Kramer Elementary School Blog

Kramer SPECIAL ENEWS 3/16/20

Posted on: March 16, 2020

Kramer Elementary E-News

March 16, 2020


All buildings will be staffed on Monday from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm to pick up any medication, devices or work.  We are also in the building to answer any questions you may have.

Spanish Version of School Closing


Good morning.  Thank you to everyone for their patience as we navigate this unchartered territory.  I would like to thank the amazing staff at Kramer for communicating with parents and families during these times.  Our teams will continue to keep you and the students updated. Please continue to email and ask questions. 


School News and Information

Online learning days have been designated as March 18, 19, 20, 30, 31, and April 1, 2, 3.  We will still observe our planned Spring Break the week of March 23.  


Family guide on how to use Google Classroom.

Elementary Art

Elementary Music

Elementary PE

Kramer ETC Update


Information about the activities for these days will come from your child’s teacher.  Many of our teachers will use the communication systems they have had in place throughout the school year - email, text messaging or other communication apps and through Google classroom for the students (especially in grades 3-5).  If at any time during these online learning days you have questions you can always email your child’s teacher - addresses are listed below.  


The district iPads and Chromebooks have apps loaded on them.  We are unable to give you the passwords to download additional apps.  If you want to load additional apps to devices, you’ll need to put it on your own personal device.  


Wifi Update

There is a delay in receiving devices.  There have been a few companies offering to help.

Spectrum is offering free broadband and WiFi to students without it:


The company says free broadband and Wi-Fi access will be available for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students.

Amazing Educational Resources

Use this link to see all of the free resources at this time.


ABCmouse, Adventure Academy, ReadingIQ

Mrs. Chaney helped us reach out to ABCmouse, Adventure Academy and ReadingIQ.  We now have access to their sites. You cannot add the apps to the iPads. We are unable to give you the passwords to download additional apps to the district devices.  If you want to load additional apps to devices, you’ll need to put it on your own personal device.


Dear Merzj,


We received your request for at-home access to ABCmouse, Adventure Academy, and ReadingIQ for families affected by your school or district closure.


We sincerely hope that these research proven education resources are highly beneficial during this difficult situation.


This email provides a link to a family invitation letter with your district's unique code for all three of our programs. Families can add up to three children per account. A summary of each program is below and further information is available here.


Click here to download your district's Family Letter with Redeem Code:

If parents need assistance redeeming this code or have questions about any of the products, please direct them to our Customer Support team at and we will be happy to help.


  • Early Learning Academy is the leading and most comprehensive digital early learning resource for students in preschool through 2nd grade. ABCmouse offers a research-validated curriculum with more than 10,000 individual Learning Activities and more than 850 complete lessons along our Step-by-Step Learning Path. ABCmouse includes a significant amount of Spanish language content.
  • Adventure Academy is a massively multiplayer online game (MMO) for students in 3rd through 8th grade. Adventure Academy brings learning to life as it builds critical knowledge of essential curriculum topics with thousands of learning activities in language arts, math, science, and social studies in a safe and engaging virtual world.
  • ReadingIQ is an advanced digital library and literacy platform for children through 6th grade that provides access to thousands of high-quality books, all curated by experts to advance literacy. ReadingIQ includes many books in Spanish, and an offline mode that does not require continuous Internet connectivity.


Health and Safety


For resources on addressing the coronavirus please visit:


During this time away from school please avoid large gatherings, cover your coughs using your elbow, avoid the touching of your eyes, nose and mouth, and wash your hands frequently.  The purpose of this closure is to slow the spread of the virus and this can only be done if each of us takes a few extra precautions. Be safe and stay healthy.

This was shared via Social Media this weekend.  This is a good tool to help with your day.

Staff Email Addresses



Mrs. Birchfield-

Ms. Bucheit

Mrs. Mortimer-

Mrs. Tackett-


1st Grade

Ms. Katto-

Mrs. Korb-

Mrs. Zettler-

Mrs. Zimmerman-


2nd Grade

Mrs. Chaney-

Ms. Hughes-

Mrs. Johnson-

Mr. Rucker-


3rd Grade

Ms. Hargis-

Mrs. Kuhl-

Mrs. Pearson-

Mrs. Rucker-


4th Grade

Mrs. Cheatham-

Ms. Hamilton-

Mrs. Fitzgerald-

Mr. Oberschlake-


5th Grade

Mrs. Bowling-

Mrs. Davis-

Mrs. Riede-

Ms. Sams-


Mrs. Bucher-

Mrs. Eckerle-

Mrs. Geshan-

Mr. Heilman-

Ms. Hofmann-

Mrs. Kelly-

Mrs. Kobermann-

Mrs. Mattox-

Mrs. McWilliams-

Mrs. Meade-

Mrs. Rainey-

Mrs. Slager-

Mrs. VonStein-

Upcoming Dates

3/18 to 3/20 - Online Learning Days

3/23 to 3/27 - Spring Break

3/30 to 4/2 - Online Learning Days

4/6 - School Resumes (Expected Date)