Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Jeans this Friday!

All elementary students can wear jeans with spirit tops on Friday, September 22! Elementary students will be working outside for a little while on Friday. Jeans and tennis shoes are better for playing in the dirt! (Shorts that are at least as long as uniform shorts are permitted.)

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Schedule Changes

CHAPEL - Elementary Chapel (missed due to weather closure) has been moved to Tuesday, September 19th, at 12:05. Please join us for this sweet time of worship in the Fine Arts Auditorium!

FOOTBALL - Friday's football game at FPD has been moved to Saturday, September 16th, at 6:00. Go Vikings!

NEW FAMILIES - The New Family Dinner has been moved to Saturday, September 16th, at 5:00.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Homework Without Power

It was a great joy to see our fifth graders at school today! We are so thankful for the blessing of safety for our school family during the storm in our area Monday. We understand that many of our families are still experiencing power and/or internet outages at their homes. Your student might have already told you, but we're giving the children time at the end of the school day this week (Wednesday and Thursday) to complete their assignments requiring technology. Students also have the option to print any documents that they'll need to finish at home. In addition to the time we're giving students in class at the end of the day, the FPD library is open after school until 4:30 on weekdays (until 4:00 on Fridays). Please feel free to sit in the library with your child while he/she finishes homework.

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Weather Update

If school is closed due to weather, please have your student check his/her email for homework assignments and any schedule changes for quizzes, tests, or projects.  This information will also be posted to NetClassroom if possible. The purpose of teachers emailing and posting assignments is to allow for "remote learning" days when possible.  We understand that power outages sometimes occur when weather causes school to close.  Students should keep their tablets charged this weekend and check their email each day.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

When Technology Fails Us

If your child is working on OneNote homework on their tablet and technology is not working in their favor please have them follow the following steps.

1. Right click on the notebook's name and click, "sync this notebook now."
2. If the page they need still hasn't shown up have them click on "content library" and right click "copy" to copy the assignment. They should then go back under their name and right click "paste" onto a blank page in their notebook.
3. If neither of these steps worked have them restart their tablet.
4. Once the tablet has restarted try steps one and two again.
5. If restarting the tablet and doing steps one and two again didn't work, have your child call their "homework buddy" from their homeroom class. They can ask their homework buddy if they were able to complete their work on OneNote.
6. If the student was able to do their homework on their tablet, have your child email the teacher for which the assignment was assigned. It is obviously a problem isolated just to their personal tablet.
7. If the student wasn't able to do their homework on their tablet, it is obviously a grade level problem. Please do not panic. The teacher will be understanding and will work with all students the following day to get the assignment complete.

Thank you for helping your child with learning best technology practices. We are appreciative of your support as we help all the students learn on these fabulous, educational devices.