HOW DO YOU BREAK?
Amidst such unprecedented and sometimes bleak circumstances, the stress and noise of our situation can feel overwhelming. While this year's Spring Break will consist of alot less traveling and moving about than usual, we are hoping that all of our families are still able to carve out some time to celebrate and enjoy what we still do have access to.
So, as you and your Puma(s) embrace the positive and the potential of these unusual times, take a moment to share your moments of joy using the hashtag #pumasatplay on your Instagram posts, so the Cadence Park community at large can share in your happiness.
We've GOT WHAT YOU NEED
(Services Resume after Spring Break)
STAY FED! IUSD will continue to provide free meals for students in need. Click here for details about when and how to access this ongoing support. Note: changes to protocol are being implemented.
SEE YOU ONLINE! If you need to borrow a chromebook to support your child's access to Emergency Distance Learning, click here!
I LEFT IT IN MY CLASSROOM! Not a problem. Click here to let us know what supplies/materials you need to access from your child's classroom or cubby and we'll gather it for you and place on the pickup table in front of our office the next day.
LEAD WITH INTEGRITY --- EMBRACE CHALLENGES --- ACT RESPONSIBLY --- POSITIVELY IMPACT OTHERS
So...I'm THE TEACHER NOW !!?
No. Don't panic, Puma parents! We are still going to take the lead on facilitating your children's education, but moreso than usual, we are going to lean into our partnership. We know that the last eight days of Emergency Distance Learning have presented many challenges, and we are committed to staying in touch with you to make this experience as productive and painless as possible under these unusual circumstances. To that end, we'd like to share a couple resources that may support your child as he/she engages in distance learning:
Until further notice, our campus is closed to students and parents. Some staff may still be reporting to the site on occasion as we continue to support the online learning of our students, but for the most part, we will not be interfacing with the general public.
Access to Learning Materials
During this time, however, we will continue to support parents who need access to materials left in the classroom or assigned by teachers. To request an item, click here. All requests will be responded to the following business day.
In addition, we will continue to welcome and process enrollment of new students through an online process. If you have completed the online enrollment process through the IUSD website, click here for an appointment to complete the process with us.
Unfortunately, the future of our Jog-a-thon remains uncertain due to the school closure. Given the current crisis facing our world, we have also suspended all promotion of our fundraising efforts associated with this event.
That said, we were able to raise a substantial amount of money prior to the school closure, and all channels remain open for donations should people care to continue supporting this effort in the meantime. Our progress & donation page remains accessible online indefinitely.
All funds raised will go directly to support the purchase of additional devices (chromebooks and/or iPads) for student use at Cadence Park to help us maintain a 1:1 student:device ratio.
Let's Keep Moving with 100MC!
While school facilities are closed, we want to offer a little bit of fun to our Cadence Park 100 Mile Clubbers ---26 day CHALLENGE, beginning WEDNESDAY MARCH 18th, 2020. Participation in this challenge is completely OPTIONAL.
For 26 days (or until school resumes, whichever comes first,) all students may earn up to 1 mile per day towards their 100MC goal using the attached mile tracking sheet. This challenge is self-reported and requires a parent/guardian signature for verification of family activities. For every day a student walks or runs, they will write the distance in the appropriate box. If they miss a day, skip and move on to the next day. Parents/guardians are responsible for calculating the distance walked or run per day. Students and families are encouraged to keep healthy and active with smart, safe exercise at home, in a park or in the neighborhood; while still supporting social distancing and minimizing social contact as much as possible.
The 100MC 26 Day Challenge is FREE for all to who download and complete the mile tracking sheet. Please note that miles counted towards your student's 100 Mile Club goal are at the sole discretion of the school's 100MC coaching staff; up to a maximum of 26 miles (1 mile per day).
Our top priority is keeping our kids Healthy, Happy, and Connected.