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Castlebay's Long Distance Learning FAQs
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TimestampWhat is your question?AnswerWhat is your concern?Answer
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3/15/2020 20:46:52sample 3sample 3
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3/26/2020 15:56:26Since everything is unknown, do we get our money back for Pali camp and 5th grade activity if it doesn't happen?At this time, PALI camp has informed our school that they will not refund our deposits. We are working with the district to see what steps we can take to remedy this.
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3/26/2020 16:27:24Regarding the e-mail sent today, 3/26/20, Castlebay Long Distance Learning SupportI meant that parents should wear gloves and some sort of mask when they come to the school site. I use a bandana or neck garter when I am out . I want our parents to be comfortable and feel safe. Can you clarify " All parents must...wear appropriate protective apparel, ..." Personal protective equipment such as masks and gloves are currently not readily available.I meant that parents should wear gloves and some sort of mask when they come to the school site. I use a bandana or neck garter when I am out . I want our parents to be comfortable and feel safe. Parents may choose to wear what makes them feel safe.
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4/1/2020 13:16:29I'd like to confirm that the Kindergarten iPads did not come with a keyboard and also ask if ABCMouse, Adventure Academy, & ReadingIQ be added to the App Catalog?No the Kindergarten iPads do not have a keyboard. I will forward your request to add the Apps to our Technology Coordinator Mr. Mena.
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4/2/2020 10:03:44My concern is that parents are spending more time setting up the systems on the iPad or computer than the child is actually doing work for 1st grade. They should be doing more projects and workbooks Yes, there is an initial set up investment of time that must be made to ensure that the technology works at home so that children can access the long distance learning assignments. Howeve, once that set up is complete, your investment will be rewarded with your child’s ability to communicate with the teacher and access the long distance learning materials.

As our school is honoring all COVID-19 health protocols, we do not have the ability to make and send home weekly or bi-weekly physical packets. Many of our parents would also be uncomfortable picking up such materials from school on a regular basis, given the current current shelter in place and social distancing constraints.

Finally because our school will continue to be closed until our superintendent notifies us, the online systems you are setting up will be in use for some time to come.
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4/3/2020 10:57:47We are going to enroll this August for 1st grade, we are home residence within school boundary, how can we do for enrollment?There is nothing that has to be done at this time. Please wait until our school campus opens to the public before coming in to obtain an application. Check our school website and your news channel for information on when schools can resume again. At that time our open enrollment applications will be available to all resident families who live within our school boundaries.
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4/5/2020 16:08:05Will there be a reimbursement of Pali Camp?At this time PALI camp has declined to issue us a refund for our depsoit. We dont forsee a reimbursement for PALI camp until next year when we mail checks out to families.
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4/5/2020 20:20:57My son is a kindergarten student. I lost The QR code for clever. Com. How can I get the code?
Thanks
Please request the code through your teacher who will then send the request to our Technology Coordinator, Mr. Mena. He will provdie the code.
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4/5/2020 21:10:56An April 3 text we received from Castlebay says that the week of April 6-10 is Spring Break and reminded us to "enjoy this time of rest with your family". However, the Sunday Outreach email sent out tonight, April 5, says that "as we begin this fourth week, all students are expected to work on their ELA, Math, Science,History, and Art/PE assignments". So are the students supposed to receive assignments from teachers and complete classroom work during the week of Spring Break?Yes, it is definitely Spring Break and all students and families should enjoy this time together. My apologies for the mistake.
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4/6/2020 15:54:04What is the link to order yearbooks again?Good morning,
The link is: https://pathtocastlebay.com/yearbook/
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4/8/2020 17:28:57
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4/12/2020 22:58:41I sent in $30 along with a prepay form for the yearbook before the quarantine. Is that valid for obtaining a yearbook? Yes, it is valid. Please email me your child's name and grade level so I can forward the information to PATH
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4/13/2020 9:13:00Since the school is closed , how do I get the residents enrollment packets?If you live in our area then you can enroll in the fall without worrying about any deadline dates for your registration forms. Once our school opens in the fall just come into our office and present your proof of residence information and you will receive a packet.
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4/13/2020 14:20:35Now that the school will be closed for the rest of the school year, will we get our money back for Pali Camp and remaining prepaid 5th grade activities fee. At this time, PALI camp has informed our school that they will not refund our deposits. We are working with the district to see what steps we can take to remedy this.

