Out of an abundance of caution, and in consultation with local public health authorities, Hawking STEAM Charter Schools (Hawking) will close in order to curb the potential transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Based on the current crisis, the remainder of the school year at Hawking STEAM Charter Schools will not occur at our site but instead will continue remotely.
FAQs & HELP
Timeline for Distance Learning
Friday, March 13 – Teachers work to finalize plans for distance learning.
Monday, March 16 –Teachers upload class posts to families by 8:30am. You will find assignments for this week, instructions, and an optional recorded message from your child’s teachers which is intended for your child to view. The post will also include websites, games, activities, and educational links that can be accessed from home. Our teachers have also contributed interesting and enriching ways for children to stay connected and engaged.
We will be on Spring Break March 23rd – April 3rd. Should distance learning continue after the break, your child’s teachers will upload additional plans on Monday, April 6th.
Technology for Distance Learning
We do understand that not all families have access to technology. Should technology be a concern for you we will have packets available in the front office from 9-3 beginning Monday, March 16th. We have designed our assignments to be age-appropriate and largely hands-on. Your child will need to be supported by an adult to read directions or gather simple materials (paper, pencil, deck of cards, dice). Depending on the age of your child, you may need to engage with your child in activities that require a partner or closer adult supervision. Some of your teachers have shared links and websites that your child will likely need assistance accessing. An adult should always be present whenever children work online, view youtube videos, and the like. If assistance is needed with technology please email Dennis Leyva directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Connecting with Teachers During Distance Learning
Teachers and Specialty Teachers will be available through email to answer questions that you or your child might have beginning Monday, March 16th during regular school hours. Your child might also like to share an imaginative piece of artwork, letter, haiku…they would be delighted to receive it virtually!
Support From Our Counselors
While our school is engaged in distance learning, our counselors are available to parents during school hours as needed. Should you like to connect, please email our counselor directly at email@example.com.
How will my child access their school work?
All work for grades TK-8th will be posted to the School’s Website under the Distance Learning tab.
These pages will be updated throughout the distance learning period, so please be sure to refer to them on a regular basis.
My child has a question and has emailed the teacher. How quickly can we expect a response?
Teachers will seek to answer all questions as quickly as possible. They will be available to students/parents from 8:30am - 12:00pm and 12:30pm - 3:00pm. However, all questions will receive a response within 24 hours.
Who should I contact if I have questions about the assignments being posted?
Please email your child’s teacher directly with any questions relating to the assignments.
How can I connect my child's Chromebook to my home network?
Follow the instructions below to connect your child’s Chromebook to your home network.
Who should I contact if my child is having technology-related difficulties?
Please contact your internet service provider.
Who should I contact if my child is having social or emotional difficulties during this time period?
Based on your child’s school, please contact the appropriate guidance counselor below:
Hawking 1 Charter School Hawking 2 Charter School
Mr. Zach Zaragoza Ms.Liliana Moreno
My child is concerned about the coronavirus and has many questions. Are there any resources available to parents?
The following links may be helpful when supporting conversations about coronavirus:
How will attendance be taken each day?
Teachers will be checking attendance based on virtual, email, or phone conversations with students and parents.
What should I do if my child has completed all of his/her daily work?
Reading, in any form, will benefit students and should be done as much as possible during this time.
Additional “Fun” Supplemental Resources (from Common Sense Media):
Additionally, students will have access to district funded websites such as Achieve 3000, Khan Academy, Raz Kids, Smarty Ants, and Zearn.
What if my child is sick during the distance learning period and cannot do the work that day?
Please speak to your child’s teacher so they can complete the work when they are feeling better.