September 1, 2020: Update from Principal Hanson
Good Evening, Caleb Families,
As you all have heard by now, the district has released our Distance Learning Schedule for September 3 & 4. Students will participate in synchronous learning with their teacher and classmates 9am-10am both Thursday and Friday. They will be assigned asynchronous assignments for the remainder of the school day. I know this is less time than we all hoped for synchronous learning with teachers and classmates for our first days of school. However, this scheduling allows teachers across the district to engage in professional learning that will lead to us all becoming even better educators, both during and after Distance Learning.
Beyond Thursday and Friday, our schedule is still tied up in the negotiations process. We all acknowledge that this is not the best for our kids, but at Caleb, we know how to make the most of challenging situations to keep our kids learning. We are flexible, patient, and resilient and we are ready for whatever comes our way. Rest assured, this is not stopping our incredible Caleb teachers and staff from working hard to provide your children with the very best learning opportunities we can and to plan instruction for the coming weeks. We’ve customized the schedule here and added asynchronous learning times. Plus, you’ll all get a little Spanish from Maestra Barrera at the end of both days! Shortly, your child’s teacher will send a revised Weekly Learning Plan just for this week that will include synchronous learning login information and asynchronous assignments, so please be on the lookout for that in your email and on Google Classroom.
I hope that you were all able to attend Back to School Night with me last night and with your child’s teacher this evening. If not, we recorded all sessions to provide you with flexible viewing options. To view your child’s classroom Back to School Night, please visit their Google Classroom for a link or email their teacher directly. To view my Back to School Night and slides, click here.
Stay safe! And as always, please feel free to reach out to me with any questions.
Principal Erin Hanson