Silver Spring School

A Message from Our School Nurse:

Hello Silver Spring Families!!!

I hope you are all safe and well! I miss seeing everyone!

As you know, the best way for us to fight this virus is by washing our hands, staying home when ill, and practicing social distancing.

We also need to consider our emotions, as well as how children may feel during this uncertain time.

They may not truly understand the scope of the virus, and may not necessarily need to.

I have attached a few videos that may be helpful to ease their concerns. The first video, can be understood by all of our students (K-5). The second video is more informative (3-5). Please preview the videos to determine if one or both may be helpful for your child(ren).

If you have any questions or need to reach me for any reason, my email is:
mfazioli@epschoolsri.com

I will be in virtual touch again soon...take care and stay safe!
Nurse Maria
Here are the videos!

youtu.be/DA_SsZFYw0w

youtu.be/kiVpWZBXLug
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Attention Silver Spring and other East Providence schools' students:

Chromebook will be available for pick-up at Martin Middle School tomorrow from 9-3 for Chromebooks that need to be exchanged and for anyone who didn’t get a Chromebook last week. Please make sure you bring a photo ID and are on the student's emergency form.

We want to ensure that all of our students are ready for distance learning.

Thank you for your support and continued efforts to stay healthy.
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East Providence School Department Announcement! Find additional announcments at: epschoolsri.org/news/ ...

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Attention Silver Spring Families:

Our students will be accessing their lessons on Google Classroom.

Please check out the Parent's Guide to Google Classroom at

drive.google.com/file/d/1ixTUE0mD4mep4HGqpBebkGXUDEXfWTOG/view

For information on Google Classroom.

Please reach out to your child's teacher if you have any questions regarding accessing Google Classroom.

Thank you for your patience and support.

Take care, be safe and do your best to stay healthy!
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Dear Silver Spring Families,

As in other schools throughout the country, Silver Spring Elementary School students will be engaging in distance learning beginning Monday, March 23rd until at least April 3rd. This will be a new experience for all of us and for some of our students this will be the first time that they are accessing lessons on Google Classroom.

We ask our families to be patient, as we will all do our best to ensure that our students have lessons that are aligned with our curriculum and Standards, and are supported.

We understand that the first week may be a bit stressful, as students and parents/guardians learn how to use the technology and resources. Know that our teachers, support professionals, and staff will be available for assistance, so don't despair.

This is uncharted territory for all of us, and we want you to know that we are all in this together.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time of uncertainty....and thank you to our district leaders, teachers and staff who have been working hard all week to prepare for the first week of distance learning.

Please take care of yourselves and be safe. We look forward to seeing you all soon!

Silver Spring Staff
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Monday (3/23) in Rhode Island starts a new chapter in public education. There is a huge learning curve that students and teachers will be navigating together!!
As we move closer to embarking on this thing called “distance learning,” I am asking my Facebook friends to refrain from publicly scrutinizing their children’s teachers/schools for the way they are teaching, or the lessons they are assigning. They are about to navigate uncharted waters with less preparation time than they would have liked. They are figuring this out as they go. Please be patient with them. This is a national crisis, and many of them have their own children at home to care for and teach as well.
Rest assured though, they are doing their best because, like you, they do want the best for your children.
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Thursday, 3/19/20 12:34 a.m. Update: It is confirmed that we will have Remote Learning for at least 2 weeks. Families in need of a Chromebook can pick one up at Martin Middle School until 3 p.m. today (Thursday, 3/19/20) and 6-7:30 p.m. Tomorrow (Friday, 3/20) 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Our Chromebook pick-up system is running really smoothly and people are in and out in 1-2 minutes generally!
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CONNECTIVITY FOR STUDENT/STAFF WHO DON'T HAVE IT:

The FCC has released an agreement that encourages providers not to charge late fees or overages during this time of crisis.

Cox Opening up it's Metro Wi-Fi network for all to use (no account needed).

Cox Connect 2 Compete - Subsidized Internet and home Wifi for qualified households.

AT&T COVID-19 response: offers open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low income families.

Verizon COVID-19 response: no special offers, but following the FCC agreement.

Sprint COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, provides unlimited data to existing customers, and, starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge (I expect others will follow).

T-Mobile COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers, and, coming soon, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge (others are expected to follow).
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Attention East Providence Families:

In addition to the lunch program provided by EPSD, the Boys and Girls Club has partnered with the Elisha Project and will be providing meals (regardless of membership or not) to families next week. They believe they will be able to provide at least 100 and up to 200 meals with a possibility of more. People in need can either email the club at dinner@epbgc.org or call 401-500-5883.
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