Update on Distance Learning: March 17, 2020

Dear Timbers 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.

Timbers 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.

Timbers teachers are extending their physical classrooms to the virtual world through Google Classroom! We will provide engaging lessons and access to online educational resources to help students stay sharp until we return to campus. The codes to join the grade-level Google Classrooms will be shared via Blackboard Connect by no later than Wednesday at 8:00 a.m., so please be on the lookout for that message. Please reach out to teachers via Remind or Class Dojo with any questions you may have. We are still partners working together towards students’ success!

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 Timbers Elementary School as we work through these challenging constantly-evolving circumstances.

Sincerely,

Micah Bachemin
Principal