Here are tips for families on distance learning using Seesaw.
Keep emotional health a top priority. Make your relationship and connecting with your child your top priority. Model positivity and kindness.
You do not need to replace your child’s teacher or be an expert on every subject. Learning at home is different. Be patient, kind, and flexible.
Create a consistent learning at home routine. Routines make children feel safe and are especially important in stressful times.
If you have multiple children decide what will work best. For example, create one schedule where everyone starts at the same time, or create a staggered schedule so kids can access resources like devices when they need them. Older children can help younger children. It’s a great way to learn responsibility and empathy.
Create a distraction free work-space with your child. Your child’s focus is influenced by noise, hunger, exhaustion, conversation, electronics, and interest in the activity or subject they’re working on. Creating a distraction free space with everyone at home can be challenging so do the best you can. Be patient and keep a sense of humor.
Plan for 3-4 hours of focused learning time. There are fewer transitions, class discussions and group projects at home so most students can cover school work in 3-4 hours. Space this time out so it works best for your child and family. Build in time for movement, chores, brain breaks and fun. Just make it routine and consistent.
Look for learning moments that are unique to the home environment. This can include cooking, chores, games, learning something new, etc. Think about the math, literacy, and science skills involved in day-to-day tasks and involve your child.
Provide encouragement and support. If your child is feeling overwhelmed or confused reassure them that learning takes time and mistakes are okay.
Have your child teach you. Give your child opportunities to teach you about what they are learning. It is a great way to discover if they really understand something and gives them an opportunity to be the expert.
Your children will miss their friends and old routines. Be patient, supportive, and loving. When possible, look for ways to spend time together and connect with others through technology or mail.
We are hiring for custodial, transportation and maintenance staff. Meet with hiring managers. Possible same day interviews. Full-time and part-time jobs available. See you Thursday, Jan. 20 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Waldo Middle School, 2805 Lansing Ave. NE in Salem.
A time for parents and caregivers of students experiencing disabilities to hear from the district about topics relevant to special education services, advise the district on parent views related to those special services and supports, and ask questions of district special education leaders.
Listening Sessions on third Thursday of every month during school year. You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
Salem-Keizer Public Schools is partnering with members in the community to provide a series of learning sessions throughout the 2021-22 school year. These sessions are currently held online
Salem-Keizer Public Schools is partnering with members in the community to provide a series of learning sessions throughout the 2021-22 school year. These sessions are currently held online and are open to the public.
The second Community Learning Session is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Monday, January 31 and will be hosted by Salem-Keizer School Board Chair Osvaldo Avila and SKPS Director of Student Equity, Access and Advancement Cynthia Richardson.
The online-only session includes an interactive presentation celebrating Black history in our state. Panelists include McKay Senior Grace Caldwell, who also serves as the student advisor to the school board, Oregon State Senator Lew Frederick, Oregon Black Pioneers President Willie Richardson and Gwen Carr who served on the board of the Oregon Black Pioneers for close to 20 years.
The event will be hosted on Zoom and will run from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with time for questions from attendees.
American sign language interpretation will be available. Please use the registration form to make a request for language interpretation.
Salem-Keizer Public Schools promotes equal opportunity for all individuals without regard to age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion or creed, sex or gender, sexual orientation, or veteran status. For more information, please view our Nondiscrimination /Title IX policy here.