Thank you for the beautiful messages that were sent to all of the Elementary teachers, assistants and support staff. There were tears of joy as our hearts filled with joy. Your children feed our spirit in magical ways.
During the break, the government announced that we will end the school year under the distance learning modality. We are supporting students and community members as they process what it means for each individual. Relief, sadness, anticipation, uncertainty… all feelings are valid. We invite you to open times for dialogue for your children on a regular basis and do turn to our counselors for support at any time.
Yes, the school building is closed, but our minds are engaged, our children are playing and the sound of childhood is a beautiful reminder of continuity. With that in mind, we have revisited our plans to include additional live sessions in all grade levels to include opportunities for social-emotional connections, as well as academic support and time with specials teachers (Spanish, Art, Music, PE). We are polishing those details and your homeroom teachers will send you the schedules in which live sessions will be taking place.
Because of the new elements in our distance learning plan, we will take a week off from sending the parent survey and will do that at the end of week 5.
My appreciation goes out to each of you for your partnership!
We are in this together!
Paola de Pereira
Elementary School Principal