Dear Dr. Egbert Families,
I am thinking about you all as you navigate with your children the upcoming changes to learning, and while I recognize that all families received an update from our CBE central office and our senior leadership team yesterday, I wanted to reach out personally. I am hoping that you will not feel inundated with emails.
I recognize that the announcement yesterday would have brought mixed emotions for families. We saw mixed emotions in our students today, including, some young people struggling with the decision and wanting to be at school, others stressed about their learning, some students looking forward to a sleep in, and other young folks struggling, but not able to articulate why. We are committed to supporting our Grade 7-9 students in this transition to online learning in a thoughtful way. Our work today, and for the following two days is to support students in being prepared well to engage in online learning with us. Further information will follow around scheduling specifics for Grade 7-9 students, but we are working towards keeping their schedule online as close to their usual face to face schedule as possible. This will support consistency, and hopefully a smoother transition between online and face to face. Thank you for your support in encouraging your children to engage in learning - this may not be an easy task, but certainly important work in helping our young people achieve success.
For our Grade 6 students, there is also mixed emotions, although a few students acknowledged they were happy to have the school to themselves! We are looking forward to some more flexibility around learning given the space available.
As we seek to navigate these changes with care, I will provide further updates as they become available. In the meantime, please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.