May 5, 2020
Brian Bingham and Michelle Ball
MARCH 15 - Updated Sunday, 2:45 p.m.
April 2 @ 5:30pm
Emergency Board Meeting April 2, 2020 @ 5:30pm
Public Zoom Meeting
March 30 - Update Monday, 12:00pm
We miss everyone and hope everyone is healthy and safe.
We have created a couple of new webpages for Distance Learning:
1- Distance Learning (links needed for the "classroom")
2 -Distance Learning Help (log an Alturas chromebook issue, solutions as we find them will be here)
3- Distance Learning Extras (coming soon, additional activities and ideas)
(Path: Alturas Homepage>Resources>Distance Learning)
Your teacher(s) are sending emails with Classwork/Assignments/Zoom meetings
Alturas Chromebook Camera Issues:
We are working a fix/solution for some of the Alturas Chromebooks having camera issues. Please visit the Help page periodically, we will post solutions and fixes here.
Solution for A_Math:
Please visit the Help page if you are receiving an error when access A_Math through Renaissance.
Blocked or Restricted Phone Calls:
You may receive phone calls from a Blocked or Restricted Caller. Some of our Paraprofessionals, Staff, and/or Teachers will be reaching out via a phone call and may choose to block their number. Please understand and respect the protection of their personal phone number. Thank you.
If you have a question we will have a form to fill out for general questions on our Help Webpage this afternoon (March 30).
Alturas International Academy
MARCH 24 - Updated Tuesday, 10:30a.m.
As many of you have already heard, the State Board of Education has ordered a four week public school closure, the Board is recommending the shutdown run through April 20th.
Alturas International Academy will continue to monitor the situation closely as this ordeal unfolds. In analyzing the trend that is occurring in other states, it is likely that the closure could continue longer. We will continue to put the safety of our students as our first priority and will not reopen until we know that it is safe for your students as well as the community.
As we transition to online learning this coming Monday, March 30th, please be conscientious of internet usage during times that teacher will be streaming their live lessons. Activities such as streaming movies and online gaming could adversely affect your internet connectivity while students are completing their studies and assignments.
As the closure continues, we will keep you updated on how to collect additional supplies and curriculum to support your students' learning. We appreciate your understanding and patience as we work through this situation. If you have any questions or concerns, please be sure to reach out to us.
Michelle Ball and Brian Bingham
MARCH 18 - Updated Tuesday, 9:30a.m.
As we navigate through this odd time in the world, our main concern needs to be the well-being of everyone in our community. As schools and other community organizations are forced to close, many families in our community are left without basic necessities. The local food bank has been depleted, and the YMCA downtown will be closing their learning center. As the Alturas Community, we are joining together with the YMCA to organize a food drive to support local families.
- Dry snacks like granola bars, crackers, chips, soups, canned goods, ramen, etc. The YMCA will also have water available to children. Alturas will be coordinating with the YMCA to coordinate times when children can come by to pick up supplies.
If you would also like to donate to the Idaho Falls Food Bank, they can accept donations directly. In addition they are looking for cash donations to be able to adjust to families needs as this crisis develops. This can be done through their online platform.
Morgan Stewart, Alturas liaison
Dave Manson, Executive Director of Community Food Basket
Donovan Stokes, YMCA Childcare Director
MARCH 17 - Updated Tuesday, 5:00 p.m.
Dear MYP parents and guardians,
After much collaboration the MYP team has developed a plan to continue our educational program from home starting March 30th, 2020. As of now we plan on being “online” from March 30th-April 5th. Administration will be in contact if situations change.
Please see the attachment [check your email] for the MYP "Flex" Schedule.
During these times we are expecting students to be online working through their curriculum as teachers assign it. Teachers will assign lessons and curriculum through Google Classroom.
Teachers will also be online during these times using ZOOM, a video conference platform, to give lessons and support student work. Teachers will have the “join” links in Google Classroom.
We understand that not all families can be “online” at our scheduled times, therefore teachers will also record their lessons as they give them and post them online to their google classroom to help support students as they have the time to be online.
Students, however, are expected to keep up with their school work and teachers will be contacting families daily if they notice students are falling behind.
Grades will be posted weekly by MYP teachers using Infinite Campus. Please check weekly for your students' progress.
Thank you for your cooperation and patience during this transition time. Please email any of our MYP teachers with any questions or concerns you may have. Best Wishes,
MARCH 16 - Updated Monday, 7:45 p.m.
- Medicine pick up - if you have medicine in the office that you signed in and need during this closure, please stop by the office during the times listed above
- Do you need a chromebook during this closure to help with the transition to online learning? [Contact the school or check your email for the survey]
- Extended School Year - This closure will not cause Alturas to extend the school year.
- Absences will be counted as excused as of March 16.
MARCH 15 - Updated Sunday, 7:00 p.m.
MARCH 15 - Updated Sunday, 5:45 p.m.
Parents, Guardians, and Staff:
- BUSSING (March 16-17):
Busses will run as planned on Monday and Tuesday
- LUNCHES (March 16-17):
Hot Lunches will be served as expected (we are sending a confirmation form to those that have ordered lunches)
Teachers or staff will be in contact with you if you had a scheduled meeting
- Information for Speech and Language services is forthcoming
- School Tour CANCELLED (March 17) will reschedule
- Boys Basketball Banquet CANCELLED (March 18)
- 5th Grade Maturation Film CANCELLED (March 19)