Update on Distance Learning: March 17, 2020

Dear Maplebrook 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.

Maplebrook 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.

Maplebrook teachers will be providing a menu of learning opportunities for all of our students by grade levels and content from PreK to 5th grade as well as Fine Arts.  These learning opportunities may be accessed through the homepage of the MBE website (www.humbleisd.net/mbe). This week we are asking that you and your child become familiar with the beginning stages of Distance Learning and that you choose a few activities from your child’s grade level and fine arts classes to complete. Mrs. Ogletree, MBE Counselor, also has social/emotional resources for you to access. Feel free to choose activities each day that work best for your family.  Expect that our teachers and staff will continue to reach out to you in a variety of ways for communication such as texts, emails, Class Dojo, Remind, through our campus website and/or other ways that have already been utilized based on the grade level communication that has been established for this year. 

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

Sincerely,

Tiffany Caseltine
Principal