This week is our 30th week for the 2020-2021 school year.
In so many ways, this journey feels like an episode of the old sitcom Gilligan's Island. The group expected a three-hour tour and ended up stranded on an island, constantly seeking a way to get back home. Our journey started with what we were told was a three-week hiatus from school to flatten the curve, and it turned out to be so much more.
Much like the crew and passengers of the S.S. Minnow, we have responded to the emergency, recovered from the shock, and are working to reinvent ourselves. Like many of you, we hope to get off the "island" that we have been trapped on due to COVID-19. We hope, like many of you, to return to the world we once knew and loved, but we won't return the same; we will take these lessons learned and do things better.
As we work to reinvent, we plan to lead the pack much as we did with remote learning, return to school, technology innovation, teaching, and learning in multiple modalities. To continue to lead the way, we need everyone to continue to pull the sled together. To keep our focus on our students and helping support them learn and achieve at the highest levels.
We have been very fortunate to provide face-to-face instruction throughout this school year with minimal disruption. All facets of our school community have worked together to make this possible for our students.
As I mentioned in previous updates, we know that some students need to catch up academically. With that in mind, we are developing a robust learning program offering for our students and families to help all children achieve at their personal best.
At this time, we do have some COVID-19 cases to report; click here to review our COVID-19 Dashboard with data updates in real-time. This link brings pertinent information together into one easy-to-access place. These recent cases occurred over our spring break; having a remote day on Tuesday really helped bring some of these cases to the surface before our students and staff returned to school.
As mentioned previously, we will start to work on version 3.0 of the district's strategic plan this spring and seek input from our stakeholders. Click here to view our current plan.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to let me know.
All the best,