Week 23 Distance Learning Updates

Hello Amazing Kinder Parents-

As we get ready to start our week here are a few friendly reminders.

  1. Below is the Weekly Agenda for Kinder Please print this out and have it ready for our week of learning,

2. Just a reminder that if your kiddo is having issues with their camera during our live sessions it could be an issue with the Teams app. vs. the Teams website. Below is a resource from the district to help you fix this problem.

3. Technical Support – Our District has established a Parent Helpline to provide technical support with Office 365 and Teams, as well as assistance for District-adopted online learning programs (i.e. Achieve 3000). Office hours are Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Parents may call if they need support with these tools and an IT team member will assist them. Parents may need to leave a message during peak times but please reassure them that someone will contact them as soon as possible. The parent helpline number is 619-409-6638

4. School Registration Information for 2021-2022 School Year

Registration for 2021-2022 School Year!

Posted on February 10, 2021 by Mat Shy

Registration for the 2021/22 school year will begin on March 3rd via a new online system for the following: 

  • Kindergartners who will be 5 years old on or before September 1st 
  • TK students who turn 5 years old between September 2 and December 2 
  • NEW students in grades 1st through 6th 

There will be no paper packets for this year’s registration. We will update our blog with more information as it becomes available.

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Week 21 Distance Learning Information

As we begin our 21st Week of learning here are a few reminders:

Happy Valentine’s Day ….to all.

  1. Below is the Weekly Kinder Agenda. Please print this out and have it handy for our week of learning.

2. We will be having our Valentine’s Day celebration on Thursday- Feb. 11th. We will share out our Family Hearts project and make some fun Candy Heart Candy dispensers too. We can’t wait to have some Valentine’s Day fun. Also- just a reminder that on Feb. 16th we will be celebrating the 100th Day of School. We would love for all of the kiddos to dress up as if they are 100 years old. Below is a handout to give you some fun ideas. We will also be on the lookout for Zero the Hero….

3. Last week there were some issues with Teams and cameras working and not working. Our district IT department sent us a handy sheet to help with this if needed.


4. Important Parent Information about Dates and Technology Support:

Technical Support – Our District has established a Parent Helpline to provide technical support with Office 365 and Teams, as well as assistance for District-adopted online learning programs (i.e. Achieve 3000). Office hours are Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Parents may call if they need support with these tools and an IT team member will assist them. Parents may need to leave a message during peak times but please reassure them that someone will contact them as soon as possible. The parent helpline number is 619-409-6638.

Important Dates:

  • February 12, 2021 – No School – Observance of Abraham Lincoln
  • February 15, 2021 – No School – Observance of George Washington
  • March 18 – 26, 2021 – Parent/Teacher Conferences II
  • March 26, 2021 – Last Day of Third Quarter

Week 20 Distance Learning Updates

As we begin out 20th Week here are a few reminders for all of you:

  1. Below is the Weekly Kinder Agenda- please make sure to print this out and have it handy for our week of learning.

2. This week Wolf Canyon is celebrating a Week of Kindness. Attached below is a handout about the spirit days for each day of the week. There will also be videos shared in class that focus on the theme of the day.

3. Attention, attention, attention- February 16th Kinders will be celebrating the 100th Day of School. This is a fun celebration that includes having the kiddos and teachers dressing up like they are 100 years old as well as a surprise visit from Zero the Hero and many other fun activities. Below is the handout for ideas…have fun…

4. Important Parent Information about Dates and Technology Support:

Technical Support – Our District has established a Parent Helpline to provide technical support with Office 365 and Teams, as well as assistance for District-adopted online learning programs (i.e. Achieve 3000). Office hours are Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Parents may call if they need support with these tools and an IT team member will assist them. Parents may need to leave a message during peak times but please reassure them that someone will contact them as soon as possible. The parent helpline number is 619-409-6638.

Important Dates:

  • February 12, 2021 – No School – Observance of Abraham Lincoln
  • February 15, 2021 – No School – Observance of George Washington
  • March 18 – 26, 2021 – Parent/Teacher Conferences II
  • March 26, 2021 – Last Day of Third Quarter

5. Important Survey for Parents:

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=DG566I7Aska7c0XdByuqM7H-5SELPqpPhc3YawMBO1hUNkdKSFRUNEo2MVlXVTNHRjk0MTAwUzY3Ny4u

The deadline to complete the survey has been extended to Friday, January, 29, 2021

If you do not complete the survey, your child/children will be assigned to Distance Learning for the remainder of the school year.

Week 19 Distance Learning

As we begin out week here are a few friendly reminders:

  1. Attached below is the weekly agenda Please make sure to print this out to have handy for our week of learning.

2. Please remember that this week we are back to our regular schedule and start at 8:45 and finish at 12:00.

3. Also a friendly reminder to Clear your Cache on your devices. Clearing your Cache helps all of our school programs run much smoother. Below are the directions if needed.

4. Technical Support – Our District has established a Parent Helpline to provide technical support with Office 365 and Teams, as well as assistance for District-adopted online learning programs (i.e. Achieve 3000). Office hours are Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Parents may call if they need support with these tools and an IT team member will assist them. Parents may need to leave a message during peak times but please reassure them that someone will contact them as soon as possible. The parent helpline number is 619-409-6638.

