Meet the Teachers 2020/2021

Remote Learning Schedules

9/2/20: Drake Parent Virtual Orientation

Drake's 2020-2021 Remote Learning Orientation (PDF)


Week 1 Remote Learning




Welcome

August 30, 2019

Greetings Drake Families and Happy Sunday!

I hope you and your families are well.

Today's Drake email is packed with very important information.  Please take the time to read this information and share it with the Drake Dragons!!!  We look forward to seeing you this week!

SAVE THE DATE!  Remote Learning Starts on Tuesday, September 8, 2020!
We want all students to have a positive and productive Remote Learning Experience.  Although we will begin learning remotely (on-line), we will still provide all students with a high quality education!  Please know that we need you to partner with us to make this a success!  Please contact us if you have any questions and/or needs.

2020-2021 School Theme: Return of the Dragon...Nothing Can Stop Us!
   

NEW!!!! Wednesday, September 2nd is our Drake Virtual Orientation at 5 PM. - Remote Learning Training for Parents and Students

  1. Click this link to join Drake the Virtual Orientation on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 @ 5 PM. (Parents will also receive a Google Calendar Invite to attend.)

  2. Join us to learn more about the following: The Remote Learning School Day, Student Schedules, Google Classroom and How to Log On and School-Wide Goals.

  3. See the attached flyer.


NEW!!! Thursday, September 3rd at 9 AM is our Google Class Practice Log-On Day

  1. We want to ensure that all students and parents know how to log-in to Google Classroom.  This is a practice and will last for 15 minutes. 

  2. Please ensure that your child is awake and ready to log on promptly at 9 AM. We can't wait to see them.

  3. Students will have the opportunity to meet their teachers. (Meet the teacher videos will be posted on Monday.)

  4. See the attached flyer.


REMINDER!!! Thursday, September 3rd and Friday, September 4th are our Textbook/Workbook Distribution Days
  • All Students will be engaged in grade level appropriate instruction using our reading, math, science and social studies, art, music and Physical Education Curriculum.  
  • We will provide monthly workbook packets from their standards based curriculum that will assist students with their on-line learning.
  • We will distribute these packets for ALL grade levels on Thursday, September 3, 2020 (FREE ICE CREAM on this day from 12-2 PM) and Friday, September 4, 2020 from 10 AM - 3 PM.

  • Please read and review the attached document with your child(ren). 
  • This document has important information on Arrival to your Virtual Class, Supplies, A Comfortable Workspace, Virtual Classroom Attire and Censoring Background Noise.


Remote Learning Updates and Expectations - UPDATED
  • Remote Learning Reminders and Important Information
  1. Remote Learning will occur daily, Monday through Friday, and will be held from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, to mirror the normal school day. 
  2. Attendance will be taken multiple times during the day.  Daily student attendance is expected.
  3. Teachers will provide live teaching, facilitate group learning and will assign independent work.  
  4. Students will receive instruction in Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies, Social Emotional Learning, Art, Music and Physical Education.
  5. Students will have a lunch break and then participate in recess activities.
  6. Student Schedules will be emailed no later than Wednesday, September 2, 2020.  (Instructional minutes on-line will be different depending on the grade level.)
  7. "Meet the Teacher" Videos will be posted on our website by Monday, August 31, 2020. (TOMORROW!)
  8. Parent Instructions will be provided in writing and videos will be posted as well.
  9. Students do not have to wear the school uniform, but must be fully clothed during remote learning.
  •  ALL students will be engaging in Remote Learning for the first 10 Weeks of School (September 8, 2020 - November 6, 2020).  We may continue remote learning if it is not safe to return to the school in November.  If it is safe to return to the school, CPS will let us know if we will move forward with a hybrid model (in-person and remote days) or with in-person only learning.
  • Every Student will need a device (iPads for students in Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st Grade / Chromebooks for students in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th Grades).  Please see the dates below for Device Distribution Days.
  • Every Student will need to know and utilize their email.  (Teachers will provide this information during the week of August 31, 2020, before school begins.)    If you have forgotten your child's Username and Password, please contact your child’s teacher. Teachers’ names, grades and emails have been provided below.    
  • Every Student will utilize Google Classroom as the main learning platform.  Other assignments, activities, assessments and sites will be linked into your child's Google Classroom. (We will provide handouts, virtual workshops and "How To" videos for accessing Google Classroom.

