NEW FACILITIES UPDATE!
Dear Parents and Community,
It has been a great school year and we are winding down for the summer. This means we are also preparing for the 2015-2016 school year. As we do this, I would like to provide our parents and community information about a great resource that can keep students learning over the summer and will also help them get a great start next school year. This resource is the INFOhio web site (https://www.infohio.org/). This site is known as the Pre-K through 12th grade digital library for students, parents and teachers. I would say it is more than a library as it contains a variety of digital content, resources and services for parents, students and teachers. This is a free resource that is designed to promote student achievement, information literacy, and media literacy through technology. There are too many resources at INFOhio to cover in this column; however, I will highlight a few for you to explore in the next few paragraphs. Please explore and use these resources for your family and student’s growth.
You will see that the students page(https://www.infohio.org/students) of the INFOhio resource breaks down resources by grade bands (preK-5, 6 through 8 and 9 through 12). If you click on one of the grade band range links, you will see the resources available to support your student’s learning. For example, there is a digital video collection, INFOhio ebook collections, World Book resources, Research Tools, tutorials, practice tests, and much more. A fun example of the tools on INFOhio is the ability for students to look up information about family ancestors on Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestrylibrary.com/). Students can use this with their log in at school to complete ancestry related projects. On Bookflix you can listen to, read, play games watch videos through digital storybooks, eBooks, videos, and games.
The parent resources can be accessed through the student’s pages as well. If you click on the parent menu item it will take you to https://www.infohio.org/students/parents. The books and reading tab will allow you to see eBooks and audiobooks that you may access with your child. This page also provides information to help parents find the right books for their children. You will also see a section on how to help with reading and writing. The homework help section of the parent pages provides many resources to help parents plan for and be successful with their homework. There is also an area that helps parents and students with testing. There is also a section on the third grade guarantee that will help parents understand and ensure that their child is growing in literacy enough to pass third grade guarantee requirements.
The staff, teachers and administrators in North Ridgeville City Schools are very proud of our community and students. We appreciate the support of the community as we are working hard to continually improve in all areas. We hope you find these resources helpful as you move into the summer months and begin to prepare for next school year.