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    Remote Learning Days

    Remote Learning Days


    Mrs. Beachy's kindergarten classs learned how to play shadow tage this week.  They have really enjoyed tagging each other's shadows.  

    shadow tag


    4th grade

    As a morning work activity in Mrs. Midkiff's 4th grade classroom, students practice their multiplication facts on the computer. As a result of answering all problems correctly a picture appears as a reminder of honoring all Veterans on this Veterans' Day.

     

    4th grade

    4th grade

     


    Breakfast All-Stars

    Breakfast all stars story and photo


     

    Veteran's Day

    Mrs. Veces 4th grade class is learning about Veteran's Day on Nearpod using zoom.

     

    Veteran's Day


    Voting

    Ms. Marsh's 3rd-grade class voted for who they think should be their “class president”.  They listened to a read-aloud of “Duck for President”. 

     

    voting

     

    voting


    5th-grade science

    Ms. Borcher's 5th-grade class saturated sugar cubes and watched them dissolve.  They used their vocabulary words to dissolve and saturate in action!

     

    melting sugar cubes


    Dress Up

    What a fun week!  Heritage Hill staff dressed up to celebrate Fall.  Ms. Ard made a video of all the teams dressed up so all students could vote for their favorite.  

     

    dress up


    Heritage Hill Hero

    We celebrated the gray week students being Heritage Hill Heroes.  They are role models of being respectful, responsible and safe at school.  Way to go!

     

    HHH

     


    Second Quarter Attendance

    Dear Princeton Families,

     

    Welcome to the Second Quarter! The first quarter of this school year was quite unique and we thank our students, staff, and parents/guardians for your flexibility.  The second quarter may bring new challenges, but working together we can continue to live our mission of empowering each student for college, career, and life success.  

     

    We will be implementing the following attendance updates in an effort to increase student academic achievement and participation.

     

    Attendance for FULL REMOTE Students:

    • Students must participate in live sessions (synchronous learning) for English (Reading), Math, Science, Social Studies and elective classes
    • Teachers will take attendance during live sessions
    • Parents and/or students must contact teachers with a reason if they cannot attend live sessions
    • If the recording is viewed in lieu of the live session, a teacher assignment must be completed 
    • Failure to participate in live sessions will result in up to two absences for the week if the teacher receives no communication from the parent or student
    • Independent work (asynchronous learning) must also be submitted to reach full attendance for the week

     

    Attendance for Scarlet/Gray AT HOME Learning weeks:

    • Student must complete work daily as assigned by teacher
    • Teacher will grade work and provide feedback to students’ weekly
    • Secondary teachers will submit at least two assignments in the grade book weekly
    • Live learning sessions will be offered at all levels during the afternoon and students with technology are required to attend.

     

    Students who fail to meet academic expectations will be required to attend our summer school program.  Students who fail to meet attendance requirements may have truancy charges filed.  It is critical that parents communicate with their child’s teacher(s) and the school so that we can provide interventions to help with remote and at-home learning.

     

    Please contact your child’s building principal, counselor, or teacher with questions regarding student performance during the first quarter and the support that is available.

    Click here to print the letter in English/Spanish


     

    STEM

    Mrs. Jones's 2nd-grade class did a zoom STEM lesson with instructional coach Mrs. Young.

    They had tons of fun making roller coasters!

     

    Student working on a STEM project


    Learning about Matter

    Mrs. Gordon's first-grade class learned about matter. 

    They made popsicle soup! They observed a solid turning into a liquid.

    Student with melted popsicle for his STEAM lesson


    Food Services

    Food Services at Heritage Hill Elementary School received the Gold Award 2020 Breakfast Excellence.  Congratulations and thanks for what you provide for our students!

     

    food services


    1st grade music

    First grade is learning about meters of 2 and 4 and how to conduct music in class with Ms. Ard.

     

    1st grade music


     Princeton Mobile Book Center & Parent Forms Paperwork Assistance

    We will have a Spanish speaking liaison to assist any parents/guardians in filling out FinalForms, the Remote School-Parent Agreement, and/or the second-semester Commitment Form (only for first- semester remote learners). These forms are also available online.  

