Frequently Asked Questions 2020-21 School Year
How will this affect IEPs?
Students with IEPs will still receive minutes that are designated to them on their IEP. Resource minutes will be provided by a resource teacher and or a licensed special education teacher (Speech). All Special Education Teachers will be working with classroom teachers to ensure students are continuing to work on goals and benchmarks that are in their IEPs.
What about IEP meetings?
IEP meetings will be all held virtually at this time and until further notice.
#Will students play on the playground?
Students will have brain break time but the playground equipment will be closed. Specific small areas will be designated for each class.
#How does transportation work?
#Will students still have specials in person and virtually?
Yes, we are working on a process to do this to ensure students receive specials virtually and in person.
#Will students be provided lunch? What about students that are not on campus?
Lunch will still be provided but students will not eat lunch in the lunchroom. Students will eat lunch outside in an open space where they are able to take off their mask for fresh air. On inclement weather days, students will eat in the classroom. More information about students not on campus will be forthcoming.
What about curriculum? What will be used?
Besides the ALM classrooms, all other classrooms will follow our Staton curriculum that is aligned to the Nevada Academic Content Standards. We have updated this on our website for easy viewing. Please go to statonelementary.com, click on Parents, then click on Staton Curriculum. Teachers will be continuing to use this curriculum and materials as we go online.
#Will material deployment still happen?
Yes, we will still continue to do monthly deployment to ensure all students receive materials to participate in both in person learning and distance learning.
#Will there be Safekey?
Safekey will be provided on days that students are in school. Please check the smore for more information about this!
Once online learning gets started, how do I report an absence for my child if they are sick and not able to participate online?
Regular attendance is not only important to your child’s success in school, but it is the State Law and District Policy for all students to attend virtual learning during all times that public school is in session. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org stating the reason for the absence within three days.
How do I find out important information from the school?
The Staton Facebook page, Staton Instagram page and Staton website (statonelementary.com) are great ways to keep up to date on important information and upcoming events. We suggest you “like” or join either or both pages! Additionally, we will be sending out a weekly “smore” that will come to you both via email and text message, this will outline important information each week and events! Additionally, we will continue with monthly calendars that will be sent digitally to all parents!
How can I keep up to date with my child’s school progress and grades?
The Clark County School District student information system, Infinite Campus, allows parents to view their child’s academic information in real time through the Parent Portal. Go to campus.ccsd.net/campus/portal. If you have questions or concerns logging into the Parent Portal, or with the information you see in the Parent Portal, please contact our school office at (702) 799 – 6720.
Will there be the traditional Staton community events? Our family looks forward to picnic in the park and trunk or treat every year, and of course all the other events that typically follow!
At this time, we are not able to hold any traditional events due to the Governor’s orders. PTO is working tirelessly to ensure we do have community events, but they will look differently! Please stay tuned as we have some exciting things coming up, please check out our social media and weekly smore to find out what is happening!
What if I still have questions?
Please join us for a special Talk Time with Tomlinson at TBA to ask your questions directly to Mrs. Tomlinson!
We appreciate your patience as we work through all of this uncertainty and promise you that Staton is going to keep our theme of “Anchored in Learning: Staton Sails for Success” at the forefront of all planning, implementing and teaching through this year!
Will students still be doing MAPS assessments?
Will there be homework expected for my student?
At Staton, we know that parents are going to be doing a huge part of assisting students with their daily school work. Due to this we are not going to provide homework as we want students to enjoy reading and outdoor activities at their leisure at night.
How is Attendace taken?
Attendance will be taken on a daily basis per the Clark County School District Attendance Guidelines. A student is considered present/participating for an attendance day and course if:
What about GATE services?
GATE services will still be provided. If your child receives GATE services we will be providing that time with their master schedule during meet and greet conferences.
My child is not in GATE but was supposed to be tested in the spring, what happens now?
This is something we have been asking the district for guidance on and still do not have this. When we get guidance on this, we will resume with testing as directed.
#What materials will my child need to bring to school if they are attending in person instruction?
Teachers will be sending small supply lists to parents and putting a copy in deployment materials of items that they are requesting for the classroom. Specific other materials could include:
- Water bottle
- Instructional Materials – folders/packets/ books
#What if my child has their own personal Chromebook and they need to bring one back and forth to school?
We are suggesting that you check out a Staton Chromebook so that you can have one for school. If you need to do this, please complete the following survey and will contact you to pick it up. Students are ONLY allowed 1 Chromebook.
Request a Chromebook here:
#What cohort will be my student be assigned to if I chose hybrid?
Students will be assigned to A/B cohorts based transportation needs, special education services and other factors. We will ensure that siblings are on the same cohort. Cohort communication will be forthcoming within the next week. You will receive an email from the office in regards to your
#Will my child's class/teacher change?
Not at this time. Teachers have decided that is best to meet the needs of all students and are willing to teach all three cohorts! This is AMAZING for our Staton students. Specific circumstances may require us to move a few students.
#How will the students not in school receive instruction? Will their schedules change?
All students will receive instruction at their live sessions, just like during full distance learning. Student schedules are very similar to when all students were distance learning. Schedules only had to be changed by a few minutes to accommodate for transition time for students that will be in person. Additionally, lunch times did have to move a little. DRAFT students schedules are created and will be shared next week, pending no further changes with CCSD.
What is GoGuardian and how does it work?
In order to support distance education needs, CCSD requires a content filtering, management, theft recovery, and remote teaching/proctoring solution to manage the distance education environment. The District will continue the usage of GoGuardian districtwide for the 2020-2021 school year. The GoGuardian Suite provides a Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) compliant content filtering application, which will block students from accessing dangerous or inappropriate websites when they are logged into a Chromebook or Chrome browser on Windows or Mac operating systems. In addition, GoGuardian provides theft recovery and monitoring to help track and prevent the loss of devices.
Where can I find more infomation about Canvas?
Canvas will be the online learning platform for all students this year. Students will access all instruction by logging in with their username and password (provided by your classroom teacher) at canvas.ccsd.net. Additional information for parents is located below.
#Will masks be required?
To return to school, masks will be required at all times. Students will be able to take them off while they eat lunch.
#What if my child or child’s teacher is exposed and/or comes down with COVID?
Next week a specific handout will come out in regards to all safety protocols, COVID protocols and parent health checks for you to help understand how the school will be working alongside of you to keep students safe!
#If my student needs to take medicine or use an inhaler, how will that process work?
To prevent a lot of movement throughout the building, personnel that are trained in distributing medicine will bring it to the classroom to dispense.