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Welcome to
Eastvalley Elementary School

A "Leader in Me" School
School Mission Statement
Together We L.E.A.D.
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Click Here for
a Message from
Principal Foster

March 27, 2020
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You can now take
EVRC tests from home! 

The testing hours 7 days a week will be
7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. .
Please email Dr. Swierenga
or your child's teacher
if you are having trouble
loggin in!  Students already know their logins, and should be able to do this independently.  If your student is in Kindergarten, please contact your child's teacher with individual questions.

Weekly Story Read Aloud Schedule

Zoom or other links will be posted before the story begins!
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Wednesday
April 1

10:00 a.m. Ms. Gondek

Thank you
Ms. Gondek !

2:00 p.m. Ms. Boyle

Thursday
April 2

10:00 a.m. Ms. Healy

 

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2:00 p.m. Dr. Bernard

Friday
April 3

10:00 a.m. Ms. Branham

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2:00 p.m. Ms. Johnson

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A Message
from the
Principal

Hello EV Families!

We are so very proud of all the work you are doing with our students as you are working them through “digital learning”!  Thank you so much for supporting your child's continued education during this unprecedented time!  Our teachers continue to collaborate, hold virtual meetings with each other, and some have implemented virtual instruction with their students! They are continually learning new ways to meet the needs of our community and I'm so proud of the hard work they put in each day as well!
 
We know the massive amount of information and resources is overwhelming and especially as you are working with multiple children and working yourselves.  The struggle is real some days here at the "Foster Family Homeschool Academy".  I have worked for Cobb County Schools for almost 20 years, I've served as a grade level and EIP teacher for grades 1st-5th, I've served as an Area Lead Teacher, Assistant Principal, and now a Principal, yet my own three children (6th grade, 4th grade, and kindergarten) seem to frequently question my credentials to help them with their academic work! Their teachers are absolutely amazing so I understand why they would prefer them and miss them so much!

Please remember we are only expecting approximately 1 hour a day of work with our students in K-2nd grades and 2 hours a day of work with our students in grades 3rd-5th.  While our teachers may give more than that to provide additional opportunities for families who want it, it is not expected. 
 
On those days where you and/or students are overwhelmed and frustrated with the schedule, take a break, walk away and get outside to play!  We typically say that students only have the attention span of their age so expect about 5 min of full attention with a 5-year-old. 
 
Our hope is that we continue some learning while we are physically out of school but not expecting students to keep up the same pace that classroom teachers work them through when we are in school as normal.  Thank you again for all the work you are doing!  Every opportunity you have to work with your child only benefits their learning! 

Eastvalley students we miss you very much and we are so proud of all the work you are doing during your time away from school!  Keep practicing your 7 Habits and your leadership skills at home like you have at Eastvalley every day!

Be well and please stay safe!  KF

Report Cards

3rd quarter Report Card grades are now available to view through ParentVue.  If you do not have access to ParentVue, please contact me at kendall.foster@cobbk12.org.  Due to the highly confidential information provided through ParenVue, only the enrolling parent may request access and an Activation Key for ParentVue.  Please follow the steps below to request access to ParentVue for Report Card grades:

  • Enrolling parent shoudl request access in an email to kendall.foster@cobbk12.org 
  • Please include an attached picture of your driver's license to ensure the correct person is making the request
  • Once enrolling parent is verified, you will receive the Activation Key and User Agreement from me or our Assistant Principal/ParenVue Coordinator, Dwan Jones.

We have had a couple of parents reach out to us previously and have made the request for access.  Also grades 4-5 students have access to grades through StudentVue so that may be another avenue to view 3rd quarter grades as well.

Teachers are presently monitoring student participationa and may provide feedback/commentary on their performance, however no summative grades are being entered for the 4th quarter during Digital Learning Days.

Links for Guidance from the CDC

As we progress through this time, please continue practicing Social Distancing, strong hygiene habits (wash your hands consistently, cover your mouth when you cough), and self-monitoring for symptoms.  Below are a couple of links with guidance and information from the Centers for Disease Control.

Thank you Eastvalley!  We miss you all and thank you for working with us through this tine!  Together We L.E.A.D. !!!

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/index.html

Don't forget to checkout the Specialist Blogs during your
Online Learning Day!


Art
Music
STEM
Technology
P.E.
Learning Commons
Counselors
Target
ESOL

Science

Eastvalley has a Free Little Library
Come and pick up a book to read!
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During week two of Cobb Schools’ partnership with MUST Ministries, the District and non-profit have built a long-term solution to provide students with a 5-day supply of breakfasts and lunches at 8 school locations on Mondays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The first day of the meal distributions will be Monday, March 23. 

The school locations selected for the meal distributions include schools with more than 50% Free and Reduced Lunch populations. 

Cobb Schools Food Service staff will make the food as it is provided by the District and MUST volunteers will distribute to students curbside. The meals can only be served to Cobb County students under 18 years of age, and students must be physically present.  

The weekly breakfast and lunch distributions can be sustained through the rest of the 2019-2020 school year or until Cobb Schools re-opens. However, MUST needs volunteers to help by giving food donations and to sign up here to help with food distributions at schools. Please join us as we help our community in need. 

Breakfast and Lunch School Distribution Locations from
11 am – 1 pm

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The new school locations will replace sites where food boxes were provided this week. 

