The sun is out, the grass is turning green and we are ALL relieved to get to the weekend. As we ALL take one step closer to the end of this... whatever this is, be sure to take a little time to find some positives and build on them.
*First, it is absolutely amazing what has been accomplished in the past two weeks from the school standpoint. Other than a few normal 'excused' absences and a few tardies in grades 7-12, we have had 98% attendance for the first two weeks! And I believe the EK-6 participation is about the same! Wow!!
(Perhaps the teacher shortage in the US will change after this spring and some of you will decide to join our profession on a more permanent basis!)
*The 'pickup' plan today went well and it looked like just about every student/family was able to pick-up and drop-off work, books, and supplies. Super!
*We are now at almost 200 'hot' lunches between curbside pick up and bus delivery. Thank you for the systematic communication and thank you for meeting our people at the designated stops/times. We have been almost perfect for lunches made vs received with no waste. That's great!
*Teachers and students are becoming more proficient every day on interactive technology. Even though we are all stuck in our houses, teachers are letting their students know, live and in person, that they care about them. We are all still here at school every day working hard to provide them the education they need and deserve. Rockstars!
So, we would like to recognize all of you helping the school keep this education train rolling down the track so effectively.
It is amazing that every teacher is doing live class for almost every period, and more amazing that all our students are making sure they are in every class every period, every day for an abbreviated regular schedule.
We also want to let you parents know that your hard work, although necessary, is very appreciated.
All this effort is to be rewarded. We have three days of school next week (M,T,W) then a much needed Spring Break for students, parents and just as importantly, the staff... they have been absolutely grinding.
Spring Break will be Thurs, April 9 - Mon, April 13th as originally scheduled. We looked at staying in school for a couple of those days, but ultimately decided we ALL needed a few days so we can finish this thing strong and meet the challenges still to come. (And I feared for my life if we didn't)
So, lets keep up the good work for the three days next week and please help us get back into the groove after the break so we can ALL finish as strong as we have started.
Thank you Fairfield,