Feynman School
Important COVID-19 Update
“Learn from yesterday, live for today, and hope for tomorrow.”
– Albert Einstein

Dear Feynman School Families,

We have spent the past few weeks researching and monitoring the rapidly changing COVID-19 coronavirus health issue in our region and across the world. Every step we’ve taken over the past couple of weeks has been taken only after thoughtful consideration and deep discussions with many who are invested in both the education and well-being of our children. Following the recent announcements from Mayor Bowser in Washington, D.C. and Governor Hogan in Maryland, a decision has been made to continue to keep our school building closed until at least April 30th.

We are actively keeping abreast of all decisions being made within the greater DC area and in particular our state of MD regarding school closures and will continue to update our community when we receive directives or any new information. At the moment we are preparing to remain closed until at least April 30th. With this new information in hand, our faculty have been thoughtfully and collaboratively planning Feynman School’s online learning model to engage our students in the learning experience moving forward. We will provide our Feynman School Distance Learning Plans by next Monday. As this is a new format for all of us, we ask that you model patience and resilience at this time and allow for necessary modifications should they arise.

The health and safety of all of our students and families continues to be our first priority in the wake of the evolving situation around the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Maryland. We encourage everyone in our school communities to listen to facts and not respond to fear.

It’s important we come together as a community and support one another as neighbors during this time. All of us need to find strength from each other, exhibit flexibility and patience, treat each other with respect and compassion and check in with each other often. We will all get through this and will be stronger people and a stronger community because of how we deal with this situation and with each other. Now more than ever we need each other.  

We care deeply about all of you and wish you all well!

Warmest regards,
Susan

Head of School
Spring Break Resources
Bedtime Math | http://bedtimemath.org/
Founded by a math-minded mom who holds an astrophysics degree from Princeton, BEDTIME MATH posts a mathematical problem (and answer) each day. Parents can share the exercise with kids through the site or receive it in a daily email. Mathematical challenges feature four questions: one for wee, little, and big kids and a more difficult option for older users.
Subject(s): Math
Grade(s): K-2

GoNoodle provides movement and mindfulness activities for kids of all ages.
Subject(s): Physical Activity
Grade(s): Early Childhood, K-2, 3-5

Google Arts & Culture | https://artsandculture.google.com/
Amazing resource of world art, culture, history, and science
Subject(s): Art, History, Science, Literature
Grade(s): K-12

Virtual tours of the world's greatest art museums.
Subject(s): Art
Grade(s): 6-12

Founded by Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, iCivics provides effective innovative, freely accessible resources that enhance practice and inspire classrooms.
Subject: Social Studies
Grade(s): 3-8

Kids Health | https://kidshealth.org/
Kids Health provides articles and resources for parents and students of all ages related to health and fitness.
Subject(s): Health, Movement
Grade(s): 6-8, Parent and Guardian

Microsoft Imagine Cup Junior | https://imaginecup.microsoft.com/en-us/junior
Imagine Cup Junior provides students aged 13-18 the opportunity to learn about technology and how it can be used to positively change the world. This years ICJ will focus on Artificial Intelligence.
Subject(s): Technology
Grade(s): 7-8, 9-10, 11-12

Project Gutenberg is a collection of free online eBooks of today's great literature. They also offer free online eBooks in a wide variety of languages.
Subject(s): Reading
Grade(s): 6-8, 9-10, 11-12