Learn more

Low Cost Internet Options

Low-Cost or Free Internet Plans

Access by AT&T: A low-cost wireless home internet plan for low-income households. Access by AT&T provides high-speed internet service for $5-$10 per month. At least one person of your household should receive SSI or SNAP benefits to be qualified.

Go online: https://www.att.com/shop/internet/access/#!/ OR Call AT&T @  855.220.5211

Comcast Internet Essentials: Offers affordable home internet service for just $9.95 per month– with no contract, credit check or installation fees. You automatically qualify for the Internet Essentials package if your child participates in the school lunch program, you are receiving HUD housing assistance, a low-income senior, a community college student in Colorado or Illinois or a verified low-income veteran. You will also have the option to purchase a laptop or desktop computer for only $149.

Online: https://internetessentials.com/ OR Call : No direct number for this program; must login to enter phone number and receive a call from an agent

Spectrum Internet Assist- Provides affordable high-speed internet connection to low-income families, students and seniors for just $14.99 per month.

PCs for People: A nonprofit organization that provides low-cost computers and free or affordable internet connection for low-income households. Potential recipients must be living below the 200% poverty level and currently enrolled in a government assistance program. PC for people offers high-speed internet for only $11.25 per month with no credit check or hidden fees. You will also be eligible to receive affordable PC or laptop repair for as low $25.

Online: https://www.spectrum.com/browse/content/spectrum-internet-assist OR Call : 1-855-243-8892

Internet Essentials : For students without home internet service- $9.95/mo

Online: https://www.internetessentials.com/

  • Low-cost internet access with no contract or credit check
  • Available to those who qualify for SNAP, National School Lunch Program, Housing Assistance, etc.
  • Low cost computer offered at $149.99 for those who qualify for Internet Essentials

Accessing Clever
for Home Use
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Click Here

Milestone Practice
Information

Testing for the Milestones will begin April 14. Attached is the Milestones/EOG 2020 testing scheduled for your convenience.

Here how to access the Online practice for Students:

  1. Go to https://wbte.drcedirect.com/GA/portals/ga.
  2. Click “Online Tools Training” under the End-of-Grade spring test section (top right).
  3. Click “EOG Test Practice.”
  4. Click “Standard Online Tools.”
  5. Click “Grades 3-5.”
  6. Sign in using the username and password that is provided.
  7. Students can then practice going through

Congratulations!
We are so proud of our students & staff!
Eastvalley is now
Cobb STEM Certified!
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Click to Register
Cobb County Kindergarten Registration Information

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Education Enrichment Campaign Update
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Congratulations on Reaching Your Goal!

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Principal Foster & Assistant Principal Mrs. Jones.

Congratulations to
Dr. Nanda our
Teacher of The Year
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and
Mrs. Deshotels
Certified Employee
of The Year
(right)
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Have your
Eastvalley Students
practice their typing at home!
Click the image below
to get started!
Use the login information below!

Eastvalley’s school code is 150201
*Students use their student number as the user name & the password!
If you need help with getting their student number, please email Dr. Swierenga or Mrs. Healy.

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IXL at Eastvalley!
IXL Parent Guide
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Student's Cobb Digital Library
 Home Login Has Changed!

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Instead of student number, students must use their Microsoft 365 login credentials as their User ID. The password has changed as well. Students can ask at the Learning Commons for that information.

What do Eagles do???  They Tweet…
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Dear EV Parents and Families,
You can now follow Mr. Foster on Twitter for all things Eastvalley and education news!  Follow him at the Twitter handle @Eastvalley_KF. 

Eastvalley Foundation


Click Here for
Updated Information
on Office 365 for Your Eastvalley Eagle!


Please join the New EV Community Website!

The Eastvalley PTA & Foundation have launched a new website: https://eastvalleypta.membershiptoolkit.com. Please register for a FREE account today. Benefits:

  • online store: join PTA, buy spirit wear
  • volunteer for PTA events
  • view calendar
  • online student directory (anyone can be listed, but online access is restricted to PTA members, $8 cost)
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: You must register for a FREE account at the new website in order to receive e-blasts in the future. We are moving our database to the new website program.

Office 365 for Students

Cobb County School District is pleased to offer Microsoft Office 365 to its employees and students! Microsoft Office When and Where Students Need it! Academic institutions that are Microsoft customers and license Microsoft Office Suite for all employees are eligible to offer Office 365 to their students at no additional cost. Cobb County students may download the full version of Microsoft Office and familiar Microsoft Office applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. Office 365 is a user-based service and allows each student to install Microsoft Office on up to five PCs or Macs and five mobile devices (including iPads). In addition, access to Microsoft Office mobile applications on iPhone and Android phones is available. (Office Mobile applications are included with all Windows phones.) Click here for more information about Office 365. Take advantage of the resources below to learn more about this opportunity.

Access your free license for Microsoft Office and Office 365:

  1. Follow the instructions provided in the parent email received from Cobb County School District. (See Parental Consent Addendum below for further details.)
  2. Select consent option and submit
  3. Access follow up email with student login information. Login user name format for Office 365:
    1. Students = First.Last@students.cobbk12.org (If students share the same name, then they will have a 3 digit number appended to their last name, i.e.- First.Last123@students.cobbk12.org
      Password:123- Please change after creating account.
    2. Staff = First.Last@cobbk12.org (same as your Cobb email address).

Familes New to Eastvalley
Don't forget to subscribe to the EV PTA's weekly e-blast: http://eastvalleypta.com/2013/07/please-subscribe/


 

 

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