“School is a building which has four walls with tomorrow inside.” – Lon Watters
When we left our building on March 13, no one could have ever envisioned what followed. Remote learning was a foreign concept, and there was no road map. You have been our partners as we navigated through the end of the school year, and we are grateful for your support.
It is our greatest hope that school will resume as usual in September, but the reality is that returning to school this year will present unique challenges. Depending on the restrictions in place at the beginning of the school year, students may have staggered start times, attend school for an abbreviated day, or attend school in a hybrid of in-person and remote learning on alternate days. Knowing that parents have childcare needs, we will be examining the best way to schedule students for hybrid learning to make planning easier for parents, and we will be communicating information as soon as we have our plans in place. Students may be required to wear masks and practice social distancing while in school. There is the possibility of continued flexible learning (with some improvements based on our experiences this year 😊).
We also realize that some parents may be uncomfortable sending students to our building, and we will be conducting a survey over the summer to determine your concerns and intentions. The health and safety of our students and staff must be our priority, and we will be working diligently to gather the best information in order to open our building safely.
It is important to us to make the academic experience as meaningful as possible for students while ensuring their safety. As we have seen, this is a situation that is constantly evolving and changing. We appreciate your patience and flexibility while we design a learning environment that will keep us all safe and healthy!
We hope that you have an enjoyable, relaxing summer, and we hope to see you in the fall!
Dr. Lorise A. Goeke
You may find the link to the original letter here.