Dear Norwin School District Families and Members of the Community,
I hope this message finds you and your families well. This is a brief update to share that Norwin teachers are continuing to prepare online instruction for students, with instruction set to begin on
Monday, March 30, 2020
. Instruction will be provided through Google Classroom. We will share more details in the very near future about how to prepare for a successful transition to online instruction.
Last week, a survey was distributed to all families to determine needs in regard to technology necessary for online instruction. If you did not complete the survey and have technology needs, please email
as soon as possible.
Screen-Free Activities for Families
Additionally, as the father of an elementary-aged student myself, I know that many parents may be looking for ways to keep their children engaged during the current school district shutdown. Although I am a proponent of instructional technology, I also strongly believe that students should not have unlimited amounts of unstructured screen time. However, with parents trying to juggle work schedules and family responsibilities, trying to find time to plan screen-free activities may be daunting. Therefore, I have collected some screen-free activity ideas that you and your family may want to consider.
Stay safe, healthy, and
Dr. Jeff Taylor