Hello Myer Families,
Our everyday lives have changed in ways we never could have imagined a few weeks ago. The disruption to our school year is unprecedented. This is a time that we all must come together and show up in ways we never imagined. What we know for sure is that we miss your children tremendously. We are very eager to begin learning with them soon, but our top priority is that they feel safe and begin to settle into a routine that is their "new normal". Our faculty and staff are eager to begin our instruction with them and to begin communicating with them regularly in a brand new way.
Please visit https://www.kingstoncityschools.org/domain/934 to locate instructional materials and resources organized by grade.
On Monday, March 30th, paper packets of work, student medication (if applicable), and student instruments (if applicable) will be available for pick up at Myer School by grade during the following time slots:
12 - 1pm ~ Grades 3 & 4
1 - 2pm ~ Grades K - 2
Paper Packet Pickup:
Please remain in your vehicle and enter on the Millbrook Ave. side of the building. Remain in single file and form a line that wraps around the outside of the bus circle. Stop at the front of the building and give your greeter your child's name. A staff member will place their packet on the table and you will be directed to pull up. Once the staff member is at least 6ft. away from the table, you may quickly exit your vehicle and take your child's packet.
*If you are unable to pick up the paper packets for any reason, you can access them online by visiting https://www.kingstoncityschools.org/domain/934 and choosing from the "Practice Pages" listed on the far right side.
Instrument/Student Medication/*Chromebook Pickup:
If you also need to pick up your child's medication or instrument, please proceed around the building and enter the teachers parking lot on the Schoolhouse Lane side. Remain in your vehicle and form a single file line. Tell the greeter your child's name and what you need. The instrument/medication will be placed on the table. Once the staff member is at least 6 ft. away from the table you may exit your vehicle and pick up the item(s). Please read below re: *Chromebooks.
Due to a limited supply of Chromebooks, we will not know how many are available to our students until Friday, 3/27- after they have been distributed to the high school and middle school students. Many families signed up to request one, but some were not aware that Chromebooks are not required to access the distance learning opportunities we are offering.
The following devices will also work for distance learning: tablet, iPad, laptop, MacBook, desktop computer, and Xbox with internet connectivity (keyboards will be available to borrow as well)
If you signed up for, but no longer need to borrow a Chromebook, please email me at email@example.com. This will help ensure they only go to those who need them most.
We are excited to begin distance learning with you, our partners and bridge to your children. You have demonstrated that you are an incredibly positive, creative, and supportive group who will do whatever it takes to make this work. As we approach this experience together, our children will be watching and listening- it will be profound for them to see that we are all learning together.
Please give your children big hugs from all of us at Myer and share that we cannot wait to start our learning adventures with them!
Dear Myer Community,
Thank you all for your continued support as we closely monitor this evolving situation. We continue our proactive efforts with disinfecting and reminding students of best practices for personal hygiene. Updates are being provided by the district and we will continue to remain vigilant here at Myer School.
Please refer to the district's most recent update, which can be found by clicking this link.
The Kingston City School District is very proud to welcome Mrs. Erin Nelson as the new Principal of Ernest C. Myer Elementary School. Principal Nelson was first announced as the new leader during the Board of Education meeting held on September 18 and officially began her role on October 15, 2019.
Principal Nelson joins Myer with an extensive background in education with the KCSD, starting her career as a Middle School Science Teacher at both M. C. Miller and J. Watson Bailey. Her 16 years of teaching led her to expand her career and earn a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Educational Leadership, ultimately landing her the position as an Assistant Principal at Bailey for the 2018-2019 school year.
Principal Nelson has a drive and passion for giving students a well-rounded education and leads with the belief that the power of presence yields informed decision-making and builds a community of shared vision and trust. “Just as teachers create the conditions for learning within their classrooms, the principal creates the conditions for learning within the school,” she stated. “As principal, it is my responsibility and calling to cultivate a positive school climate that is intellectually stimulating for everyone and fosters optimal conditions for student learning.”
Pincipal Nelson has had two of her three children attend and move-up from Myer. She is very familiar with the Myer community and culture, as well as the unofficial school motto that “kindness is everything” and will continue to promote the theme of kindness in all school activities. She looks forward to building relationships and getting to know the strengths of every student and adult in the school community and wants Myer to be the best it can be. Principal Nelson advises her students to “be kind, read a lot, and always do your best!”