Teen Readers! Check out this awesome ebook database that the State Library offers: Teen Book Cloud. Username: ndtumbles Password: trial Available through August 31, 2020 https://www.teenbookcloud.com/Home.aspx
DAY 1 - Successful! Good Evening, Everyone! I want to thank everyone who helped make this first day of online learning a success! Thank you to our teachers who diligently worked to convert classroom learning to an online platform in a matter of 7 days! We are so blessed to have such dedicated, talented, and innovative teachers and staff at DCE! They put in LONG hours making sure that we could continue educating the kids of our community! Thank you to our PARENTS!!!! You truly are rock stars! Thank you for being patient with us as we introduce you to this new platform. Thank you for adding even more responsibilities to your already full plates during this time of uncertainty. We appreciate all that you are doing alongside us right now! You are not alone - we are here to support each other every step of the way! Thank you to our students! They are so resilient and eager to try out this new platform! So much so that a few of them made some discoveries prompting us to set up some guidelines and boundaries for using the online learning platform. They keep us on our toes!! Please see said guidelines attached to this message and review the expectations with your students. I'll be going over them during announcements tomorrow morning as well as popping into a few LIVE lessons to review the expectations with smaller groups of students. I appreciate everyone's help! We can do this TOGETHER! ~Mrs. Brown
Need new library books? Contact Mrs. Wissbrod at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out the online library catalog to see what is available. Pick up at the elementary/public library. https://polaris.odinlibrary.org/polaris/default.aspx?ctx=27.1033.0.0.1
DCE teachers will be going LIVE during their scheduled live classroom times beginning today. Don't worry if you don't have access or aren't sure where to go yet. Monday and Tuesday are the days for us to help everyone get things figured out. Email your teacher or Mrs. Brown if you are having any difficulties. We're here to work through this TOGETHER! We'll see you soon!
Good evening. Just a reminder that on-line school starts tomorrow morning at 8:30. Teachers are all ready to go with their Google Classrooms. Even hour classes are Monday and Wednesdays and your Odd hour classes are Tuesday and Thursday. Assignments will be due on Friday and teachers are working Fridays for if you need to check in with them. Please understand we will be taking attendance for these classes, as well as assigning work. We can't wait to get connected with our students and start a new, unprecedented chapter in the history of DC schools. Get logged in tomorrow and we will all do our best! If anyone has any issues at all, call the high school or email your teachers. Go Divide County Maroons.
Junior High and High School teachers decided whether or not to send home specific textbooks. So in short, not all textbooks are going to be sent home. Only books that specific teachers elected to us as we continue our classes. Teachers will address this with students in their Google Classrooms.
For everyone's safety please stay in your cars during pickup at the High School building. Staff will bring it out to you at the main entrance. Thank you.
Please see this information regarding pick-up procedures for today and tomorrow at DCE. Please stay in your vehicle in one of the pick-up lanes and staff will come to you. Thank you for your assistance!
Hey everyone. Here is the link to the DCHS on-line schedule ( https://5il.co/e5h9 ) for teachers and our students’ classes. We elected to create a block schedule to hopefully allow more time for students and teachers to work together in their on-line platforms. Even period classes are on Mondays and Wednesdays, odd period classes are on Tuesday and Thursdays. We also hope that these blocks will allow more time for students personal schedules. A paper copy of this document will also be in students bags when we conduct pickup. Please note that teachers also have “office hours” to be available for on-line meetings, emails and phone calls from our students. On Fridays teachers are available from 8:00 to 4:00 to all of their students in all of their classes. The high school hopes that this week, beginning Thursday and into Friday, all students can get logged into their Google Classrooms. This way we will know who needs help with class access going forward. Then on Monday (3/30) we can hit the ground running by beginning instruction and completing assignments. Any student in grades 7 thru 12 that cannot get logged into a class by Monday can please call the high school. A helpful hint to students is to highlight or mark their own personal class schedules in this new block system. Students, please remember which period you have your assigned period class…meaning there is two periods of a 7th grade science class. You should remember that you were in either the 1st or 2nd hour science class. The teachers have you placed in your same, original periods Google classroom.
