Cherry Brook Primary School
**Notice the new buttons above - That's where you can now find our Morning Announcements and a new page called "Billboards" where we will display student and staff fun visuals.**
Message from the Principal
We miss your children. We miss the smiles, the noise, the learning, the silliness and the energy that exists at CBPS each and every day. We all feel those missing pieces right now and are eager to support our students and their families during this time.
As you know from Mr. Case’s email, we will begin our distance learning plan on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Our CBPS staff has created something developmentally appropriate for our students and manageable for families as we take CBPS Learning On the Road!
Our plan is supportive of students, carries over quality work they are comfortable with, is developmentally appropriate for our current situation and provides support for parents/caregivers as they will be assisting their children.
We are, and will continue to be, eternally grateful for the work that we know parents/guardians have been doing with their children and will inevitably continue over our school closure and are excited to strengthen our partnerships with these next steps.
For more details, please see this letter sent to families on March 23, 2020.
Be well - take care of each other and if you need anything, please contact me.
A message for our students while we take our "Learning on the Road" during our school closure. We will remind you of how our school expectations to Be Safe, Be Kind and Be Responsible should apply while you are working from home.
Learning Procedures and Expectations
The primary resource for students in grades K-3 will be emails teachers sent to parents/caregivers. Daily emails will have a list of activities, resources and time duration for all subject areas. Reasonable expectations will be that children read and write daily at a level that is appropriate for their age and development. Teachers will provide approximate activity time frames in their daily communications with you. This will be received by 9 AM each day. The daily plan will also be on the grade level website.
Structure and routine are important for children. We recommend setting a plan each day and breaking work into chunks throughout the day. This would help maximize play, outside time and fun activities as a family. Since teachers are sharing expected time to be spent on each subject/lesson plan, this should help you guide your child's day. We recommend setting a flexible schedule that works for your family. This can be a mix of learning activities and play. Building a schedule around school plans and home plans would allow a routine that works for your children’s unique style and your family.
For parents looking for a more structured day in a shorter amount of time, here’s one possibility:
9:00 - 9:15 Prepare for the day (Morning Announcements, Review Plans)
9:15 - 9:45 Reading
9:45 - 9:55 Word Study
9:55 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 10:45 Writing
10:45 - 11:15 Math
11:15 - 11:35 Specials (Art, Library, Music, PE)
If our school closure continues, our plan is to build in more activities and longer time expectations as students adjust to their new routine. For now, this schedule is for grades K - 3 but that too may vary as we continue to learn together.