For the 5th graders there is currently no system in place to refund money while the school is closed. However next year when school reopens, we will figure out how to address any deficits owed to 5th graders.
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4/13/2020 15:03:49My son is currently in 2nd grade at Castlebay, but I would like to register my daughter for kindergarten next year. Can I do that with the office closed?If you live in our area then you can enroll in the fall without worrying about any deadline dates for your registration forms. Once our school opens in the fall just come into our office and present your proof of residence information and you will receive a packet.I don't want her to miss out on enrollment. My email is vmizzone@gmail.com and (310) 968-7631If you live in our school boundary area, she will be able to enroll as soon as school opens. If you do not live in our boundaries then you must register for our lottery.
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4/13/2020 15:05:16Is it too late to pick up my son's ipad? He is in 2nd grade. I didn't realize we would need it as much as we do:)The school is no longer open to deliver the iPads however, LAUSD has established a a device disttributtion center that you can still go to. You can call the Device Hotline at 213-443-1300, or log in on the website at: www.device.lausd.net
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4/15/2020 13:05:29How will enroll my son for kindergarten for the fall if the school is closed?If you live in our area then you can enroll in the fall without worrying about any deadline dates for your registration forms. Once our school opens in the fall just come into our office and present your proof of residence information and you will receive a packet.
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4/17/2020 13:54:13Sorry, I don't know if this is the right place to ask this, but I just wanted to obtain my child's PIN number to access the LAUSD parent portal website. Do you know where I can get this number? Jinny Kim (parent of Brandon Kim, K-4)Yes, Mr. Mena our Technology Coordinator can obtain the PIN for you. I will forward your inofrmaiton to him and he will contact you.
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4/19/2020 16:14:34When will we know about refunds on Pali camp and 5th grade dues? At this time, PALI camp has informed our school that they will not refund our deposits. We are working with the district to see what steps we can take to remedy this.
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4/20/2020 7:52:11The school iPads seem to work sporadically on weekends. Are there specific time periods they work?The iPads are meant to work at all times. Issues with connectivity may be due to large surges in the volume of online traffic ont he weekends. This is similar to the electrical power surges that we often experience in the summer when everyone uses thier air conditioners at the same time causing black-outs. I would recommend using the iPADs early in the morning or on off hours when usage is low.
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4/20/2020 7:55:27Will epic be available for students to access at home throughout the school year and summer? If not what are the access limitations?I dont know the answer to this question but will confer with my Technology Coordinator and respond back soon.With public libraries closed this is important so children have access to books. Suggest securing this program for duration of school year and summer for all students if possible.
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4/20/2020 8:05:25What is meant by "Direct Instruction" and "Office Hours"? As far as our class is concerned, there is no "Direct Instruction" coming from our teacher. This is all parent-driven. And I am only allowed to send an email if I have questions during "Office Hours"? Direct Instruction is when instruction is delivered to the students by the teacher by some method or format. Methods could include on-line instruction, printed instructional materials, phone calls, emails, text reminder applications, video conferencing and other means of communication. The use of live video is encouraged, but is not be mandatory.

