MARC Parent Resources

Dear MARC Families and Students,

September 28th, 2020

We’ve reached the milestone of our one month of school next week. Some days feel endless while others fly by. A month ago, we were busy with preparations and plans for reopening. Adrenaline, excitement, and worry drove our actions. Now, we may be settling into routines and getting comfortable with new technology, or we may be losing patience and getting frustrated. Our students are likely to feel a wide range of emotions as well. It can be challenging for parents to know what’s expected and how to support them. Please understand in times of stress, it is entirely normal for students to regress a little in their behavior. 

Pacific View Charter is here to help. Please contact your COHORT teacher or the main office if you cannot log-in to the zoom meetings or access the curriculum. We understand times are tough, with families displaced by the fires, social distancing mandates from the Pandemic, and rising unemployment in rural areas. As a California independent study school, we have flexibility in attendance. However, our state auditors require us to have 80% of student assignments turned in to maintain a non-truant status. Mandated warning letters have started to be sent home to parents. It is crucial to contact your teachers for any help completing the assignments, so the student will not be in danger of a drop. 

Pacific View Charter is conducting benchmark assessments for the week of September 28th through October 2nd. To access the evaluation, visit the pacificviewcharter.org/marc website for the link and log-in instructions. Students will be taking a Math and Language arts test. Students need to be honest and try their best so teachers can plan instruction for the year based on the results. This test is also vital for our Diploma accreditation, and we need 100% participation. 

Thank you for your involvement during the Orientation and Back to School night. This parent participation was the largest partaking as Principal of Pacific View Charter.

Silas Radcliffe M.Ed
Principal
Pacific View Charter School 2.0

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Past News Letters

9/01/20

Pacific View Charter is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting for the 2020-2021 school year orientation on September 8th at 9 am. The orientation will go over basic distance technology usage, new state requirements, and an introduction to the student program. Parent expectations will be discussed and how they can support their student during this time through technology. Student’s expectations will also be addressed, and a review of accessing the curriculum. The principal will facilitate the meeting, and all teachers will be in attendance. There will be a follow-up “Back to School Night” to reach families at a later time. Mark your Calendars for September 15th at 6 pm for a similar meeting.

Topic: PVCS Start of year Orientation

Time: September 8th, 2020, 09:00 am Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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8/20/20

It has been a challenging six months for students and their guardians. COVID-19 has become a part of our daily lives, with many struggling to adapt. Pacific View Charter has been working tiredly over the summer to have a safe and effective roll-out. However, the challenge before us is that things can change quickly in this pandemic, and it may change over this year, or even a month.

At this time, students are required to select courses for the 2020-2021 school year via mail instructions. Teachers will be given extra time developing a robust distant learning plan utilizing APEX curriculum, zoom, google sites, and pacificviewcharter.org/marc. Continuity of attendance schedules are essential, as well as guardian support, to minimize gaps in education. It is crucial for guardians to have their students work daily and read through the APEX chapters. There will be a family/student orientation via zoom on September 8th at 9 am led by the principal. Following the orientation, the teachers will be available for each course to facilitate questions in the reading and highlight critical points for the first week of school.

There is a learning curve across the country where education has been transformed. It is best to stay positive, patient, and open-minded during this time. Work through the school’s recommendations when online course work begins no later than September 7th. Increase communication with each teacher and attend all zoom meetings.

The New York Times recently published a thoughtful piece on how to set our students up for success in distance learning. You can read the entire article here. The bottom line is, “Kids are resilient, and they’ll undoubtedly get the content knowledge they need. Right now, our main focus should be making them feel loved, secure, and safe amidst these disruptions. Learning can’t occur until those things are in place.”

Thank you for your continued patience and incredible support during this process, 

Silas Radcliffe M.Ed
Principal
Pacific View Charter School 2.0

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