April 17, 2020
And the “soft closure” continues…..
Schools will continue to be “closed” until the beginning of next year, but learning is still “open!”
While our teachers are working their 8 hours a day preparing, correcting, communicating, etc., remember, your students should only be completing school work an average of 2 hours a day. Also, I’ve asked teachers to report to me regularly regarding class activity, specifically, who is online, who isn’t online, student progress, student needs, and so forth. Even though we may all be separated, we are still talking about, discussing, problem solving, and sharing information about your students and what they are learning and their on-line “attendance.” We all care about your students, even more now, since their learning environment is now in the home.
Again, thank you for helping your students with their online learning. We realize that learning at home is a challenge on many fronts, and that you are all dealing with your own issues caused by the Corona Virus. As I’ve stated before, we are a team, and we are here to help you and your students with learning…
Here are some items for the week:
- Discussions have started about class placements for next year. While teacher requests are not being taken, we realize that your student may have a specific need that should be considered. Please email me directly with your comments by Monday, April 27th at firstname.lastname@example.org
- We will be utilizing school personnel to contact you regarding your student’s academic progress, so if a school employee, other than your teacher, contacts you, please respond.
We hope you will all enjoy the attached message from the school staff–please share it with your students. We love and miss our tigers….and their families!
Thank you so much!
P.S . While I was hopeful to have many years at Bella Vista Elementary, home of the Tigers, I have some pressing family issues that are taking priority in my life; therefore, I will be retiring at the end of this school year after 32 years in education.