It is hard to believe that we are nearing the end of the school year. We continue to monitor life around the nation and our world, checking in on the impacts of the COVID-19 health pandemic. At this point in our return to normalcy, states are now considering an appropriate timeframe and phases to begin reopening our communities. While we still don’t know what will happen with each new opening phase, one thing for sure is that we will end our school year with distance learning.
A local parent of my district and Wall Street Journal contributor, wrote an article published in the Wall Street Journal about distance learning in our district. Check this out!
Now that we have had the opportunity to move this education ship a full 180 degree turn in a few days back in March, we’ve implemented a full distance learning program with available resources, community members jumped in to support families and students with learning, and we are beginning to wrap up this school year . . . what will happen in August. Questions begin to arise about the upcoming school year. What will this look like? Will we be engaging in distance learning, learning at school, a blended model? What will be the state of the health care and pandemic? It is not new conversation to hear about the expected resurgence of the COVID-19 virus in the fall. At least we know more about this virus, are working towards a vaccine, and will be better prepared for the fall when we begin another school year.
We made it!! It is hard to believe how crazy this year turned out to be. I am truly thankful for all my students and their parents for helping us to make lemonade out of our lemons.
While we don’t know what is going to happen in the fall, we are going to make certain our students have a fabulous end of the year celebration to begin their summer vacation.