    Tendremos una ayudante que habla espanol para asistir a los padres/guardianes en completar los formularios de FinalForms y los Remote School-Parent Agreement (cuestionarios a los padres y acuerdo)  y el formulario de compromiso para el segundo semestre Commitment Form (solo para los que tomaron el primer semestre en línea ). Estos formularios también están disponibles en línea.   

    Wednesday, October 21 

    Miércoles, Octubre 21

    3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Village Green Mobile Home Community

    7501 School Road 

    Parking by playground

     

    4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Yorktowne Mobile Home Community

    7260 Fields Ertle

    Parking near office

     

    5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Evendale Community Center

    10500 Reading Road



    Thursday, October 22 

    Jueves, Octubre 22

    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Marianna Terrace Apartments

    10121 Shivers Court 

    Parking by office

     

    5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. St. Monica’s Recreation Center

    Douglas Street Entrance

     

    6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Woodlawn Recreation Center

    10141 Woodlawn Blvd.

     

    Tuesday, October 27

    Martes, Octubre 27

    11:00 a.m. - Noon Springdale Elementary School

    Overflow parking lot, closest to the grass

     

    12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Hollydale community

    Corner of Sheffield and Toulon 

    1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. The Colony 

    1 Kenilworth Court

    Parking near office

     

    3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. The Willows

    1235 Chesterdale

    Parking by Swimming Pool



    Wednesday, October 28

    Miércoles, Octubre 28

    2:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.  Viking Village

    150 Viking Way

     

    4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. 1100 Apartments

    1100 Princeton Square Circle

    Parking near office

     

    5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Crescent Village Apartments

    5330 Crest Hill Drive

    Parking near office

     

     

    Click here to view/print the flyer


     

    skulls

    Ms. Marsh's 3rd grade class learned all about why the skull was an important part of our body in science class and made cute paper skulls after!

     

    skull


    HH twin Day photos


    National School Lunch Week at Heritage Hill

    National School Lunch Week Photos  

     


    We got spirit, yes we do, we got spirit how about you?  We are excited to show our Heritage Hill spirit!

    Spirit Week Graphic

    Remote School-Parent Agreement

    Remote School-Parent Agreement
     
    Parents/Guardians of full remote students should fill out the google form at the bottom of the agreement no later than October 21st.
     
    Remote Student graphic

    force and motion

    Mrs. Jones's wnd grade class engaged in a force and motion experiment with how hard or soft to push a car to make it move.  Making science fun with hands on experience!

     

    force and motion


    dress to impress

    These two are dress to impress!  We love your Heritage Hill spirit!

    dress to impress


     

    Math Detectives

    Mrs. Busse's first graders transformed into detectives to find their key words and solve addition and subtraction word problems.

     

    math detectives

     

    math detectives


    Art

    Students in art class drew patterns onto black flower pots.  The flower arrangements were donated to Joann's Stores through the Kids in Need Foundation.

     


    National Custodian Day

    Thank You to our custodians for all they do. 

    National Custodian of the Day.

    Heritage Hill Custodian Staff Photos and appreciation day logo


    Spirit Weeks

    We got spirit yes we do, we got spirit how about you?  We are excited to show our Heritage Hill spirit!

    Spirit Weeks Flyer


    Flipgrid in 2nd Grade

    Mrs. Long's 2nd-grade class using Flipgrid for new ways to use technology during partner read. 

    2nd Grade student using flipgrid to help with reading


    Picture Day is Coming

    icon for picture day

    Picture Day for Scarlet and Gray Students: 

    October 14 and October 19


    We love the Princeton Closet!

    We love our partnership with Susan Wyder and the Princeton Closet.  We are getting ready for our winter coat and clothing needs for our families.  

    Princeton Closet photo with coats and Mrs. Susan Wyder


    Girls in STEM with GE logo

    !Niñas en STEM(ciencias, tecnología,ingeniería y matematicas)
    con GE! Unete a GE y Girl Scouts para participar de este divertido programa virtual. ¿Alguna vez has sentido curiosidad por la ciencia o ¿tecnología? ¿Hubo un momento en que quisiste aprender más sobre ingeniería o matemática? Aquí está ¡tu oportunidad!  Girl Scouts y GE se están asociando para darte una experiencia práctica sobre las cosas increíbles que las chicas pueden hacer en S.T.E.M. Estan invitadas las niñas de la escuela elemental de Heritage Hill en grados 3, 4, y 5 Accede al programa en linea semanal dirigida por voluntarios de la compañia GE.
    Los miércoles octubre 14, 21, 28 y noviembre 4, 18, y 25, 2020 Empieza a las 4:30-5:15 p.m. !El espacio es limitado, llene la forma de registro adjunta HOY!
    ¿Preguntas? contacte a Miranda Almy al 513.619.1370 o a mirandaalmy@gswo.org El distrito escolar de la ciudad de Princeton ha aprovado la distribucion de este volante como servicio comunitario. Sinembargo no constituye un endoso del mismo.