Office hours offer opportunities for parents or students to talk to the teacher individually or in small groups for the purpose of asking any questions related to the lesson or assignments or to clarify misconceptions. The format of office hours also vary and may include a variety of venues such as Zoom, Google Docs, videos, phone session, etc.
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4/20/2020 13:54:43What does "RSP" stand for in RSP Support?RSP stands for Resource Specilaist Program. This is a form of special education available to students with mild to moderate learning disabilities, who are having trouble in one or more areas of classroom learning.
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4/23/2020 21:10:33School was closed the week before GATE testing was to begin for the second grade students. What is the plan for having the children GATE tested? Will it be done remotely this spring semester? Do we need to request individual testing? If there will not be tests conducted, how will the 3rd grade GATE groups be built for the 2020/21 school year? Will it be based on teacher recommendation until the students can be tested? Any information you can provide regarding the state of the GATE program for the students in this grade level would be greatly appreciated!I dont know the answer to this question but will inquire and respond back soon.
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4/26/2020 16:45:12On the weekly email from Dr. G today at the end still shows “For this upcoming week of the school year, all students will continue with our 5th week of Long-Distance Learning at home.”
Please update the correct week number. Thank you.
Thank you so much. I definitely will!
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4/27/2020 12:31:57What is the process for enrolling 5th grades to middle school?The district is currently making plans for online enrollment. All 5th grade students will automatically be enrolled in their home school. Students that are going to schools other than their homeschool will also process the enrollments online. We will update you with more information soon.Middle school enrollment The district is currently making plans for online enrollment. All 5th grade students will automatically be enrolled in their home school. Students that are going to schools other than their homeschool will also process the enrollments online. We will update you with more information soon.
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5/3/2020 16:09:21What is the school doing to celebrate 5th graders As the District continues to place student and family health and welfare first, all graduation and culmination events have been cancelled. Our school is in the process of collaborating to create a virtual venue.
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5/6/2020 15:32:08Perfect attendance, my son looks forward to this every year. He tries really hard to take care of himself. I know, the timing is not great, what are the chances that he might be able to get recognized by school?
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5/7/2020 19:00:22DR G said all enrollment for next year is online in her weekly message. I have not seen the form when can I find this? Good morning,

Thank you for your interest in our school. A New Enrollment Page for Residents is now open on our website and as we begin accepting applications for the Fall. Castlebay’s hybrid enrollment process will now allow parents to register for an appointment and submit some paperwork online as part of the steps in obtaining and completing their application. All application appointments must be made online. No walks-ins are accepted.

Please click on the following link to begin the registration process. https://www.castlebaylanecharter.com/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1069267&type=d&pREC_ID=1383158

If you have any other question, we are here to help!

Stay safe and healthy!
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5/8/2020 15:04:19We really appreciate the work our teachers are doing to support distant learning. And we are grateful for the school supplied ipads. However, I do need to mention that we are spending quite of bit of timing logging in/out, frozen apps, needing to use other devices to access certain apps. We follow advice like allowing pop-up blockers, turning device on/off etc. But it does get to be "painful". I am so sorry you are having trouble with the internet connectivity and bandwidth. At this time thousadns of students are using the internet everyday in both their Zoom classrooms and their online work. This put a strain on the intent applicaitons they are using and also on the wifi bandwidth. Try varying the times that the child go online to see if you get better reception.
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5/8/2020 15:08:03As working parents, we are concerned if distant learning is to continue next school year. If however, distant learning is to continue next year, maybe assignments that do not need teacher assistance, like art projects or spelling words can be assigned Fridays so we can work on it on the weekend and not have week days filled.
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5/9/2020 7:01:39question, we submit where can we find the answers?Good morning,
The answers are availabe on this same page right next to each question.
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5/9/2020 13:30:49When is registration for the fall for kindergarten
A New Enrollment Page for Residents is now open on our website and as we begin accepting applications for the Fall. Castlebay’s hybrid enrollment process will now allow parents to register for an appointment and submit some paperwork online as part of the steps in obtaining and completing their application. All application appointments must be made online. No walks-ins are accepted.

Please click on the following link to begin the registration process. https://www.castlebaylanecharter.com/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1069267&type=d&pREC_ID=1383158
Our son is starting kindergarten this fall how do we enroll him at this time? Please visit our Enrollment Webpage to begin your enrolment process

Please click on the following link to begin the registration process. https://www.castlebaylanecharter.com/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1069267&type=d&pREC_ID=1383158

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5/10/2020 19:48:11How can I register my kid for next school year? He is currently in 3rd grade and will be entering 4th grade in Fall.A New Enrollment Page for Residents is now open on our website and as we begin accepting applications for the Fall. Castlebay’s hybrid enrollment process will now allow parents to register for an appointment and submit some paperwork online as part of the steps in obtaining and completing their application. All application appointments must be made online. No walks-ins are accepted.

