Good morning everyone! Today is March 23rd, 2020. First let me say that I miss you all. I know that by now many of you are getting bored, and many of you are worried about your course work. Let's use this as an opportunity to brush up things we were struggling with, and to learn new things.

I really recommend that you establish a routine that includes course work, and reading. If you make a schedule for yourselves, you will be more likely to keep at it. 

Before we left school, several of you told me that you were worried about keeping up with work at home for a variety of technological reasons. I have copied and pasted a message from the central office about some assistance that is available.

I will be setting up class pages on Notebook today. Please check in and join in.
Although PWCS is unable to provide instruction or class assignments to students while schools remain closed, our School Division hopes that the suggestions for optional learning activities posted here will help parents support student learning until schools re-open. Please remember that use of these materials and participation in these activities are optional and neither grades nor course credit will be awarded.
HOME INTERNET - for those reading this email (such as via phone) who would like to expand your access to the internet at home:
  1. Comcast: is offering 60 days of complimentary Internet Essentials service. To sign up, applicants can simply visit the Comcast Internet Essentials websiteThe accessible website also includes the option to video chat with customer service agents in American Sign Language. There are also two dedicated phone numbers - 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.
  2. Cox: Connect2Complete Service. Until May 15, 2020, they are providing phone and remote desktop support through Cox Complete Care at no charge to provide peace of mind and ease for technology needs. Resources for discounted, refurbished equipment through our association with PCs for People. Visit the Cox website
 

If you are interested in information about the referral process for possible Gifted Education services, please email me at paynebl@pwcs.edu.