Heads' Letter - Weekly & Archives
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.
Corbett Prep will begin online remote instruction beginning Thursday, March 26 and Friday, March 27. Our Teachers will be preparing to deliver instruction with our best effort to run school like a normal day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. with an attempt to follow our daily schedule. The schedule will include Specials. Lessons will model active learning when possible and as much as possible.
It was my hope that Corbett Prep would be open as planned and we would all return to the school after Spring Break on Wednesday, March 25. It seemed important to honor the needs of our working families and to protect us from having to increase days at the end of the year as required by the state of Florida, in the same way that they expect hurricane make-up days. Yesterday, that hope was changed.
This may be a record-breaking year in fundraising by the Parent-Faculty Association and it was all because of YOU – our Corbett Prep families! A huge thank you to the entire Big Event Planning Committee and Co-Chairs Carolyn Aulicino & Kristine Hawley-Reens for a fabulous Togas for Technology event on March 6. It came at the perfect time! Between the 2019 Kids Classic Golf Tournament and the 2020 Big Event, our entire technology program is blessed to be on the cutting edge for our students!