Discovery Elementary School Information Hub

2020-2021 School Year to Begin with Remote Learning Model
 

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schoology login

Schoology is our learning management system.

If you have not used Schoology before, you may obtain the Schoology Parent Access Code via the Parent Portal.

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psd reopening info hub

Please visit our district webpage for districtwide information.


 

Welcome Back, Discovery Crew!

Dear Discovery Families,

It is with great pleasure that we welcome everyone to the 2020-2021 school year! 

All of us here at Discovery have been diligently preparing for the return of our Crew and we are excited to set sail for another year of excellence. Our teachers have been engaged in professional learning opportunities to support  teaching in an online platform, and our amazing custodians have been meticulously cleaning and disinfecting our building to be ready for the new school year. While we know this school year will be different than previous ones, it will not damper our spirits nor our dedication to provide a top-notch education to our students!

Students are scheduled to begin the 2020-2021 school year on September 8. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and as required by the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, students will start the school year in a remote platform. We look forward to returning  to school for in-person learning as soon as possible using a dialed approach. 

As done in previous years, families will still be able to meet the teacher. Our Meet the Teacher event will be held virtually this year. More information will be forthcoming. Please visit our webpage for supply lists, the school schedule, student meals, and other pertinent information.

Communication between home and school is critical, especially during a time when circumstances can change overnight. We will provide information to families via text, email, and our school webpage, so please ensure your information is updated in the Parent Portal.This school year will be a new journey for all of us, but please know we are committed to keeping our students, staff, and families healthy and safe while we navigate together through this sea of opportunity.

We look forward to a great year with you and your student! 

Sincerely,

Delonna Halliday, Principal          

Niccole Griffin, Assistant Principal

 

 

Discovery Staff on the last day of school

 

Daily Schedule for Remote Learning

Blocks of instruction include instruction via Zoom, independent work and group work. Direct instruction will be available live via Zoom and as recordings or in slide deck form for students to access at a later time. There will be days when a teacher may need more time to explain a concept and need to extend the direct instruction beyond the times shown in the example below or days when a lesson might not last as long. Discovery staff will be working in grade level cohorts to provide a consistent learning experience throughout each grade level to support all of our students. 

Example Schedule




 

CREW Announcements and Information 




 

Dial of Stages

Check the dial

See more information about our staged reentry to in-person learning.

Reopening Peninsula School Guidebook Cover

Reopening Peninsula schools guidebook

*Please note, this guidebook is subject to updates and changes. Updated versions will be announced, shared and posted on our district web page.