In the Home Stretch

Honestly, don’t you just love all the media this summer about our education system, and likening home schooling and distributed learning (technically, what our program is deemed to be) to the worst possible outcomes for children and families?  Ah – one must keep a sense of humour!  I just picked out this quote from an editorial in The Tyee, “More fundamentally, parents have not been given reasonable options even if their kids face higher risks from exposure. It’s either follow the plan, or you’re on your own with home schooling or distributed learning.”  I don’t know about you, but I have never felt alone in distributed learning…

This is a good time to share with you that I don’t think families need worry – everything will get settled.  I don’t know anything more than you do about protocols or rules that will be in place.  When I report to work on September 8th, what is known at that point will be shared with staff, and I will share it all with our families.  We will still proceed as usual, starting with the Student Learning Plan meetings – which will either be virtual or held off site( as parents will not be allowed in the school building).  I’m thinking a nice socially-distanced Home Learners picnic to meet and greet and get the school year started with a positive note?  More on that after September 8th.  In the meantime, don’t stress, enjoy the last vestiges of summer, and be safe.  🙂

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