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From Dr. Sandra Lyon

As previously stated, our students have returned to school. However, due to COVID protocols, they have returned to school virtually. Virtual learning has proven to be a challenge, and from the responses we have received, everyone is adjusting. I recently reached out to our District Superintindent for additional perspective:

“As we begin the year in distance learning, we know our parents and community members will play critical and vital roles in keeping our students engaged in learning. Just as a parent or family member would drop the student off for the school day or see that the student walked or rode the bus to school, we need parents and family members to ensure that students are getting up and logging into their classrooms(s) ready for the new learning experiences they will encounter. Please, check in with the student(s) daily: What was the most interesting thing you did today? What was the most challenging? What questions do you still have? What are your goals for tomorrow? Students also need to balance screen time with other activities, so make sure they are moving, stretching, playing and relaxing…and reading! This is a new adventure for all of us and we will learn a lot in the weeks and months ahead. Please stay in regular touch with your teacher and principal and let them know what is working and what isn’t. We want our students to learn and grow and have fun during distance learning and we definitely need our families’ and community’s help in making sure that happens!”

Thank you Dr. Lyon for your diligence!

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