March 29th, 2020
Welcome back Stratton,
I hope you were able to take this last week to disconnect and relax.
Over the past two weeks our staff, at both the school and district level, have been working to establish expectations for distant learning through April 17th. This week the focus of our teachers will be on reconnecting with families. Classroom teachers will be contacting you to check-in to see how you are doing and assessing needs. Teachers will also establish office hours for communication based on a Tuesday-Friday work week. Please respect these times to allow our teachers time to take care of their families as well. The office will also have hours of operation and I will be available daily for questions and concerns.
The district expectation is that no instruction will take place this week. Instruction will begin April 6th with the expectation of practice, application and enrichment of standards taught during the first three quarters of the school year, per district guidelines. While it is important that learning continues, it is also important that you are taking care of you families as well. We also understand that you are not teachers and we want to limit the number of potential stressors that may come with trying to recreate classrooms at home.
The district is aware of technological limitations some of you have, and they are currently working on a plan to address those needs. I will update you as we get information. With that being said, make sure you communicate your needs to your teachers.
Thank you for your understanding and flexibility during this time.
We Are Better Together,