With more than half of the school year completed, while Remote Learning has always BEEN AN OPTION, the time has come to "pull back the reins" on the number of students engaging in remote learning.
As you are all well aware, remote learning was designed for students whose families were not comfortable with a full in-person return to school, as well as a way to keep our in-person learning environment healthy. Remote learning has been used for those families who were quarantined or at home with COVID symptoms, or if the student or any family member was ill. It does, however, put a strain on teacher instruction, and is not the preferred mode of learning and development for young children.
At this time, at the onset of the third trimester,
REMOTE LEARNING is only acceptable for those students who:
- Have chosen to be strictly remote learners;
- Have been placed on quarantine and/or have mild symptoms;
- Have a family member at home who is ill.
Moving forward in the third trimester, we want to be healthy and finish the year strong!
REMOTE LEARNING is not to be engaged
- For students with medical or dental appointments;
- For family schedule convenience
- As a social/emotional wellness tool without consultation with the school and a counselor.
IF YOU HAVE SELECTED AN IN-PERSON MODEL FOR YOUR CHILD'S LEARNING (as most of our parents have), your child is expected to be in school, in person, unless they are quarantined, ill themselves, or one of your family members is ill.
Remote learning was an awesome alternative during the darkest days of COVID, however, in the days and few months ahead, your child will need approval to be a remote learner.
Thank you in advance for your understanding.