Heads' Letter - Weekly & Archives
All of our Board of Trustees, administration, teachers, and staff are forever grateful for the partnership we created to use remote learning to come into your homes for over two months. Connecting with your children from PreK3 through 8th grade was enormously inspiring and quite an amazing accomplishment.
It's now time to add our voice to the next critical event that faces our country, state and Tampa Bay area. We have always prided ourselves as a school that seeks, welcomes, and honors diversity regardless of race, religion, country of origin, ethnic background, and/or gender. The recent events that were sparked by the death of George Floyd have brought to the forefront racism that still exists in places that seemed to be buried for a long time but still existed. I wish this were August and our kids were in school so that we could partner with parents in helping our students and families develop healthy conversations that focus on awareness, understanding, compassion, positive action, and celebration of all human beings.
Your wonderful children have finished an unprecedented last trimester with teachers working hard to make it so special, even without the normal in-person traditions. They planned every detail to ensure that our students completed the school year feeling proud of their ability to be resilient through the major changes made to ensure we could continue their education...even remotely.
The teachers are working long hours to create interactive lessons that demonstrate variety and attention to varying learning styles in order to increase on task learning. Our approach to team teaching, team planning and sharing ideas across divisions all add to create a positive energy to make the "New Normal" work! We appreciate the abundance of gratitude texts, emails, posts, etc. supporting our teachers and recognizing their effort and "grit."
Our Corbett Prep teachers have been busy planning to prepare for next week's push to bring classroom instruction into the world of remote learning.
On Monday afternoon, please be sure to check your email for the Corbett Prep Family Remote Learning Plan. This plan is designed to guide you and your children through the use of Zoom along with Canvas, which is our LMS - Learning Management System. The directions will also include the logins for each child in your household. Logins may be different based on grade levels and divisions.