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Marshall Enews 8/21/2020

Posted on: August 22, 2020

Marshall Elementary Weekly E-News

August 21, 2020


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The mission of Marshall Elementary is to work as a community to achieve higher levels of thinking and learning by empowering every learner everyday.


School News and Information

Thank you to everyone that picked up materials from our pick up day.  We will have staff available next week to help with devices and materials.  Please contact the Marshall office at 513-273-3600 if you need assistance.   


The first day of school is August 24th, with the exception that K-2 grades will begin remote learning on August 27th.


I have a number of items that are repeat items from last week.  I put the new items at the top of E-News for this week.  It is important that everyone has the opportunity to see the repeat information.


Mr. Hinton Friday Update

I made a video update for everyone.  It is about 5 minutes long.  Please use this link to check it out.  

Mr. Hinton’s Video Message


Device Drop-Off/Exchange- Saturday and Sunday Hours

****This is for students that have NOT dropped off/exchanged already or do not have a device, or could not make one of the scheduled events that TSD has already hosted during the past 3 weeks.


The Talawanda High School Media Center will open Saturday 11 am - 1 pm, and also Sunday from 8 am - 10 am to allow people more flexibility to drop off devices.


Dr. Theroux and Mrs. Morrish shared the following information:

Welcome Back to the 2020-2021 school year!  


If you haven't had an opportunity to become familiar with the TSD Remote Learning Sites, please review the information now.


The first day of school is August 24th, with the exception that K-2 grades will begin remote learning on August 27th.


Thank you for your patience as our district works with individual families regarding hot-spots next week, we will be connecting families as quickly as possible.


If you haven't completed your school forms...please do so as soon as possible.


For all other information you may connect with your child's school or check information on the district website at  


2nd-5th Grade Parents:

This message is for our 2nd to 5th Grade students.  The video link below will walk students through logging on to their chromebook and then getting to their Google Classroom.  This should get all students connected and ready for our first day of school. 


Logging on to the Chromebook


Information From Last Week

As you know, the 2020-21 school year will start remotely.  Planning, adjusting, sharing and collaborating has been non-stop since the TSD Board of Education made their decision.  The staff at Marshall is ready to create a great online learning environment.  We ask that you be patient the first few weeks of school.  We will need to make adjustments to meet the needs of everyone.  We have a good plan in place but there may be some changes needed along the way.  


Remote Learning Schedule

I would like to take a couple of minutes to explain how Marshall’s weekly remote schedule will work.


During the time that we are remote learning, the Marshall school day will begin at 8:30 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.   Students will log into their devices for the morning announcements and a class meeting that will last until 8:50.  This time will allow teachers to check in with students, provide feedback from the day before and help to build a positive classroom environment.


Your child will participate in three remote learning sessions throughout the day.  This will allow for instruction in English Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies.  Most likely instruction will take place at the beginning of this session through a zoom meeting or a video recorded  lesson and then students will be expected to work independently or in small groups with teacher supervision.  Marshall students will also participate in two thirty minute small group sessions.  During this time students might be working with their teacher in small groups on specific skills or working with an intervention specialist or the gifted teacher.  This instruction might not look the same day to day or week to week.  It may be a small group zoom meeting, a pre-recorded video or work on the different educational sites that Marshall uses.


Students will also participate in a thirty minute specials class each day.  They will rotate between art, music, physical education and STEM.  We are very excited that this year all Marshall students will get to participate in STEM!


Students will have two thirty minute independent practice sessions at the end of their school day.  They should use this time to complete any work that they have not finished from the day or to make revisions to previously submitted work.


Talawanda recognizes the importance of frequent brain breaks during the day to allow students to step away from devices and be active,  Therefore, they will have four ten minute breaks throughout the day.  Please encourage them  to move their bodies, get some water and use the time to interact with the people in their learning setting.  Students will also have a lunch break from 11:20 - 12:20 each day.  Again we encourage students to step away from devices and spend some of this time being active.


Marshall students will not follow this schedule on Wednesdays.  Wednesday is an instructional support day designed to allow students some independent time to complete assignments and participate in individual or small group instruction.  Your child’s teacher will communicate with you if/when your child is scheduled to work with a teacher.


The staff and administration has worked very thoughtfully to create this schedule, always keeping the best interests of Talawanda students and families at the forefront of their thoughts.  If you still have questions, please feel free to email me at or Emily Lykins at or call us at 513-273-3600



If you are in need of a hotspot for online learning, please contact Mr. Hinton at

Remote Learning Schedule


1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade


Have a great weekend!

Mr. Chad Hinton




August 24- First Day for 3-5

August 27 - First Day for K-2

September 7- Labor Day- No School

October 13- Conferences

October 15- Conferences

November 25-27- Thanksgiving Break

December 21-January 1- Winter Break

March 16- Conferences

March 18- Conferences


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