Welcome to Ms. Contegiacomo & Mrs. Duffy 2nd Grade Classroom!
We are looking forward to a year filled with excitement, fun, adventure, and lots of learning! Please check out our class page as it has important information to help start the year. We are going to have an AWESOME year!
5 Days a Week In-Person Learning
Starting Monday, March 1st begins 5 days a week in-person learning. Listed below is important information regarding and changes with our school day.
Health and Safety Protocols
The success of advancing to this stage in our reopening process requires all of us to do our part. The safety of our students and staff must come first and we must ALL remain vigilant in our health and safety protocols.
*Keep your children home if they are sick
*Keep your children home if anyone in your household has tested positive OR is experiencing COVID-compatible symptoms.
*Keep your children home if anyone in your household is awaiting a test result for COVID
*Remember to truthfully fill out your Daily COVID Health Screening Form for your child each day.Remember to contact your school nurse if anyone in your house has been exposed to COVID, has COVID-compatible symptoms, or is being tested.
CONSISTENCY OF INSTRUCTION IS IMPORTANT:
Students will be expected to attend every day, and to not flip between in-person instruction and synchronous instruction.
The only exception would be for in-person students who are ill or who should stay home due to quarantine. If a child is ill and able to participate, please notify your child’s teacher that your child will be learning synchronously from home, temporarily.
Snack/Grab and Go Lunches
One important change is that students will no longer eat lunch in school. Instead, we will be taking a 15 minute break which has been set up for a safe, socially distanced snack. The school district will be providing a “grab-and-go lunch” to students at the end of the day.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO PROVIDE YOUR CHILD WITH A WATER AND A HEALTHY, FILLING SNACK EACH DAY
Please remember we are a nut free classroom.
Read Across America Week is 3/1-3/5
Please click here to the the Spirit Theme for each day!
Switlik's Read the Movie Challenge
Students were sent home with their own copy of Charlotte's Web and a letter explaining the Read the Movie Challenge. The "Flat Wilbur" was sent home with students attached to their Spirit Week Schedules. Below are links to the spirit week schedule and the suggested schedule for when to read each chapter. Enjoy Reading!
Chromebooks have been provided to each student for use at home and in school for the duration of the 2020-2021 school year. Please remember to bring your chromebooks to school each day and charge every night so they are accessible for in person and remote learning. Please review chromebooks protocol and expectations below:
If you are having technology issues please fill out this survey: Parent Tech Support Form
We have provided everything your child needs to have a successful year in 2nd grade. If you would like to bring in a small pencil case to keep inside their desks please make sure it is labeled with their name on it. It is also recommended to have an extra mask or 2 kept in your child's backpack incase one gets misplaced or dirty. Please remember that it is mandatory that children wear masks all day.
Planners: We will use the planner that was sent home as a communication tool between our class and your home. Homework and reminders will be written there each morning. Please sign the planner and review the homework folder on a daily basis.
Chromebooks: Please bring your charged chromebook to scool each day.
Take Home Folder: I will be provifing a Switlik homework folder for students on the first day. This folder is to come back and forth with them to school each day. Please use this folder to send in important notes and/or homework.
*Please try to remember bus number and student id number*
In order to keep you all informed on everything going on this year, I ask that you please join my Remind group on your phone and/or email. It is easy to do and FREE to join! Follow the link below and sign up today (I have different groups for each group of students so please make sure you join the correct group)!
Specials will be held on the days that students are remote.
Tuesday: Gym: Mr. Hamdi @ 9:50
Thursday: Library: Ms. Palme @ 9:50
Monday: Music: Mr. Morgan @ 10:20
Wednesday: Art: Ms. Martinez @ 9:50
Friday: Computers: Mr. Autenrieth @ 10:20
Tuesday: Music: Mr. Morgan @ 10:20
Thursday: Art: Ms. Martinez @ 9:50
Friday: Computers: Mr. Autenrieth @ 10:20
Monday: Gym: Mr. Hamdi @ 9:50
Wednesday: Library: Ms. Palme @ 9:50
*Please visit their class pages for more information or contact the special area teacher for any questions*
Below is a list of items that are needed for the classroom throughout the year.
Donations are greatly appreciated!
- Clorox Wipes
- Hand Sanitizer
-Small Ziplock Bags
-Large Ziplock Bags
Please send in a note if there will be a change in dismissal for your child. All dismissal notes are sent down to the office in the morning. It is IMPORTANT that you date these notes, include your child's full name, and my name.
If Absent:If your child is absent, please send in a note. If they are sick and see a doctor, please send in a doctors note to have it be excused. Thank you!
What is Bucket Filling?
Actions or words that show that you care about someone. Saying or doing something kind. Giving someone a heartfelt smile. Using names with respect. Helping without being asked. Giving sincere compliments. Showing respect to others. There are hundreds of wonderful ways to fill buckets. The language of bucket filling has become synonymous with being kind and thoughtful. Your bucket will be filled when, at the close of each day, you reflect on the ways in which you have filled buckets.