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Grab & Go Meal and e-Learning Program Information

The Mount Vernon City School District will provide Grab and GO Meals for district students during the extended closure as a a result of the Covid-19 Pandemic. Meal distribution will begin on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 and continue until schools reopen. Meals will be distributed between 9AM and 10:30AM, Monday through Friday at the following sites:

SCHOOL

SITE

BEN TURNER

624 So. 3rd Avenue, 10550

BTMS

REBECCA TURNER

625 So. 4th Avenue, 10550

THORNTON HS

121 So. 6th Avenue, 10550

PARKER SCHOOL

461 So. 6th Avenue, 10550

TRAPHAGEN SCHOOL

72 Lexington Avenue, 10552

TRAPHAGEN

PENNINGTON SCHOOL

20 Fairway, 10552

HOLMES SCHOOL

195 No. Columbus Avenue, 10552

MT. VERNON H. S.

100 California Road, 10552

HAMILTON SCHOOL

20 Oak Street, 10550

HAMILTON

GRIMES SCHOOL

58 So. 10th Avenue, 10550

COLUMBUS SCHOOL

455 N. High Street, 10550

STEAM ACADEMY

350 Gramatan Avenue, 10552

GRAHAM SCHOOL

421 East 5th Street, 10550

GRAHAM

WILLIAMS SCHOOL

9 Union Lane, 10553

LINCOLN SCHOOL

170 East Lincoln Ave., 10552

Meals will be given out Mon – Fri

9:00am – 10:30am

 

e-Learning Plan

During our time off we will primarily be using a digital learning platform supplemented with a traditional approach through our consumable workbooks, textbooks and packets.  A new “Academic and Informational Web Page”  link will be connected to our website at www.mtvernoncsd.org

The following internet providers have waived fees to will come to homes to install free wifi to families that do not currently have the internet available to them:

Comcast (855)-846-8376, Spanish speaking families (855) 765-6995, Spectrum (844)-488-8395, and Altice USA (866-200-9522).  All of our digital learning can be accessed with a smartphone, tablet, laptop or computer.

The following are baseline learning expectations by grade clusters.

Pre K – A Letter was sent home to all students outlining expectations of 15 minutes a day of Waterford instruction along with Schoology and Class Dojo communication to students and parents.  A packet of work was sent home on Friday outlining 1 to 2 activities per day including parents reading to their children daily.

K-2 – Kindergarten & Grade 1 should spend 15 minutes a day on Waterford.  K,1,2  students should spend 15-20 minutes a day on iReady Math and English.  Schoology Discovery Videos and assignments will be a baseline for all students.

3-8 – 30 minutes a day on iReady Mathematics & English plus Schoology Discovery or comparable videos, discussions, and other learning activities.

9-12 – Schoology Discovery Education or comparable Videos, discussions and other learning activities for each class a student has on his/her schedule.

If students do not have access to the internet, they have assignments from their textbooks, workbooks and packets provided by teachers.  We are conducting a needs assessment through surveys and our parent liaisons reaching out to families.

Additionally, teachers will be communicating with their students through video conferencing if needed (www.zoom.us) or discussion room communications through Schoology or other open resources that will be made available as we continue our learning journey into the 21st Century.

Device

Students who do not have a device may retrieve one at the Education Center 165 N. Columbus Ave. at the loading dock from 10:00-2:00 or while supplies last. You must show proof of residency and student ID # .