Update from Nadia Jeudy and Catherine Serrano: June 5, 2020

Update from Nadia Jeudy and Catherine Serrano: June 5, 2020
Posted on 06/05/2020

Hello Parents and Guardians,

It’s hard to believe it’s June...Felt like a long yet short time ago that we started this journey. Yes, this has been one exhausting journey for many of you. So much is going on as we head into these last few weeks. As many of you already know, June 17 is the official last day of school. That being said, teachers have been busy this week closing out their classrooms, packing student student belongings and planning google meets. We will be planning an opportunity for families to do a curbside pick up next week 6/8-6/12. Artwork, however, will be held at the school as Ms. Rodriquez wants to find a way to display some of the work and have some students finish their work. Art works are locked up safely. The schedule times for student pickups will be:

  • Mon-Wed-Fri | 8 - 10AM
  • Tuesday and Thursday | 1:30 - 3:30PM

In order to diminish traffic indoors and respect social distancing, families will be asked to drive up front to the auditorium side doors (front of building). Someone will meet you to get your student’s name and items. No need to get out of your car. We are hoping by providing morning and afternoon times, it will be helpful for families that need flexibility.

5th Grade Moving On Ceremony will take place on Friday, 6/12 from 9:30-10:30AM. An invitation to google meet links to be sent to 5th grade families.

On 6/15 and 6/16, teachers will be holding a Closing Meeting with families. We will be sending out sign ups for students/families to meet with teachers for ten minutes. It's time to check in and have the opportunity to say goodbye. This, of course, is optional for families.

A Summer Support Program will run from 7/6-7/31 online. Similar to our daily meets, students will be given asynchronous and synchronous learning in small groups. This program will be geared toward those students that despite full engagement, still need that second level of support. Teachers have already identified those students. Families should be receiving information in the upcoming week.

As we quickly head to the close of the school year, amidst a pandemic and during a racial crisis, one can’t help wonder. What’s the BIGGER lesson(s) in all this? What’s my role? What’s my role going forward? How do I begin to be a better version of myself? I do hope during this time, others are also wondering how to challenge themselves, taking a self-inventory of themselves, and wondering about their own growths. It’s not an easy task, to say the least, but I also don’t believe this was all a mistake. I leave you with a quote I recently read, “Guard well within yourself that treasure, Kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.”-George Sand. If nothing else learned, Kindness goes a long, long way.

Best Regards

Nadia Jeudy, Interim Principal
Catherine Serrano, SOM

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