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     Mrs. O'Toole
     8th Grade English Language Arts
     Room 3001
     April 2020
     
     
     
     
    Dear Parents and Guardians,
     
    I hope this posting finds you well and pray that you and your family are taking precautions in keeping safe and healthy during this time of uncertainty.
     
    As you have already heard we will be continuing our Virtual Learning Plan until Tuesday, May 26th or until we are in the clear to return. 
     
    First, I want to thank all the students and parents/guardians who have reached out to us with questions and concerns. Please keep the line of communication open. Ms. Sommers and I are both here to support you and your child. We are using Remind 101 which appears to be the best way to get immediate feedback. I encourage those who still have not joined our classes to please do so ASAP. 
     
    You can download the Remind 101 communications application and join your child's class by going to "Remind.Com" and enter your child's class code:
     
    O'Toole ELA Period 1.2 @a9g6bd
    O'Toole ELA Period 3.4 @ffbkdf3
    O'Toole ELA Perion 7.8 @76ac24
     
    Secondly, starting Monday, April 6th we will be using Common Lit assignments rather than NewsELA and the Dialectical Journal. The district will be posting and explaining our new plan under separate cover. Your child will be required to complete the tasks and stay on top of the assignments as we are collecting names on who is not submitting work. Names will be forwarded to our Guidance Department, you will be contacted in order for your child to avoid a possible consequence. Students will also be completing a weekly report that MUST be turned in at the end of each week.  All ELA work will be posted in my Google Classroom.
     
    On another note, we can't wait to get back to normal. We truly miss your child and seeing them on a daily basis. Again, THANK YOU for your continuous support and please keep yourself and loved ones safe and healthy. 
     
    Any questions or concerns, please contact us at notoole@longbranch.k12.nj.us or via a Remind 101 message. 
     
    Sincerely,
    Mrs. O'Toole and Ms. Sommers
     
    "Working together...Parents, Guardians, and Teachers = Student Success!"