Hello TIGER families,
We hope this letter finds you and your loved ones well and acclimating to our new temporary norm of staying safe while at home. All the staff at SOEC were saddened to hear that we would not be physically returning to school at the start of the new school year, seeing as how we miss our students and families. However, the safety and wellbeing of our students, staff, and community is of utmost importance. Even though our classroom doors will remain closed, our goal is to proceed with continuity of learning for our students.
A new school year brings excitement, new learnings, and new opportunities for our students. For our returning families, we want to welcome you back and we extend a heartfelt welcome to our new students and families.
Our commitment and efforts, whether online or at school, are to make sure we provide students with a good education and help them reach their greatest potential. Since the last time we were together with students, our teachers have been creating online learning classrooms, attending training on how to utilize digital tools to support our distance learning, and planning engaging lessons for our students.
We are so grateful for your patience and support as we transitioned to online learning at the end of the school year. Launching a distance learning plan to reach all our students is a complex challenge. We acknowledge that distance learning cannot replace daily in-person instructional programs, however, we will continue to provide quality instruction around the essential grade level standards and continue to help students build their skills.
As we get ready for the start of the new year, we know you will have many questions. We will be sharing information via phone calls, letters, our school website, and parentsquare. Please stay connected to us and make sure we always have your current contact information. We will continue to provide you with the most current information and together we will find a way to get through this crisis. Your involvement and partnership are instrumental to ensuring that your child has a successful learning experience.
The first day of the school year is Tuesday, August 18th.
I want to thank everyone in advance for your support, patience, flexibility, and understanding during this time. You have my unwavering commitment to ensure that your child has a successful learning experience. We are missing you, wishing you well, and looking forward to connecting with each of you soon.
Be Safe and Be Well,