As you have heard from Dr. Tucker's recent communication, we will continue remote learning for the remainder of the school year. I know this is disappointing for many students and staff and is truly new territory for all of us. Our most important job right now is keeping students and staff safe in this very challenging time. I will continue to keep regular communication and encourage you to reach out to either me or your child's teacher should you have any questions or concerns.
Monday, April 6th will be a teacher planning day to support staff as they launch into the planning of new learning, students will not receive any instruction or assignments on this day. As you know the last two weeks has been primarily focused on learning how to 'do school' in an online format, so information has been review and practice. Next week students will begin to have new learning, each teacher team will start this process slowly. Teachers will be connecting each day virtually to teach a lesson, live or pre-recorded. An important point to note as we move forward is that the learning day in this remote setting should not mimic an in-person school day. Dr. Tucker has set a 4 hour or less limit on students to be engaged in the online learning format. Please refer to our district's DCSDs Remote Learning Plan for more detailed information.
As you continue with this new sense of normal give yourselves lots of grace with how you tackle this ongoing challenge. At FSE, and as a district, our first priority is the physical and social-emotional wellbeing of your family. We know that many families are dealing with SO much more than supporting their children with learning and we don't want to add more stress to that dynamic. If it becomes too much or you need support just reach out. We are #oneflagstone.
Finally, look at this time at home as an opportunity to engage in your child's life in a way that you have not been able to before. There is much educational research out there that supports children's most important growth through, play, recreation outside, cooking, chores, and time spent with family connecting and playing games. I am trying my very hardest to cherish this time with my own girls who are growing up so fast.
ALSO!!! My last plug for reading! If you can do anything for your child during this time get them connected to a book! I love this graphic below that describes the impact!
Kelli Smith, FSE Principal
Virtual Spirit Week April 6-10th
Please join us in our first virtual spirit week! Have your parents post a picture of you on twitter with the hashtag #oneflagstone or email me your picture!
We want to see your spirit!
Monday: Teacher planning day: No lessons on this day
Tuesday: College Day: Wear your favorite college gear!
Wednesday: Workout Wednesday: Wear your workout gear and spend extra time outside
Thursday: Pajama Day: Get cozy all day and show us your PJs
Friday: FSE Spirit Wear: Show everyone that we are FLAGSTONE!
DSCSD is still offering FREE lunches to anyone under 18. Please see the flyer for times and locations. HERE