Remote Learning - Jason Robert

Conway Elementary School Principal Jason Robert and staff across SAU 9 have been busily preparing for remote learning to begin on Monday. (LLOYD JONES PHOTO)

CONWAY — Friday is an important day for most students in SAU 9. Superintendent Kevin Richard sent out a letter and posted it to the SAU 9 website Thursday providing an update on Chromebook and material pickup for Friday.

“To address concerns and minimize any potential exposure, all surfaces on all devices are being cleaned a second time, prior to distribution. As a precaution, please continue to keep all devices clean. Please do not use sprays on the Chromebooks/devices. Please do wipe them down regularly.

“Please minimize the sharing of devices.

“If you do not feel comfortable taking a device, do not feel obligated to take one. However, we have them available for every student who would like a school device.

“Pickup for materials in Conway is at each school. You will be asked to remain in your vehicle, and materials will be brought to you.

“Please check the SAU 9 website or the Conway Daily Sun for schedules and information regarding the distribution of materials.

"We have the expectation that somebody will be in touch with that person who doesn't show up," Richard said at Tuesday's SAU 9 board meeting.

Each of the schools in SAU 9 has set up a schedule for families to pick up of instructional materials and Chromebooks. On Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., students with the last name A-F are to pick them up from 8-10 a.m.; G-L, 10 a.m. to noon; M-R, noon to 2 p.m.; and S-Z, 2-4 p.m.

At Kennett High School, pickup is in front of Kennett High School. Students who are unable to pick up materials on Friday may come on Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon.

Dr. Therese Davison, the longest-serving teacher at KHS, shared the following on Facebook was prepared to teach music remotely:

"Yesterday: 62 instruments organized, labeled and to the KHS library for pickup (Friday), 51 books for guitar and Drumline numbered, assigned, labeled and to the KHS library for pickup, four band arrangements scanned and uploaded, three Drumline show props that didn't get used returned, one bill to JW Pepper (a sheet music retailer) paid, a 70-student membership to Noteflight Learn (online music software) bought and somewhat set up and planning for what had to get done today. A very busy day yesterday. A few more tasks at school this afternoon, help handing out instruments at school (Friday), finish planning and uploading lesson plans for next week, and I’ll be good to go."

At Kennett Middle School, people asked to pull through the south entrance where the buses usually come in. Stop directly in front of the entrance to the reception and wait in your vehicle, and a staff member will come out to meet you.

At Pine Tree School in Center Conway, people should pull around the back of the building as if you were going to pick up your child and remain in your car. Staff will be as quick as possible bringing materials out to you. If your child has left anything in their lockers that you need us to retrieve, email Aimee Frechette at a_frechette@sau9.org.

Pine Tree is offering additional pickup times of 4-6 p.m. on Friday and 9-11 a.m. on Saturday.

At Conway Elementary School, people are asked to use the main driveway entrance and continue past the stop sign and park in front of the bus doors. There will be staff present to greet you, please remain in your car. If your child has left anything in their lockers that you need us to retrieve, please email Principal Jason Robert at j_robert@sau9.org.

Conway El is offering additional pickup times of 4-6 p.m. Friday and from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday.

At John H. Fuller Elementary, families are asked to drive through the loop  to retrieve a bag/folder of work from the teachers, as well as a Chromebook and power cord.

“Families will stay in their cars, and staff will come to the car to have you sign an agreement for the Chromebook,” Principal Danielle Nutting wrote Thursday. “Then, families will receive their child’s schoolwork and Chromebook."

Also at John Fuller, pickup for anyone is available on Friday from 4-6 p.m. and also Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon.

In Bartlett, Chromebooks and other materials are being distributed for Josiah Bartlett Elementary School children on Friday via the food bus routes.

In Jackson, the pickup was Thursday at Jackson Grammar School. If you missed that opportunity, call the school at (603) 383-6861.

“Our teachers are working to provide engaging learning programs for students, and I am excited by some of their creative work that will be ready to go by the end of the week,” Principal Gayle Dembowski wrote on Wednesday. “We will be here in the building school hours so call if you have concerns or questions. Victoria Hill (school counselor for JGS and Josiah Bartlett Elementary School) will also be checking with everyone to see if there are any family needs that we can help with."

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