Virtual Open Houses to be held Oct. 28 & 29

Dear Schuylerville Elementary Parents/Guardians,

Families are invited to attend the 2020-21 Schuylerville Elementary Open Houses on Wednesday, Oct. 28 and Thursday, Oct. 29.  Open Houses this year will be virtual, via Google Meet, from each teacher’s classroom or work space.  In addition to classroom teacher presentations, we will also hold presentations from related service providers, as well as special area teachers. Open House is for parents/guardians of both remote and in-person learners.

Classroom teachers will share their specific virtual meet links and/or codes.  Information regarding the related service presentation (embedded link) and special area presentation (Google Meet code) are listed below.


Wednesday, Oct. 28

5:30 p.m.
Grade K, Grade K Virtual

6:00 p.m.
Grade 1, Grade 1 Virtual, Grade 2 Virtual

6:30 p.m.
Grade 2, Grade 3 Virtual

7:00 p.m.
Related Service Providers (Speech, OT, PT, ESL, Specialized Reading, School Counselor, Psychologist). Click here to join.

Thursday, Oct. 29

5:30 p.m.
Grade 3, Life Skills (Mr. McMurray)

6:00 p.m.
Grade 4, Grade 4 Virtual, Life Skills (Mrs. Jordan)

6:30 p.m.
Grade 5, Grade 5 Virtual

7:00 p.m.
Art, Library, Music, P.E., SEL
Google Meet Code: specialareas

Home-School Partnership

Supporting each child by meeting their individual personal, social, emotional, and academic needs is a priority.  We ask for your assistance at home with these important jobs.  Together we can achieve great things!  

  1. Remind your child(ren) every day to be kind.  Kindness does not discriminate and we are all capable of being kind regardless of our individual differences.  Promoting a kind environment is important throughout a child’s day both at school and at home. 
  2. Ensure that your child(ren) is attending school every day either in the in person learning model or the remote learning model  We understand more than ever that illness can be debilitating and emergencies arise. Symptoms of illness are taken seriously at school and we appreciate your support and patience with our health and safety protocols to keep your child and all children healthy.  When healthy, without symptoms, attendance matters.  Attendance in person or remotely is a critical component to a child’s success.
  3. Establish good routines at home that involve a consistent bedtime.  A well-rested child is a happier, more successful child.  
  4. Communicate the importance of education to your child(ren).  Each child should find time to read at home every day for enjoyment.  
  5. Ask open-ended questions to your child(ren).  Rather than ask your child ‘how was your day?’ (only to have them respond ‘good’), ask them to tell you about their favorite part of their day, or ask them how they were kind to another student.  Asking an open-ended question allows for more dialogue about their school day.  
  6. Play and stay active.  Keep your child(ren) away from electronics and social media when not a part of the educational program.  
  7. Focus your encouragement on the process of hard work and effort, rather than the end result.  We want students to learn to work hard and try their best always.  For example if your child is running outside, focus on how hard they are working while running rather than what their time was or what place they finished in.  
  8. And remember we are a team.  We are partners in your child(ren)’s success here at school.  Communicate with us often.  We will support you and ask that you support us.  We have the same goals as you for your child; we want them to be happy, healthy, and productive members of our society!