Planning a Positive End of the Year
Time to reflect and time to prepare
As we told you in last week’s update, school leaders are exploring ways to allow students to gather any belongings and have some sort of closure. A proposed schedule for this has or will come from your school administrator. Additionally, our teachers will be using the last few days for closure and planning.
We all have worked especially hard this year, and responding to an unforeseen curve in these last few months has been particularly challenging. Our students and all who support them need a chance to close this year in a positive way—within our safety protocols. We also need to take time to examine what did and did not work so we can start the new school year on more solid footing.
For that reason, June 4 will be the last day for teacher-led instruction, and for June 5-11 teachers will support the school’s end-of-year plan and provide resources for students to continue self-directed learning.
We want students and staff to be able to say “so long” for the summer, and we want to celebrate our students’ accomplishments— especially our eighth-grade and fifth-grade students who will be transitioning into new schools.
Please check with your school administrator for details about activities planned for your child’s school June 5-11.