I am writing to all of you tonight to check in as we embark on Week Two of our Distance Learning Journey! This week was certainly an interesting one. It was the first time that many of us have been faced with finding new and creative ways to help our students learn without the benefit of seeing them face to face. I want to take a moment to thank all of the principals, administrators, staff members and teachers for diving in and taking the opportunity to learn alongside each other as we searched for ways to connect with all of you and provide your child some awesome enrichment opportunities to help fill their day with new and exciting learning. I hope that your children are enjoying the activities we have added to the website. Please have them check in each day. We will update our site throughout the week, but there is so much to explore, I hope you continue to find new and engaging things to learn about. Whether you go to the newly added GBH Discovery Center, try Lexia for the first time, explore the awesome Code.org activities, or join your teacher in your Google Classroom, we believe there are great opportunities for your child to expand their knowledge base and find fun, engaging activities. And remember, not all the activities are designed to be digital based. Many of the suggested tasks ask your child to try new things, like cooking, yoga, becoming explorers in their own home and problem solving without the use of a device! You will be hearing more from me and from your child’s principal in the coming week - and for all the elementary students, we look forward to launching your school specific sites early in the week where you will be able to be more closely connected to your building, your principal and your own classroom teachers!! In the meantime, please remember that you and your child are not alone in this journey! Encourage your child to reach out to their teachers and their principals if they need any help or have any questions! We are here to help you all along the way! In addition, we will continue to serve breakfast and lunch at our four locations. If there are any changes to our sites or distribution, we will reach out and let you know! We are looking forward to continuing our learning journey with you and your child! Once again, thank you for your partnership and please let me know if we can help you in any way!
Sue Charochak, Ed. D.
Superintendent of Schools