Virtual Learning 2020-2021


Halcyon Elementary School

1501 Parkview Drive

Montgomery, Alabama 36117

Shannon H. Schmidt, Principal


March 19, 2021

Halcyon Parents and Students: 

Starting Monday, March 29, 2021, all MPS students will be returning for the 4th nine weeks either F2F or remaining Virtual!!!  The week of March 29th through April 2nd, ALL students will engage in Virtual instruction while schools prepare for the return of students F2F on Monday, April 5th.  ALL students are expected to log-in for class on the Schoology platform each day between 8:00-12:00.  Teachers will provide intervention and small group instruction in the afternoons from 1:00-3:00 according to the schedule provided by your student’s teacher(s). We are currently working on finalizing plans and schedules for the 4th nine weeks. You will receive that information from your student’s homeroom teacher via REMIND, email, and a SCHOOL MESSENGER call out from administration no later than Friday, April 2, 2021. 

Please make sure your student’s device is charged and their “learning area” ready for school.   Those students that will be returning back to school for F2F instruction on April 5, 2021  should make sure they return with their devices and a set of headphones.Please make sure your virtual student has a set of headphones to support their learning.

By now, all students attending Halcyon that were in need of a chromebook have been provided one.  If you requested one and did not make arrangements to come and check it out, those are STILL here. Devices have been issued in working order from school and for nearly 90% of those issued, students and parents have been doing an EXCELLENT job of taking care of the devices. Please remember to ensure your student is taking care of the device, using it for ACADEMIC purposes only, and not eating or drinking while using the device.  If a device is damaged or broken, we do not have additional devices to issue or “trade in”.

The final day of posting grades for the 3rd nine weeks was 3/17/21. The teachers are now preparing class rolls for the 4th nine weeks to identify students that will be returning F2F or those that will remain Virtual. We will continue working to ensure our learning environment is sanitized and ready for all students upon return. We are eager to see the return of our F2F students and begin the fourth nine weeks working hard to support student learning, addressing student social/emotional needs, and preparing for the ACAP assessments so that we can see how much our Halcyon students have learned this year. 

The Halcyon ACAP testing window will be during the month of April.  Additional information will be provided to all families so that our F2F and Virtual students can be afforded the opportunity to participate in the ACAP and teachers will be able to learn from the assessment data how we can support student’s learning next school year! We are looking forward to ending the 2020-2021 school year successfully!  Staff, students, and parents have done an AWESOME job of collaborating for success this year during the pandemic. If you have any questions please contact  your student’s teacher via REMIND or email.  You may also call the school office @ 271-9000.

Educationally Yours, 

Shannon H. Schmidt

Shannon H. Schmidt, Principal

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