4th graders will return to in person learning on Monday, October 19th. School will be in person Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30-3:30 with a staggered arrival and departure to reduce number of students entering and exiting the building at the same time. Click here for a list of suggested supplies as we return to Bennie.
All Bennie 4th graders will take the NWEA test when we return to face to face learning. Tests will be on Tuesday, October 20 and Thursday, October 22. All make up and unfinished tests will be on Friday, October 23.
Schedule for October 12-16
- Morning Zoom time has changed to 9:00 to allow for the K-2 students at Bennie to be dropped off.
- Wednesdays are half days. Zooms will be at 9:00 and 10:30. School ends at 11:30 for students.
In order to prepare for our in person learning, I am going to ask students to wear masks for our zooms next week. We will practice mask procedures and build stamina as we work toward wearing them all day in person. Should the masks make it too difficult to hear over zoom, I will be asking students to practice wearing their masks for extended periods of time each day. Minus lunch and recess, we will be wearing masks in school - which equals about 5 hours and 45 minutes each day. We all need to build our personal comfort with wearing a mask that long!
New student Chromebooks have arrived and will be distributed the week of October 19th. We are excited about the improvement in our district technology for both in school and at home learning.