Thank you to you and your children for the welcome you have extended to school staff as they made contact with you this past week. I have heard heartwarming stories of the excitement of students and teachers as they reconnect in a totally different way and begin the planning for student learning. I am excited by the creativity that teachers have in embracing a totally new delivery model of education to students.
More details will be shared with you as the weeks progress and learning continues. For some students, the main means of communication and access to learning materials will be in a digital format online. For others, provisions will be made for more traditional, paper-based resources with arrangements to be picked up at the school. The process may look different at each school and may be individualized for each student. A key part in all of this will be establishing an effective means of communication between the school and your home.
In all of this we remain committed to doing what’s best for your children in this time of change and re-structuring. We will be focusing on the social emotional well-being of students, support of meaningful curriculum and setting reasonable expectations for the amount of time each child spends learning at home each week. We recognize this is an incredibly difficult time for many families and hope we can provide some normalcy for students as they engage in their new learning at home.
Please reach out to your child’s teacher or principal if you have any questions.
I hope your family stays safe and healthy.