Grade 1 – 5 Virtual School: Next Steps and Preparations


Dear Parents of Children in Grades 1-5,

As you were informed last night in the email from Dr. Moran, your children will be transitioning to online learning starting Monday, May 10. 

Our Virtual School: A Guide for Elementary School Parents will help you prepare for and support your child during Virtual School. Please take time to read it today or over the weekend.

The following schedule will help you better understand what the transition will look like over the next few days. 

Friday, May 7

  1. Personal belongings will be sent home with students.
  2. Grades 1, 2, and 3 will bring home iPads for Virtual School use. The iPads are on loan and must be returned at the end of the school year.
  3. After-school Vietnamese classes for Grades 4/5 will run as scheduled today, Friday. However, from next week these classes will run virtually for as long as we are in Virtual School.

Monday, May 10

  1. Monday is a transition day. Students should set up their virtual school work environments and can work on unfinished assignments. See more about the transition day on page 4 of our SSIS Virtual School Guide.

Tuesday, May 11

  1. Virtual School schedule begins Tuesday, May 11. Students may find their Virtual School schedule in their Google Calendar.
  2. Activity packets, with content for two weeks, will be distributed to parents in the Plaza from 1:30 – 3:30. 

Additional Information

  1. You will still be able to check out library books. Please use the Virtual School Library Book Request Form. For instructions, please see this document. Your books will be available for pick up the next day on a cart outside of the SSIS store. You can return them at any time to the “Library Books Return” cart.

We hope that the information provided above will be helpful to you as you prepare your child for the transition to Virtual School. 

Please know that everyone in our division is committed to ensuring that your children continue to have an exceptional learning experience. We are confident that they will finish the school year strong.  

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Daniel J. Keller, PhD
Elementary Principal