    Have you ever been curious about science or technology?

    Was there a time where you wanted to learn more about engineering or math?
    Here is your chance! Girl Scouts and GE are partnering together to give you a hands-on experience at all the
    awesome things girls can do in S.T.E.M.

    Open to girls at Heritage Hill Elementary in grades 3-5
    Join us online with GE volunteers for our virtual weekly meetings:
    Wednesdays, October 14, 21, 28, and November 4, 18, and 25,  2020. 4:30-5:15 p.m.
    Space is LIMITED- complete the registration form today!


    Questions? Contact Miranda Almy at 513.619.1370 or mirandaalmy@gswo.org.
    The Princeton City School District has approved the distribution of this flyer as a community service. No endorsement of the products or services, however, is stated or implied.

    Click here to view/print the flyer


     

    How to use Class Dojo


    jamboard

    Mrs. Veces 4th grade is solving math problems with virtual groups on Jamboard and classifying matter. Mrs. Veces 4th grade class is working hard!

    jamboard


    subtraction fun

    Mrs. Busse's first-grade class practiced their subtraction by bowling this week!

    Student rolling a ball at cups set up like bowling pins


    Kindergarten learning

    Kindergarten got our floor cushions so we can work however works best for us! Students got to enjoy their library books and practice writing their sounds. 

    Kinder


    Dot Day

    In Mrs. Shah's art class are making dots for International Dot Day based on The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. Imagine the power and potential of millions of people around the world connecting, collaborating, creating and celebrating all that creativity inspires and invites. The hope is that we will join the growing global community of creativity champions using their talents, gifts and energy to move the world to a better place.

     

    Dot Day


    Heritage Hill Inspirational Message



    6 Princeton Elementary Schools selected to participate in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program!

    Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Logo

    The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) provides all children in participating schools with a variety of free fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the school day.  It is an effective and creative way of introducing fresh fruits and vegetables as healthy snack options.

    Congratulations to: 

    Glendale, Heritage Hill, Lincoln Heights, Sharonville, Stewart, and Woodlawn for being selected for this amazing program.


    chromebook Zooms/Google Meets in Google Classroom, parents and their participation

    Dear Parent/Guardian,

    Each year pictures and videos of students are often taken for use in district publications, press releases, school/district websites and/or as an instructional resource during remote learning activities (i.e. zoom or google meets live sessions).  If a parent, guardian, or student does not want to be photographed or videotaped for these purposes, please contact the building or grade level principals.  We will be happy to clarify any questions you may have and/or accommodate your request to not have your child photographed or videotaped.

    Also, we encourage parents to be actively involved in their child’s remote learning experience and hope that you regularly connect with teachers so that your child has a well-rounded education.  We do ask that parents refrain from participating in live sessions.  The sessions are meant for the students and parent/teacher contact should occur outside of live instructional time.  We thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding of this request.

    Lastly, taking attendance for remote learning is new for us this year.  There are expectations set by the state that require schools to take attendance even for those students learning at home.  Students who fail to engage in learning at home will be referred to the administration for chronic absenteeism which we would like to prevent if at all possible.  We ask that if your child is not able to participate in remote learning that you notify the school so that we can mark attendance accordingly.  We will be using the same procedure that is utilized in our traditional setting.  Please contact the school if you have questions regarding attendance.  

    Sincerely,

    Tonya West Wright

    Executive Director of Teaching and Learning, Prek-12

    Princeton City Schools

    3900 Cottingham Drive

    Cincinnati, OH 45241

    (513) 864-1060

    www.princetonschools.net

    Click here to view/print this letter


    zoom breakouts

    Mrs. Veces class is practicing think pair share and getting to know you activities each day in class on zoom in breakout rooms during Language Arts to be ready for at home learning next week.

