Dear Mustang Families,

I hope this email finds you and your family well.  Just as your children continue with their learning (and we can’t thank you enough for your role in this), teachers and staff are also learning new forms of technology to work with students, calling students, developing next steps in lessons, and more.  We are not idle or on vacation, and are having to work through many situations to bridge the gap and leave no child out as all means all. This is all complicated with social distancing so we are spending hours on phone conferences and virtual meetings as we plan and problem solve.  In each meeting, teachers celebrate how wonderful and supportive our parents are. Thank you!!

Phase 2 of Distance Learning Experiences will be issued on April 14, 2020, after our Spring Break.  Phase 1 has carried us up to Spring Break. Teachers and staff have supplied many additional resources if you have completed the first packet.  Note that all materials and resources can be found on our school website. There will be boxes for returning phase 1 packets during the phase 2 pickup if you are ready to return them.  Please place your child’s and teacher’s names on the packets.

Please remember to keep Spring Break protected for family time and fun reading.  We are instructing our teachers to do the same as we all need to take a break from packets, digital devices, and schedules related to schooling.  It is time to renew, refresh, and rest in preparation for phase 2 learning, which will begin on Tuesday, April 14.

All students will be issued a packet.  The demand on your ink and paper for printing is too great along with the competing needs for use of family devices in elementary homes.  We are not doing digital learning but are doing Distance Learning Experiences. Therefore, each family needs to arrange for picking up the phase 2 packets on Tuesday, April 14.  Our schedule is designed to support the varying schedules of our parents, including working parents, as best as possible.

Phase 2–Distance Learning Experiences Packet

Pickup on Tuesday, April 14, 2020:

8:00-10:00 a.m.

12:00-2:00 p.m.

4:00-6:00 p.m.

Please let me know if you have any questions as we prepare to enjoy the holidays and then transition into our second phase of distance learning.  Also, should you have a crisis or need support, please quickly reach out to teachers, counselors, or administrators. We are in this together!

Remember that safety and health are our first priorities!  Take great care!

Best regards and wishes for safety and good health,

Jan Fickling, Principal of Midway Elementary

Building Closure Info

Please note that beginning Wednesday, March 18, our building will close to the public due to the COVID-19 coronavirus.

If you need help with a question during our building closure, call 803-821-0302.

This telephone number will be checked from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. — Monday through Friday.

If, when you call, you receive a recording during those hours, we are currently on the line with someone else or unavailable.

Again, beginning Wednesday, March 18, our building will be closed to the public due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. However, you can call 803-821-0302 for help.