I am so excited to be back at Holman and to be teaching 3rd Grade with Mrs. Gruosso (our 4th year together!)
Please be sure to check both of our teacher pages for updates.
Please feel free to email me if you have any questions
We will be using Google Classroom for all virtual assignments. Please click on the link below that corresponds with your group!
Students must attend all Google Meet sessions with Mrs. Gruosso and Mrs. DeAndino when they are on a remote learning day
All Google Meet Sessions will be held at the end of the school day after the in-person Group for that day is dismissed
All Google Meet invites will be sent to your child's Jackson email address
Please go over Google Meet etiquette listed below with your child prior to joining their first Google Meet session with us:
Parents are required to complete this short check each morning via the Genesis Parent Portal and report their child’s information at least 30 minutes prior to the school reporting time for school.
**If the answer to any of these is YES, the parent must not send their child to school**
SECTION 1: Symptoms
If your child has any of the following symptoms, that indicates a possible illness that may decrease the student’s ability to learn and also put them at risk for spreading illness to others. Please check your child for these symptoms:
*Temperature 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth
*New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (for students with chronic allergic/ asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline)
*Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain
*New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever
SECTION 2: Close Contact/Potential Exposure
*Had close contact (within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes) with a person with confirmed COVID-19
*Traveled to or lived in an area where the New Jersey Department of Health is reporting large numbers of COVID-19 cases as described in the New Jersey Travel Restrictions
No eating will be allowed in the classrooms. Birthday's will not be celebrated in school this year as well. It is recommended that students bring a bagged lunch from home; however, lunch will still be available for purchase.
Face coverings are REQUIRED in school at all times. We will be taking short mask breaks outdoors when necessary, while practicing social distancing, of course!
Please feel free to bring an extra mask in case the one you are wearing gets dirty or falls on the floor during lunch period. We also suggest that you provide your child with a lanyard to hold his/her mask when eating and drinking. Also, if possible, send your child to school with a personal hand sanitizer for their desk to limit gatherings around the classroom hand sanitizer.
Please send your child to school with a water bottle from home.
All students were loaned a chrome book the week of August 24 for at home use. Chrome books will be traveling both to school and home with the students daily. While in school, student chrome books must never be left unattended.
**Please send your child to school with his/her own headphones for safety precautions**
Please see some general precautions in regards to chrome books below:
-No food or drink is allowed next to your Chromebook. Chromebooks are not permitted in the cafeteria.
-Cords, cables, and removable storage devices must be inserted carefully.
-Students should never carry their Chromebook while the screen is open.
-Chromebooks should not be open or used while walking through the halls.
-It is suggested that you purchase a protective case.
-Do not expose your Chromebook to extreme temperatures or direct sunlight for extended periods of time. Extreme heat or cold may cause damage to the laptop.Always bring your laptop to room temperature prior to turning it on.
Chrome Book Care:
-Do not lean on top of the Chromebook.
-Do not place anything near the Chromebook that could put pressure on the screen.
-Do not poke the screen.
-Do not place anything on the keyboard before closing the lid (e.g. pens, pencils, notebooks).
-Clean the screen with a soft, dry anti-static, or micro-fiber cloth. Do not use window cleaner or any type of liquid or water on the Chromebook. You can also purchase individually packaged pre-moistened eyeglass lens cleaning tissues to clean the screen. These are very convenient and relatively inexpensive.
-Chromebooks include serial numbers and barcode stickers that must remain on the device. These stickers are important for inventory and insurance purposes.
-Do not place any additional stickers anywhere on the Chromebook.
-Do not write or mark the device for any reason!
-Any student choosing to break these rules could be subject to forfeiting their Chromebook privileges.
Special Area Schedule
**Daily Time: 12:45- 1:15**
Week 1: September 8-11
Week 2: September 14- 18
School arrival begins at 8:35 a.m. The doors will close at 8:45 a.m. Face coverings are REQUIRED upon arriving.
School dismissal begins at 1:15 pm. Face coverings are REQUIRED as students are dismissed. Social distancing will be practiced during both arrival and dismissal times.
9/8-First Day of School for Group 2
9/9-First Day of School for Group 1