Special Distance Learning and Family Resource Announcements
Student and Familly Distance Learning Resources
As we open the 2020-2021 school year, we would like to welcome our staff members, students, and families to Incline Elementary School, whether you are learning At School or At Home. Incline Elementary School will continue to use both Class Dojo and Microsoft Teams for all classrooms this year so that we are prepared for either of the school opening scenarios: At School or At Home.
Here is a link to our 2020-2021 School Opening plan:
Here is a helpful link for parents on how to use Class Dojo:
And here is the link to the WCSD Microsoft Teams launch page:
Also, if you or anyone in your family would like to contact our counselor, Dr. Laura Litynski, she has set up a business number: 775-400-6546, and you can find Dr. Laura's counseling resources on tab at the topEmbrace Incline: IV Community Resources
Our summer programs utilize the distance learning mocel this year, so here are a few reminders for participating students. When learning at home, it is very important to set up a schedule for your child and provide a dedicated work space. If it is a shared work space (living room or kitchen counter), take the time to set up the work space completely with all learning tools, keep to a learning schedule, and then put all learning materials away neatly for the next day. Also, please remember to build in time for exercise and snack breaks.
Ordering Meals for At Home Students
- Orders will be submitted online through the three school’s websites by 4:00pm Wednesday: Order At Home Meals Here
- The orders placed online will populate a spreadsheet that will be distributed for processing Thursday morning at Nutrition Services.
- The production team at Nutrition Services will build meals, according to the information provided on the order spreadsheet. Meals are boxed as a 5 day breakfast/lunch distribution.
- Meals will be delivered to Incline MS along with their Friday delivery by the Nutrition Services warehouse.
- Meal distribution is Friday at Incline Middle School from 3:00 to 4:00pm. Distribution will take place in at the front of the school in the main parking lot. There will be signage in place to direct families to the on-site pick up location.
Recommendation for Purchasing Student Technology
If your family is interested in purchasing your own technology for your student to use for academics, here are the specifications that would be most helpful for Distance Learning. Your student's device does not need to be expensive, but it should have the following capabilities:
- The student device should be a laptop with a keyboard (it's difficult to complete all distance learning assignments on a phone or tablet)
- The student device should have a built-in camera and microphone so that the student can participate in virtual meetings using Zoom or Microsoft Teams
- The student device should have Chrome installed as the preferred internet browser (parents, please remember to set Parental Controls)
- The student device should have capability to download required applications, like Microsoft Teams, PowerPoint, and Word
- The student device should have capability to store some student work (though most assignments will be saved in a cloud and not on the hard drive)
Our Incline Community Commitment
We know there are many challenges that our families are facing. Please know that the entire Incline ES team is here for you. If you need anything, please reach out directly to your summer school teachers, and they will work to find a solution to whatever challenge you are having. We'll keep families updated with any new information. Stay safe. Stay busy. And stay healthy! Happy Summer!Incline Elementary School welcomes you!
Incline Elementary School School Information: 2020-2021
Incline Elementary School is a public community elementary school serving Incline Village and the surrounding areas. In 2018-2019, Incline ES served 320 students in grades PK-5 with 41% of students qualifying for Free and Reduced Meals. Our diverse student body is 50% Hispanic, 47% White, 39% English Language Learner and 15% students with disabilities. Instruction is organized around STREAM: Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, and Math; students have opportunities to receive daily STREAM instruction with their classroom teachers, go on field trips to explore the Tahoe environment, and have access to after school and summer STREAM programs through partnerships with our Tahoe-based partners. In addition, Incline ES offers a comprehensive health and wellness program that includes a half-time PE instructor who provides fitness activities during the school day, special wellness-themed events such as Jog-a-thon, Field Day, and Harvest of the Month, as well after school fitness activities such as soccer and ski club. Incline ES engages our families throughout the year with opportunities for collaboration and celebration such as Back-to-School Night, parent conferences, Family Literacy Night, Family Science Night, Dia de los Muertos, PTA meetings for both English and Spanish speaking parents, parent workshops, and student celebrations of achievement.
21st Century Vision: Incline Elementary School supports technology implementation and 21st Century Skills in a student centered classroom that gives students the opportunity to collaborate, think creatively, and research real world issues. Efforts to advance student‐centered learning through 21st Century instruction and technology use elevate students’ readiness for college and careers through learning environments that develop 21st Century Competencies. At IES we will foster student and professional development that promotes the use of digital tools that can be used to improve collaboration, creativity, and differentiation while addressing content standards.
Mission: Incline Elementary School empowers all students to strive for academic, social and physical excellence while fostering a love for learning and respect for self and others. We believe education is the shared responsibility of staff, students, parents and community.
Student Pledge of Learning: I am an active learner. I value other points of view. I succeed by being my best self. Failure is an opportunity, not a certainty. Effort is the key to my success.
Mascot: The Wolf-pups
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports: Students will be respectful, responsible, and safe. Students who meet and exceed behavioral expectations receive “howls” for their efforts; “howls” may be redeemed for items in the student store. Students who do not meet expectations receive “growls;” “growls” are opportunities for learning and for improving behavior over time.
Please contact our Incline ES principal, Daniel Zimmerman, at Daniel.firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, concerns, or suggestions.Daniel ZimmermanPrincipal
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