Hello Gator families. My name is Mrs. Piche and I am the proud principal here at Golden Hill. It is my pleasure to welcome you back to school and I am very excited about the 2020-21 school year. We are starting off our school year with a different format and you have had your very first Zoom experience for the new school year. Our teachers have been working very hard to prepare lessons and activities to engage, excite and enhance your child's Academic Program here at Golden Hill. In the past weeks, I have noticed how things change so quickly, and I want you to know that we are responding as fast as we can to get you up-to-date accurate information that affects your child and their educational experience at Golden Hill.
Through the distance learning format your child will be receiving virtual instruction for 180 minutes for our TK- kindergarten students. First-through-third grade students receive 230 minutes of virtual instruction and 4th through 6th grade receive 240 minutes. I am pleased to let you know that during instructional minutes teachers are providing direct instruction, opportunities for practice and interventions and procedures and tasks to check for understanding. During this time teachers are observing and engaging with their students. Teachers also have designated office hours when you need help with understanding an assignment, how to support your child or if you have a technical question. If you need information about distance learning, current lesson plans, teacher email, office hours and schedules, please access the Distance Learning tab on the Golden Hill website. Your child's teacher will share the universal username and password with you.
As we look forward to schools re-opening, I am pleased to let you know that Fullerton School District initiated the learning choice survey. For ease and efficiency, I encourage you to sign on to the parent portal so that you can choose your child's learning option. For more information, please see the Golden Hill website. For a detailed explanation of our four learning models, please access information on our district website.
Another aspect as we move forward towards the physical return of our students is safety on campus. Our District Maintenance and Operations teams are working to ensure all safety procedures and protocols are being implemented at our schools. If you would like to see some of the actual systems in place please see the district website under the Covid-19 Update and Guidelines tab. There are videos and more information to explain the extensive measures that we have implemented to comply with all state and local Health agencies.
I am so looking forward to seeing our students learn and grow as we provide them with the skills and strategies to be successful. At Golden Hill I want our students to feel safe, special, and receive the skills and standards that will prepare them for the 21st century.
I hope you enjoy your back to school experience with your child’s teacher today and I look forward to seeing all of you soon. Have a wonderful day, That's all folks.