Principal’s Corner

March 19, 2020

 

The COVID-19 outbreak has caused an unprecedented change in the state of Texas. With a commitment to keep the health, safety, and well-being of students and staff the highest priority,

Centerville Independent School District will continue to remain closed till April 10, 2020.

To keep our students engaged, learning, and in community with each other during a trying time, we have prepared our school to support distance learning for all students. Our teachers are creating and preparing plans for online instruction. We have made available on our website, www.centervilleisd.net, several resources and programs for online learning. Due to the fact that not all students have internet or computers, we will be putting packets together and mailing them home next week for our elementary.

In terms of online learning and working from home, the intention is not to replace the experience a student would have in his or her classroom, but to support them with continued learning while away from campus. The lesson plans and activities the teachers have organized will help them to progress to the end of the year goals. These resources are being made available for enrichment purposes and are considered voluntary.  Our hope is that our students will continue to explore, learn and grow while we are absent from the classroom.

Please know that we will work together with the appropriate public health officials to return students to school as quickly and as safely as possible. We know that the uncertainty of continued school closures is stressful for all involved, but we remain focused on the health and wellbeing of our students, faculty, staff, and all of their families.

We will continue to provide lunch for students during the weekdays and they will be made available at the school cafeteria from 11:30 to 12:00 for pick up.

 The following is a list of available resources:

  • On the website: Acellus, STEM, IXL (4th – 7th grade), Istation (daily), Lexia (20 minutes a day), Apex (9th & 10th grade), Legends of Learning, Persons (high school social studies), AR and ActivEd PreK-2nd    (Several of these programs can be accessed from a phone or tablet)
  • Packets will be going home for our PreK – 3rd as of now.
  • Google Classroom is being utilized by Mrs. Pharris, Mrs. West and Mr. Linn for high school; students need to check their school email for assignments.
  • Brister and Mrs. Ashworth have created Facebook pages for live math lessons and science and social studies.

We are still working on adding to these resources in an effort to meet the needs of all students. We will continue to keep you informed over the next few weeks.  We encourage you to check the Centerville ISD website, Bulldog Facebook and Remind 101 for all updates.  If you have any questions please feel free to call me at 642-1597 ext.2402 or email me at assailer@centervilleisd.net

Sincerely,

Andja Sailer
Centerville ISD – Principal
Bulldog Family