August 10, 2020
Dear Franklin School Families,
School will begin on Monday, August 17, but due to the high COVID numbers in our County, school will need to begin with distance learning. This is certainly not the way I had hoped to begin the 2020 -2021 school year, but given the current health situation, this is where we must begin.
I am hopeful that over the next few weeks the number of positive COVID cases will decrease. This will allow me to submit a K – 5 waiver to our Public Health Officials. I would be thrilled if our elementary school children could return to campus in some fashion (safely) to engage in in-person learning. I have several different plans drafted that would follow strict safety protocols for students to return and be able to interact with peers and the Franklin School staff. Only time will tell, but I remain hopeful!
Your child’s teacher will be reaching out to you over the next few days to set up office visits. This will allow you and your child to meet their classroom teacher, pick up materials and receive important instructions on how distance learning will work at that particular grade level. Our goal is to ensure high levels of learning for all students, but it is of equal importance to us to create positive/engaging relationships between the students and staff. I commend the staff on the work they have done thus far to ensure that the first week of school will open smoothly for all students. This is a staff that will make this work!
If there is anything that I can do to help your child (short of sneaking them on campus – ha!), please don’t hesitate to contact me. Our theme this year is, Franklin School – Stronger Together. It will take all of us working together to help students be academically and socially successful.
Take care. Stay safe. Remain connected.