pause to in-person instruction November 8-24

November 5, 2021

Boozhoo RLEC Grades 3-5 Families,

Per the Red Lake School Board, we will be doing a pause to in-person instruction from November 8 – November 24, 2021 (12 school days over the next 3 weeks) and the return to in-person instruction will be Monday, November 29, 2021.

Student work at RLEC will be paper copies and need to be completed in a timely manner and submitted to the teachers in order to earn credit. Students also have to check in with their teachers with the same frequency as they would if they were in person to be considered in attendance.

On Thursday, November 11, 2021, we will also host virtual parent-teacher conferences. Teachers will be available until 7:00 PM on this date. Please feel free to call them; they will also reach out to you. It is essential that families have up to date phone numbers in our system; families who are unsure are encouraged to reach out to the office at 679-3329 on Monday, November 8 to verify.

In addition, the District will be communicating a plan for students to use an at home COVID-19 test before they return to in person instruction on November 29. These COVID-19 tests will be distributed the week of the November 22.

Finally, Parents can pick up meals as well as pick up and drop off work at one of the designated locations. Locations are based on the bus routes. (Details on back side of letter)

What does this mean going forward?

Starting Monday, November 8, Students/Families will be expected to:

  1. Pick up weekly packet of schoolwork every Monday (11/8, 11/15, 11/22),
    1. General grade level packets are found inside RLEC Door 1 in the large black cabinet
    2. General grade level packets will also be available at Meal pick up locations
    3. c.Individualized work will only be available in the tan cabinet inside RLEC Door 1
    4. d.RLEC Door 1 schoolwork pickup and drop off will be available Monday – Friday, November 8 – 24, from 7 AM – 5 PM.
  2. Answer the phone to be counted present for attendance,
  3. Attend to schoolwork packet for accuracy and completion,
  4. Seek and receive help as needed during school hours, &
  5. Turn in completed packets.
    1. Don’t forget student name AND teacher name
    2. There is a grade level box in the black cabinet for all returned work inside RLEC Door 1
    3. There will be a black bucket at each Meal pick up location to turn in work

Teachers will be expected to:

  1. Call families daily and document success as “present” and no success as “absent”,
  2. Support families virtually (phone/video) with schoolwork and provide instruction as needed,
  3. Collect schoolwork from drop off locations, keep up on grading schoolwork and assessing student understanding.

Miigwech, Stephanie Amberg (RLEC Grades 3-5 Principal)

Meal Pickup Sites During In-person Learning Pause

Meals/Schoolwork will be available at each site from 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM. Completed schoolwork may be dropped off at Meal pickup locations.

Redby Community Center Parking Lot: Bus # 1, 2, 3, 8 and 20

McKenzie Road: Bus# 6,7,18

Circle Pines: Bus # 21, 23, 28

Sliding Hill on Highway 89: Bus #28, 29

Neptune: Bus# 24

Bemidji Paul Bunyan Mall parking lot: Bus #19

Old Store Parking Lot: Bus #4, 11

Boys and Girls Club: Bus #26

For example, if your child rides bus #6 you would pick up the food and work on McKenzie Rd. If you have questions about what bus your students ride, please contact the Red Lake Bus Garage @ 218-679-5249.