Welcome Back Howard Families!
I hope you enjoyed spring break and the Easter holiday (to all those who celebrated)! I know that this vacation and holiday time was unique from any other time off, the important thing is that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy! As you may know, the district (including committees from all stakeholders) has been busy developing the district’s “continuity of the learning plan” with the governor’s guidelines. This will be due to the state by April 28th and we are proud to share that as a district and school we are leading with this. We have been implementing the majority of the governor’s guidelines since March 16th! The final plan will be shared by our superintendent with all stakeholders by April 28th, and I will post on our blog when it is finalized, so please be sure to subscribe to our blog to stay up-to-date. Please encourage other parents to subscribe as well, as this is our primary source of communication during the school shutdown.
Our dedicated teachers have been meeting weekly in their Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) to collaborate on remote learning standards and to ensure common planning and equity for all students. The special area teachers also met in their PLCs today and have a suggestion for families to keep their core and enrichment classes balanced. Please see the schedule they created below. You can click on the “remote learning” page to view their blogs with activities in each of the special areas or you may visit our “staff websites” page to view their blogs. I find that my own children at home enjoy their special area activities to get a break from their core subjects and have fun quality time as a family.
Hope you stay safe with all the wind out there today ,