     

     


    Wifi Devices for Students

    Wifi Devices for Students


    Meal Distribution Information for Remote Weeks

    The USDA has extended the SSO (Seamless Summer Option) Program.

    Meal distribution will be at dismissal on Friday with your student. 

    Five breakfasts and five lunches (pre-packaged shelf-stable items) will be available for students to take home each Friday.  Due to COVID Pandemic, this year only, we are offering breakfast and lunch to all students at no charge. 

    Currently, milk must be refrigerated ASAP.  Refrigerated milk will be substituted for dry milk pouches/shelf-stable milk as soon as available.

    If you have any questions, please contact the Food Service Office at (513) 864-1023.

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

    Free Meals for all students


    Virtual Open House

    Preview YouTube video HH Virtual Open House 2020

    Welcome to Remote Learning

    Princeton Elementary Guide to Remote Learning

    2020-2021

    Grade Level

    Teacher Names and Buildings Served

    Kindergarten

    Meredith Smith-Camp (HH, LH, WO), Alicia Slagel (ST, GL), Jordan Vaughn (SH, EV), Rachel Strome (SP)

    First

    Alice Fitzgerald (EV,WO), Dakota Bittinger (GL, HH), Tonia Tucker (LH), Lindsey Addison (SH, ST), Molly Davis (SP)

    Second

    Rachel Merritt (LH), Shanda Smith(SH), Jill Clements (SP), Emily Cole (ST, HH), Kristin Carlton (WO, GL, EV) 

    Third

    Rachel Schadel (EV, SH), Elissa Foertsch (GL, HH), Angie Poe(LH, WO), Kelly Quick (SP), Nicole Chenault (ST)

    Fourth

    Vince Collopy (EV,ST), Melanie Hogue(LH),  Lauren Schensker (SP), Karl Kennell (WO, SH), Donna Ruttshaw (GL, HH) 

    Fifth

    Lauren Wilson (GL), Bonita Layson (LH), Bhavin Shah (SP, HH), Erin Frankovich (WO, ST), Glenn Patt (SH, EV)

    Specials

    Theresa Shephard (PE), Jenifier Kuhn (Music), Nicole Dye (Art)

    Remote Specials will start August 31

    Instructional Coach

    Steph Baber

    Administrator

    Contact building principal or district contact, Libby Styles (curriculum coordinator)

     

    Attendance

    • Students are expected to log into lessons daily.
    • Per the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) attendance in a remote learning model will consist of:
      • Completion of assignments by due date
      • Daily logins/posts to Google Classroom
      • Communication with teacher(s) outside of the live learning sessions (synchronous) such as messages through Google Classroom, emails, telephone calls, video chats or other formats that enable teachers to engage with students outside of the live learning session.
      • Engagement time in digital learning resources (e.g. I-Ready, programs access through the Clever portal)
      • Teacher-led remote learning live learning sessions (synchronous) 
      • Self-directed remote learning activities (asynchronous) with evidence of participation through a combination of: 
    • Attendance will be taken by the teacher during the live lesson.  If your child cannot attend the live virtual lesson they must watch the recorded live session and provide evidence to the teacher that the video was reviewed.  The teacher will determine what that evidence looks like.
    • Parents must email the teacher if their student is unable to attend the live sessions.
    • Daily attendance is expected and will be reported by teachers weekly to allow for assignment completion and viewing of recorded sessions.
    • Excessive Absenteeism: according to district policy, a student who “is absent from school with combined nonmedical excused absences and unexcused absences in excess of thirty-eight (38) or more hours in one (1) school month, or sixty-five (65) or more hours in a school year, that student is considered ‘excessively absent’ from school.”  The district will notify the parent/guardian, in writing, when a student has reached the level of excessive absenteeism as defined above.
    • Habitually Truant: according to district policy, “ a student will be considered habitually truant if the student is of compulsory school age and absent without a legitimate excuse for thirty (30) or more consecutive hour, for forty-two (42) or more hours in one(1) school month, or for seventy-two (72) or more hours in one (1) school year.”  The principal shall assign the student to an absence intervention team within ten (10) days of a student becoming habitually truant.

