Distance Learning

Welcome to the Morse School Distance Learning Page!
Morse LogoThe teachers and staff members at the Morse School are committed to ensuring that our students continue to keep their brains active and exercised during the emergency school closure. This page includes information about general learning routines, specific classroom enrichment activities, and suggested daily schedules for children while they are at home.

New links will be added and updated to this site throughout the emergency school closure. In order to minimize loss of learning and stay up to date, we ask that you check this page frequently.

Maintaining Healthy Routines for Your Child during the School Closure
Children thrive on structure and predictability, and helping them know what to expect each day will help them feel safe and promote self-regulation and positive behavior. We recommend that you establish a schedule that looks similar each day. Plan for some reading time, outside time, quiet time, play time, screen time, and of course some academic/schoolwork time (please see paragraph below for more on distance learning). Regular bedtime routines are also important.
View a sample daily schedule >>

Grade-Level Learning & Enrichment
All children were sent home on Friday, March 13th with books and learning packets designed to support continued academic growth during the school closure. While these learning materials helped maintain learning momentum over the initial days of the school closure, our teachers and teams have been working on Distance Learning Plans with engaging enrichment activities that children can complete at home. Please look out for direct, daily email communication from your child’s teacher! If you have not heard from your child’s teacher, please contact your teacher directly through email or contact Dr. Leith.

Below, please find your child’s grade-level or classroom Distance Learning Page, with more information about protocols, resources, and expectations for your child’s classroom during the emergency school closure.
We expect that all Morse School students are setting aside at least three hours per day to engage in learning activities prepared by their teachers!
Special Start
A2 - Mr. Maloney, A3 - Ms. VanCamp, A5 - Ms. Raimo & E2 - Ms. Fitzpatrick

A1 - Ms. Sterling
B8 - Ms. Connelly
B6 - Ms. Allison
B7 - Mr. Klinman
D6 - Ms. Bellino
JK/K Online OT Resources from Ms. Fonseca

Grade 1
A1 - Ms. Sterling
A4 & A6 - Ms. Grunes & Ms. Rosenberg

Grade 2
C1 & C3 - Mr. Weir & Ms. Fallon
C5 - Ms. Smith-MacKenzie

Grade 3
C5 - Ms. Smith-MacKenzie
C2 & C4 - Ms. Gallant & Ms. Roderick

Grade 4
E3 - Ms. Leonard
E6 & E8 - Ms. DeWitte & Mr. Offley
Spanish: Ms. Convers

Grade 5
E3 - Ms. Leonard
E5 & E7 - Ms. Bishop & Ms. Jeram
5th Grade Instrumental Music Page
Spanish: Ms. Convers
View Supplemental Distance Learning Resources for Families
JK-2 | Grade 3 - 5

Library Enrichment Resources from Ms. Pennell

Please see Ms. Pennell’s Library Enrichment Page, with activities and resources for Morse School children at every grade level! Please also keep an eye out for her weekly message to your child’s classroom. If you are looking for online reading options, please see Ms. Pennell’s Websites for Online Reading page!

Read Alouds with Dr. Leith!
To offer a familiar face and provide your child with a short reading break each day, Dr. Leith has reached into his family bookshelf to share some of his family’s favorite read-aloud stories. He hopes to post a new video each school day during the emergency closure. Click here to access Dr. Leith’s read alouds >> 

Tips for Active & Creative Play Additional Online Resources
Chromebook Support
If you need technical support please email helpdesk@cpsd.us with the subject “Student Chromebook” and include as much detailed information as possible, including a phone number for contact.
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