February is a time to reflect. We went out remote almost one year ago. F. Scott Fitzgerald said, "It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living." We feel fortunate to see the faces of our scholars each day engaging with our rigorous curriculum, pondering deeper questions, wondering at the world around them, and interacting with their peers through discussion and play. Many of our students are still currently remote, and we highly encourage a return to in-person schooling as the environment most conducive to learning.
We are thrilled about some new programs and events that we are developing for in-person students and families during the second semester of school. Look forward to more details soon about these exciting new activities.
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) recently announced that it will be requiring all students—including those currently enrolled in Distance Learning—to take all State-mandated assessments in person. Beginning February 24, our English Learners will be required to be on campus for TELPAS testing. All 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will take the STAAR test in either April or May and are required to complete the STAAR assessment in person as well. More details about STAAR will be communicated in the coming weeks.
If you are considering a return to in-person learning, please reach out to Ms. Finn
to let us know so that we can be prepared to welcome your child back to our school building.