Principal Bi-Weekly Message
Our K-3 and ILC hybrid school experience has been amazing this week as we welcomed our 2nd and 3rd graders to the fold. Students and staff have been giddy with excitement to finish the school year with some in person experiences. Our full distance program continues to thrive as well, as teachers have worked hard to transition their new students into their classroom’s culture. Thanks to all families for continuing to flex as we make our way through this transition.
Our district and Shorewood will be asking for another “flex” for MONDAY, MARCH 29, 2021. As you may know, our district partnered with a local medical facility to provide 1,000 vaccinations to staff members a couple weeks ago. The second shot for many of these staff members is this Sunday, March 28. This second shot can cause symptoms that are listed on our daily health screening form. We realize this could result in a high number of employees who are unable to report to work the day after their shot. As a result, Monday, March 29 will be a distance learning day for elementary classrooms, with the exception of ILC special education classrooms. Students served by our ILC program will have in-person school as usual.
Here are some details about the school day schedule for Monday, March 29. Teachers and students in full distance learning will continue per usual, so no changes to their usual Monday routine. Teachers and students in hybrid will follow their hybrid schedule, but do so remotely. This does not mean, however, that students will be on zoom for the full 2.25 hours. Teachers will communicate the schedule to families before Monday morning. For most classes that have been in hybrid, there will be a combination of live zoom instruction and asynchronous Seesaw lessons.
Have a fantastic weekend. Your teachers look forward to seeing your children on zoom Monday morning.