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Coyote Corner – Keep Calm and Get the Facts Greetings!  I am hoping you are enjoying your summer.  We are all glad to be done with a quarter of distance learning and we are all collectively hoping for something far closer to normalcy in the fall.  I have heard there are concerns, frustrations, and questions regarding the fall.   I am hoping to address some of these in this article. First and foremost, I want to let people know that...

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Closing the Gap

Closing the Gap

Recently the Elgin/New Leipzig Public School received a letter from the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction congratulating us for being one of 10 schools being recognized for closing the achievement gap between students with and without disabilities.  These ten schools were selected based on reading achievement, mathematics achievement, and graduation rate.  Both the ND Department of Public Instruction and the National Dropout...

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A New Frontier

A New Frontier

Greetings this is Mr. Ludvigson.  We have been burning the midnight oil up here at the school to get our plan for delivering instruction to our patrons, feeding the children of Grant County, and figuring out how to continue to offer the services we do during the closure.  I am happy to say our Distance Learning Plan was approved March 31st and we stayed on schedule to receive our state funding. The board voted on April 1st to send out...

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Extended Closure

Extended Closure

We are in a moment of history. Never before have schools been shut down for such long periods of time across the nation.  In the past two weeks schools have been asked to develop plans to deliver instruction using completely different methods and create plans that we’d normally work an entire year to create.  We realize this is daunting for our parents as well and something causing all of us anxiety.  The Elgin/New Leipzig Public...

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COVID-19

COVID-19

Coyote Corner – COVID-19 Even as I write this article I know there is a fair chance that information will evolve and change before it is distributed.  That is the nature of the situation we are in.  I understand that it is only natural for uncertainty to cause anxiety.  Let me assure you the school is taking the spread of Coronavirus seriously but also seeking not to feed into the panic it is creating. First, let me explain that all...

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Learning and Growing

Learning and Growing

Coyote Corner –  A quick note before the rest of my article, Senator Don Schaible plans to visit the school board at the regularly scheduled February board meeting. This will be held on February 12th at 6 PM. We have changed up a few things this year in the elementary and we have seen some successes. We have added additional intervention times for students, so they can receive some small group instruction in mathematics. Teachers set...

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