Last Saturday our Red, White and Bourbon went virtual. A huge thank you to:
This week, parent/teacher/student conferences went online. Thank you for taking the time to Zoom with your child(ren)’s teacher(s) and discuss your child(ren)’s progress. Fostering the school/parent connection is especially important this year.
I was able to join a number of conferences. Although they were different than the in-person ones we are used to having, they were good. There are some definite advantages to meeting online:
In the last eight months, our lives have been turned upside down. So many things have changed, and so much of what we once took for granted has been lost. It is easy to be overwhelmed by the negative and lose sight of what we have learned and gained.
When I slow down and think about it, there is so much that this time has taught me.
Two weeks ago, we brought most of our kindergartners and first graders back. In doing this, we learned a great deal about navigating in-person learning during this very challenging time. It is a puzzle with many pieces.
One of the pieces is the need to safely bring only one grade back at a time. We will continue to add our youngest learners first. Research tells us that they are the ones who most benefit from in-person learning. The next grade to come back to school will be second grade.
Next week, second grade parents can expect a link to a new survey about returning to school or continuing to distance learn. This will help us with our planning. A date for second graders to return to the building will be shared next week. We will proceed carefully. Parents can expect to have at least ten days’ notice before their child’s grade returns to school.
Thank you for your patience and your flexibility as we negotiate our way through unchartered waters.
Breathe. Pray. Continue to be kind. Thank you for being a community that rises.
Reach out if you need help or can help. Join me on the principal/parent Zoom Tuesday mornings at 7:00 if you want to talk.
Peace and blessings,