Staff Find Ways to Connect with Students Virtually

Staff Find Ways to Connect with Students Virtually
Posted on 03/30/2020
staff are finding fun and creative ways to help our students stay safe and connectedAs school districts around the nation continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, Robbinsdale Area Schools staff are finding fun and creative ways to help our students stay safe and connected. Plymouth Middle School and Zachary Lane Elementary School recently created videos for students, and shared them through social media channels.

Cheri Kulland, Plymouth Middle School Principal, put together a video with the help of her assistant principals. The video shared and demonstrated fun activities students can do at home. Some of the activities featured in the video include art projects, playing instruments, reading and cleaning.

"We have been thinking of our students at home and wanted them to know we miss them,” said Principal Cheri Kulland. “Here at PMS, we are a family, and our staff found this to be a fun way to remind our students and families that we are here," she continued.

You can view Plymouth Middle School’s video here

Each year, as a part of the yearly Readathon event, Zachary Lane Elementary School's leadership commits to a new fun task if students reach the school’s reading goal. This year, Principal Matt Phelps and Assistant Principal Kelly Kudla agreed to dress up like frogs, if students met their goal.

In response to recent school closures, staff created a video to the tune “Can’t Touch This,'' sharing healthy tips to keep students and families safe. Zachary Lane Elementary building leadership made a cameo appearance in the video, dressed as frogs, to celebrate students reaching their Readathon goal. School staff certainly found a fun way to celebrate the success of the Readathon event while continuing to connect with families.

You can view Zachary Lane’s video here.

Many other schools in District 281 are also using video to connect with students. Staff continue to read stories to students each week and send messages preparing students and families for distance learning.