Another Week Of Life With Corona….

Dear Georgetown Community,

 

Let me just start by saying how crazy all of this is. I miss you all, and hope to see you in person soon. I am afraid our world will never be the same, even after the fear of COVID-19 subsides. Will we ever shake hands or hug again? I, for one, plan to. I will not let this become the new normal.

I want to ensure that I have consistent communication with my Georgetown family. If you ever feel that you need more information about how we are educating your students, and providing services, please reach out to me. I am always happy to engage in conversation.

As we continue to navigate the challenges facing us across all aspects of our world today, please know that I am thinking of you and your children, and how I can best have my staff deliver necessary services. Obviously, individualized instruction and services are going to look different than they would in the traditional education setting. I understand that parents and guardians have become educators during these times, and am just amazed at how well you are all adapting. As if you didn’t already have enough on your plate! Special educators should also be providing you with direction and tips to move your child forward during the closure. Accommodations and assistive technology can be used during daily activities at home.

Learning opportunities for your children will include supports, resources, instruction, and services. Special educators will continue to reach out to your children and provide services via Zoom, Google Classroom, and Schoology. Teletherapy will also be provided. But school staff should also be providing some low – tech options as well, such as phone calls and emails. Written assignments, projects, and instructional packets should be provided to help keep things as normal as possible for your kids. On a weekly basis, you will be receiving a Remote Learning & Service Plan for your children, outlining the schedule, work, and services for the upcoming week.

With your explicit permission, the district will continue to hold special education meetings via the Zoom platform. If your child has an upcoming annual review, you should expect communication from either Kris Oldoni or Katelin Kennedy.

Most importantly, I urge you to continue to take precautions in keeping you and your family safe. Nothing is more important that continued good health. Always reach out to me with questions, and know that you are in my thoughts.

Sincerely and Respectfully,

 

Jack