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Return to Learn 20-21

This page will be used to give our Sunburst families important updates about virtual learning

Updated August 10th, 2020

Hello Sunburst Parents/Guardians,
On behalf of every staff member at Sunburst we want to say Happy First Day of School.  Today, we start another school year as a Blazer Family.  Please share with your student(s), that we are so happy they here with us in our virtual classrooms. Let them know that we are here to cheer them on and support them through any and all challenges.  We understand that technology can bring confusion and frustration.  Our teachers will not be able to provide immediate tech support because of their teaching schedule. With that being said, it is vital that we provide resources to help families navigate these new tools. We are dedicated to providing support, smiles, and Sunburst spirit in the best way we can.  See below for tools/resources:

  1. To access teacher's google sites/emails, visit the Sunburst Staff Directory page
  2. To view general information of at-home use of a WESD Chromebook, please visit: WESD Family Tech Support Page.
  3. If you have read through the WESD Family Tech Support page and cannot get your tech issue fixed, please submit your Request for Tech Support via the Google Form.
  4. Parents and students should read through "The Distance Learning Expectations". These can be found by clicking HERE.
  5. Today's email was sent using our new Sunburst Support Email address: SUSupport@wesdschools.org. This email was created to help families connect to all things Sunburst. We will work to get you the information you need within 1 business day.  (Examples: Questions about Community resources, Grab N Go Meal distribution, Family/Health related concerns, etc.)  This is just another resource we have to help you stay connected and get questions answered.
  6. "How to" Videos:

Ed Tech Update: 

  •  Over the weekend, the option to “Automatically Connect” to WiFi was added to all WESD Chromebooks.  This will allow you to keep your home WiFi login info stored automatically so that you don't have to re-enter upon every log in.  
  • 'MIS is working to expand the number of people who can reset student passwords. This will expand the list to office staff, instructional coaches and admin. If you have password reset questions, please contact the front office: (602) 896-6400.

Sunburst Update:

  • Did you know we have a weekly News show? The third episode of the Sunburst Sunday News contains important information about the special area rotations and a look at our new fourth special. Learn about the "Link Lab" and meet the founder of our E.Q. program, Danna Evans.  Check it out: https://youtu.be/wbDInlNlZPQ
  • Sunburst PTO planned a double, special "take-out fundraiser" for this Tuesday, August 11th at the Barro's Pizza and Yogurtini on 59th Ave and Thunderbird.  For more info, Visit the Sunburst PTO.
  • We will announce our winners from the "Meet The Teacher" Photo Challenge later this week.  We will be randomly drawing names from those that submitted photos.  Thank you for participating!
  • Finally, we would love to see your "First Day of School" photos. Thank you to those families who have already posted their pictures; they are AWESOME! If you want to share your special first day photos, visit our Sunburst Facebook (Note: We changed our settings for families to be able to post photo comments in the post.)   

Thank you for all that you do, 

Mrs. Dial

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