Update on Distance Learning: March 17, 2020

Dear Fall Creek Elementary Families, 

During Hurricane Harvey, our community pulled together to meet challenges. Once again, we are in complex and unusual circumstances that require doing things in new ways.

Fall Creek Elementary School will continue to provide students with learning opportunities while our campus is closed.

You can expect that, just as face-to-face learning environments vary, learning will look different in different classes. Our teachers are converting their instruction to a remote learning format. By 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, information will be made available from all teachers.

Fall Creek Elementary teachers will provide a menu of learning opportunities for each subject area, including specials classes, per grade level. Each child should complete at least 1 task per subject from the menu board.  FCE Counselors have included lessons on the menu board called “Cardinal Chat” to support social/emotional learning. You can expect a check-in phone call from your child’s teacher Wednesday, March 18, to answer questions regarding distance learning and how the submission of student work will be managed.

We know that this time is stressful for you and your children. We are here for you and are dedicated to making sure that all of our students experience success and are confident in their abilities. Teachers, counselors and administrators are working from home, and are not on campus.  We can be reached by email. The district is working on options for parents to reach school staff by phone.

The third 9-week grading period that was originally scheduled to end on Friday, March 20, has been extended through Friday, March 27. Teachers will work with their students to complete the nine weeks. 

Please note: Throughout Humble ISD, high school campuses are closed; this includes all outside facilities. Middle school tracks remain open to the public at this time. Elementary school playgrounds remain open to the public at this time, and playground equipment will be cleaned daily. Despite daily cleaning, families should be aware that the Coronavirus can live on hard surfaces for days. Health officials recommend frequent hand washing and social distancing.

Thank you for supporting Fall Creek Elementary School as we work through these challenging constantly-evolving circumstances.

Sincerely,

Christy Erb
Principal