Remote learning for all students Thursday, November 19th to Tuesday, December 8th. For assistance please email office@greenspireschool.org

Hello Greenspire Community –

The second quarter begins this Monday, November 9th.  Along with the recent change to Phase 4, there are several other changes to our in-person (hybrid) schedule and fully remote schedule going forward.  Please see the information below…

In-Person (Hybrid) Students

A Week Ahead will be posted for in-person (hybrid) students and their parents on our website under Toolbox – Middle School Resources.  Sarah will post this to the website as soon as possible every Monday.  This document will also contain any Zoom links required for in-person (hybrid) students when learning from home.  Feel free to bookmark the link below…

Based on feedback from our community, we have increased in-person instructional time for many of our classes.  Most of these changes were piloted this past week for in-person (hybrid) students.     

  • Math –  increases from 45-50 minutes to 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Increase of instructional time in Social Studies, ELA, Literature, and World Languages

All in-person (hybrid) students will have a remote Math class on Wednesdays from 1:00 pm – 1:40 pm.  There will no longer be a math course offered on Monday/Tuesday and Thursday/Friday due to the increased in-person instructional time for students while at school and our teachers’ schedules.  

Students will continue to have Physical Education and Nature Trail.  

Students will attend “RoSa” which is a period taught by Robert and/or Sarah and will include activities, electives, outdoor learning and life skills.  

Beginning in December, students will complete Health remotely to maximize in-person instructional time – Tuesdays from 11:30 am – 12:10 pm and Fridays from 11:30 am – 12:10 pm

Electives are discontinued for the time-being.  

Teachers will try to provide additional resources for in-person (hybrid) students when working from home.  However with the increased in-person instructional time, this may come in the form of videos, tutorials, or office hour opportunities.  These resources will be posted to individual Google Classroom pages.    

Fully Remote Students

Beginning in December, students will complete Health remotely.  Stay tuned for more details!

Schedule for Remote Students (as of November 9th)

Monday

Outdoor Education 10:00 am – 10:40 am

Social Studies 10:50 am – 11:30 am

Physical Education 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm*

Math (Emily) 2:20 pm – 3:10 pm*

Tuesday

World Languages 10:50 am – 11:30 am

Wednesday

ELA 11:20 am – Noon

Literature 1:00 pm – 1:40 pm

Science 2:00 pm – 2:40 pm

Thursday

Math (All) 10:50 am – 11:30 am

Friday

Remote Learning Council 9:30 am – 10:00 am

Health 11:30 am – 12:10 pm (starting in December)

Math (Tejas) 2:30 pm – 3:10 pm*

*Time change or additional class starting November 9th

GVSU Tutoring

I sent this out a few weeks ago, but if you are in need of tutoring, GVSU offers tutoring for K-12 students.  To learn more about their tutoring program, please visit…

Student Support Council

The next meeting of the Student Support Council is Monday, November 9 at 7:00 pm via Zoom.  Sarah will be there to show parents several useful Google Classroom tools.  

Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, November 25 – Friday, November 27th – NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Break

Monday, November 30thNO SCHOOL – Teacher Planning Day

Have a good week and stay safe!

Robert Walker, EdS