We continue to thank our entire learning community for your support during these unprecedented times for our schools. Further, we recognize that the impact of online learning has been challenging for our students and their families. Though it is not an ideal scenario, we are so proud of the resiliency and dedication of our entire learning community.
As we transition into an uncharted summer for our families, it is our hope that students will stay involved and connected to learning over the summer. We recognize that there will be a loss of many summer camp and enrichment experiences for our students. We also respect the research that indicates that students who continue to read, write, and engage in learning opportunities over the summer can maintain their current skills.
As a district, we hope to help offset any regression of our students’ academic skills by providing distance learning plans and resources for summer. Please go to https://www.ghschools.org/apps/pages/summerlearning2020 to access a variety of resources and activities for our students and families to enjoy! We have created a “Choose Your Own Summer Adventure” to help our students engage in reading, writing, math, STEM, and social sciences throughout the summer months. We have created a Guide to Distance Learning Plan for Summer 2020 that is attached.
There are still many questions about what our opening of school will look like, however, we are planning and hard at work preparing for whatever the future may hold. In the meantime, we ask for your continued support in helping your child stay engaged and curious! You are their first teacher and our most valued partner this summer.
Additionally, we will continue to support our student’s 1:1 devices during the summer so students can rely on them to have access to learning and educational interests. If your child experiences any hardware issues with their device please email firstname.lastname@example.org so the technology team can give you the technical support you need.
Again, thank you for all that you are doing to help our children and community.
Dr. Jamie Lusher, Chief Academic Officer