DCSD Informational Letter
Calling all readers! If you would like a new library book, please contact Mrs. Wissbrod with your specific request. Check out our online catalog to see what is available! We will add the book(s) with your student’s belongings that will sent home later this week. All current library books will be renewed with no overdue fines. Elementary/Public Library Catalog (Online) https://polaris.odinlibrary.org/polaris/default.aspx?ctx=27.1033.0.0.1 High School Library Catalog (Online) https://polaris.odinlibrary.org/polaris/default.aspx?ctx=28.1033.0.0.1 Email: email@example.com
Divide County High School is in the process of deploying curriculum in a digital platform, per order of North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum and the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction. This digital platform will come in a small variety of teaching formats and learning applications including Google Classroom and Acellus. DCHS teachers and staff have created Google Classroom formats for students to log into. Directions for the Google Classroom format will attached in a different document. Teachers will be available in a variety of ways to further student instruction, including creating videos, internet chat, email and telephone calls. Many of these ways to correspond with students are available in the google classroom application. A modified schedule of classes will be released as soon as possible. There is an expectation of all schools to continue to appropriately provide an education for all their students and DCHS intends to do their best to fulfill that expectation. We want to do this in a reasonable and fair manner. Students will have to be responsible in their ability to log in to these digital classrooms and work on assigned course work. In turn students can get all the help they need. Students are encouraged to email and set up times for teachers to chat with them in one on one meetings or meet with groups of students if they need help. We literally are putting one foot in front of the other to make this work. We will all learn as we go.
Child Nutrition Program Meals - Thank you for your interest in participating in the meal program during the school closure. In order to best serve each interested family's needs, we ask that you call the district office to get your family on the official lunch count. Please call 701-965-6313 today. All families, regardless of free and reduced lunch status are invited to participate. Children ages 1-18 can be served.
DCE Families - Please VOTE for tonight's bedtime story on the Living Tree site. Mrs. Brown just can't decide! Please join "Bedtime Stories with Mrs. Brown" on the Divide County School District Facebook page LIVE at 7 p.m. tonight!
Join Mrs. Brown at 7 p.m. tonight on the Divide County School District Facebook page for LIVE "Bedtime Stories with Mrs. Brown!" Hope to see you soon!
POSTPONED - Parent Teacher Conferences are postponed until a later date. Please disregard any reminders from Living Tree. Thank you!
The Child Nutrition Program is available and FREE for all of our families regardless of Free and Reduced Lunch status. Please complete the survey if you would like to participate. The survey will help us better prepare for our community needs. Thank you! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NSSVLZH
Divide County School District Families ONLY - We are asking all DCSD families to complete this survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NSSVLZH regarding your interest in participating in the Child Nutrition program available during this time of school closure. Meals are free to children in your home from ages 1-18. Please complete the survey ASAP so we may adjust plans according to interest level of our families. Please complete ONLY ONE survey per family. Once we know the level of interest in participating, we will have more information regarding pick-up and distribution of meals. Thank you!
Divide County School District continues to follow the Governor’s directives and will be closed to everyone except to essential personnel until further notice. The high school and elementary staff continue to diligently prepare digital and distance educational opportunities for our students. We are missing our daily interactions with our students and want to provide them with as much reassurance and normalcy as possible. We are working to use a variety of technological tools to make face-to-face contact with our students. Roll out of these services will gradually begin next week. Plans are being made for students to pick up their personal belongings next week as well as pick up instructional tools that they will need during this closure period. More information will be available regarding dates and times next week. If anything is needed urgently, please call the district office at 701-965-6313. We have learned that legislation is allowing us to offer breakfast and lunch to all children ages 1-18. More information regarding this program will be available soon. Please stay safe, healthy, and continue to practice social distancing.
Tune in for Story Time on the Divide County Library Facebook page today at 3 p.m.!