Dear SOCS Parents,                                                                                                                 

This morning I sent a message to our staff that reads in part, “ I believe it is prudent for us as SOCS educators to begin preparing for remote learning,  hoping we will never need it.  Again, while so far we have not seen mass closings in K-12, if area K-12 and preschools start suspending classes we need to be prepared. With the goal of continuing learning as much as is feasible if face-to-face meeting is suspended, please begin preparations for remote learning. …..
this situation is very fluid--subject to change by the hour. But our God is not. I trust God will give us the wisdom, courage, sensitivity and perseverance we need, whether or not we are limited to remote learning for a while.   During this time, let's model …… how a God-trusting, caring and professional learning community engages a challenge like this.” 

I believe it is a good idea for ALL of us, parents and teachers alike, to prepare for the possibility of being limited to remote learning for a time. We have never experienced anything like this before so few of us can predict with accuracy exactly what remote learning will be like. Here at SOCS we are beginning to prepare for this possibility.

In the meantime, see these important reminders from the Michigan Dept. of Health.
Use good hygiene practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases.
  • Stay home if you are sick, and advise others to do the same.
  • Always cover coughs or sneezes with a tissue or sleeve.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and warm water are not available.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

We will do our best to keep you informed of how this rapidly changing environment will affect our operations here at SOCS.
Bart Den Boer

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