     

    Engagement

    • Students are expected to attend and participate in live sessions by either asking or answering questions.
      • This can also be done using the chat feature if students are not comfortable speaking up during a live session.
      • Interactions between the student and teacher as well as between students should always remain positive as we are all navigating through remote learning together.
    • Students should notify their teacher when they cannot attend the live session and follow up with the teacher after they watch the recording to provide evidence that the recording was viewed and work was completed.
    • When viewing live sessions students should keep their audio on mute unless asking or answering a question.
    • Our preference is for students to keep their video on when possible so teachers can monitor engagement.  Students who have their video turned off should demonstrate participation by either using audio, the chat feature and/or completing the live session activity.  Students and parents with concerns about using video for the live lesson should contact the teacher.
    • Students should find a quiet place to view live sessions and complete independent work so they can focus on their education.
    • Students should refrain from moving around the room if possible when attending live sessions so that other students are not distracted.
    • We encourage students to reach out to their teachers via email to set up individual sessions if they need additional support.  Teachers/Counselors will also be working to set up small group and individual sessions when appropriate to make sure our student’s needs are being met both academically as well as socially and emotionally.



    Learning Management System

    • All teachers will use Google Classroom to:
      • Post weekly agenda that will include assignments, due dates and assessment dates.
      • Attach links to live zoom/google meets lessons
      • Attach recordings of live sessions or other instructional videos or resources.
    • Some teachers may also use Class Dojo as a communication tool that can be accessed from parent cell phones.  

     

    Parent Support

    • Weekly assignments will be provided at the start of each week and due dates will also be included
    • Teachers will provide virtual orientation opportunity for parents
    • Teachers will have daily office hours to respond to student and parent questions
    • Teachers will coordinate material pick-up at the start of September to provide learning materials to support learning at home
    • District will provide videos to help students learn to use Google Classroom.  Videos are available online and new videos will be released on Friday, August 21
    • Parent/Teacher conferences will be held September 24 and October 1

     

    Technology Support

    • If the assigned teacher is not able to answer your technology questions, please contact the district technology hotline at 864-1162.
    • Elementary remote students who need access to a Chromebook and or wifi, should also contact the district technology helpline at 864-1162.

    Title One Parent Informational Meeting

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsF24r5aUW4

    Title One Parent Informational Meeting 
     
     
    Preview YouTube video Title One Parent Meeting 2020-21
     
     
    Title One Parent Meeting 2020-21
     

     Class Dojo

    Cincinnati Public Library logo
    Supporting Young Minds of All Kinds.
    We all know that this upcoming school year is going to be different than any other, and that families have to adjust to big changes, such as how best to support learning from home. One of the Library’s areas of focus in our Strategic Plan is student success. We’re committed to helping young people have the resources and supports they need to succeed in school and prepare for post-secondary education, training, careers, and life. Besides library cards and access to our eResources 24/7, we can also support students with their remote learning by providing WiFi access, computers/laptops, and access to library staff to provide assistance. Here’s some important information:
     
    In-person
    Kids learning remotely, and their families, are welcome to visit any of our 41 locations during all open hours, Mon. – Sat., 10am to 6pm. 
    • At the downtown Main Library we have designated a space on the second floor for homework help for middle and high schoolers, which will be available beginning Aug. 24. We can accommodate up to 24 students at a time. 
      • To reserve a space students should call 513.369.6900. 
      • Sessions are 2 hours in length and are limited to 1 session per student per day.
      • There will be 3 sessions each weekday: Monday – Friday
        • 10AM – 12PM
        • 1PM – 3PM
        • 4PM – 6PM.
    • We do still have safety protocols in place, including requiring face coverings, reduced occupancy levels, and limits on the length a customer can stay. 
    • Right now, we are working to improve our outdoor spaces and meeting rooms at many of our locations so we can support students who need homework help, access to WiFi or devices, or assistance with their own device. 
    • We intend to use the first few weeks of school to learn what the demand is for student use of our facilities and as capacity allows, and we may try additional strategies like adding student-only hours in the evenings, and adjusting occupancy levels, if the spread of COVID-19 continues to improve in our county. 
     
    Online
    Homework HelpNow
    • Anyone with a library card can use our Homework HelpNow resource, which provides a variety of supports to students, including live homework assistance, study tools, virtual study rooms and even free assistance with filling out the financial aid form for college (FAFSA). 
    • Check out this brief video to learn more about this great resource.
     
    Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library
    800 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

     

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