As our students and teachers continue to rely on technology as an integral part of teaching and learning, we sometimes come across new challenges. One of the challenges we are aiming to overcome right now is student use of headphones while at school.
Currently, students use headphones for many reasons. Our students access a great deal of online content, most of which has audio content. Our iPad pilot program also leads to students using apps or accessing content that includes sound. Students weekly trips to the computer lab also lead to the need for headphones.
Due to this increased reliance on audio content, and in order to help maintain student health and hygiene,we believe that a set of headphones is a necessary school supply at all grade levels.
Like all school supplies, La Mariposa is ready and able to provide all students with their own pair of headphones. However, we recognize that students may have a preference for a particular type of headphone, or you may have headphones at home that you are willing to allow your child to keep at school.
In the next week, you will receive direction from your teacher about how to send and label your child’s headphones. If you do not have a pair to send, or if you would prefer your child to receive a pair from the school, please make sure to indicate that to your child’s teacher.
Each grade level and class will have their own way of storing and distributing headphones on a daily basis. These classroom procedures will ensure ease of access and prevent student sharing of headphones. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or your child’s teacher.
–Jay Greenlinger, Principal