5. Important Dates:

  • February 12, 2021 – No School – Observance of Abraham Lincoln
  • February 15, 2021 – No School – Observance of George Washington
  • March 18 – 26, 2021 – Parent/Teacher Conferences II
  • March 26, 2021 – Last Day of Third Quarter

Week 18 Distance Learning Updates

Hello Amazing Kinder Parents,

As we begin the 18th Week of Distance Learning here are a few reminders.

  1. Here is Week 18 Weekly Kinder Agenda. As always please print this out and have it handy for our week of learning.

2. This week our Kinder schedule will continue to be modified with dismissal at 10:45 as we begin to assess the kiddos on the IReady Diagnostic. This also means there are no guided reading groups or weekly reader to print due to the assessment schedule. Just like the Smarty Ants assessment we will expect the kiddos to leave their videos on and audio off , so that we can monitor them during this assessment.

3. This week on Thursday- 1/21/22 we will behaving a Kinder Pick Up Day at Wolf Canyon. Unlike the other pick up days this will take place from 8:30-3:30 and will be a drive up process. There will be tables set up on the curb in front of the kinder playground. On the tables will be crates with teacher names. Within each crate there will be a ziploc bag labeled with your kiddos name to take with you. In these bags there will be: journals, sight word books, Valentine’s Day activities, and a fun letter with a “Flat Teacher” for the kiddos. If for some reason you can not make it to the pick-up, the baggies will be taken to the office and place on tables outside of the office for pick-up when convenient. Please note that the materials in their baggies will be used in the coming days so it is vital that it be picked up.

Week 17 Distance Learning

Hello All- Here are a few reminders as we begin our week of learning:

  1. Here is the Weekly Agenda…as always please print this out and have it handy during our week of learning.

2. This week we begin our Modified Schedule due to our Mid Year Assessments. Please note we start at 8:45 AM and go until 10:45 AM. Then we begin our assessments from 11-12. Please ask your teacher if you have any questions regarding the schedule.

3. We will begin our Mid Year assessments on Smarty Ants this week. We are attaching a handy parent reference that talks about how parents can support their kiddos with this assessment. Your kinder teacher will provide more specific information in their weekly email.

4. Attention All Military Families…. there is a great opportunity for you to connect with other Wolf Canyon Families this week… check it out:

Happy New Year and Welcome Back to Week 16 Distance Learning

As we begin our first week in the new year here are a few reminders for all of you.

  1. Here is the Week 16 Daily Agenda.

2. Please note there is no Smarty Ants this week- as the assessment window opens and we will be reassessing the kiddos to track their progress. We have included the scope and sequence as a resource. By the end of the year All Kinders are expected to reach Lesson 39 to show one full year of growth. Remember we need all Kinders to work on Smarty Ants for at least 15 minutes every day.

3. Please remember that during our Face to Face assessments your kiddos were given 2 items their January Writing Journal and a Winter Poetry Book. Please make sure those are handy for our upcoming week of learning.

4. Here is the Districtwide Calendar with upcoming holidays and breaks for the remainder of the year.

Week 15 Distance Learning Information

Hello Amazing Kinder Parents,

As we begin our 15th Week of Distance Learning here are a few reminders for all of you:

  1. Attached is the Weekly Agenda for our Week of Learning.

2. This week there will be a Holiday Pick Up Party…. Below is the information. We can’t wait to see all of you there in your Holiday Best!!!!

3. Attached below is the District calendar for the rest of the school year. It has holidays and vacation days as well. Make sure to print this out and have it handy as you make appointments.

4. Report Cards will be sent home this week- either in person at our Holiday Party Pick up or electronically via email. It will be important to read through it and pay special attention to the comments section- for data and teacher personalized comments about next steps for your kiddos.

5. This week is our last week before Winter Break. We will go out on break on 12/.18 and school will resume Tuesday- Jan. 5th 2021.

Week 14 of Distance Learning

Hello Amazing Kinder Parents,

As we start our week here are a few reminders.

  1. Here is the Weekly Kinder Agenda. Please make sure to print this out and have it handy for use a checklist of tasks to be completed daily.

2. Please remember that the expectation for Kinder is for 15 minutes daily on both I Ready and Smarty Ants. Both of these programs track growth and skills mastered and will be used as our end of the year assessment for mastery of Kinder standards. The more it is used, the more consistent the learning growth remains. Below is a scope and sequence for Smarty Ants for you to review. Please note that Kinders are to get through 36 lessons to complete a full year of learning and growth. For example if your kiddo is on lesson 5 currently they need to get to lesson 36.

3. This week our Kinders will take a Writing Performance Task on Reindeer. On Mon,, Tues, and Wed. we will learn key words and facts related to reindeer. We will model informational writing using the sentence frames such as:

Reindeer have______

Reindeer are____

A reindeer is____.

We will create an anchor chart with key words and language frames for the kiddos to use for their writing. Our goal is for kiddos to write and produce 1-2 sentences using the facts and chart as a resource. We want this assessment to be as authentic as it can be- so please no looking for extra information on Wikipedia. We will have them write on Thursday in class and ask parents to upload final writing to Dojo or as an email. This piece of writing is vital to our data for report cards and our teaching- if it is not submitted by Friday 12/11-then your kiddo will have no data to record. We will then schedule a 1:1 time to do another writing assessment which will be harder and less supported as an alternate piece of data. Below is an example of what our charts will look like in our live learning.