remote learning message

Dear Linden Families,


This is Mr. Garcia with information on remote learning.


On Friday, Superintendent Oteri sent a message out to families the District will be launching its remote learning plan starting Monday, April 6th. Details of this plan can be found on the district website There is no way to possibly recreate the school environment remotely. The learning plan is a more structured way to connect and engage with our students socially, emotionally, and academically. The goal is to provide students with meaningful and productive opportunities to stay connected to school and maintain learning.


The plan will be a work in progress, adjusted as we go along and learn what works and what doesn’t work for our students and families. So please, reach out and be sure to provide feedback both to your child’s teachers, assistant principals, and myself. This is all new for us also and so we will learn how to do this together.


Teachers will post the week’s learning plan through Google Classroom on Monday’s by 8:00 am. This is so families can plan their time. Teachers will offer feedback on student work and provide opportunities for students to connect with them at least twice a week. This could be a phone call, a whole class Google meet or a small group check in online. All work will be a reinforcement of content already taught and be graded as Pass / Fail. We understand that everyones’ juggling multiple responsibilities at home, health, children, work, and in some cases our elderly parents, this includes our teachers so we want to be sure we are being flexible and providing options. 


As always, our letters to families will be posted on the Linden website for your reference later in the week. Please reach out if there is any way the school can be of support to you and your child during this time. Please note, the school buildings are closed. If you need to reach your child’s teacher the best way is via email. If you need to reach anyone else, have general questions or wish to speak with me directly, please email the Linden administrators with the best contact number and we will be sure to get back to you.

Thank you for your patience and for your kind support as we navigate this crisis. Please stay in touch with us!


Wishing you well,

Ray Garcia

Letter from Mr. Garcia 3/30

Good Evening Linden Families,


I hope that you are healthy and safe.  We learned last week that schools would be out until at least May 4th.  Malden Public Schools is working to put together a remote learning plan that makes sense for our families. The first thing we need to do is make sure we have technology out to our families who may need to borrow a Chromebook. 

If you do not have a device in your home, please click on the link on the Malden Public Schools website ( to request to borrow a Chromebook device.  Due to limited resources we must limit this to one Chromebook per family.  Families who do not have access to a computer can fill out the form and will be given an appointment with a day and time to pick up a Chromebook at the Ferryway School. Distribution will take place on April 2nd, 3rd, and 6th only and only by appointment. Please contact us if you have any questions and make sure to check the Linden STEAM Academy’s main page for more information.


The district will be rolling out our Remote Learning Plan on the week of  April 6. We just received guidance from DESE on Thursday and Friday and will be using the coming week to develop a plan. 

  • Remote learning is not online learning.  We do not expect students to be in front of a screen all day.  In fact, DESE recommends about half of a school day.  
  • We will use Google Classroom and Google Meet to conduct some remote learning.  In fact, as you know, many learning experiences that are happening in families during this time, do not take place online at all.
  • While remote learning will look different from a traditional school day, we are looking to build opportunities for teachers to provide feedback to students; we anticipate that  assignments during this time will receive a “Credit/No credit” designation. 


Finally, a few reminders,

Meals are being served Monday-Friday from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the Salemwood and Malden High School. These are curbside pick-up and the student does not have to be present to receive the meals. Students are given both breakfast and lunch at that time.

MaldenPublic Schools’ online Enrichment page is live. This has enrichment content by grade level and can be accessed through the Malden Public School’s website and each school website. This website is updated regularly. There is also a suggested daily schedule posted for you to consider. The schools are taking part in an iReady and IXL participation challenge to try and encourage students to spend some time reading and practicing math each day. As of today, Linden is tied for first place. A Linden tiger roar goes out to all our amazing students!!

The City of Malden has made the decision to close the parks. This decision was made to help students to maintain social distancing. The city was seeing an uptick in pick-up games in the park which were not in keeping with the CDC guidelines.

Over the next few weeks you may receive phone calls from blocked numbers or numbers that are unrecognized.  This is likely a call from one of our staff persons. Please answer the call as we are checking on as many families as we can.

As always, please reach out if there is any way the school can be of support to you and your child during this time. 


Wishing you well,

Ray Garcia, Julie Jones, and Stacey Scott


Check out Superintendent Oteri’s latest update on device access.

Resources for families


March 24, 2020


Hello Linden STEAM Academy Families, 


We hope this letter finds you healthy and safe.  We miss seeing our students’ smiling faces. We have created a K-4 daily schedule and a 5-8 daily schedule to help your child navigate through this challenging time.  There are links embedded in the schedule so that all you have to do is click and you will be brought to the correct site. We have also included some cool resources as well as links regarding food distribution or access to the internet. Please remember this work is for enrichment only!  Students will not be graded on this. These resources will enhance the work that students have learned this year. Please feel free to reach out to us via email if you have any questions or concerns. Please know we are thinking of you and are encouraging everyone to continue washing your hands and practice social distancing!  


Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions, comments, or concerns


Stay Safe!

Mr. Garcia, Mrs. Scott & Mrs. Jones


  • Enrichment Resources– Malden Public Schools has created a list of enrichment activities to help maintain students current skill levels. 


  • Linden Schedules: If you are not sure what the day should look like try to follow one of these schedules to help out. These are to be used as a guide/suggestion please modify however you would like!


K-4 Students

5-8 Students






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