Dear Main Street Middle School Parents/Guardians and Students,
Hello and hope this greets each of you and your family well.
We have been without our students for far too long and we miss all of them very much. You have no doubt seen and heard much in the news around the growing discussion of what is next with the society response to the pandemic. Many of us are concerned about local businesses and the economy as well as our schools as we continue to follow the guidance from government and health experts. It is essential to ensure proper safe guard measures are in place because the reason we are not in the school right now is to provide for social distancing, to help save lives and to help flatten the curves so that we do not overwhelm our health care system.
During this shelter in place, Main Street Middle School staff identified two main goals to support students. First, to provide engaging lessons for students to make progress with grade level standards and second, to provide opportunities for students and teachers to connect with each other. The learning packets are designed to make this learning time beneficial for all of our students.
Our teachers are required to connect with their students and we also encourage your child to check in with their teachers. Your child can do this in a multitude of ways. Students may email their teachers, submit assignments in google classroom, attend a zoom lesson, participate in google classroom discussions, and email or take photos of their learning packet assignments and send to their teacher. Finally, hold onto the distance learning packets you have either picked up during the distribution and/or received in the mail, as we will provide further information on the packets themselves.
We recognized too this has been a challenging time for parents to navigate, and let’s remember this is temporary. It is important to take a moment and share our thank you to our parents. You are incredible and so supportive within our school community.
Lois M. Peterson, Ed.D.