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GKMS Newsletter 3/13/2020
GKMS Newsletter 3/13/2020
Craig Butcher
Friday, November 13, 2020

Greetings GKMS Families,

The students have been doing a fantastic job of both in-person and remote learning.  The students have been engaging in a new educational format that is new to all of us and continue to impress.  Having completed the first week of 2nd quarter I thought it would be a good idea to remind everyone of strategies that will help all students continue to be successful while learning remotely.   The classroom expectations for students learning remotely are the same for students learning in-person.  Below is a list of suggestions for you to discuss with your student:

  • Set a regular routine; get up, get dressed, brush your teeth, eat breakfast, etc.

  • Regular bedtime and wake up time

  • Find a consistent work space that limits distractions

  • Sit as you would in class while remote(upright in a seat; Not in Bed)

  • Use your school issued Chromebook for logging in remotely to classes

  • Keep camera on during the entire class unless your teacher gives you permission to turn your camera off

  • Be an active participant

  • Be prepared(pencil, scratch paper, headphones/earbuds (with microphone if possible)

  • Stay logged in for the entire class

  • Eat during your snack time(4th period)

We are all in this together and the staff is here to assist your student in any way they can.  If your student is having a difficult time, has questions, needs assistance, or anything else please have them contact their teacher.  We understand that this is a challenging time and we will work with you to find solutions.  Please contact me with any questions at or call me at 815-784-5222.  

Pack the Bus--We are continuing to collect nonperishable food items and personal hygiene items through November 19th.  Please drop off donations between 7:30a.m. and 3:45p.m.  


Craig Butcher

Principal GKMS

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