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Distance learning launches Monday
Posted 04/17/2020 11:55AM

Parents/Guardians,

As our Spring Break comes to an end, we get ready for the official launch of distance learning. Beginning Monday morning, your child is expected to participate throughout the day with teachers.

We have scheduled 90 minute blocks of time for regular classes. This time is for a blend of face-to-face virtual meetings, opportunities for support, and work time. Like in the physical classrooms, each teacher will run his or her it differently. Details will be posted in the Google Classrooms (Bulldog Pathways and all PE sections - here are the join codes) or in Echo (Bulldog Tech). Please make sure your child has access prior to Monday.

Distance learning is new to all of us. We appreciate your support and flexibility as we navigate this challenging time. Our goal is support your child and provide the best learning experience we can. We expect to have technical problems and glitches as we all learn how to provide instruction and connection virtually. In many ways we need to think of this as a first day of "distance learning" school. Over time, we will get better.

I hope you and your family are healthy and safe. Please reach out for anything.

Aaron Brengard, principal


LeyVa Distance Learning Handbook

We've complied the distance learning policies and procedures in an addendum to our handbook. Please download and review. In the document you will find important information including:

  • District distance learning policies
  • Guidelines for virtual meetings
  • Schedules and sample block formats
  • Beliefs and expectations
  • Positive behavior supports
  • Tips for success
  • Counseling supports
  • Grading policy
  • Tech support procedures and hours
  • and more

Keep in mind this is an addendum for distance learning as many policies and procedures for our current School Handbook still apply.


Top 10 Distance Learning tips for success #leyvakeepslearning

Click on the links below for some short articles and advice from our support services team for setting up for success as a distance learner:

  1. Reduce device distractions
  2. Organize study partners
  3. Make a schedule and stick to it
  4. Plan to get up and move
  5. Locate school supplies
  6. Stay connected with friends
  7. Know where to get help
  8. Set up your workspace
  9. Check your email often
  10. Use a calendar and color-code it

Ask Leyva - leyva.eesd.org/askleyva

Have a question? Besides emailing me or staff, questions can be submitted on our website under the Parent Resources tab or at leyva.eesd.org/askleyva. We will do our best redirect the question to the correct person and get you a response promptly. Frequently asked questions may also be included anonymously in the weekly parent communication.


Grab and Go Lunch

Lunch services continues Monday to Friday form 11:00 am to 12:30 pm at these locations: Katherine Smith, OB Whaley, Norwood Creek, Holly Oak, and Evergreen Elementary Schools (NOT AT LEYVA). Lunch is free for anyone under the age of 18. Your child does not need to be present.


Stay on top of district and school announcements at leyva.eesd.org and connect via social media on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter - @leyvabulldogs.

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