento de TI y actualizaremos a las familias cuando sepamos que esto se ha resuelto. Estamos ejecutando un informe diario para corregir estos errores mientras tanto.
    • Utilice nuestro enlace Recursos para estudiantes familiares en https://www.washoeschools.net/depoali para acceder a la información de inicio de sesión, el video de Tour of Teams y otros videos tutoriales.




     

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  • Pick up / Drop off procedures 

     

    Students can be picked up or dropped off in the front of the school, at the north end of the parking lot nearest South Meadows Parkway and the south parking lot normally reserved for staff parking. Please observe the posted signs and cones to help with the continuous flow of traffic. Be sure to make only right hand turns as well. Designated doors will be utilized for entry and a map will be provided to families. Bus routes may have changed so please refer to the link below. The middle school walk-zone is 2.25 miles. All students riding buses are required to wear a mask, sit in assigned seats, and maintain social distancing. Please check the district website https://www.washoeschools.net/Domain/73 for more information regarding transportation.

     

     


     

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  • Face Coverings 

     

    Face covering: Please be certain that students are always prepared to wear a face covering during the day unless they are eating/drinking. The school will provide a face covering for each student. For additional guidance, please refer to this link:  https://www.washoeschools.net/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=36479&dataid=44146&FileName=Face%20Covering%20Guidance%2008%2005%202020.pdf

     


     

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  • Lunch Procedures and Social Distancing 

     

    Lunch Procedures: We will have three separate lunch periods, one for each grade level. We will use two to three different spaces outside as long as weather permits. There will be a reduced lunch menu with two to three options for hot lunch each day. These will be combination lunches only and there will be not any a’ la carte options. We will provide a breakfast and lunch for all students on free-or reduced lunch meal programs for in-person and at-home learning days. We encourage you to bring your own lunch to begin the year as we develop these procedures. We will follow the guidelines for indoor spaces and gatherings of no more than 50 people in one space if we are unable to eat outside. We will assign classes of students for each location during the lunch periods to ensure that we are at or below the capacity in each given space.

     

    Social Distancing: All students and staff at the middle school level will always be expected to adhere to the 6-foot of social distancing expectation! We will stagger our class release to ensure that there are limited students in hallways at any given time.

     


     

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