Greetings East Lynne School Learning Community! We are most definitely entering an unusual and challenging opening to our school year. But, I am so grateful for the many individuals in our learning community who have been working over the last months making the opening of school as safe as possible. With the combination of staff, parents and student input we have come up with what we believe is not just a workable plan, but one that will unite us together and make our community stronger. Our goal is to keep our community safe, meet the instructional needs of all of our students, and to create a climate and culture where students feel secure to continue on their learning journey. This document covers our comprehensive plan for re-entry into school, the added layers of protection we will add, The newly adopted wellness policy and our remote learning plan. We look forward to a great year, OUR BEST YEAR YET!
Click here to see our full Re-entry Plan
The mission of East Lynne School District #40 states
“The East Lynne Learning Community will establish a safe learning environment where all students, being held to high expectations, excel and become lifelong learners.”
It is our goal to filter all of our decisions through this mission. We are committed to taking extreme measures to keep our building and students safe so that we can BE TOGETHER! We have created this plan to be flexible and easily adaptable to our ever changing world. Click here to see our Wellness Plan.
2020-2021 District Calendar -- updated 7/22/20
Our parade honoring Mrs. Cheryl Wheeldon will begin at 6:30 PM. We will celebrate her recognition as teacher of the year and her retirement after 21 years of service. She is retiring after this year.
Please enter on Pearl Street and wrap around to South Street where you can enter the school on the North entrance by the cafeteria.
You will exit the parade on K highway.
Let’s show her our ELS love tonight!
Middle school students will need to start using their new gmail addresses as of tonight, 4/20. Let Mrs Vaughn know if you have questions.
Students and parents were contacted 4/17 with their new email and password.
It is time for our 2020 Teacher of the Year Nominations.
Parents, students and staff and community members can mail in a submission to the school.
East Lynne School
PO Box 108
East Lynne, MO 64743
or send it via e-mail to email@example.com.
Your submission should state who you are nominating and why.
All teachers in the East Lynne School District are eligible for this honor. Nominations will be taken through May 1, 2020.
The winner will be announced at the end of the year virtual celebration in May.
Dear East Lynne Families-
Here is an overview of our plan for the end of the school year.
1. We will continue to offer remote learning through the end of the school year. We were scheduled to be done on 5/22. Teachers will offer learning opportunities through that last week. Meals will also continue through 5/21.
2. We realize we will be missing out on opportunities to recognize the academic achievements of our students. Even though we can’t be together, we are committed to recognize and celebrate student accomplishments. It is our desire, when this is over, to have a community wide celebration where we can honor students publicly.
3. On May 21st, from 9-11 AM, we will give students an opportunity to get their belongings and return school items. (Laptops, library books, etc). More details about this later.
This is not how we wanted to end the year. We wanted the activities, assemblies, field trips and field days. We are sad to not gather for graduations and celebrate our successes. But we are determined and committed to make the best of these days. We will push forward, work hard and eagerly anticipate when when we get to be together.
Here are some answers to Frequently Asked Questions. If you need clarification on any of these questions please feel free to email Mrs. Vaughn firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office (816) 626-3511.
Q: How will I turn in the work I have done (if not turned in digitally)?
A: At this time we are not collecting student work (except those things turned in digitially). Students can go over answers during zoom classes or via email or other teacher communication.
Q: Will my work be graded? Count as a grade? Be on my report card?
A: We realize in this type of learning assessing fairly and taking grades would not be an effective practice. Teachers will be collecting work, and providing feedback on assignments. These assignments will not count for a grade (like we are used to doing). During this remote time of learning we are looking for PARTICIPATION and ENGAGEMENT in the learning activities teachers are creating and sharing.
Q: What are all of the different sites and social media pages I am supposed to access?
A: There are many places to find information.
Q. What if I am a middle school student and can not access my google classroom?
A. Email your teacher
Q. What if I did not sign up for bfast/lunches on Tuesdays and Thursdays and now I think I would like them?
A. Email Mrs. Vaughn - email@example.com and let her know.
Q. What if my child can not access the scheduled zoom time?
A. We understand that if might be possible that your child can not get online during the scheduled time. Please contact your teacher so that you can arrange another way to get the necessary practice/materials. It is also possible to record zoom sessions and they can email you a recorded version.
Q. Will my child get more learning packets?
A. If needed we will be mailing or delivering more materials. This time will be used to hand out materials not collect work.
Q. How much time should my child be spending working on school work?
A: We know this time is new for everyone. We want all of our students to have BALANCE. Make sure students are getting exercise, playing outdoors, taking advantage of our MUSIC, PE and ART activities. Encourage students to write and keep a journal. Take time to play board games, play with legos and use that imagination. The East Lynne Learning Opportunities page on facebook (and also seen on our webpage) has a wealth of websites and ideas for everyone to use.
Q. Who has the best teachers and support staff in the universe?
A. EAST LYNNE SCHOOL 40! We are blessed and amazed with the dedication and support our entire staff has been giving to our learning community. At some point, we will emerge from this crazy time and be together again. . Until then - we are grateful for your support and patience that make this time possible.
Click on the link below to add YOUR photo to our photo challenge this week! After you click on the link, add YOUR photo and tell us what YOU have enjoyed doing.
Challenge: What is something you like to do during this time of staying at home.
On Monday, when you come to pick up your supplies and learning materials there will be 10 person limit allowed in the school. Someone will be at each door to greet you. Thank you for helping us practice healthy social distancing and adhering to what we have been asked to do. Teachers are working to have all needed materials ready and available for you. This supply pick up should not take very long.
Thank you for your support of this request.