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GRADE LEVEL ASSIGNMENT

DRAKE TEACHER - EMAIL

115

PFA (Full Day)

SANDRA SANTIAGO - siposadas@cps.edu

113

PFA (Full Day)

APRIL WOODARD - awoodard4@cps.edu

109

K

STEPHANIE DOMBEK - sdombek@cps.edu

106

1

LILIANA LOGLI - llogli@cps.edu 

110

2

FALIN JOHNSON - fljohnson6@cps.edu

202

3

KATHRYN DOYLE - kjdoyle@cps.edu

204

4

KATHERINE MCINTYRE - KEMcintyre@cps.edu

209

5

PATRYCIA HAYES - prhayes@cps.edu

211

6 - DEPARTMENTAL ELA

LASONDA WIGGINS - llwiggins@cps.edu

218

7 - DEPARTMENTAL MATH

NAI COLTON - nvcolton@cps.edu

208

8 - DEPARTMENTAL SCIENCE

SMITHA MATHEN - rsmitha@cps.edu

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ROLE

TEACHER

119

MUSIC PREP

RANDALL JAMROK - rjamrok@cps.edu 

GYM

PHYSICAL EDUCATION PREP

ON LEAVE

219

ART PREP

COLLEEN ROCHFORT - cmrochfort@cps.edu 

205

INTERVENTIONIST/TECHCO

ADRIENNE HEAD - aahead1@cps.edu

221/212

COUNSELOR/POST SECONDARY PLANNING

SHAWNTON KUYKENDALL - samickles@cps.edu

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GRADE LEVEL ASSIGNMENT

TEACHER

105

PRIMARY  GRADE CLUSTER

YVETTE BRUCE - yrbruce@cps.edu

215

UPPER GRADE CLUSTER

JANICE SANDERS - jsanders1@cps.edu

104

SPED (K-3RD)

LUCAS COLLINS - lccollins3@cps.edu

203

SPED (4TH & 5TH)

ROCHELE ROYSTER - raroyster@cps.edu

210

SPED (6TH & 7TH) /CO-DEAN

CHRISTOPHER ROBBINS - crobbins@cps.edu

214

SPED (8TH)

MONICA CHERRY - mpittman@cps.edu


School Supply List
  • School resumes on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 and we need all students to be prepared and to have their supplies.  
  • Students will be required to complete tasks at home and show evidence of work.  Therefore, the requested supplies will be needed.
  • Even if we are not meeting in person, whenever we do resume in-person learning, students will need all of the items on the list for their grade level.
  • Please review the attached 2020-2021 School Supply list below.

DOES YOUR CHILD NEED A DEVICE OR WIFI?  CALL THE SCHOOL IMMEDIATELY!

Emails and Messages - We want to keep you informed!
  • Each Sunday, I will send an Email and Phone Message to all families who have current phone numbers in our ASPEN System.
  • If you have a new phone number and/or address, please email me with the updates so that we can enter them into the system.

School Contact Information
  • If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your child's teacher. (Please see the chart above with email addresses.)
  • Also, you can email me at sjstewart@cps.edu or email Mrs. Abner-Adkins at wsabner@cps.edu or call the School's Phone Number at 773-534-9129 or the School's Google Phone Number at 773-273-9782.
  • Drake has a Website (www.drake.cps.edu), a Facebook Page (John B. Drake Elementary School, and Twitter & Instagram Accounts (@drakeelementary). Please visit and follow us!

Enrollment Days
  • If you or someone you know would like to register a Kindergarten Student, Transfer a Student into Drake or Transfer a Student out of Drake, Mrs. Southerland will be available to process these requests by appointment.  Parents must contact Mrs. Southerland at ysoutherlan@cps.edu or call the Google Number to Schedule an Appointment.
  • If you or someone you know would like to apply for the Pre-K program, please click on this link chicagoearlylearning.org and apply.  Make sure you select John B. Drake Elementary School.

The Dr. Cynthia Barnes-Boyd/Drake Health & Wellness Center is OPEN!
  • The Health Center is open Monday - Thursday from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • If you would like to register, schedule an appointment or need additional health information, please contact them at 312-355-5745
  • Please see the attached flyer with details.

Please stay safe and well!  

Sincerely,
Ms. Sydney J. Golliday
Principal
John B. Drake Elementary School

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