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Cottage Message March 24 Please check for updates every Tuesday and Friday

Dear Cottage Families,


As we enter the second week of school closure, we know you join us in hoping it ends soon. We want you to know that it is our goal to have students in school just as soon as it is safe to do so.


We also want to give you information about our next steps for student learning opportunities:

  1. Last week and this week I have been conducting virtual meetings with teachers to create lesson schedules, lesson plans, and details about what Cottage’s learning delivery model will look like. We are also developing guidelines for how much work to create for students, as we do not want to over burden students or parents.
  2. This week teachers are testing platforms for delivery online (Zoom or Google Classroom) and also looking into options for paper/pencil versions for those without access to internet.
  3. Although students are not required to complete any work provided, we strongly encourage students to continue practicing each day.
  4. Spring break is still scheduled for April 6-10.
  5. Should we still be closed after spring break, we will fully implement our distance learning and more specific, focused paper/pencil learning options beginning April 13.
  6. The California Emerging Technology Fund has provided access to affordable offers for internet, as well as a number to call 1-844-841-INFO (4636) to assist parents:

In an effort to be more communicative with you, we will be providing updates each week via phone, text, and email messages on Tuesdays and Fridays. If you are not receiving messages, please email me directly at: so that we can update your contact information and make sure you are getting all messages as updates occur. You can find latest updates and contact information for your child’s teacher at


We thank you for your patience. It cannot be easy to deal with your own jobs, family, childcare, and now working closely with your child as they do school work. Our hearts go out to you and we are here for you if you need suggestions or help.




Arthur Estrada

Principal, Cottage Elementary