A Message from the 4K Director!

A Message from the Director of Appleton Community 4K!
Posted on 08/27/2020
Greetings Appleton Community 4K families!
This is your Director of 4K, Suzette Preston and I am so excited to welcome you to 4K.  We appreciate your patience as we have been coordinating with local and national vendors to bring in curriculum materials and learning devices so that our 4K students will have tools needed to learn, grow and blossom during the 2020-2021 school year!  Now that we have firm dates and information we are happy to be able to share these important details with you.

Appleton Community 4K will be distributing these materials, including your students electronic device, to families next week on September 1st.  All materials will be distributed from your student's 4K site.  To accommodate parent schedules, we are asking our 4K teachers to call their families to schedule a time on Tuesday between 9:00 and 5:30 for this pick up.  The pick up will be curbside and we will ask families to stay in their cars and allow our staff to put the materials in the back seat or trunk. Please note, you will need to be able to contact the location once you arrive to let know you bring your materials out.

Because school supply materials pick up is on September 1st, for this week only we will be altering our weekly schedule.  On September 2nd we will not be following the Wednesday schedule, nor will we have a Wednesday schedule our first week.  We will have our regular instruction on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week.  Next week we will begin to follow our parent schedule which was in Station 4 of the Virtual Meet and Greet.  This schedule is also linked to this message on the front page of the 4K website.

We realize this is perhaps the first time many of you have needed to work with Infinite Campus, setting up your parent portal and connecting with Canvas.  A very important resource for you will be the Appleton Area School District website, following links from the homepage to the Safe and Resilient Page to Family Messages.  In particular the August 21 Family Message contains a link to the virtual school supplies list, a Family Virtual Learning Guidebook and perhaps most importantly a parent orientation to Canvas called Canvas Observers Orientation.  A note from our 4K office, please know that you can now find your student's user name and password in your Infinite Campus parent portal.

Hopefully you have had a chance to visit our 4K website to view your site's virtual Meet and Greet.  I know that many of you were so excited to participate when we launched the site last night that we overloaded and went down for awhile.  I am happy to assure you the site was back up this morning!  Please know if you run into this difficulty again, we are assured that it is a temporary high traffic issue.

Once again, I'd like to welcome you to 4K!  Yesterday I spent the day with our 4K teachers who are just bright stars full of energy and excited to be working with students and their families.  We are looking forward to a great 20-21 school year! 

4K Parent Enhanced Virtual Weekly Schedule