Please click on the following link to begin the registration process. https://www.castlebaylanecharter.com/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1069267&type=d&pREC_ID=1383158
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5/13/2020 22:20:46Please add me to the blackboard mailing list.
Greggalyan@yahoo.com
818-212-1222
I will forward your information to oour main office staff. If you have a child currently enrolled inour school you will be added.
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5/14/2020 10:35:07Having technical difficulties with schoology and adding Kami extension. Please email me so I can forward your request to one of our support staff. Is there a technical support line?
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5/18/2020 0:28:19Hello, I was wondering if Coffee with principle on Zoom this Wednesday will be recorded? I’m working parent and will not have a chance for a life interaction. As a mom of 3 kids that will be enrolled this fall semester, I would wanted to be in loop of events. Thank you. Yes, we are going to do our best to try to tape to meeting. This is our first VERY large Zoom meeting and we are not sure of our bandwidth but we will do our best.We were not able to tape the meeting successfully. We will try again at our next meeting.
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5/18/2020 11:30:28Would it be possible to continue to have access to IXL over the summer? Yes, we are trying to extend the license for our students.
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5/24/2020 21:01:29My daughter is 5th grade Ellen Shim .
After graduate, She will go middle school in Houston in Texas. In order to apply to school, we need her transcript. Because of school closed where/ when /how can we request?
My e-mail is Myongmichang@hotmail.com
Thank you.
Transfer to middle school I Houston.
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6/3/2020 17:36:446th grade Will the middle school contact the family about orientation?Yes, you should receive notification in late July or early August.
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6/7/2020 17:41:59Why are 5th grade students not getting their yearbooks this school year?The safety of our students and families remian our top priority during this time. All of our students will receive thier yearbooks in the fall, including graduating 5th-graders.
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6/7/2020 17:44:15When are we going to get an update about Pali Camp refunds? What steps has the district taken to refund the money?We will updpate parents on the PALI Camp refunds once the district completes their negotiations and notifies us of the resolution with PALI.
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6/7/2020 18:56:51 full semester
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6/8/2020 21:00:52I asked a question on April 23 regarding GATE testing for second graders that has not been answered. What plans are in place for those tests? Or do we need to request individual tests instead?Testing for GATE has currently been suspended. We will not be able to plan for testing next year until we know whether our students will be returning to campus in the fall. I will update you when further news is available.
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6/8/2020 21:10:41The LAUSD Summer 2020 program page has information about the programs offered and applications; however, I cannot find any date information. When will parents will be notified whether or not students were accepted into a class? When are the classes supposed to begin and end? Will classes run the entire length of the summer break or will they run for only a couple of weeks?Information is now available on the LAUSD summer school website
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6/11/2020 14:19:20if we said, we were going to attend and might change to homeschooling. what is there we need to do? (depending on what LAUSD is going to do)If your family decides to homeschool, simply let us know in the fall.what is the process, we might need to do?When school opens in the fall, notify the main office and complete the exit forms.
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7/23/2020 15:14:58What is Castlebay doing to prepare a plan for the students to return to campus? Castlebay has been preparing our instructional plan for the fall year during the summer. Parents have been receiving preparatoory information via email and mail. Please contact the office if you have not received the following: 1. Your class assignment and materials pick up appointment letter, 2. Your "Welcome Back Letter" with import school information and attachments. Other informaiton will be forcoming as soon as it is available.My children did not really learn or retain anything during distance learning in the spring Tutoring information wil be coming soon for students with this need.
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7/27/2020 18:05:46What software and equipment should I have so that my child will be ready for distance learning on day one?You should have received an appoiintment letter fromt he school to come and pick up your child's textbooks, materials, and equipment. Please come to our campus on your assinged appointment day. On the first two of our "Smart Start" Days (August 18th and 19th, you will have access to training that demonstrates how to log in and maneuver the online learning venue.
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8/10/2020 15:31:45Hello, I see that we need a LAUSD email address/password to access the Schoology site for distance learning. Will we be provided with all that info at the textbook/iPad pick-up times this week?Each teacher may contact their students on or before the afternoon of August 19th with this information.
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